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Bell launching BlackBerry Bold 9780 November 2nd

Last week we posted an internal doc that Virgin was getting ready to launch the Bold 9780 (a refresh of the Bold 9700) on October 21st for $149.99 on their SuperTab/contract. However, an internal doc shows Bell getting ready to launch BlackBerry Bold 9780 on November 2nd. This will apparently be available for $499.99 no-contract in both black and white. As for specs the 9780 runs the new BlackBerry 6 OS, has a 2.4-inch display (resolution of 480×360), 624 MHz Processor, 512 MB of RAM, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1.

It could be possible that Virgin will release this before Bell as they released the HTC Legend a few days ahead of them.

Source: BGR


Nexus One now available at Mobilicity

Mobilicity has launched the Google Nexus One. Hands down this is the best device in their lineup. Just like when Videotron released the Nexus One… this will most likely sell out quickly on Mobilicity as well. The price is for $549.99 no contact and it comes with OS 2.2, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.7-inch touchscreen display, 5.0 megapixel with auto focus and LED flash.

Nice work on making this available to your customers. Check it out here at Mobilciity


Palm Pre 2 officially announced… coming to Canada “in the coming months”

It’s now official… the Palm Pre 2 has been announced and will be powered by their webOS 2.0 In the press release HP (Palm’s parent company) has now re-branded Palm webOS to “HP webOS”. Thankfully they are keeping the Palm name alive though. HO states that “The first device to run webOS 2.0, HP’s new Palm Pre 2 smartphone, will be available on Friday in France from SFR and is scheduled to be available in the coming months in the United States from Verizon Wireless and in Canada”. No word on which Canadian carrier will be launching this yet.

The design is a flatter, mainly due to the new glass touchscreen. Other new features of the Pre 2 comes with a 1GHz processor and a 5 megapixel camera. Majority of all the other specs are the same as the original Pre. For webOS 2.0 this comes with what HP is now calling “True Multitasking”, “Just Type”, “HP Synergy” “Exhibition” and support for Adobe’s Flash Player 10.1 Beta.

Check the Palm Pre 2 out here over at Palm Canada

Source: Palm
Via: Pre Central


TELUS releases the Huawei E5836 Mobile WiFi

TELUS has released the Huawei E5836 and this mobile WiFi hub can connect up to 5 users. As for the speeds you can expect: download speeds up to 7.2 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps. In addition, this also has a built-in display that shows signal strength, battery life (4 hours of connectivity time with 100 hours of standby time) and the number of connected users. Prices points: $0 with a 3-year contract and ranges to a decent $149.99 no contract.

Source: TELUS


Jobs goes on a tirade against RIM, Google… confirms 300,000 apps in the App Store

Apple announced their Q4 earning and dominated with record results. CEO Steve Jobs hopped on the earnings call and decided to vent his opinions about RIM, Google, their AppStore. We recorded the audio cast and Jobs stated:

“We’ve now passed RIM. And I don’t see them catching up with us in the foreseeable future. They must move beyond their comfort area into the unfamiliar territory in trying to become a software platform company. I think it’s going to be a challenge for them to create a competitive platform and to convince developers to create apps for yet a third platform after iOS and Android. With 300,000 apps on Apple’s app store RIM has a high mountain ahead of them to climb. Well what about Google. Last week Eric Schmidt reiterated that they are activating 200,000 Android devices per day and have around 90,000 apps in their App Market. For comparison, Apple has activated over 275,000 iOS devices per day on average for the past 30 days, with a peak of almost 300,000 per day on a few of those days. And Apple has 300,000 apps in its App Store. Unfortunately there is no solid data on how many Android phones are shipped each quarter. We hope that manufacturers will soon start reporting the number of Android handsets they ship each quarter. But today that just isn’t the case. Gartner reported that there were 10,000 Android phones shipped in the June quarter and we await to see if iPhone or Android was the winner in this most recent quarter.”

Jobs dropping the hammer.


Apple Q4 results: 14.1 million iPhones sold

Apple has released their fiscal Q4 2010 results and they have blown it out of the water. Record revenues of $20.34 billion and net quarterly profit of $4.31 billion. As for specifics when it comes to wireless: Apple stated in a press release that “The Company sold 14.1 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 91 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter… The Company also sold 4.19 million iPads during the quarter.”

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO took the opportunity to boast a little and making a point to call out Waterloo-based RIM. “We are blown away to report over $20 billion in revenue and over $4 billion in after-tax earnings—both all-time records for Apple. iPhone sales of 14.1 million were up 91 percent year-over-year, handily beating the 12.1 million phones RIM sold in their most recent quarter. We still have a few surprises left for the remainder of this calendar year.”

Antennagate… what Antennagate?

Source: Apple

The iPhone 4 Unlocked is available at PureMobile.


Video: “Recycle My Cell” reminds you to Recycle your Cell

Starting today until October 24th is Waste Reduction Week the CWTA along with “Recycle My Cell” have launched the “Recycle My Cell Challenge”. The actual contest goes until November 30th but they have thrown together a quick video to remind you that you should recycle your cell at one of their drop of locations. The video itself is a bit of a stretch but gets the message across… you’re just not going to throw your dog an old Nokia. Check it out after the break (more…)


Update on Captivate launch: Future Shop says October 22nd, Best Buy shows November 2nd

Say it ain’t so. Rogers stated last week that the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is launching this week. Retail partner Best Buy shows the release date being 11/02/2010. We’re guessing/hoping it’s a typo.

Update: Well it seems that the sister company Future Shop likes the Captivate a bit better. They stated on Facebook that the release date is set for Friday, October 22nd.Check it out here over at the Facebook Future Shop page. (Thanks Dave)


Videotron Nexus One pre-orders shipping first week of December

When Videotron launched their 3G+ network they also made the Google Nexus One available. This sold out incredibly fast. Customers who pre-ordered the device were told that the beloved Android would be available at the very latest on October 9th. Some people are receiving them but those who order now are expected to be the first week of December… so this will make a great gift for yourself this holiday season.


Bell to release a Mobile TV tablet plan soon

In addition to the 3 new Mobile TV channels that Bell announced today, they also will be releasing a Mobile TV Tablet plan soon. There is no specific release date but one would think it’ll be coming in time for the launch of the Samsung Tab and could also be used for the Apple iPad and for the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook. Bell states their upcoming Mobile TV tablet plan will “Take your entertainment to the next level”.

So if these mobile offering is for $5 a month for 10 hours of viewing… what do you think the tablet plans will come in at?