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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…)


Public Mobile adding Unlimited International texting July 15th to $40 plan

Public Mobile has announced they will now included unlimited international texting as part of their $40 unlimited talk and text plan. This will go into effect July 15th so until then you can’t send a text overseas. Nice addition for Public Mobile include this… does this mean July 15th is when Montreal will go live too?


Rumour du jour: iPhone 4 launch delayed in Canada?

There’s rumours flying around the interweb today that state the anticipated iPhone 4 launch in Canada could be delayed beyond July. No official confirmation from Apple or the carriers. According to BGR who noticed the Apple site was changed from the “Coming in July” to only now show “Coming Soon”.

Personally I can’t remember what the site actually said but earlier this week (on Tuesday) we have a screenshot from the Apple site with only the “coming soon”. Apple did confirm during the iPhone 4 launch that Canada and 17 other countries will be getting the iPhone 4 in July… but is Canada that low in market that we are the only one’s singled out? We must sell more iPhones than New Zealand?

All carriers have stated the same comment that the iPhone 4 will be available “in the coming weeks“. The dates we’ve heard flying around – this was on Monday before Apple pre-sold 600,00 units – was that it was landing on Canadian soil between July 7th – 15th. (more…)


WIND hosting Twitterview with VP of Core Network today

Remember a couple months back when we showed you inside the WIND Mobile network? We interviewed the VP of Core Network, Ante Rupcic. You can check out the video below… but starting today at 9:30am WIND will be hosting a “Twitterview” where you can go nuts on Twitter and ask him as many network related questions you want.

To be part of it you’ll have to log on Twitter and Tweet your questions (more…)


Palm: “next year very exciting” with new devices

The Palm Pre is the only device that has graced our great land and it’s available for about $300 no-contract. Pretty good deal for a device that has the new webOS platform. We’re hearing mixed rumours of this selling well vs. not selling well in Canada, no exact numbers are released.

However, if you’re a Palm fan there’s some good news on the horizon. A developers webinar was hosted by AT&T yesterday and a rep was asked about new devices:

“I’m not allowed to talk about future roadmaps, especially because we’re in the process of being acquired by HP, so I can’t say. But yes we have a road map. We are working on future devices. And [a] new version of the OS. So I think, you’re going to find the next year very exciting.”

New devices, upgrade in webOS… does this sound exciting to you?

Via: PreCentral


Motorola says Dext, Quench and Backflip OS “Upgrade under evaluation”

Earlier today we had a post that stated 50% of all Android devices are running 2.1… many devices in Canada are still waiting for an upgrade. A bit more news today from the Motorola camp as they have put a schedule together for OS 2.1 upgrades. When the Dext, Quench and Backflip launched there was talk of an upgrade but nothing confirmed. Motorola, Bell, Rogers and TELUS are all planning to upgrade sometime, but looking at this chart below it states the “Upgrade under evaluation”… basically that it’s coming soon with no definite availability date.

For those who have the Android OS 1.5 Dext, Quench and Backflip are you at least enjoying it?

More here at Motorola
Via: PhoneScoop


NDP tables “Cellphone Freedom Act” aimed to unlock cellphones

Bruce Hyer, NDP MP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, introduced private members’ Bill C-560 today, otherwise known as the “Cellphone Freedom Act”. According to the dedicated site “Don’t Lock My Freedom” there are 3 rules:

  • Consumers buying new cell phones in Canada must be informed of the existence of any network lock on their phone before sale.
  • Phone companies must unlock handsets upon request, free of charge, when a consumer purchases a new phone outright without a contract, or any time after purchase.
  • Phone companies must unlock handsets upon request, free of charge, when a consumer comes to the end of their contract or at any time thereafter. (more…)