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Toronto subway cell service to be available mid-2012?

For those who take the subway in Toronto might be in luck as the TTC has started a bidding process to set up an underground cell network. It was actually started a couple years back but was pushed to the side for other priority projects.

So far the list of potential winners are Bell Mobility, Extenet Systems (working with Telus) and Broadcast Australia (working with Rogers). The winner will be responsible for providing service at all 69 subway platforms, pay for all costs such as installation and maintenance. There is no word on how much this will cost and the winner will also provide cell service to all regardless of carrier. (more…)

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Bell launching Samsung Gravity Touch July 21st

How do you take the Samsung Gravity to another level? Well you change up the design, add a bigger screen that people can touch and call it the Samsung “Gravity Touch”.

In the internal doc that we received it states that this is “Exclusive to Bell, the Samsung Gravity Touch is a premium messaging HSPA device. This chic and stylish mobile phone offers a suite of the latest multimedia and social networking services like email, IM, SMS, MMS, ActiveSync, YouTube, Facebook, and MySpace”. Sounds good!

Specs: 2.8-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 240×320, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera with video, holds up to 16GB with a microSD card, full HTML browser and operates on Samsung’s TouchWiz 2.0 interface. (more…)

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The iPhone 4 is so hot it catches on fire!

Here’s how this story goes. After an AT&T customer connected his new iPhone 4 to his home computer via the Apple USB. It then apparently caught fire! You can see the pic below of the charred iPhone 4. He went back to the store and asked and received a brand new device. It’s been confirmed by an Apple Store that the reason was due to a defective USB port. (more…)

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Samsung Entro launched by Bell and Solo

Yet another messaging device is available. The Samsung Entro has been released by both Bell and it’s sub-brand Solo Mobile. The Entro has a slide out QWERTY keyboard, 2.6-inch touchscreen display (resolution of 240 x 320), 1.3 megapixel camera, flash and can take videos, holds up to 32 GB with a microSD card. If you’re thinking about getting this you might want to check out the prices below and make sure get on the right plan.

Bell price points are: (more…)

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Virgin gives $6k credit and still loses customer

Remember a couple days ago that Calgary-resident named Jason Boutang who went on vacation in France, turned on his iPhone’s roaming and racked up a $8k bill by using a translator app and streaming live radio. Boutang said “Eight grand is pretty much extortion, it’s unjustifiable.”

I guess it actually does pay to become a “Member” of Virgin Mobile because Virgin has credited a whopping $6,000 off his bill to have it reduced to $2,000. Virgin’s Erica Faltous stated that “We reviewed the bill and since then, we’ve made the decision to re-rate his bill as though he had the roaming bundle. These are things that are evaluated on a case-by-case basis; hopefully it will never happen again.”

The kicker is not just the price reduction but that Boutang actually is now leaving Virgin Mobile to go with Rogers on Prepaid. So Virgin misses out on $6k in revenue and a subscriber.

Via: Calgary Sun

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Samsung Wave now available at Bell for $299.95

We’ve got to hand it to Bell as they actually have come in with some good pricing. The Samsung Wave is now available and Rogers and released this today for $99.99 on a 3-year and $474.99 on no-contract. However, Bell has come in at the promo price of $29.95 on a 3-year; $149.95 on a 2-year; $249.95 for 1-year and an actual affordable $299.95 no-contract.

Think about it… Bell no contract price for the same device that Rogers has is $175 cheaper.

Check this 3.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen Bada powered device at Bell

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Rogers releases the Bada-powered Samsung Wave

The first device to have Samsung’s new Bada platform in Canada is the Wave. This has officially been released by Rogers for $99.99 on a 3-year plan and ranges all the way up to $474.99 with no-contract.

Quick specs of the Wave are that it has a 3.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800, 1 GHZ processor, 5.0 megapixel camera with video capabilities (records in HD) and video calling, built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card… and access to Samsung Apps. (more…)

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Bell to launch Samsung Wave at $29.95 on 3-year, $299.95 no contract

Bell will launching the Samsung Wave tomorrow and it’s the first device that’s powered by the Bada platform. You can expect to see this available for a acceptable intro price of $29.95 on a 3-year contract and $299.95 no-contract.

If you want to take a look at this before you purchase head on over to the video we captured a couple weeks back. It’s a good overview of the new touchscreen.

This will also be released by Rogers soon. Anyone going to get the Wave? (more…)

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TELUS prepping to release the INQ Chat 3G

Thanks to one of our tipster for letting us know of a new device that’s on the way to TELUS. The INQ Chat 3G will most likely be available within the next couple months and we have no price points for you yet. As you can see on the image below it proudly displays the TELUS logo while booting up.

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 capabiities, built-in GPS, Facebook and Twitter integration and can hold up to 8GB with a microSD card. (more…)

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