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White Rogers Bold 9700 now available at Future Shop… offers up $50 Gift Card

Remember the White version of the Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9700 that popped up a few weeks ago? (See here and here) Well, this is not yet available on the Rogers website but if you want one you can make now your way down to your local Future Shop as they have it for sale on the 3-year contract price of $149.99. In addition, the fine retail folks are throwing in a $50 Gift Card for good measure. (more…)

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Mobilicity to launch Saturday with over 35 Toronto locations?

With new entrant Mobilicity announcing their wireless plans, phones and business model this morning, The Star is reporting that the “company launches on Saturday at 10 a.m. Network service will be available and more than 35 branded stores across the GTA will be open to the public”.

The article also goes into detail about their Toronto marketing plan and how there’ll be billboard and radio ads popping up. Sara Moore, Mobilicity’s vice-president for marketing stated “We are going slow and doing it right, so the billboards that go up have really simple messages as we try to introduce ourselves to customers… We are going to start hard hitting with our advertising and really speak about what these unlimited offers are that we are going to be bringing to the Canadian wireless base.” (more…)

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Bell Motorola DEXT now available

Today those who want to get the Motorola DEXT can no do so as it’s officially available in Canada through Bell. This Android-powered device runs off of OS 1.5 and comes with Motorola’s MOTOBLUR, has a 3.1 inch display (resolution of 320 x 480), full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and video capabilities, 3.5 mm audio jack, can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card (Bell ships you a 2GB card), A-GPS, WiFi. Overall dimensions are 114 x 58 x 15.6mm with a weight of 163 grams.

Bell is still updating their site but Best Buy is all good to go and has this available on the following price plans:
3-year contract: $79.99 and No-Contract: $399.99

For a quick look at the DEXT check out this video preview here

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WIND releases 10 reasons why they are better than Mobilicity

We posted earlier that WIND requested Canadians to have a “buyer beware” mentality when considering new wireless carrier Mobilicity. However it looks like they are really digging in the heals as they have released a top 10 comparison of what makes them the better choice over Mobilicity.

UPDATE: This is sent to us by WIND’s PR Agency (Narrative Advocacy Media) – not fabricated by us.

Here they are… what do you think:

1. Limited Coverage
WIND’s growing network is already about four times bigger than Mobilicity’s. In the GTA alone, WIND’s network is twice the size of Mobilicity’s. That’s what “greater” coverage really means. (more…)

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Say Hello to the TELUS HTC Triumph!

Got to hand it to TELUS as they keep bringing on very strong Android devices. First it was the HTC Hero, followed up with the Motorola Milestone then the very unique Motorola Backflip… now behold the HTC Triumph!

A few weeks ago we saw an internal screenshot of the TELUS inventory that showed a mysterious device called the HTC Triumph. Thanks to a tipster who sent in a pic of this wicked Android OS 2.1 device! This will be hitting TELUS in the July/August time frame (we’re hearing more in July than August), comes with a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display (resolution of 480×800), a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, WiFi, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash. Sure looks like the HTC Desire but re-branded for us Canadians.

No price points yet but it’s looking great so far!
(Apologize for the image as there were reflections we had to remove)

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Mobilicity fixture spotted… ready for business

New wireless entrant Mobilicity is ready to announce their plans, devices and their “new wireless model” tomorrow. One of our readers Antonio was getting his laptop serviced at CCSI (Consumer Computer Services Inc.) and noticed a sweet looking Mobilicity fixture brightly displayed that looks ready to sell some devices. We’re guessing that reaching out to unique locations and giving them an opportunity to become a Mobilicity “dealer or retail partner” is part of the new wireless model we can expect to hear tomorrow. (more…)

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RIM files patent to develop a BlackBerry for the Visually Impaired

Research In Motion have filed a patent application with the USPTO called “MULTI-TAP KEYBOARD USER INTERFACE”.

Reading over the description it states that this provides “a multi-tap keyboard user interface with auditory feedback. In one embodiment, there is provided a method for controlling operation of a mobile device having a plurality of input devices…It is desired to have a way to perform simple user keyboard operations without requiring direct visual confirmation of what key is being pressed. Such a user interface may be useful to assist visually impaired users to use the devices lending accessibility to such devices.”

Specifically in Canada the carriers (more…)

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PC Mobile promo offers up first month free

PC Mobile is jumping in on the first month free promotions. Today they have released a new offer that goes until June 26th that basically gives you a free month of service. In order to get this you’ll have to sign up for the Flex Plan 25 plan then PC “will increase your start-up credit to cover the cost for the first month”.

Might be something to consider if you’re thinking about going on a prepaid account. (more…)

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Motorola i296 headed to TELUS’ Mike Network

Looking for another device that can take a beating? The Motorola i296 is military grade and can protect you from dust, drops, heat, water etc and will be launching shortly via TELUS’ Mike Network. This iDEN push to talk device has a 1.79-inch display with a resolution of 128×160, GPS, Music Player, 2.5 mm, Bluetooth. Overall weigh is 2.96 ounces. (more…)

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Update: Bell to release HTC Legend June 11th?

We’ve got an update when it comes to the release of the Android-powered HTC Legend on Bell.

We let you know about this 2.1 OS gem a few days ago, then it was leaked that a launch party was set for May 27th. We unfortunately have no pictures to show you… but one of our tipsters let us know that the release date has been penciled in for Friday, June 11th. No prices were given but I’m sure it’ll come in around $99.95 on a 3-year and most likely a $499.95.

More soon!

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