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Gravity 3 arrives on Samsung Canada’s website, apparently headed to Virgin

Samsung is infiltrating the Canadian market with their devices. They just launched the Entro, Elevate, Gravity Touch, Wave and will be releasing the Android-powered Galaxy Vibrant soon. Here’s another one that just popped up on the Canadian site. Samsung says the Gravity 3 will “take it to a text level” and I’m sure it’s target is the back-to-school crowd. This comes with a slide out QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch display with a resolution of 240 x 320, a 2 megapixel camera.

Update: When you click Virgin Mobile on the Samsung site it lists the Gravity 3 being headed towards them. (more…)

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Mobilicity adjusts $35 plan to include Voicemail, Call Forwarding, Three-Way Calling and Call Waiting

Mobilicity launched with 6 plans with various features and various pricing that ranges from $15 – $65 per month. There’s no word on how many people have signed up or which plan people are subscribing to. Since their official Toronto launch they have adjusted some Unlimited plans and today announced that they’ve added Voicemail to the $35 plan. This basically saves customers $8 a month. We wonder since it’s still a relatively new if they’re considering giving a credit to those who did sign up for the $35/month plan over the past couple months. Would be a nice thing to do to keep customers happy (especially with Chatr launching soon).

Update: A press release just went out that states it’s actually the new features were set up just in time for the heavy “Back-to-School” season and that it’s “giving students and parents even more reason to take advantage of the innovative new carrier’s unlimited 3.5G network.”

In addition to the free voicemail, Mobilicity has also included in the $35 plan Call Forwarding, Three-Way Calling and Call Waiting. In addition they added two new Unlimited International Long Distance add-ons: Unlimited Europe & Unlimited Central America/Latin America (more…)

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Best Buy puts TELUS iPhone 16GB 3GS on sale for $24.99 on 3-year

Overstocked? Clearing inventory… Best Buy has thrown the TELUS iPhone 16GB 3GS on sale for a discounted price… so there’s absolutely no reason to get a “refreshed” one now. The sale is on until next week and if you don’t plan on getting the new iPhone 4 this is a deal to consider. The Black model is priced at $49.99 on a 3-year and the White is priced at a low $24.99 on a 3-year. Just depends if you’re into signing a long 3-year contract.

Source: Best Buy Mobile
Via: HowardForums

(Thanks Chris!)

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Rogers Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini now available

The newest Android has hit Rogers and it’s the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini. It’s like the little baby of all the Androids because it so incredibly small (80x50x16mm) and weighs a light 88 grams. It runs Android OS 1.6 but will be upgraded to 2.1 in Q4. Specs wise you’re looking at a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen display with resolution of 240×320, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, WiFi, GPS, Rogers is throwing in a 4GB microSD card and can cold up to 16GB. Just like the X10 it’s got Sony Ericsson’s infinite button and Timescape. Also, in the box it ships with a few removable back plates that come in black, pink and green. Earlier this week I got a quick demo of the X10 mini… check out the video after the break: (more…)

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Video: BlackBerry 9800 cool boot up animation & set up

With the anticipation of RIM releasing their new OS BlackBerry 6 we’ve seen leaked video and official images. The heavily leaked BlackBerry 9800 Slider has been shown a number of times but this one below ranks high on the experience RIM is looking for user to have. It’s a quick video of the boot up animation and set up tutorial and shows you that RIM has re-done everything. Check it out the video after the break… doesn’t the music and images just draw you in. Perhaps this is what co-CEO Mike Lazaridis meant when he said that with BlackBerry 6 “you’re going to see something different”. (more…)

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OS 2.1 makes up over 55% of Android devices

We conducted a quick poll the other day to see how popular Android-powered devices are getting in Canada – a whopping 70% of you said that their next device will be an Android. Today Google released some numbers of where the current OS distribution is of people accessing the Android Market. In Canada we are all over the map when it comes to the Android OS, some are stuck at 1.5, 1.6 and others are fortunate to be at 2.1.

Google states that 55% of Android devices are now powered by Android 2.1 (Eclair), Android 1.6 (Donut) is 22.1%, Android 1.5 (Cupcake) has 18.9% and finally the recently released Android 2.2 is already at Froyo 3.3%. It would be cool to see it on a country device breakdown too.

Source: Google
Via: Phandroid

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Samsung Gravity Touch finds a home at Bell

You can’t say there isn’t a choice of places when it comes to the newly launched Samsung Gravity Touch. What was supposed to be an exclusive to Bell, their other brand Virgin Mobile also started to offer the slide out QWERTY today. As for Bell price points: $49.95 on a 3-year; $99.95 on a 2-year; $129.95 on a 1-year and a no-contract price for $179.95.

If you’re thinking about getting this make sure you take a peak over at the Virgin pricing as they’re offering it for $49 on a 2-year and $179 no-contract.

More here at Bell

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Easy come, Easy go… “The Nexus One is no longer available for purchase directly from Google”

The title says it all… Google recently said they would no longer offer the Nexus One for sale directly from them. Today they put a gentle message on the Google.com/phone site that says “Nexus One is no longer available for purchase directly from Google.” Easiest way now to get this “superphone” is through eBay.

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Rogers launching Samsung Galaxy S in September?

When Samsung announced the Android Galaxy Vibrant was going to be available via Bell, they stated in a press release that “Canadian consumers can anticipate the release of additional Galaxy S smartphones throughout the rest of 2010″. The folks over at Android Headlines are reporting that Rogers is getting ready to release the Samsung Galaxy S in the September time frame… but did not know what version. Early rumours are that it’s the recent Captivate that AT&T is carrying, but nothing confirmed.

If this is true it does coincide with what President of Rogers Rob Bruce said about a month ago that we should “Stay tuned” as they have “lots of Android” products planned.

Source: AndroidHeadlines
Via: AndroidGuys

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