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Confirmed: HTC Legend launching on Bell June 16th

We’ve been covering the HTC Legend for sometime – this is coming to both Bell and Virgin. Thanks to our Bell tipsters who let us know the official launch date has been set for June 16th.

In the internal document that we received it states that “The HTC Legend is one of the most anticipated Android smartphones. From a hardware perspective, its form factor has captured the attention and praises of the press with its sleek aluminium unibody design, vibrant 3.2” AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and brushed metallic finish. The design is certainly one-of-a-kind, conveys a confident message of class and feels expensive yet solid in your hands… The user also benefits from the same features offered to any other Android users out there. Legend comes with Android 2.1 out-of-the-box, the latest and greatest version of Google’s mobile platform with a range of updates including a revamped Android Market, improved virtual keyboard, support for more apps from the Market and more”

In addition, it looks like Bell is targeting this device to go head-to-head with the Rogers Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the Telus HTC Hero. They have broken down the specs and features and compared it to each device. Pricing is set to be $79.95 on a 3-year contract, $249.95 on a 2-year; $349.95 on a 1-year and $399.95 no contract.

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RIM, Rogers and Ericsson are “Top Employers for Young People”

The Globe and Mail has published their “Top Employers for Young People”. The list is compiled of those 40 and under and the employer “is evaluated according to the programs they use to attract and retain young talent. Key benefits include tuition assistance and the availability of co-op or work-study programs, mentorship and training programs and career management programs.”

For those associated with Canadian wireless there are 3 out of the list of 50: Ericsson Canada Inc., Research in Motion (RIM), Rogers Communications Inc. (more…)

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Mobilicity’s “mobile content portal” going live this week

Mobilicity officially launched their wireless services in Toronto back on May 14th with several plans and several devices. We’ve been notified that this week Mobilicity is set to go live with their download section, or what they are calling a “mobile content portal featuring top-selling games, the music industry’s Top 40 hits, as well as Bollywood and Asian singing sensations.”

Sounds good! We’re curious what the prices per download will be… or will they have this Unlimited also? (more…)

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Android-powered Acer Liquid E officially available at Rogers

Another day has come in the Android revolution. Those wanting to get their hands on the Acer Liquid E can head over to Rogers and score one.

As we’ve stated before this comes with a 3.5-inch display, OS 2.1 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera with video capabilities, WiFi, full HTML browser, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, holds up to 32GB  (Rogers ships with a 2 GB microSD card). Overall dimensions are 116×54×12.75mm and weighs 135 grams.

Price plans range from the 3-year price of $49.99; 2-year for $324.99; 1-year for $374.99 the no-contract price of $424.99.   More here at Rogers

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Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 9100 now available online

The latest BlackBerry has hit Rogers and is now available in stores/online. No idea why this version is a bit more than TELUS and Bell? Perhaps is the exclusive Red colour. The Pearl has the new trackpad, SureType keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera, BBM, built-in Wi-Fi, GPS.The Pearl 9100 can be yours on the following price plans (more…)

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Nokia’s Ovi Store “open for business in Canada” with direct billing to your Rogers, Bell & TELUS account

Even though customers have been seeing carrier billing from Nokia’s Ovi Store since the end of April… it’s now official as Nokia sent out a press release stating that “Nokia’s Ovi Store is open for business in Canada. Offering integrated billing with all major carriers… with Bell, Rogers and Telus”. So this is not yet available through Wind Mobile or Mobilicity.

The Ovi Store allows you to download free and paid apps, games, themes and ringtones to your mobile device. No word on Canadian stats but worldwide the Ovi Store has over 1.7 million downloads per day. (more…)

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Wind selects iBwave for in-building wireless coverage in Toronto’s PATH

If you’re a Toronto WIND customer (or a tourist coming to Toronto) you’ll like this news. Wind has selected Montreal-based iBwave Solutions to help design and plan in-building wireless coverage in Toronto’s underground PATH. The Path is used by over 100,000 people a day, covers over 27 kilometres of walkways that connect 1,200 business within 50 buildings. (more…)

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Bell finally releasing BlackBerry Pearl 9100 June 4th

After what was supposed to be a May 13th release but was “delayed until further notice”… Thanks to a few of our Bell tipsters who let us know that the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 is finally being released on June 4th.

In the internal document we received it states that “Bell is launching the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 which operates on the HSPA network and will replace its CDMA predecessor, the BlackBerry Pearl 8130″.

No conformation but you could also bet that Virgin will release the Pearl 9100 on the 4th also. Regarding pricing, here’s what the doc states but this will probably come in at $49.95 on a 3-year, outright price of $329.95.

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