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TELUS announces the 8GB iPhone 3GS

So with all the iPhone 4 frenzy happening in other countries its easy to get a bit jealous. However, good news for those still wanting and old school iPhone 3GS. TELUS has just announced the Black 8GB model of the 3GS is now available. Thanks to a tipster who sent us the internal screenshot showing the official announcement.

Update: We’ve been informed that this will be $99 on a 3-year and will be replacing the 3G. In addition, it’ll come with
iOS 4 out of the box.

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Bell & Solo launching Samsung “Entro” July 8th

Sure feels like a whack load of Samsung news today. Here’s another one for you… On July 8th Bell & Solo will be releasing a CDMA device called the “Entro”. This is categorized as a Smartphone but looks like a basic messaging device. Quick specs are that it has a slide out QWERTY keyboard, music player, 2.6-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel camera.

Hopefully this comes in at a really low price because there are so many better Samsung devices to choose from – Wave and Galaxy S!

Update: This will be priced at $80 on a 2-year contract and $130 no contract (more…)

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Samsung Galaxy S coming to Canada “this summer”

Even though we’ve been talking about the Samsung Galaxy S coming to Canada for about a month now… it’s now confirmed as Samsung themselves have put up a registration page for interested Canadians to be kept in the loop. It’s going to be available “this summer” and operate on Android OS 2.1 with an “Astounding 4″ Super AMOLED screen”, front facing camera for video calling, push e-mail, “Social Hub” etc.

Sounds good, looks good too! What do you think… could this rival the iPhone 4?
Check it out here at Samsung
(Thanks Dennis!)

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Samsung Wave hitting Bell July 8th

Those looking to get their hands on the Samsung Wave via Bell will be able to effective July 8th. According to this internal doc it shows that the price points will be $299.99 but that complete pricing will be revealed on June 28th. We got an early look at the Bell Samung Wave last week and it’s a solid device.

Specs are that it operates off of their new Bada OS and it comes with a 3.3-inch Super AMOLED display (480 x 800 pixels), 1GHz Samsung processor, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash and can take HD video, 3.5mm headset jack, holds up to 32GB with a microSD card, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi.

Who’s going to get the Wave?

Check out the video of the Wave in action here.
Via: BGR

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Nokia 5230 in Black now available at Mobilicity

Although it’s not a new phone that’s been added to their lineup… it’s another choice in colour. Mobilicity just released the Nokia 5230 in Black. The no-contract price point on this touchscreen device is still the same at $169.99 (this includes a Bluetooth headset).

You like? We would like to see Mobilicity bring on an Android device.

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Confirmed: Samsung Wave coming to Rogers

Thanks to one of our tipsters who sent us confirmation that Rogers will also be bringing on the Samsung Wave. We’re thinking Samsung will be pushing their new Bada platform pretty hard and wants this device on as many carriers as possible. No word on when but it’s “coming soon”. As you can see by the screenshot below, Rogers employees have started training on the Wave. No word yet on prices.

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Live from the Samsung “bada Developer Day in Toronto”

Today is the big day for Samsung enthusiasts – especially developers. We’re here at the Samsung “bada Developer Day in Toronto” and will update you with all the happenings. So far there seems to be about 50 people ready to take on and build apps for their new open mobile platform called Bada. We’re seeing Wave devices all over the place… apparently they are giving away free devices to all who are there. Plus a bunch a door prices too. (more…)

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Public Mobile signs $350 million deal with ZTE Corporation

New entrant Public Mobile is on a tear recently. Over the past few days they  successfully launched their service in Toronto and on Friday they will follow up with going live in Montreal. In addition, last week they announced a partnership with Gateway Newstands that sees their phones in 152 Toronto locations. All sounds good… and today it’s getting 350 million times better.

During the wireless auction Public Mobile only spent $53 million and captured a reach of 19 million potential customers that stretches from Ontario to Quebec. Today Public Mobile, ZTE Corporation and the Export-Import Bank of China announced a $350M financing deal that will help them completely build out their network. The official signing of the deal will be taking place at 4:30pm today in Ottawa with Peter Van Loan, Canada’s Trade Minister.

In a press release Alek Krstajic, CEO of Public Mobile said “This is a significant deal for both Public Mobile and ZTE. We chose to work with ZTE because of their expertise in technology and commitment to financing. ZTE provides the world’s top mobile operators with high-quality and high-capacity network performance.”

There is one thing that is for sure – we’ll be seeing more ZTE devices on the shelves of Public Mobile stores.
Congrats to everyone at Public Mobile!

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Video: iPhone 4 drop test

The new iPhone 4 is getting its share of news – granted it’s a thing of beauty. The screen is apparently made of something called Gorilla Glass and is “chemically strengthened” to be “20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic”. With any device you get you’ll eventually scratch it or worse drop it by accident. The folks over at ifixyouri have taken it upon themselves to preform a drop test on the new iPhone 4. It takes a bit but eventually the screen shatters. Perhaps it’s best to get a case for protection (Apple is calling them a “Bumper”). Check out the video here: (more…)

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Wind Mobile sees network traffic jump 3 times after earthquake

CRIKEY! WIND Mobile sent out a tweet that their network traffic jumped 3 times right after the earthquake that hit Ontario and Quebec today. We’re guessing their network is getting more reliable as the days go by. Still no official word on how many customers they have brought on though.

Did anyone experience any issues over the last few hours?

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