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Bell HTC Legend pops up at Best Buy before official launch

Thanks to our friends over at Best Buy for again confirming the upcoming Android-powered Bell HTC Legend. This is officially hitting Bell stores on June 16th but as you can this is showing up via Best Buy. The prices are $79.99 on a 3-year and they have the no-contract listed for $50 more than what Bell will sell it for at $399.99. (more…)

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G8 & G20 Summits coming to town to jam streets and cellphones signals

The world leaders are infiltrating Ontario later this month with both the G8 Summit in Hunstville and the G20 in Toronto. Wireless carriers have been informed that cellphone signals may be jammed, but not told when.

The Integrated Security Unit is responsible for the security during these Summits and they aren’t saying much about when or who how will be affected. Sgt. Leo Monbourquette of the ISU said “We use a lot of different techniques in ensuring security to deal with possible threats and we never share those techniques, we don’t make them public”. (more…)

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Future Shop selling Bell BlackBerry Bold 9700 for $24.99 on 3-year

Future Shop has a good deal going on this week. If you want to sign a long 3-year contract with Bell and thinking about getting the BlackBerry Bold 9700 they have this “Dad Approved” sale at the low cost of $24.99. They say it’s a savings of $125 but it’s actually only a savings of $75 as Bell just did a price drop.

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TELUS warns customers of new phone scam

alA new phone scam has been alerted by some TELUS customers apparently receiving calls from a 905-395-XXXX number with this recorded message: “Hello, because you are a valued TELUS customer you will receive 3,000 travel dollars. To accept press 1.”

If you do press 1 you’ll be re-directed to a sales rep claiming they work for TELUS who asks you for your personal info. So don’t press 1 – if you hear it hang up. TELUS states that if you may have given your info by accident then call the police or TELUS’ fraud team at 1-877-567-2062. (more…)

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Video: WIND, Rogers & Mobilicity talk competition and unlocking phones

At the Canadian Telecom Summit earlier this week the final panel of the event was called “Advanced Wireless Service”. It was an open discussion moderated by the Globe’s Telecom Reporter Iain Marlow. The panelist were CEO of Wind Mobile Ken Campbell, EVP Marketing of Rogers Communications John Boynton and President & CEO of Mobilicity Dave Dobbin.

Over the hour conversation they talked a great deal about the recent wireless spectrum auction and if carriers paid to much for spectrum (total amount was $4,254,710,327) , should their be a spectrum cap, unlocking cell phones, customer loyalty, bundling and competition. In the video below you’ll see a short clip from each carrier respond to the question “How long can Canada support more carriers with a much smaller population?”. Each carrier had a different answer: (more…)

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BlackBerry honoured by Canadian Journalism Foundation for shaping journalism

Score another accolade for Waterloo-based RIM. Canadian Journalism Foundation honoured co-founders Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis for creating the BlackBerry and how the device has shaped journalism.

Lazaridis stated that “Being recognized by journalists…that’s kind of unique… The instantaneous access to information, the instantaneous filing of information, the instant connectivity and dissemination of information… that has changed journalism, absolutely changed it”.

Today the BlackBerry is almost in every reports hand getting news, shooting video and taking pics. CTV’s national reporter Lisa LaFlamme said she was handed her first Berry 6 years ago and the journalist was quoted by saying the BlackBerry is the “greatest invention”. (more…)

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Win the Android you want Contest!

We’re back with another contest and thought we’d work with you instead of dictating which phone and what carrier. This time we’re giving away an Android device of your choice. You tell us what device you want and we’ll pick it up and ship it to you. Easy, simple and to the point. No strings attached. We just want to spread the Canadian mobile love!

So many Android-powered devices to choose from: Hero, Nexus One, Liquid E, Milestone, Dext, Galaxy, Legend, Desire, Dream, Magic+, Backflip, X10, Eve, Quench… which one will you choose?

In order to win this contest all you have to do is one of the following: follow us on Twitter, become a member of our Forum or enter your name in the comment section below.  The contest ends Thursday, June 24th at 11:59pm.

There will only be one winner… Good luck to all who enter!

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Bell sponsors Vancouver Whitecaps FC… customers get exclusive mobile content

We thought Vancouver-based TELUS would sponsor the Vancouver Whitecaps FC… but Bell has jumped in to sponsor the soccer club. No word on how much this sponsorship cost but you’ll be seeing the Bell logo on jerseys and training kits.

From a mobile perspective there’s exclusive video content that Bell will be pushing out starting in 2011. Bell stated that we’ll be able to view exclusive content such as “live matches, behind-the-scenes access to Whitecaps players and coaches and other Whitecaps-specific mobile applications”. You’ll eventually see an app for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry developed.

Via: Bell

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Canada Post to start selling wireless in 2011?

Canada Post has had it revenue slip over the past few years and they are now looking for new ways to make an additional $250 million to $500 million by 2015. One way is to hop on the wireless bus. Early talks are that we’ll start seeing devices and plans from Rogers, Bell and possibly others available at its 6,500 locations by 2011.

Canada Post spokeswoman Catherine Lortie said “There’s no set business model for the time being. We’re the largest retailer in the country and access to our network is marketable.We want to diversify our revenue sources that have been dropping for several years with the decline in the volume of delivered mail.”

Another 6.500 locations is good for the carriers. (more…)

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