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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 making it’s way to WIND soon

Not really the biggest shock but will be a great addition to their lineup.  If you take a peak into the new Wind Mobile Magazine it shows they’ll be releasing the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 soon (probably in July). No word on a price point but if Bell, Virgin and TELUS all have this for the no-contract price of $349, and Rogers has this for $424.99 off contract… what do you think Wind will offer this at… $300? (more…)


Mobilicity “Downloads Store” now live

We let you know that Mobilicity was set to launch their “mobile content portal” this week and today is the big day!

For those Mobilicity customers who want to download items you’ll have to launch the browser on your phone’s menu and look for the “Downloads Store”. Here you’ll find a selection of “Mainstream, Asian and South Asian games, images, ringtones, wallpapers/themes. (more…)


Über entry-level LG 231 released by Bell

Bell has released the entry level LG 231 – this can be yours for the low cost of $129.95 no-contract. There are other price plans available but this phone most likely won’t last the length of your contract… so it’s probably best to go with the no contract on this one.

The LG 231 is a flip phone that should only be used for making calls or texting. This CDMA device also comes with a 0.3 megapixel camera, 1.77′-inch display, 3.5 mm headset jack, Speakerphone, Internal memory of 30 MB. (more…)


Koodo to set HSPA network live June 15th?

For those wondering about an update how Koodo Mobile’s transition from CDMA to HSPA is going… we’ve been informed that SIM/HSPA training has been pushed out to all employees over the last few days and it’s looking like they’ll go live around June 15th. We stated that Koodo will be launching the 3710 and can now confirm this will be their first official HSPA device. On a separate note – this is the same day TELUS will be releasing the Nokia 3710.

In addition, our tipster let us know that Koodo will be doing something different for then but similar to Wind Mobile… for those customers who pay their monthly bill on time for 3 consecutive months Koodo will unlock your phone for you.

We’ll have more info soon.
Check out the Koodo SIM/HSPA inventory shot here
Check out the Koodo Nokia 3710 here

(Thanks B!)


BlackBerry Curve 9300 leaks out… soon to replace 8500 series

Now that almost every Canadian carrier has the Curve 8530/8520 it’s time that RIM to come out with it’s next generation of a low-end QWERTY smartphone.

Enter the BlackBerry Curve 9300 “Kepler”. Thanks to Crackberry as they’ve uncovered the first pics of this upcoming device – changes are that it’ll add 3G, WiFi, increased RAM to 256 MB… but still has the same QVGA display resolution at 320 x 240. (more…)


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.


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…)