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Rogers Dell Streak pricing uncovered: $599.99 no-contract

The Dell Streak will be released by Rogers soon and this tablet/smartphone comes with a 5-inch touchscreen WVGA display (800×480 resolution), 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 processor, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual LED flash and a front-facing VGA camera. It’ll come with Android OS 1.6 but will be upgraded to OS 2.1 “later this year”. In addition, the Streak holds up to 32 GB with microSD card, has GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Looking for pricing – we’ve got it for you. Although a little blurry it shows the Streak will be available on the following price plans: No-contract: $599.99; MTM & 1-year contract for $549.99; 2-year will be $399.99 and the 3-year contract comes in at a respectable $149.99. Pricing is actually good for this device.

(Thanks tipster!)


British Columbia to have telephone number shortage by August 2016… CRTC is on it.

British Columbia currently has area codes 604, 250 and 778 and it looks like there might be a shortage of numbers going around. The Canadian Numbering Administrator has advised the CRTC that they project a telephone number shortage by August 2016 – the main cause is for the increase of wireless users. No worries though as the CRTC is creating “a Relief Planning Committee to evaluate various relief options and make recommendations”.

If you want to have your say in what the strategy could be you can get involved by calling 613-563-7242, by fax at 819-994-0218 or write to: the Secretary General CRTC Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2 by December 3, 2010.

More info here at CNW


Virgin to show Quebec love by offering a $60 Unlimited plan

Quebec is the place to be. They have every carrier offering some sort of Unlimited plan and finally – the last carrier standing is Virgin Mobile. No more as starting Friday, November 5th Virgin will do the same as the others and launch their Unlimited Quebec plan. We’ve been informed that it will be similar to what Koodo Mobile is doing at $60 per month for Unlimited calling and have in the range of 50 text messages.

More soon!
(Thanks tipster!)


Bell Samsung Galaxy Tab priced at $649.95 and “Expected to ship by November 16th, 2010″

Since we’re on the topic of the Samsung Galaxy Tab… Rogers pricing can be seen at this link but what about our friends over at Bell. Thanks to their retail outlet The Source by listing the Galaxy Tab with a price of $649.95 and also stating the this tablet is “Expected to ship by November 16th, 2010″… so less than 2-weeks away. Nice.

Source: The Source
(Thanks to everyone who sent this in!)


Rogers Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing revealed

The upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be very soon – both Rogers and Bell will have this in their lineup. This tablet has a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 resolution, runs Android 2.2 and comes with a 3 megapixel camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling. Thanks to one of our tipsters we’ve got the pricing for you: Outright is $674.99; 1-year is $599.99; 2-year is $564.99 and the 3-year is $539.99. The internal doc does state that “price is subject to change”.


Yellow Pages mobile app has been downloaded over 1.8 million times

Yellow Media Inc. has announced their Q3 financial results – these are the guys behind Yellow Pages. I checked their report out to see what’s happening with their Yellow Pages mobile app. They recently partnered up with TELUS by pre-loading their app on a few BlackBerry devices. In the report it states that this “exclusive partnership adds significant value, as it feeds local content to millions of TELUS 411 users and builds YPG’s mobile presence.”

No doubt it’s a good deal for them. More people are using their mobile these days and thankfully they saw the future is not in the once popular Yellow Pages Book. It also seems that more platforms will be getting the preloaded app soon – so you can possibly expect Android and maybe even Windows Phone devices soon. On September 29th it was announced that the Yellow Pages app was downloaded just over 1 million times… but now the report shows the app has seen over 1.8 million downloads.

Source: Market Wire


TELUS launching HTC 7 Surround and LG Optimus 7 November 8th

It was expected that the new Windows Phone 7 devices will be launching on November 8th. This is a simultaneous launch as the States. TELUS has confirmed today that both the HTC 7 Surround and LG Optimus 7 will be available on the 8th for $99 on a 3-year promo price (Monthly $50 Voice and Data plan required). We’re currently reviewing the HTC Surround but you can check out the hardware review here. In addition, something special for Western Canadians who have TELUS Optik TV – you’ll eventually be able to search and schedule your shows via a Remote Record functionality right from your Windows Phone 7 devices.

What do you think of the new Windows Phone OS? You like?


Android-powered HTC Desire Z now available at Bell, $499.95 no-contract

The day has arrived and another Android-powered device has landed in Canada. Bell has officially launched the HTC Desire Z and this can be yours for the following prices: $499.95 no-contract; $474.95 on a 1-year; $449.95 on a 2-year and the 3-year comes in at $129.95. The difference between the no-contract and 3-year price is not much so you might want to consider finding the difference of $370 than be locked in for 3 long years.

Specs of this Android 2.2 device have it reaching possible download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps, a 3.7-inch touchscreen (resolution of 480 x 800), a full QWERTY keyboard, 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor, 5 megapixel camera with flash and records 720p HD videos, WiFi and also features the new HTC Sense 2.0 UI.

Check it out here at Bell


LG to take on the iPad & Galaxy Tab by releasing the LG Pad Q1 2011

LG is officially jumping in the tablet ring to join the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab by announcing they’ll be releasing the LG Pad. This has an 8.9-inch display, a Tegra 2 Dual Core Processor and will run off the Android OS Honeycomb. Target release date is for Q1 of 2011.

An LG spokesperson stated that “LG Electronics decided to launch a new tablet PC, so-called LG Pad, both in the domestic and overseas markets in the first quarter of the next year when Google unveils Honeycomb, tablet PC-version Android OS… While the existing tablet PCs focus on e-book, movie, music and the Internet functions, LG’s new tablet PC is jumping into the market with more diverse contents based on powerful functions”.

LG is in every technology market possible… so what are these more powerful functions? 3D technology coming to the LG Pad? TV? Vacuum? LG Also stated that the 8.9-inch display is what will make the Pad a success or failure as it comes right in between the 9.7-inch iPad display and the Galaxy Tab’s 7-inch display.

Source: MK News
Via: Engadget


WIND Mobile to announce “WINDtab” payment option

WIND Mobile will be releasing a new payment structure called “WINDtab”. You can see the official filing for the trademark here at CIPO but this is similar to what Koodo Mobile and Virgin Mobile currently have in place. Rumours of this Tab system stem all the way back to December of last year… but it’s now being implemented and the details are as follows:

The WINDtab service is only available to new Pay After customers who sign a WINDtab agreement (1 phone/data stick can be used per WINDtab account). The WINDtab gets you a maximum $150 off the a Wind phone/stick… so basically it could bring the cost to $0.00. Each month 10% off your total bill goes towards paying off WINDtab and if you want to pay more off you can. You’ll be able to upgrade/downgrade your phone at any time and can also leave the tab system but will need pay off your balance.

This new WINDtab should be announced very soon.