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Bell launching Samsung Galaxy S “Vibrant” in July

The Samsung Galaxy S is headed to Canada and it will be available via Bell late July. The name will also be known as the “Vibrant”. The official date and pricing is yet to be announced but last week we got a quick overview of this Android 2.1 device (will be upgradable to 2.2). Other specs on this device are that it has a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera that can record 720p HD videos, Wi-Fi, A-GPS.

Update: Bell has put a sign up page for those wanting updates.  You can check it out here. Also, check out the quick review we got last week.

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Apple sells 1.7 million iPhone 4s… coming to Canada “by the end of July”

Steve Jobs must be happy with the first weekend results of the iPhone 4! Apple sent out a press release today that said they have “sold over 1.7 million of its iPhone 4 through Saturday, June 26, just three days after its launch on June 24″. Huge – 1.7 million! Jobs stated “This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history. Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.”

Speaking of not enough supply. There has been rumours that there might be a delay of the new iPhone 4 coming to Canada but the release also said that we can expect it here “by the end of July”. Sounds good! That’s only 4 weeks away now. Carriers that have confirmed selling the iPhone 4 are TELUS, Rogers, Bell, Virgin and Fido. Still waiting to hear from SaskTel.

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Koodo Mobile officially announces HSPA network

The day has finally arrived for Koodo Mobile enthusiasts as they’ve officially announced that they’ll start selling HSPA devices. There is no word yet on when or what devices are going to be available… but we’ve stated in the past it’ll be the Nokia 3710 and the Samsung T356.The Koodo SIM will also be available for $10.

What I didn’t realize is how Koodo positions themselves against competition. In a release today they stated they are “Canada’s decidedly different, pay for what you need wireless company”. Interesting choice of words. However, thanks to parent company TELUS it’s great to see them hopping board the HSPA bus! (more…)

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Even with all the issues… Are you still getting an iPhone 4?

Canadians are waiting patiently for the carriers to announce an official release date for the anticipated Apple iPhone 4. They all still say it’s “coming soon”. With all the recent iPhone 4 issues that have popped up such as displays with yellow streaks, screens breaking and the most talked about reception issues… Steve Jobs said that “There is no reception issue. Stay tuned”. (Apparently there is a fix is coming today).

Are you thinking about about sticking with your current iPhone 3GS or 3G and simply upgrading to iOS 4? (more…)

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Quick Contest: Win 1 of 100 BlackBerry unlock codes

Thanks to our friends over at CellUnlock.net for helping us out with this quick contest. Here’s the deal… We’ll randomly pick 100 people to give an unlock code for a GSM Blackberry device from any provider.

All you have to do to enter is to do is one of the following: follow us on Twitter, become a member of our Forum or enter your name in the comment section below.  The contest ends Tuesday, June 29th at 11:59pm.

Good luck to all who enter!

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WIND offers up free car charger and headset with Gravity 2

It’s not like the magnitude of any of their recent promos but WIND has put together a another deal.

For those looking to buy the Samsung Gravity 2 you’ll also walk home with a free car charger and Bluetooth headset. The Gravity 2 is selling for $130 and apparently the value of the offer retails for $80. (more…)

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Zoompass takes home “Best Mobile Application” award

The joint venture between Rogers, Bell and TELUS called “Zoompass” has just taken home the high award of “Best Mobile Application” from ACT Canada. I’ve never heard of ACT Canada and according to their website they’re “the authority on the Canadian market” when it comes to “secure payment, secure identity management and other advanced applications”.

Zoompass is a free app that’s available on the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices and gives customers the ability to send, receive and request money, check account balance, review transactions all by using your mobile phone. Apparently the reasons why they won is because of their “leading edge encryption technologies” and that it’s quick, easy and that you need a pin to send money. (more…)

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TELUS Nokia E72 to be priced at $349.99 no-contract?

TELUS announced that the E72 will be launching soon (we’ve been informed it’ll be available July 11th). We attended an event last week and got a quick overview of the slim smartphone. Thanks to one of our tipsters who let us know that they’ve updated their site with the familiar “Coming Soon”. When he refreshed the page he noticed the pricing appeared. So you can expect to see the E72 launched at the 3-year contract price of $99.99 and the no-contract price of $349.99.

(Thanks Matthew!)

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Rogers to launch new wireless brand called “Chatr”?

A rumour has been flying around over the past year of Rogers creating a new wireless company called “Chatr”. It turns out that this new company is being created to directly compete with new entrants Wind Mobile and Mobilicity.

Chatr is looking to launch mid-July and offer Unlimited plans in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, and Ottawa. As for handsets… here are a few rumours: Nokia 1661, Nokia 2680 Slide, LG Sapphire, Samsung Gravity. We’ve also been informed that the launch party is happening on July 5th.

Ironically, at the 2010 Telecom Summit Rogers President Rob Bruce stated that “what does Unlimited really mean… not much!”

Oh yes… the website will be http://www.chatrwireless.com/
What do you think of this idea and new brand?

Thanks to BGR an update has surfaced. Check out the inventory screenshot clearly showing that the Samsung Gravity is headed to “Chatr” Wireless. More info soon!

Via: BGR & CIPO

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