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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…)


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


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…)


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…)


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…)


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.


Vidéotron to eventually offer BlackBerry devices

Even though the new network has been delayed until the end of the year or at the earliest this Fall. If you take a peak at the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) site it shows the Videotron logo… so it looks like they’ll be getting a BlackBerry device of sorts. No word on which one(s) but the easy guess is the Pearl 9100 and Bold 9700. (more…)


Watch 2010 FIFA World Cup via Rogers On Demand Mobile

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup starting on June 11th Rogers has announced a few choices for customers to catch all 64 matches: Online, TV and most importantly via your mobile device.

Rogers says the “Rogers On Demand Mobile” app will be coming soon and will be available for $5 per month on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry devices. For now a one-time fee of $10 through the WAP portal gives you live streams of every game, recaps, highlights, ringtones, wallpapers and schedules. (more…)


Report: Samsung Canada leads Q1 mobile shipments

Research firm IDC released a report called Canada’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker and for the 9th consecutive quarter Samsung came out on top for mobile shipments. The report states that Samsung shipped 579,900 mobile phones in Q1.

Samsung states the success to the OMNIA II, Galaxy and Galaxy Spica… perhaps they will keep the lead with the introduction of the upcoming Samsung Wave and Galaxy S.  Paul Brannen, VP of Samsung Mobile said “Given the extremely competitive mobile handset market in Canada, which rests on relentless innovation, we are extremely pleased to maintain our market share lead. We anticipate the second half of 2010 to be milestone setting as Samsung will be introducing a new fleet of smartphones.”

Here’s the complete list of Canadian manufactures in order of mobile shipments. What’s incredibly surprising is that Sanyo shipped more devices than Palm (more…)