The CRTC has announced that effective August 21st, 2010 the 450 region that surrounds Montreal will add the 579 area code. The reason once again is “to meet the continuously growing demand for new telephone numbers, particularly for wireless devices.”
Fido has released the LG Gossip – a device that has a full-QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, 2.0 megapixel camera with video capabilities, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio, can hold up to 4GB with a microSD card. Overall dimensions are 115.5 x 61 x 12.8 mm with a weight 95 grams.
This is available for $0.00 on a 2-year contract or $90 no-contract/prepaid
More here at Fido
Back in March Bell offered a promo to all customers who purchase a Palm Pre on any Smartphone Combo plan will get $10 off their plan the entire duration of their contract. If you’ve been waiting for a better deal your time might have arrived!
Not only can you get the Palm Pre for the rock bottom sell-off price of $0.00 on a 3-year (or the no-contract price of $299.95), but Bell has increased the amount you’ll get back to a very good $15 per month… that equals a whopping $540 in savings. I love Palm’s webOS, but I love it more when carriers drop rates.
What do you think? You going for it? Do you think the drop is because of all the recent competition or to get rid of inventory? (more…)
As promised we are back with another contest! This time we thought we’d give a device away that almost every Canadian carrier will eventually have in their lineup: the new BlackBerry Pearl 9100. So here’s the deal…we supply the device and you choose the carrier (TELUS, Bell, Virgin, Rogers etc…)
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. No strings attached. The contest ends Monday, June 7th at 11:59pm.
Good luck to all who enter!
Check out this self made iPhone case that is disguised as a revolver. It was made by an Apple Systems Consultant in Singapore named Junior Tan and will certainly get a few looks… and definitely scare crowds. (more…)
It’s all because of Canada! Apple sent out a press release today that stated “Apple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days”. Canada was one of the countries that was recently added to the list where customers can purchase the tablet. Rogers, Bell and TELUS all have iPad data plans and over the weekend we posted that Fido will be coming out with their own iPad data plans too.
Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO said “Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do. We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.” (more…)
Even though Koodo launched their first smartphone last week (BlackBerry Curve 8530) and they’re prepping for the upcoming HSPA launch... a new device will be coming down the pipe soon that is a throwback to the Koodo of days past. According to the inventory screenshot we received the Samsung U430 will be released shortly at what looks to be the retail price of $125. This is to replace the Samsung U410 that was recently discontinued. Parent-company TELUS released the U430 back in July of 2009 and you can learn more about the specs and features here.
We’ll have more info on an exact launch date and prices shortly. (more…)
WIND has announced that this Thursday, June 3rd they will officially launch in Vancouver. This will now round out their 5 cities to have wireless service: Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and now Vancouver. The festivities will begin at 10:30am at the 116 Davie St, Yaletown location. In addition, CEO Ken Campbell stated on the company blog that because of the Vancouver launch “We’re extending Everybody WINDs to June 30th”. This promo gives customers 50% off monthly rate plan fees for the first 6 months. (more…)
Koodo Mobile on Thursday officially launched what could be the best device they have ever offered – the BlackBerry Curve 8530. What’s next you ask? How about them getting up to speed with all the other Canadian carriers with some HSPA goodness. We let you know back in February that Koodo was going to hop on to TELUS’ HSPA network and bring on some new devices… more news as we received an internal screenshot that shows testing the HSPA network has started and so has the testing of Koodo SIM cards.
I’m sure more devices will follow but for now the lone device that is targeted to be their first HSPA is the Nokia 3710.
The long and very winding road of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100… On Friday TELUS released their PInk version for $29.99 on a 3-year contract and the No Contract for $349.99. Last week Rogers launched the 9100 (still waiting for store to get shipments), they have marked this down for sale at the 3-year $49.99 mark and no-contract for $449.99.
The last carriers to release the 9100 is Bell and Virgin (and possibly WIND). Most likely because they are waiting on the Black model which will apparently be available in a the coming weeks. We knew that Virgin posted this as “coming soon” on their site for $49.99, and according to the internal document we received it shows Bell will release this for $29.99 on a 3-year and $349.99 no contract. (more…)