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Wind BlackBerry Curve 3G now available


Wind Mobile has released the BlackBerry Curve 3G (actually launched on Friday). This smartphone has now made the rounds at all carriers and it’s available at WIND for $290. The Curve 3G comes with a QWERTY keyboard, a 2.4 inch display (resolution 320 x 240), BlackBerry OS 5.0 (upgradeable to BlackBerry 6 when it’s officially released), trackpad, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, HTML browser, 2 megapixel camera and holds up to 32 GB with a microSD card.

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Sony Ericsson to release Xperia X7 & X7 mini with Windows Phone 7?


Recently Bert Nordberg, President & CEO of Sony Ericsson recently stated that “it is our ambition to become the global number one handset provider on the Android platform”… but according to the latest leak online it also looks like Sony Ericsson is going to be releasing a couple Windows Phone 7 devices. Continuing on the Xperia name the Xperia X7 and X7 mini are both targeted to be released Q1 2011.

As for specs, the Xperia X7 will come with a massive 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen display (resolution of 480×800), a Qualcomm MSM8260 1.2GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera that can take 720p HD videos and apparently an HDMI output with Dolby Digital Plus surround. Dang those specs are good.

As for the Xperia X7 “mini”, this slide shows that it’ll have a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen display with a resolution of 480×800, 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 processor and a stellar 10.1 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording. The mini is not so “mini” and sounds like a device that I’d want now.

The images are not the most convincing so hopefully the slides are true. If so, Sony Ericsson will be having a great year next in 2011. (more…)

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Virgin Samsung Galaxy 550 launching November 20th with exclusive plan


The Virgin Mobile news keeps coming… we first posted that they were going to release the Android 2.1 Samsung Galaxy 550 on November 12th, then got moved to November 15th but it now seems that the availability date is on November 20th (Saturday). Virgin states in the doc we received that this device is “Launching November 20, 2010, The Samsung Galaxy 550 is EXCLUSIVE to Virgin Mobile! In fact, it’s so exclusive it has its own NEW plan!”

We’ve got the details on the plan too (similar to the recent Android Super Social plan). Check out the image after the break, but it it states the following:

“This new plan is EXCLUSIVELY for the Samsung Galaxy 550, but it’s only available for a limited time!
The $40 “Android Social 40 – 300″ plan includes:
•Available for new and existing Members
•300 Anytime Minutes
•100MB of Data
•Unlimited local incoming
•Unlimited weekends and evenings starting at 7pm
•Choice of unlimited text & picture messaging OR Voicemail 10 & Call Display
•Included in the International Text Promo
•All this for just $40 per month!
*The Galaxy 550 is also available on the Android Social Plan for ALL Androids
*Grouping for this plan is Smartphone (more…)

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 upgrade to OS 2.1 now available


If you’ve got a Rogers Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 or an X10 mini then good fortune has come your way today! The upgrade to OS 2.1 is now available. As to what has been included in the upgrade, according to the documentation it states the following:

- HD video recording, 720p MPEG-4
- Send files via Bluetooth™
- New additional applications will be available in Market
- New Backup and restore application
- Multiple Google accounts
- Quick contacts
- Live wallpapers
- Five wallpaper/standby screens
- Improved screen lock
- Timescape is updated and improved

More here at Sony Ericsson
(Thanks to everyone who sent this in & Abe for the pic!)

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Bell pricing Samsung Galaxy Tab at $599.95 (after $50 bill credit)


The Samsung Galaxy Tab is launching next week and the pricing is all over the board. A couple weeks ago we revealed pricing that showed the outright price to be $674.99; 1-year is $599.99; 2-year is $564.99 and the 3-year is $539.99. Then on the same day The Source (Bell’s retail chain) threw it online for the no-contract cost of for “$649.95 with an “Expected to ship by November 16th, 2010″ date.

Taking a look at this image that was sent into us shows the Bell Galaxy Tab dropping to $599.95 after a $50 bill credit is applied. There are a number of asterisks beside the price so you’ll probably have to go on some sort of plan to get this deal. Another thing that’s interesting is the chosen advertising phrase that’s a direct hit to the Apple iPad with “The tablet that supports Flash”

(Thanks Jamied81)

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Google Tweets they’re baking Gingerbread cookies… Android 2.3 coming soon?


Love it. Google has tweeted that “Our cafes are baking something sweet”. And it sure is! Once you click the link it takes you to a pic of some tasty looking Gingerbread cookies… which one would then believe that the next Android 2.3 update is just around the corner. Rumours are that it’ll land when the Nexus S is to be released in the United States, apparently on November 15th. Unfortunately there is no word on when us Canadians will officially have this available for download.

Source: Google Twitter
Via: Phandroid

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Best Buy confirms upcoming Koodo LG Breeze pricing


Not the biggest news that’s happening on Canadian wireless soil, but hey… all carriers have news. Koodo Mobile will be releasing the LG Breeze on November 15th. We let you know earlier this week that it’ll be available for $200 or $50 on the Tab… and thanks to Best Buy for confirming these details as they have it listed on their website. Again, not really a big deal but it’s good to see another QWERTY device coming to Koodo. Wish they would just release an Android already.

Source: Best Buy
(Thanks Tipster!)

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Rogers to launch the BlackBerry Torch and Bold 9780 in White


Rogers usually has been the carrier who had a lock on all the white version of a BlackBerry device. This year the times have changed as Bell and Virgin are looking to carry various white models. However, just when you thought Rogers wasn’t going to carry a white model… dummy devices in white of both the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and the recently released Bold 9780 have started to arrive at stores. No word on when these will be released but it should be within the next couple weeks, in time for the holiday push.

Source: ETechTour & The Cellular Guru

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