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Wind Mobile releases the LG dLite

Wind has released the LG dLite – this is a flip phone that has some customizations to it. With the external LED you can make your own animations for your favourite contacts. The device comes with a 2.8 inch display (resolution of 240 x 400) which looks massive for a flip phone. The electric blue colour that it comes in is certainly vibrant and will get some attention. A cool feature is at the bottom of the device, this area lights when you have messages.

As for specs, the device has overall dimensions of 108 x 52 x 14 mm and weighs in at a light 104 grams. The camera is only 2 megapixels and can take videos (320×240). The dLite has motion muting so when you get a call that you don’t want to answer you can simply turn the phone over. This doesn’t come with WiFi and the battery is 900mAh so it’ll give you about 6-7 hours of talk time. In addition, this has an MP3 player and can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card.

We’ll have a full review up shortly. This is available for $140 outright or $0 on the new WindTab. (more…)


Mobilicity and 7-Eleven sign distribution deal

This is the year of carriers finding distribution partners, specifically the new entrants. We’ve recently seen Public Mobile hop on board with Gateway Newstands and trials with Money Mart. Wind Mobile has Blockbuster and London Drugs and now Mobilicity has signed their first major distribution partner with 7-Eleven locations.

Mobilicity products will be available at 150 7-Eleven stores across Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton before the end of the year.

Doug Perry, Mobilicity’s VP of Sales stated that “Mobilicity caters to customers looking for value and convenience. We take the complexities out of wireless so that everything from buying a phone to using that phone is convenient for our customers. Being able to buy Mobilicity’s unlimited wireless, day or night at 7-Eleven, will only add to that convenient customer experience.”

Via: CNW


Kyocera Rio now available at MTS

MTS has released the Kyocera Rio – a 2.8-inch touchscreen device. The contract price for this is a good deal at $0.00 on a 3-year; then $69.99 on a 2-year but the no-contract is unfortunately not worth the $304.99. If it came in under the 300 mark it would be a good bet… however, other specs of the Rio have it with a 1.3 megapixel camera, threaded text messaging, ability to get all your e-mail, 3.5 mm headset jack, speakerphone, media player and can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card.

More here at MTS


Video: Nokia N8 goes for a quick tumble

Rogers recently released the Nokia N8 and over at Nokia Conversations they have put a video together to show its durability. We’ve seen them test out devices in the past at their testing facility. This time Nokia says that we’ll “see the heartbreaking sight of a pair of Nokia N8s undergoing the infamous drop test, simulating your phone falling from the height of your shirt pocket onto a hard surface dozens of times”. Personally I wouldn’t say heartbreaking but certainly a moving experience… and a good indication that the device will survive a few drops and bumps. Check it out after the break (more…)


Poll results: 54% voted they will not be buying a Windows Phone 7 device

On Windows Phone 7 launch day we held a poll to see how many Canadians will be pulling out their wallet and buying a new OS powered device. After 1,511 votes we’ve decided to show the results.

We’re not sure what has caused 54% of voters to say “no” to grabbing a WP7 device – it could be that the OS is still new and untested. It could possibly be the devices that us Canadians were offered and that people are finding happiness with their Android, BlackBerry or iPhone (or Nokia and Palm). The total combined number of all “yes” votes comes in 2nd place at 28%. As for specific devices, the Rogers Samsung Focus seems to be the clear winner at 15% and the Bell LG Optimus Quantum almost didn’t make it on the list with only 51 votes (3%). The “undecided” is telling at 17% and could mean that people need more education on the overall benefits of the OS or that they’re simply waiting for new devices to be released.

This is just the start of what we’ll be seeing from Windows Phone 7 in Canada. Early 2011 will be the next phase of device releases.


TELUS LG Optimus One dummy phones start to arrive at stores

The Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate just launched at TELUS – but if you’re looking for which Android device is coming next… the LG Optimus One is on it’s way and dummy devices have started to show up at stores. Still no word on price points (it will be a low-cost Android) or an official launch date but as for specs, the Optimus One comes with OS 2.2, a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen (resolution of 320×480), 600MHz processor, 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus and video capabilities, GPS, WiFi, and holds up to 32GB with a microSD card.

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Mobilicity once again extends Friends and Family program, now on until November 30th

Mobilicity has extended their Friends and Family discount program until November 30th… which means that the other launch cities will be able to rake in on this deal. If you choose to go this route you’ll be able to get the $45 monthly plan for $30 a month and the $65 Unlimited data plan drops to $40 per month. Hopefully they will get the Nexus One back in stock before this runs out.

Update: This info is confirmed by Mobilicity.

(Thanks cellphoneSTAR)


TELUS Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate now available

The Samsung Galaxy S series of devices have made their rounds across all major carriers. Today the Fascinate officially launched on TELUS. As we stated earlier in the week there is a limited amount of these devices available… so if you are looking to grab this Android OS 2.1 (soon to be 2.2) you best be on your way.

Go forth here at TELUS


Virgin now launching the “stunning hottie” Bold 9780 November 12th

If you’re wondering when the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is actually going to be available at Virgin – it’s November 12th. No reasons were given on the delay but the doc states that “This stunning hottie comes fully loaded with all the bells and whistles”. And it sure does… the new additions of BlackBerry 6OS and a 5 megapixel camera, There has been various pricing over the past few weeks but yesterday showed that we can expect it to be $124.99 on contract/SuperTab or $499.99 outright.


Public Mobile gives $24 plan more add-on features

Public Mobile has 2 Unlimited plans to choose from: a $40 and a $24 plan. Over the past couple months we’ve seen them offer promos that gave the first 2months of service for free… but while other new carriers are significantly dropping their monthly price plans it seems they are the only one who have remained stable in their pricing model. In fact, they keep adding features and giving more choice.

Today they have zoned in on the low-cost $24 plan to include the ability to add new add-ons. It used to be that the only add on was voice mail and call display (for a high $8/month) but now you can include the following to this plan:
- $10 add on for unlimited text
- $5 add on for Canada long distance
- $10 add on for Canada & US long distance
- $15 add on for overseas LD to 45 countries

If you do decide to get the $24 plan and pick an add-on… you might want to consider paying the $40 because it’ll be cheaper in the long run.

More here at Public Mobile