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Koodo launching LG Breeze November 15th for $200


Now that the LG Cookie Plus has been released, next up for Koodo is the text friendly LG Breeze. They have already started to advertise the Breeze (check out this image with the Breeze in the middle). We’ve been informed that this will be released on November 15th for $200 or $50 on the Tab. This is a decent phone for Koodo they really need to get an Android device. Specs of the Breeze have it coming with a 2.8-inch display (resolution of 240 x 400), full slide out QWERTY keyboard, 3MP with video capabilities, holds up to 8GB with a microSD card, Bluetooth, Speakerphone.

In addition, the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 that will be launching has been pushed back to January.
(Thanks Tipster!)

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SaskTel rolls out new “Wireless Device Protection Plan”


Majority of all the carriers have a device protection plan. Rogers has the “Handset Protection Guarantee”, TELUS has their “Device Protection Plan” and Bell has the “Smart/Phone Care” program. Today SaskTel has joined them by announcing their “Wireless Device Protection Plan”.

This is an optional insurance that can run you either $6 or $7 per month (depending on the value of your device and it’ll be added to your monthly bill). According to their website the insurance does not cover “Normal wear and tear and cosmetic damage” but does cover: “accidental damage, loss, theft, and malfunction (after the manufacturer’s warranty expires)”. In addition, you can only make 2 claims within a 12 month period. When you do file a claim you’ll need to dish out a “deductible ranging from $75 to $225″

More here at SaskTel

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Mobilicity intros U.S. roaming rates at $0.25/minute


Mobilicity has announced their US & global roaming rates (available in 60 countries). For traveling in the United States Mobilicity customers will pay $0.25 per minute for calls to Canada and the US. In a press release Mobilicity made a point to compare to the Big 3 (Rogers, Bell and TELUS) that their roaming rates are priced at “an approximate average of $1.30 per minute”.

Source: Mobilicity

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Dell Streak now available at Dell for $549.99


Just like that – the Dell Streak is now available. This can be purchased outright through Dell for $549.99 and they state on the site that it’s “For use on Rogers network only”. This should be also available at Rogers in the coming days (if not today) as we revealed several price plans last week.

We’ve mentioned the specs a number of times of this tablet/smartphone: comes with a 5-inch touchscreen WVGA display (800×480 resolution), 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 processor, holds up to 32 GB with microSD card, has GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual LED flash and a front-facing VGA camera. The Streak ships with Android OS 1.6 (very outdated) but it will be upgraded later this year to OS 2.1.

Go get it here at Dell
(Thanks Chad!)

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Bell to release BlackBerry Torch in Red and Style 9670 on November 23rd


Taking a look at this Bell internal doc shows a couple more BlackBerry devices on the way. One of them is just a change in colour – on November 23rd you’ll be able to grab a red BlackBerry Torch 9800 (this will be available for $179.95 price on a 3 year contract). In addition, the BlackBerry Style 9670 Style looks to be heading over to Bell on the same date – November 23rd – for what looks to be $399.95 no-contract.

What do you think… anyone going to bit on either of these devices?
Via: BerryReview

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Update: Rogers Nokia N8 now available


The Rogers Nokia N8 will be launching really soon – shipments have started to arrive at stores across the country and we’ve also got complete price points for this 12-megapixel camera beauty (has a Carl Zeiss lens, auto-focus, Xenon flash and records 720p videos): No-contract: $449.99; 1-year contract: $399.99; 2-year contract: $349.99 and the 3-year contract is $79.99.

Other specs of the Nokia N8 comes with a 3.5 inch AMOLED display (resolution of 640×360), 680MHz processor, Symbian^3 OS, 16GB of internal storage and can expand up to 48GB, 3.5 mm headset jack, WiFi.

Update: The Rogers Nokia N8 is now available and you can check it out here

Check out a couple more pics after the break (more…)

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LG Wink hitting both Vidéotron and Mobilicity


We already knew that the LG Wink was going to be available at Mobilicity… but it seems that Vidéotron will also be releasing this entry level device. No word on specific dates but should be within the next few days and we’ve heard it’ll be around the $100 mark. Specs have the Wink coming with a 2-inch touchscreen (resolution of 240 x 320), 3.5 mm headphone jack, 1.3 megapixel camera, FM radio and holds up to 4GB with a microSD card.

Check it out here at LG (more…)

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available, $149.99 on 3-year


Thankfully that post yesterday that showed Future Shop pricing the Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9780 at $179.99 on a 3-year was incorrect. Today Rogers has released the newest Bold device at $499.99 no-contract and ranges all the way down to $149.99 on a 3-year. TELUS has a promo going on now that sells the same device for $50 less and probably we’ll see this being priced dropped in time for the upcoming holiday season.

Check it out here over at Rogers
Via: CrackBerry

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LG Cookie Plus now available at Koodo Mobile


Koodo has released a touchscreen device – no it’s not an Android yet but that’s coming soon. Today they have released the LG Cookie Plus – specs have this coming with a 3-inch display (resolution of 240×400), 3-megapixel camera with video capabilities, social networking features such as quick access to Facebook, Flickr and Twitter, FM radio and Bluetooth. As for price points, you’ll be able to walk away with this entry level device for $175 ($5 cheaper than parent company TELUS) or $25 on their Tab.

Koodo will also be releasing the LG Breeze and BlackBerry Pearl 9100 soon.

More here over at Koodo

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Poynt app makes it to Windows Phone 7 devices


For those who will be getting themselves a Windows Phone 7 device (so far according to our poll it seems that not many are into it) you might want to check out Calgary-based Multiplied Media’s Poynt app. This is one of the apps that were selected as a launch partner for the Canadian release of Windows Phone 7. It’s free and helps you find phone numbers, addresses, directions, movie reviews & trailers, purchase movie tickets and book restaurant reservations. Certainly worth downloading (and supporting a Canadian company).

Poynt is also available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android… still waiting for a webOS release.

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