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Rogers Samsung Galaxy S Captivate now available

After 85 days as “Coming Soon” the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is finally available at Rogers. This was announced the same day a Bell launched their Galaxy S Vibrant on August 4th. Alas, it’s here and the Android device can finally be purchased. The price rage from a 3-year contract price of $179.99 (or $149.99 if you are eligible for a HUP until November 2nd) to $549.99 no-contract.

This has been confirmed by Rogers to be upgraded to OS 2.2 “early 2011″ but Samsung recently stated that all Galaxy S devices will be upgraded to OS 2.2 sometime in November. As for specs of the Captivate: has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display (480 x 800 resolution), 1Ghz processor, 5 megapixel camera that can records 720p HD videos, Swype texting, Samung’s Social Hub, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,3.5 mm audio jack, has internal storage of 16GB and holds up to 32GB with a microSD support.

You can bet this will sell out fast as there is a “limited supply of inventory” being shipped.
Best to call Rogers directly as it’s not available online yet: 1-888-764-3771… apparently when you call the Call Centre you can get this for $499.99 no-term

(Thanks Miranda!)


Video: A look into the upcoming Xperia X10 Android 2.1 release

Sony Ericsson will be pushing out an upgrade to the Xperia X10 to Android 2.1 soon (no exact date and the upgrades will end at 2.1). To continue to get people excited about the device they have put together several videos that demo some of the new features: now have 5 home screens, 20 icons vs. 16, Timescape, Social Phonebook and continues auto-focus… check them out after the break (more…)


TELUS 48-hour sale sees Motorola Charm drop to $0.00 on 2-year

We like the TELUS 48-hour sales… the first couple were a bit of a downer as they we older devices. But this new 48-hour sale has the Android 2.1 powered Motorola Charm for $0.00 on a 2-year contract. Good price if you’re into a contract for a couple years. TELUS also states that you can save the $25 buck activation fee when you buy the Charm online.

Check it out here at TELUS


Video: New Palm Pre 2 commercial is called “Sizzle”

Palm recently ditched their old advertising agency Modernista for creating those original Palm Pre commercials that “actually left people questioning it’s brand positioning, people actually called the ad “scary”. Now that HP has taken over Palm a new commercial for the recently announced Palm Pre 2 has been created called “Sizzle”. This simply shows the device and all its features, very corporate, straight facts and hopefully it’s only a promo video. At least the other commercials left something to talk about… check it out after the break (more…)


Samsung Galaxy Series Launch to feature Canadian band Faber Drive

Remember over the Summer when Samsung Canada held a beast of a concert that featured Metric. This was to launch the Galaxy S Vibrant and it seems they’re at it again… this time it’s the entire Galaxy Series of devices. This one is an invite only event and most likely they’ll have the Captivate, Tab and Fascinate on hand (and Vibrant). Plus they’ve brought on Canadian band Faber Drive for the musical entertainment. (more…)


Video: Gingerbread man claims his spot on Google’s lawn

The Gingerbread man has arrived at Google… which means the next major update for the Android OS is upon us. Gingerbread joins Cupcake, Donut, Éclair and Froyo. Not much is known about what to expect, apart some updates to the user experience.To celebrate the occasion a video of the grand unveiling was captured… check it out after the break (more…)


Rogers Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro priced at $274.99 no-contract

According to an internal doc we received it shows the Rogers Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro with the following price plans:
$274.99 no-contract; $224.99 on a 1-year contract; $99.99 on a 2-year and $49.99 on a 3-year contract. Decent pricing for a entry level quick messaging device.

As for specs, the Vivaz Pro runs Symbian S60 and comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display (resolution of 360 x 640), slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5.1 megapixel camera and can take 720p HD videos, has built-in Facebook and Twitter apps, GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack, MPS Player, FM Radio, WiFi and holds up to 32GB with a microSD card. This should be available at Rogers soon…

(Thanks tipster)


TELUS to release the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate

While other are carriers have made the Vibrant and Captivate available, TELUS released the Galaxy Apollo… good news as a higher end Galaxy is coming to TELUS and it’s the Galaxy S Fascinate. No details on pricing or when this will be released… but it’s “coming soon”. Some quick specs of the Fascinate are that it’s expected to be released with Android OS 2.1, has a 4-inch super AMOLED display (resolution of 800 x 480), 1 GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, LED flash and video capabilities and WiFi.

More soon…
(Thanks tipsters!)


Rogers Samsung Galaxy S Captivate deals happening next week…

With Rogers launching the Galaxy S Captivate on Monday there are a couple deals you might want to check out that could save you a few bucks. The Captivate pre-order is available until Sunday for $149.99 on a 3-year contract. For current customers who are eligible for a HUG the price will stay the same when it officially launches on Monday… however for those who plan on getting this on a new 3-year contract the price will increase to $179.99. Over at Best Buy and Future Shop they are advertising the $149.99 3/yr price until next Thursday at midnight. In addition, both retailers are enticing you with a $50 or $100 Gift Card.


Wall Street Journal poll shows Google makes the “Best” mobile OS

Apple, Google, RIM and Microsoft have all fired words back at each other over the past couple weeks. All related to their mobile OS and how one is better than the other. The Wall Street Journal posted a poll to reader titled “who makes the best mobile operating system”… vague question but very telling results so far. Android is in the lead with over 50% of the votes, followed by Apple with just under 30% and Waterloo-based RIM with just over 12%.

There is no real definition of “best” as it’s all a personal preference. Are these numbers accurate when it comes to how you view the best mobile OS today?

Source: WSJ
Via: Android Central