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Virgin offers unlimited International Text messaging promo, and increases price of Nationwide 50 by $5

Virgin Mobile officially launched their “SuperTab” today and they’ve also hit their members/potential members with a new promo. When you sign up for a monthly plan above $25 (with a text messaging plan) they will throw in Unlimited International Text messaging (it usually costs 25¢ to send an international text, receiving texts are free).

On a bit of a downer though, they’ve increased the price of the Nationwide 50 from $50 dollars to $55. You still get the same package details of 300 anytime minutes and 7pm Evenings and Weekends, Unlimited Text Messaging, Voicemail & Call Display

Check it here at Virgin
(Thanks Werner & Gordon!)

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Bell LG Rumour Plus delayed “due to manufacturing problems”

The Bell LG Rumour Plus had a release date scheduled for August 11th… but thanks to one of our tipsters for letting us know this has been pushed back a couple weeks.

According to this internal screenshot it says that “the launch date has been delayed due to manufacturing problems at LG”.  No word on exactly what the manufacturing problems are, but for everyone who wanted to get their hands on this messaging device it looks like you’ll have to wait until August 27th.

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Bell confirms Curve 3G launching Thursday

It’s no surprise but confirmation is always a good thing. We let you know a couple weeks ago that Bell will be launching the new BlackBerry Curve 3G (9300) on Thursday, August 12th. It was announced today that the Curve 3G will ship with OS 5 but will be ready to experience RIM’s new BlackBerry 6 OS. The pricing that we’ve been informed of is from an internal doc that shows the following: 3-year contract: $49.95; 2-year contract: $199.95; 1-year contract: $299.95 and the 30-day/No-contract: $349.95.

Source: Twitter

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Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB now $49.99 on 3-year at TELUS

TELUS released the iPhone 3GS 8GB on June 24th an it now seems they’ve pushed out a promo that goes until September 30th that knocks $50 off for price to hit a low $49.99. If you’re not into the new iPhone 4 then this might be a deal for you. TELUS does state that it’s “for clients who activate or renew on a 3 year term with a Voice and Data rate plan of $50 or greater.”

Via: TELUS

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MTS Kyocera Torino S2300 now available


This one almost slipped through the cracks… for those located in Manitoba can pick up the MTS Kyocera Torino S2300 for $29.99 on a 3-year or $99.99 on a 2-year contract.

It’s a basic messaging device and the specs are basic too: full QWERTY keyboard, 2.2-inch display, 1.3 megapixel camera with video, speakerphone, Bluetooth, 2.5 mm headset jack and threaded text messaging. The overall dimensions are 103 x 66 x 15mm and has a weight of 99 grams.

More here at MTS

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TELUS set to release the LG Cookie Plus

TELUS is set to release another device this week – the LG Cookie Plus. This apparently will be available on August 12th and quick specs of this touchscreen has this coming with a 3-inch display with a resolution of 240×400, 3-megapixel camera with video capabilities, social networking features such as quick access to Facebook, Flickr and Twitter, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.1.

Taking a look a the internal screenshot we were sent shows this to be coming in Charcoal and Pink. We’re still waiting on official pricing.
(Thanks tipsters!) (more…)

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Wind delays Victoria launch to at least April

WIND Mobile currently operates in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver. The Times Colonist is reporting that Wind is delaying their Victoria launch until March or April of next year due to not having enough sites to put their cell towers in.

WIND chairman Tony Lacavera stated “Right now, we’re working hard on getting sufficient sites, locations to put up sufficient towers to have enough coverage. What we can’t do is launch with big gaps in the coverage. We can’t afford to have calls dropped.  It comes down to a few sites that are tricky to get… we have a lot but not enough to launch. We won’t do it until we are comfortable the network is solid.”

In addition, the anticipated announcement of Wind’s subscriber numbers will be released on August 12th, rumours are that they’re above the 100,000 level.

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RIM officially announces the BlackBerry Curve 3G… “is BlackBerry 6 ready”

Even though Rogers launched the Curve 3G 9300 last week, RIM has sent out a press release officially announcing the device launch. The Curve 3G (9300) comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch display (resolution of 320×240), 2.0 MP camera, built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card. The Curve 3G ships with OS 5 but RIM says this will be one of the devices that “is BlackBerry 6 ready“. The Curve 3G will most likely hit all the Canadian carriers at some point, Bell is scheduled to release this on the 12th.

Other devices that are on tap to get the new BlackBerry 6 OS are the BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Bold 9650, BlackBerry Pearl 3G and the upcoming Torch 9800.

Via: BlackBerry

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Upcoming HTC Schubert gets caught on video, a Windows Phone 7 device

A couple months back there were rumours of 5 upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices that will make their over to Canada. You can see the list here, but one of those devices was called the HTC Schubert and scheduled to hit TELUS. No word on timing or prices but a video was leaked online. The Schubert comes with an aluminum unibody, just like the HTC Legend. It’s also rumoured that the screen will be 3.7 inches and have a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Check out the video after the break.

Via: 247 Windows Phone & Engadget (more…)

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TELUS to release the BlackBerry Torch 9800 September 16th?

TELUS confirmed last week that the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be released sometime later “this year”. Soon after it was revealed that Virgin, Rogers and Bell will also be releasing the BlackBerry slider device. Bell stated sometime in the Fall but Rogers gave a hint with a potential release date of  “the coming weeks”.

News today comes from the TheBerryFix as they received a tip that stated TELUS has a scheduled release date set for Thursday, September 16th. No word on a price points but if this date is true it’ll be launched only 4 weeks after AT&T releases it.

Will you be holding out for the new BlackBerry 9800?

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