The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 in Sandstone and BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip were launched a few weeks ago. They’ve finally made it onto the Rogers website. These both can be yours for $49.99 on a 3-year contract with a Voice and Data plan over $35. As a nice holiday bonus Ted is throwing in a $50 Canadian Tire gift card
Rogers has completed a $10 million GSM expansion between Prince George and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Premier Gordon Campbell said “Part of strengthening the economy of Northern British Columbia is investing in communications infrastructure. I appreciate Rogers’ investment in connecting the communities from Prince George to Prince Rupert, and helping us to grow the economic opportunities in Northern B.C.”
They have put the price tag of $649.99 and can be pre-ordered with a limit of 1 per household. They have been kind to us and have put an “Estimated release date of December 18, 2008″. We heard it will be available before that date though as this is probably a way for them to secure more sales.
More info soon, in the meantime check out out video review of Storm here
Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE Wireless) invested $243.1-million for 10 licences during the Canadian Wireless Spectrum has announced their senior management team: David Dobbin, President of DAVE Wireless; Stewart Lyons as Executive Vice-President; Sharyn Gravelle as Vice-President of Network Operation; Ryan Lausman as Vice-President of Systems Operations; Brandon Alexandroff as Vice-President of Finance.
David Dobbin, President of DAVE Wireless said “We are hitting the ground running with a high calibre team that will bring extensive experience, deep knowledge and outstanding work ethic to their new positions at DAVE Wireless. I am excited to work with this exceptional team to develop a dynamic and innovative new Canadian wireless company.”
Since the iPhone officially launched a few years ago there has been some fake models come out in different styles. There is a new unofficial fake flip iPhone that has hit the market in China . The fake is $100 and comes with a VGA camera, 2.6-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) screen, media player, measures 105×53×17 mm, weighs roughly 110 grams.
Nokia has released a statement that the 5800 XpressMusic is now started to ship and is now available, or soon to be available in select markets around the world. Canada did not make the list and we are looking for a Q1 2009 launch through Rogers Wireless.
Here is a snippet of the press release that can be found here: “Nokia announced today that the highly anticipated Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is now, or soon will be, available in select markets globally, including Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Finland, among others. The latest in Nokia’s XpressMusic range, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic delivers an affordable music device with a touch screen interface to the mass market.
Aiming to put music into the hands of millions, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic offers all the music essentials including a graphic equalizer, 8GB memory for up to 6000 tracks, support for all main digital music formats, and a 3.5mm jack. Built-in surround sound stereo speakers offer the industry’s most powerful sound.”
In the meantime we found this cool video of a day in the life at the Nokia Test Center where they test all the mobile phones:
If you live out in Saskatchewan and want to sign up through SaskTel they have a pretty good wireless plan promo going on until January 31st. They are calling it the”Best wireless plans in Canada” and when you sign up with the Unlimited Talk (starts at $20 per month) or Unlimited Talk North America (starts at $40 per month) you’ll get Unlimited airtime for two months, Unlimited text messaging, call display 2 months free) and 300 minutes of long distance (free for 2 months).
Voice on the Go has formed a partnership to distribute its product through Shoppers Drug Mart. For $5.99 a month you can drive and go hands-free to access and reply to your your email, connect with you contacts and check your calendar. Voice on the Go works with any BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Apple iPhone or Symbian device. Video here
With the influx of reviews yesterday of the Telus BlackBerry Storm, we gathered all the vids and put them into one place. Unconfirmed TELUS price plans are estimated to be starting at $649.99 with no contract; 1-year contract for $599.99, 2-year for $549.99 and 3-year for $299.99. Check out our review, our buddy Doug over at BlackBerryCool, Howard of HoFo and ITBusiness Canada. Check them out here
Fresh off our video review of the BlackBerry Storm we were sent this lovely image of an in-store advertisement for the upcoming Bell launch of the Storm. It is nothing special but to date their has been no Bell advertising of RIM’s first touchscreen.
The poster only says it should ask the Bell representative for more details, no dates or anything. From what we hear the launch will either be December 12th or 15th with outright pricing to be around $700. In addition, the Bell employees will be wearing a lanyard with a picture of the Storm.
In the meantime you can watch the promo video by RIM & Bell here on the BlackBerry Storm.
More info soon.