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LG Flick now available at Solo


If you’re wanting to get the latest device from Solo Mobile then the LG Flick is for you. Their first HSPA device is a basic entry level 2.8-inch touchscreen device that can be yours in either pink and grey. The cost is an affordable $49.99 on contract or $149.99 no-contract and has a 2.8-inch display, 2 megapixel camera, integration with Facebook, Twitter and MySpace (plus others) and get all your e-mail.

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Update: Samsung “Nexus S” gets pictured


The rumours of a “Nexus Two” launching soon by Google and Samsung are all coming together. Remember a couple weeks ago when this rumoured Android was going to look like a Galaxy S device with a 4-inch display and come with a front facing camera. Gizmodo stated that “It’s black and shiny, built with glossy plastic. Up close, though, it’s “got this curve to it”. On the same day PC Mag stepped up and said that a new Nexus device was going to be released but it was not going to be called the “Nexus Two”.

Well over at Best Buy (United States) there is a device that has popped up called the “Nexus S”. As you can see it looks like a Galaxy S, has a front-facing camera and running Android (rumoured 2.3 “Gingerbread”).

Looking good so far… would you go for this?

Update: Engadget scored some sweet pics of the device now officially named the Nexus S. There’s a couple more after the break. (more…)

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TELUS INQ Chat 3G now available on Prepaid


TELUS has put the INQ Chat 3G on Prepaid – this is actually their first prepaid device on the 3G+ network. This is available for $149.99 and TELUS is throwing in a $25 credit for those who activate a new Prepaid account. With this deal it’s only a matter of time before we see Koodo Mobile drop the price of their INQ Chat 3G (currently available for $175).

Specs of the INQ Chat 3G are that it has a 2.2-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 320 x 240, full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 MP camera with autofocus and video capabilities, built-in GPS, Facebook and Twitter integration and can hold up to 8GB with a microSD card.

More info here at TELUS

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“All in the Family” promo (for WIND Family and Friends) takes some plans to $20/month


Dang this is a good deal. You’ll just have to find a family member who works at WIND. They’ve come out with a promo called “All in the Family” that’s on until November 23rd and takes their most expensive plans, the Always Shout plan ($45/month) and the Infinite Laptop ($45/month) to a low $20 a month.

There are some stipulations and they seem to be cracking from the previous promo they had. This time WIND has implemented that you have to be “successfully pre-registered by the WIND employee who invited you”, and that the “normal return policy doesn’t apply. Sales of all hardware are final”, “offer is not retroactive for existing customers” and that “offer cannot be transferred or sold”.

Apparently every Wind employee has been given 10 Always Shout and 5 Infinite Laptop invites to hand out. In addition, you have to be pre-registered by November 22nd and be activated by November 23rd to get in on this deal.

Check out the complete flyer after the break
Source: Howard Forums (more…)

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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…)

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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

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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

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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…)

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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.

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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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