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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 The Streak ships with Android OS 1.6 (very outdated) but it will be upgraded later this year to OS 2.1.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!)


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


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…)


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…)


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


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


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.


WIND subscriber base reaches 139,681

Financial backer of Wind Mobile, Orascom Telecom Holding SAE, has reported their Q3 financial results today and shows that they have increased their subscriber numbers by 45,799 to bring their current total to 139,681. This represents a growth of almost 33% from last quarter where the official number was 93,882. In the report it states the reason for the increase was due to the “promotions aimed at facilitating the switch to their new network and increased sales presence”. Wind has continually come out with porting credits, discounted plans and handset promotions ever since they officially launched.

Check out the actual numbers after the break (more…)


Poll: Will you be buying a Windows Phone 7 device?

Now that Microsoft’s new mobile OS Windows Phone 7 has officially landed in Canada… the real question is if you’ll go out and get one of these devices. Rogers has the Samsung Focus, Bell has the LG Optimus Quantum and TELUS has both the LG Optimus 7 and the HTC Surround.

We’ve put together a very basic poll to see how Canadians are truly feeling about Windows Phone 7. So check it out below and give your thoughts – we’ll keep it up for a couple days. (more…)


TELUS Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate launching November 10th

The Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate and all its 4-inch Super AMOLED goodness will be launched by TELUS on November 10th. There is a launch event in Toronto to celebrate this device (learn more here) Looking for price points… we’ve been informed that this Android 2.1 device (will be upgraded to 2.2 this winter) will be $149.99 on a 3-year contract and tops up at $529.99 no-contract. In addition, it looks like the “Initial quantities will be limited” so you might want to call ahead a get yourself on a list to secure this beast of phone.

(Thanks tipster!)