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Confirmed: Koodo Mobile to launch Samsung T356

Over the weekend we posted some upcoming info about Koodo hopping over to a HSPA network (Since they are owned by TELUS they will be using their network). We were originally informed it would happen around the 15th but now it seems sometime near the end of the month.

Also, we let you know that their first HSPA device will be the Nokia 3710 and it will be available for $175 no-contract or $25 on the Tab. According to this internal inventory screenshot it shows their second HSPA device is now confirmed to be the Samsung T356. This is another entry level device that has a slide out QWERTY keyboard and a 1.3 megapixel camera. Early no-contract price point is estimated to be at the $300 mark which would make this the most expensive entry level device every made.

We’ll have more info soon! (Thanks Tipster!)


Video challenge: Super AMOLED vs AMOLED vs LCD

The screen quality on your mobile device is so important. It makes the experience, especially when you’re using it outdoors in the sun. The videos below were shot in Greece and compared 3 devices with 3 different screens in direct sunlight: the Samsung Galaxy S which has a 4-inch display Super AMOLED with a resolution of 480 x 800, vs.the HTC Desire that has a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 and the 4-inch TFT LCD display of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 (resolution of 480 x 854). The X10 and Galaxy really battle it out over the 6 minute video, while the Desire seems to be just hanging around for kicks. Even in directly sunlight the quality of the LCD and Super AMOLED is incredibly high. (more…)


Koodo HSPA launch updates… Nokia 3710 prices plus a Samsung “T356″ coming?

Koodo will eventually be going live with HSPA – now the date is by end of the month. The Nokia 3710 will be their first device and we now have prices for you: $175 outright or $25 on the Tab. The SIM is included with a Koodo HSPA purchase.. or those wanting to get a Koodo SIM can purchase one for 10 bucks.

Another couple pieces of news for you: a new web link for unlocked phones has apparently surfaced, telling us that HSPA is coming soon. You can check out the link here. There are no phones listed as it only says “Only Koodo Mobile phones can be activated with Koodo Mobile” for now. (more…)


Rogers credits 300,000 Bundle customers $30 million over a “billing inaccuracy”

Thanks to a Rogers “billing inaccuracy” 300,000 customers who signed up to combine several services (wireless, internet, home phone and cable) with the “Better Choice Bundles” will get a combined refund totaling of $30 million… so the average customer will score a $100 each… but it gets better. Apparently 200,000 customers got better discounts than they should have but Rogers says customers “will have their historical under-payments waived and the correct discount applied moving forward.”

This is an honest move. Customers who are effected will get a letter by mail starting June 22nd and those who paid too much will get a credit on their account. If you’re not with Rogers anymore you can expect a check sent to you.



TELUS to release Nexus One with promo offer?

Update: It seems after reading the comments below the Nexus One has been in the TELUS system for sometime. One comment sums it the promo offer as “It means that if a customer wants to activate their own Nexus One they purchased from Google on a 3yr, Telus will give them a $150 bill credit.”

Not to sure what to make of this one. One of our tipsters sent this TELUS internal screenshot. It shows a “Consumer Nexus 1 Promotional Price Plan”. Back on March 16th that Google opened the doors and offered Canadians the option purchase this direct for $529 USD, then hop on their carrier of choice. The Nexus One works on most Canadian carriers. (more…)


Android-powered LG Aloha coming to Canada in July?

Like Android? Like LG? Like an Android slider with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor?

Well, we’ve been tipped for the 3rd time over the last month that the LG Aloha is coming to Canada. No word prices or an exact launch date but what we’re hearing is sometime in July with either Bell or TELUS. The Aloha runs Android OS 2.1, comes with a 3.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, has a 5 MP camera with 720p video recording.

We’ll update you when we learn more!

(Image courtesy of Phandroid)


WIND currently testing an Android device, launching soon

WIND held a “Twitterview” today with VP of Core Network, Ante Rupcic. We were following the Tweets and a few people asked when an Android device will be available on WIND. Rupcic stated “Soon. I’m testing one right now actually. So far so good.”

There’s been talk about WIND bringing on a Motorola device, possibly the HTC Magic+ or even Google’s Nexus One. What do you think it’ll be?

Via: WIND Twitter


Even more confirmation of the upcoming Rogers Xperia X10 Mini

Everyday gets closer to Rogers releasing the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini & X10 Mini Pro. We’ve been saying this new set of Android devices will be launching for the past couple months and even more confirmation can be found on the Rogers UR Music download section. We hear that the 3-year price plans for the X10 Mini will be $49.99 and the X10 Mini Pro will be $69.99.

Check out the screenshot below (more…)