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Cineplex Mobile App being released tomorrow

Cineplex has announced that they’ll be releasing a free “Cineplex Mobile App” tomorrow. This will initially be available on Blackberry, iPhone and iPod Touch. Then on December 1st it’ll make it’s way to Android devices and finally completing the circle with the iPad on December 15th.

The app will be available in both English and French and you can find out the latest movies and  showtimes, theatre locations with maps and contact info, ability to watch trailers, buy tickets (via PayPal) and get the latest movie news and promos. Taking a look at the screeshots for the iPhone app it looks really sharp… the only feature that’s basically missing is the ability to watch movies via your device… like Netflix.

Update: Looks like the BlackBerry app is now available

Source: MarketWire


Virgin to announce wicked 12 day holiday contest

Virgin Mobile is coming through this holiday season with a wicked long contest. Their “12 Days of Free Stuff” contest is going to “spoil you rotten this holiday”… and from what we’ve been informed of it’s certainly true and sounds beter to be a “Member”. The contest kicks off December 6th and there are 12 days of giveaways that include the following prizes: 12 Virgin America flights, 5 Samsung entertainment packages, BlackBerry devices, New York Fries poutine and even the chance to drive around in a Mini Cooper for a year. The details will all be officially announced soon on their Facebook page here.

(Thanks Erica!)


Red BlackBerry Torch 9800 arrives at Bell and Virgin Mobile

Just in time for the holidays along comes a festive red coloured BlackBerry Torch 9800. This is available at both Bell and Virgin Mobile. The price points and specs are all the same but you’ve got to admit that this “Rogers Red” is looking pretty sweet. This can be yours for $599.95 on a no-contract and ranges all the way down to a high $179.95 on a 3-year.

More here at Bell and Virgin


Survey: 44% believe it’s okay to take or make calls while on the toilet

Bacardi paid Angus Reid to conduct a survey that’s geared towards social media users and “how they prefer to interact with others”. There are some unique stats of the 1,524 Canadians that were surveyed but when it comes to wireless the results show:

- 80% prefer face-to-face communication
- 44% believe it’s okay to take or make calls while on the toilet (Men 52% vs. Women 37%)
- 1 in 10 of Quebecois are never without their cell or smart phones
- 1 in 4 Atlantic Canadians are never without their cell or smart phones
- 75% of social media users say last thing they do at night or the first thing they do in the morning is check emails, text messages and social networking sites

Are you part of the 44% who make/take calls while doing other business?
Source: CNW


42 Mbps Bell Turbo Stick now available

The blazing fast Bell Novatel Wireless U547 Turbo Stick is now available (first dual cell product). This can apparently “Double your speed” compared to other internet sticks as it has the capability of reaching “download speeds of up to 42 Mbps* and average speeds of 7-14 Mbps”. That asterisk is there for a reason because to potentially reach those speeds you’ll have to be located in the downtown Toronto core and sign up for an additional add-on of $10/month. More build out of the coverage will be coming soon in 2011.

As for price points: $199.95 no-contract; 1-year for $174.95; 2-year for $149.95 and 3-year for $49.95. Specs of the 42 Mbps Stick has overall dimensions of 82 mm x 30 mm x 11 mm, weighs in at only 24 grams and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card.

More here at Bell (more…)


TELUS HTC Desire now a low $49.99 on 3-year

The holiday price drops are starting to slowly happen! One of them to take note of is the Android-powered TELUS HTC Desire. This has been going back and forth of being available, then sold out, then available again and it’s because the device has some impressive specs – but mainly the price point that it’s offered at. When this originally launched it started off at a low $79.99 on a 3-year but you can now grab this for a very respectable $49.99 on a 3-year contract. The no-contract price vanished long ago but the 1-year term is $399.99.

More here at TELUS
(Thanks Matt!)


Image: Samsung Nexus S sitting on the desk waiting for a launch day

The upcoming Samsung Nexus S has been seen in various locations and a new pic has surfaced of this anticipated device. This 4-inch Super AMOLED display beauty runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has WiFi and a 5 megapixel camera was caught just hanging out on a desk waiting for launch day. As for us Canadians there is no word on who will be getting this but you could always resort to eBay or Craiglist to get it sooner.

Source: Engadget


Video: Angry Birds vs. Evil Pigs

Angry Birds is an addictive game and thankfully a sequel is coming. This video called “Angry Birds Peace Treaty” was created by Israeli comedy show Eretz Nehederet, not the game manufacturer Rovio. You’ll see the Angry Birds go against their enemy the Evil Pigs and a reconciliation is attempted – but talks breaks down. Good for a few laughs this morning. (Some NSFW parts) (more…)


Mobilicity Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 now available!

Well this didn’t take long at all! It was just last Thursday that Mobilicity announced they’ll be releasing the Android-powered 2.1 Sony Ericsson Xperia X10… but it’s now available! As for the price this 4-inch touchscreen can be yours for the no-contract price of $499.99. Other specs have it with an 8.1 megapixel camera with LED flash and can record HD recording (720p), Mediascape, Timescape, WiFi, holds up to 32GB with a microSD card (comes with an 8GB card), 3.5mm headset.

Good move Mobilcity!
Check it out here


TELUS BlackBerry Style 9670 listed for $49.99 on 3-year at Future Shop

The next BlackBerry to launch at TELUS will be the Style 9670. This clamshell device has a full QWERTY keyboard, runs BlackBerry 6 OS, has a 5 megapixel camera with video capabilities, trackpad and WiFi. The dummy devices have arrived and the rumoured no-contract price is $399.99. Thanks to our friends over at Future Shop you can expect to pay $49.99 on a 3-year contract (we were hoping it would be a promo of $0.00 on a 3-year).

Source: Future Shop