UPDATE: Rogers has updated their site and shows the Pearl 8220 available online. Rogers announced the long awaited BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip was officially available for purchase November 4th. It seems the newest member to the Rogers line-up finally made its way onto the website… well sort of! When checking out their phones it says “NO TITLE FOUND IN CMS FOR: 8220BLKR” and the link shows no Flip. I’m sure this is just a glitch in the Rogers Matrix. We’ll update you soon.
Telus has released the Samsung m540 Slyde to its line-up (Samsung Rant in the US) The price points are really good for this phone. M540 is a slide slider with a full QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera , GPS, 2.1″ screen, weighs in at 130 grams – comes in Black and Pink.
Just released and already on sale with the following plans:
No Contract: $229.99
Now here comes the confusion as last week we noticed Best Buy had ad that had the name described as the m540 “TAAG”. See the advertisement here. With the following price plans:
3-year plan: $29.99
2-year plan: $79.99
1-year plan: $179.99
Month-to-Month or Outright: $249.99
We personally believe the Slyde is a better name. Check it our here
Kinda like the captain of the hockey team, or the lead singer of the band who always get the credit. Rightfully so, this device is going to be a massive seller. Hopefully we can live up to our friends in the USA when it comes to their launch party. More info about that here
Since the holidays are just around the corner Telus has released a new web promo in conjunction with Future Shop (who’s been extra good this year with all the leeked info) and HBC.
You can get a $50 Gift Card to Future Shop or any HBC store when you buy a select phone on a 3-year term. The phones included in the offer are the LG Dare & Voyager, BlackBerry Curve 8330, BlackBerry Pearl 8130, HTC Touch Diamond and Samsung Instinct.
Doesn’t seem there is any difference in the prices from Telus, but you can walk away with a $50 gift card. (This is also available on some Pay & Talk phones)
In all honesty, if you’re looking for a wicked deal and can find the time to make it over to a Best Buy Mobile Store, they are offering a free Xbox or Wii when you buy a new phone.
(Telus has also introduced a new $99 “All-in-One Plan“)
The W350a is nothing new but is a great deal for the value. It was originally launched back in August and this Walkman phone comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera, full HTML browsing and FM radio. It weighs 2.8 ounces and only about 11mm thin.
There is a current promo on that gives a $50 Canadian Tire Gift Card when you purchase this.
iPhone saves the day again! Imagine you’re on a boring date, speaking with somebody you rather not speak to, or just need to get out of a situation fast. “Fake Calls” is an app for your iPhone where you can schudule an incoming fake phone call from a name you manually enter… making your exit easier! You can purchase the app for $0.99 with this link to the AppStore.
Looking at the pics from the L.A launch party of the Storm with all the celebs in attendance: Carmen Electra, Dr. Dre, Mario Lopez, Stacy Keibler, Seth Green, Josh Duhamel etc, etc, etc… not to mention performances by the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stoneage. Can Canada even compete?
Thanks to special “kjb_ninja” who was relaxing at a Telus event last night made it possible for all to be prepared for a Telus event called the “Storm Rock Tour” (website is RockTheBlackBerryStorm.com).
There are 4 locations involved where the tour “will touch down”:
Toronto: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 at the Guvernment Nightclub (6pm – 9pm).
Montreal: Thursday, December 4th, 2008 at Club 1234 (6pm – 8pm)
Vancouver: Tuesday, December 9th at Caprice Nightclub (6pm – 8pm)
Calgary: Thursday, December 11th, Scratch Rock & Roll Lounge (6pm – 8pm)
The Toronto location is 3 hours and at the Guvernment which is a classic venue for any band to play in. I say, bring anyone but Brian Adams, Celine Anne Murray or Rita McNeil. Let’s see who you got coming for us Telus… make us Canadians proud!
Best Buy Mobile Canada is feeling like “Crazy Tom’s Electronics” as they’re going on a bender and giving away great deals for the ongoing Grand Opening celebrations… and we love it!
The deal is when you buy select phones such as the Rogers BlackBerry Flip 8220 for $49.99 you’ll get a free $50 Gift Card. Or, you can get a Nokia N95 8GB for $0.00. The kicker comes in when you purchase the Telus HTC Touch Diamond on a 3-year plan with a data plan of $45 or more you’ll walk out the door with a free Nintendo Wii. Or, if you fancy the Samsung Instinct for $99.99 you can score a free Xbox 360. If you want something on a lower scale, no worries, the Sony Ericsson for $39.99 can you be yours… along with an Xbox 360 when you sign up for a 3-year plan.
There are other deals available such as the LG KEYBO for $0.00, the LG Dare for $99.99 with a $50 Best Buy Gift Card. Not to shabby Best Buy… great way to celebrate and start the season!
The prices and offers are only good November 5th (7pm-9pm), 8 & 9th, 2008 at Square One, Vaughan Mills and Fairwiew Mall Best Buy Mobile stores. There are no rainchecks and all the items are limited to what is in-stock.
These would be perfect re-gifts for that special someone on your list!
AskKinjo could be for those who don’t have a Smartphone, iPhone, access to Google Maps, GPS or the web on their phone. This free service works by dialing #KINJO (#54656) from your mobile and brings you relevant information based on your location and request. Current categories are traffic updates, gas prices, parking info, ATM locations and nearby coffee shops.
We tried this out and found the voice recognition system needs to be upgraded a bit as there was no noise around us and had to repeat our selection a few times. Frustrating as it’s like speaking with Emily the Bell operator.
This is a free service for us customers, but how AskKinjo makes money is by verbal mobile advertising while we wait for them to retrieve our selections. You do have an option to register yourself for faster service, but this would entail giving all your personal info (which they would probably use for advertising to you). They also make it easy for Rogers & Fido customers by asking them to dial and remember 647-476-6468 instead of #KINJO.
Check them out for yourself here, or, check back here in a couple months and we’ll have updates.