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Rogers Bold 9780 dummy phones start arriving


Rogers announced yesterday that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 was officially going to be available in their lineup. No prices or a launch date was given but a slight movement was made today as the dummy phones started to arrive at stores. Rumoured pricing is expected to be around the $149.99 on a 3-year contract.

Specs of the 9780 have it with a 2.4-inch display (resolution of 480×360), 624 MHz Processor, 512 MB of RAM, runs the new BlackBrry 6 OS and the Webkit browser, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1.

Source: TheCellularGuru

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Virgin drops price of the HTC Legend to $29.99 on SuperTab


Virgin has dropped the price of the HTC Legend to $29.99 on their SuperTab/contract. We’ve got no idea why Virgin is still getting supply… Bell discontinued this a couple months back “due to ongoing supply constraints from the manufacturer”. The Legend is Virgin Mobile’s flagship Android device and will have a partner soon as the Galaxy 5 will be available within a few weeks.

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3rd year in a row… CCTS says billing errors are the main complaint


The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications (CCTS) has announced their annual report. This is an independent and industry-funded agency that was established back in April of 2007 and has a mandate to resolve complaints regarding telecommunications in Canada.

The numbers in their 2009-2010 report show a total of 3,747 complaints and that the most complaints were about a billing error (44%) or contract dispute (35%). This is the 3rd straight year billing errors have come out on top. Specifically for wireless services led with the most complaints with a whopping 51.7% of the complaints (up 13.6% from last year). The report doesn’t break down each complaint by company but the number of total complaints for each carrier is as follows (included in this is VOIP, Internet, Long Distance):

Bell: 1,428
Fido: 242
Koodo Mobile: 59
MTS: 26
Rogers: 540
SaskTel: 4
Solo Mobile: 6
TELUS: 657
Videotron: 288
Virgin Mobile: 227
Wind Mobile: 1 (more…)

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Video: Apple iPhone 4 costume is missing Antennagate


Didn’t we see this last year? The same dude spent 3 days and 40 hours to complete this get up. Perhaps he could have included “Antennagat” or “Glassgate” into this costume. According to the description on the YouTube vid it says this “rendition of the iPhone 4 featured here at 10x to scale, complete with a 40″ LED LCD Panel, a Jailbroken iPhone 4, VGA out from the iPhone, LED Back Camera Light, weighs roughly 75 lbs and uses a mini 12v Battery with 2+ hours of battery life”. Check out the vid after the break (more…)

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Public Mobile drops $40 Unlimited plan to $30 until November 7th


Public Mobile comes out swinging yet again today with new offers. It was just yesterday that we reported a refer-a-friend promo and now they are going all out by reducing their $40 Unlimited Talk and Text plan by $10 (now $30). In addition, giving free Canadian and U.S. long distance free for one year (usually $10 a month)… not to shabby Public Mobile. This promo goes until November 7th. If you’re into a zone-based plan then this is probably one of the best deals going, especially for the Montreal area.

On another Public Mobile note… when they release a data device and their Unlimited Data offering (that will probably included Unlimited Talk and Text) what do you think it’ll come in at? $50, $60? Anything above $50 for their audience is too much as they are targeting the “value conscious” segment.

Check out the current promo here at Public

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Rogers Samsung Focus appears, launch imminent


The Windows Phone 7 device that Rogers will be releasing is the Samsung Focus. The specs are impressive as it comes with a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash and can record 720p HD videos, 3.5 mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, 8 GB internal storage and can hold up to 32 with a microSD card, 512 MB RAM, Bluetooth, GPS, full HTML browser, 1500 mAh battery.

All sounds really good and in many ways similar specs to the Android-powered Samsung Captivate. The major differences are the OS and a shift in the hardware design. The Focus feels good in your hand, it’s a slim device that comes in at 24.7 x 64.3 x 9.9 mm and weighs a light 119.4 grams. It’s got rounded edges and the back is also curved with slight edges. Around the device you have your typical buttons and ports (volume rocker, camera, 3.5mm headset jack, power, micro-USB). From a design perspective it’s a really good looking phone… mainly due to the 4-inch Super AMOLED display. Since Microsoft completely revamped their OS it’s still not proven. Over the next few days we’ll review the Focus and get back to you with our feedback. In the meantime… check out some pics after the break (more…)

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White iPhone 4 vanishes from the Apple website


A couple days ago Apple announced that the White iPhone 4 would be delayed again…  this time until the Spring of 2011. The reason is due to manufacturing and the rumour is that the home button colour doesn’t match up with the front face plate colour. With all this out in the open it seems that Apple wants to direct the attention towards the black version as they’ve completely removed the white model from their website.W

Will we ever see a white version of the iPhone 4? Or will it be canceled and Apple will just release the next generation of the iPhone? Do you even care about this anymore?

Check it out here at Apple
Via: BGR

The iPhone 4 Unlocked is available at PureMobile.

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Google “Phone Gallery” gets updated


Google has updated their “Phone Gallery”. This used to be the page where the Nexus One was placed but now it’s a comparison of all the Android devices in each country. We first saw this at the end of September with a limited selection of phones that are/were available in Canada. Before there was 6 devices listed and now there’s 12. In Canada we have well over 30 Android devices with many more coming out this holiday season so this still needs more updating . The Phone Gallery is a good way to compare Androids against each other.

Check it out here at Google
Via: Phandroid

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Rogers changes HUP back to 24 months


Great news for Rogers customers! They recently changed their Hardware Upgrade Eligibility Program (HUP) for eligibility at month 30. After customers didn’t take that news lightly it now seems Rogers has listened and switched back to have eligibility on month 24.

The internal doc states that “Last week we communicated some changes to our Hardware Upgrade Eligibility Program (HUP) eligibility. To ensure our current promotions are clear and consistent Data to Data eligibility will be revised to 24 months tomorrow (October 28th). This will align Voice to Voice, Voice to Data and Data to Data eligibility all to 24 months”

So this goes back starting tomorrow… You like?
Via: The Cellular Guru

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Public Mobile offers 2-months free service when you bring on a buddy


Yet another new entrant has come out with yet another new promo. It seems there are new promos every week that offer free service or phones. Public Mobile operates in both Toronto and Montreal and they have thrown together a refer-a-friend promo. The deal ends October 31st and for everyone you bring on you’ll get 2 months free service. We’re looking forward to Public launching their data offering.

Check it here at Public

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