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CDMA iPhone 4 in the works?

With majority of the carriers already having the iPhone in their lineup there’s talk today that a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 will start shipping during Q4. No word on a Canadian release but it seems the carriers are all transitioning away from this technology in favour of HSPA. Would you want a CDMA iPhone 4??

According to DigiTimes “Pegatron will also start shipping a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 to Apple in the fourth quarter and is currently using its plants in Shanghai, China to produce the products, the sources noted.” (more…)

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Google says 50% of all Android devices run OS 2.1

In Canada we have several Android-powered devices to choose from. To name a few the growing list: Hero, Liquid E, Milestone, Dext, Galaxy, Galaxy Spica, Legend, Dream, Magic+, Backflip, X10, Eve, Quench. Many of them alone have launched over the past couple months… and more to come (Desire, Galaxy S, Xperia X10 Mini & X10 Mini Pro etc.). Even Rogers President Rob Bruce said we should “Stay tuned” as they have “lots of Android” products planned from HTC and Motorola.

Carriers and customers are embracing Android… So the “revolution” is in fact in full swing. But what about the version your Android is running? Many of the above devices are still running the same OS from it was purchased months ago. (more…)

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iPhone price also dropping at Bell June 17th

Earlier today we posted that Rogers and TELUS have dropped the prices of several iPhone models. Good news for those wanting to hop on Bell and get an “old iPhone” as they have decided to follow with price drops of their own. According to the inventory doc from a retail outlet is shows:

iPhone 3G 8GB is set at an astonishing $49.95 on a 3-year
iPhone 3GS 16GB is $99.95 on a 3-year
iPhone 3GS 32GB is $149.95 on a 3-year (more…)

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Samsung holding “bada Developer Day in Toronto”

Remember about a month ago we let you know that the Samsung Wave will be coming to Bell sometime this Summer. The Wave operates on Samsung’s new open mobile platform called Bada and we have an update for you today.

It appears that Samsung Canada is holding a “bada Developer Day in Toronto” on June 24th. Registration is now open and the day starts off with the topic “Hello bada!” with an “Introduction to bada and Wave”. Sounds good to us!

We’ll have more info soon on the Bell release.
Check out the Samsung bada Developer Day here

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TELUS & Rogers reduce 3-year iPhone prices

The iPhone 4 is coming! So this means it’s also time to clean house. TELUS is first up by reducing the 3-year contract price for the iPhone in all models: 8GB and 16GB 3GS plus the refreshed iPhone models.

Anyone going to bit on these 3-year contract prices?
Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB: $99.00
Apple iPhone 3GS 32GB: $149.00
Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB (Refreshed): $49.00
Apple iPhone 3GS 32GB (Refreshed): $99.00
Apple iPhone 3G: $0.00

Update: thanks to a tipster for letting us know that Rogers will be dropping the iPhone prices as well. Check out the internal doc below.

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Number portability comes to Mobilicity

Effective immediately those who want to give new carrier Mobilicty a shot can port their number over. They state that they can only port numbers from Rogers home phone, Rogers Wireless, Fido, Bell Mobility, Solo and Virgin Mobile. Port times takes about 3 hours.

In addition, we’ve been informed that TELUS is in final testing and going to be available soon. (more…)

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Virgin HTC Legend “flying off the shelves”… now sold out

It looks like Virgin’s first Android device is selling well, possibly to well. They only launched it a few days go and if you click through to purchase it online you get directed to another page that states “Sorry, this phone has been flying off the shelves and we’re out of stock. Please make another selection.” (more…)

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HTC Legend arrives at Bell… no-contract price is $50 more than Virgin

Right on schedule from what we said a few weeks ago, Bell has released the Android-powered HTC Legend today.

There’s something odd about this release though. First it was a bit bizarre that Virgin Mobile released the OS 2.1 device before parent-company Bell. The Virgin price plans are really impressive: $79.99 on a 3-year and $349.99 no-contract. But this is where it gets a bit strange again. Bell has the same 3-year price plan at $79.95 but the no-contract price is $50 more than Virgin at $399.95.

Regarding the actual device… we’ve put it through a drop test and a couple reviews and it’s a solid device. Specs of the Legend are that it comes with HTC Sense, 3.2-inch display, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash and video capabilities, 3.5 mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, music player, FM radio, and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card.

Check it out here at Bell
Here are a few video reviews of the Legend:

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Rogers Nokia N97 Mini now available online

Rogers or the manufacturer usually sends out some sort of release when a new product has been launched. Other than the rumours we’ve been spreading for the past 2 months nothing has surfaced yet for the new Nokia N97 mini. We let you know last week from an internal document that this was slowly arriving in stores and online… today is that day.

Rogers describes the Nokia N97 Mini as a device that is “Helping you get to the good things…The Nokia N97 Mini comes with everything you need for productivity and entertainment. It offers the full Ovi suite, including Ovi Maps with free Navigation and a car mount so you can turn this N-series smartphone into a full GPS solution. For your entertainment needs, the N97 Mini comes with exclusive content like Rihanna tracks and 5 free premium games to keep you entertained.”

The N97 Mini is the same 3-year price as the Bell N97. Here are the price plans: (more…)

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Rogers discontinues 8GB iPhone 3G & HTC Dream

Ahhh… the end of an era. Thanks to a tipster for letting us know that both the Rogers 8GB iPhone 3G and the HTC Dream are now officially discontinued (the Black versions). You’ll see in the internal memo that it states that “as an alternative product” people should look towards the 16GB iPhone version or the HTC Magic.

Remember the buzz both devices caused. We got a video of the when the first iPhone hit Canada… and then the Android “revolution” started with the HTC Dream and Joshua Jackson. Anyways… onto better more powerful devices.

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