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Rogers Micro SIM cards start arriving

Similar to the post we wrote yesterday about TELUS getting microSIM cards (12 x 15mm), Rogers is slowly getting stock in across off stores and retail channels. This could be used for tablet devices such as the iPad and more importantly for the upcoming next generation iPhone. The price of this Micro SIM is $10.

Anyone going for the iPad? (more…)

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TELUS “Unleashing” something June 8th…

There’s this teaser countdown somewhere on the TELUS site (can’t find it now or it’s taken down) that states something is “Unleashing on June 8″. The easy guess would be the HTC Triumph we’ve been talking about for a few weeks now. Hopefully that would be it because the specs look wicked. June 8th is only a mere 2 weeks away…

Update: Seems like this is only targeted to BC and Alberta and only located on the Telus.com homepage, not mobility. (more…)

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TELUS set to launch Nokia 3710 June 15th

TELUS will be launching the affordable Nokia 3710 on June 15th. Looking at the internal doc we were sent show this will be available for $49.99 on a 3-year contract. This device is also pegged to make an appearance as Koodo Mobile’s first HSPA device. This is a basic flip phone that comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera and “generously-sized keypad”. (more…)

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Bell releases “Turbo Hub” at $399 no contract

Bell has added a “Turbo Hub” to their lineup (Rogers released this a few months back). This gives portable access to the web for up to 15 people via either Ethernet ports or Wi-Fi (and also gives voice service when connected to a landline). The Bell Turbo Hub is available for $149 on a 2-year contract or $399 no-contract. In addition, Bell has a promo that goes until July 20th that gives anyone who signs up with a Voice service rate plan will get an additional $5 off for the duration of their contract. Rate plans start at $40 per month for data-only and for $20 more you can add Voice.

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Proof: Virgin Mobile to release Android HTC Legend

A few weeks ago we let you know that Bell was going to release the HTC Legend. Over the weekend Virgin placed HTC as anew manufacturer on their site but no device was listed. We said then it could be the HTC Legend as they basically get the same devices as Bell – mainly because Bell owns Virgin.

Thanks to our Virgin Mobile tipster who let us know that the Legend is in fact coming to Virgin (their first Android device). You’ll see in the screenshot below that it’s currently listed in their inventory. No word on official launch dates or pricing but it also states a sell price of $357… so this could be the no-contract price but seems really low.

More soon!
(Thanks Puma!)

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Winner in our “Win a cellphone plan for a year” contest!

Yet another contest is over and this time we gave away a cellphone plan for a year. Thanks to all who entered and we are pleased to announce that Twitter follower and Forum member Simon Polley has taken the prize home! Congrats Simon!

Looking for another contest to enter? Stay tuned as we have a good one cooking that will be announced on Monday.

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Public Mobile goes live in Toronto and offers new $24 plan

Not much more to say about new entrant Public Mobile and them officially switching on their Toronto network. Public has introduced a new $24 plan that includes Unlimited local calling, call waiting, call forwarding and 3-way calling. Add-ons like Voicemail and call display is for an additional $8 per month.They have also confirmed that a new feature will be coming out in July 2010 called “Unlimited Overseas Long Distance”.

No official word on exact subscribers but CEO Alek Krstajic said yesterday “thousands of customers signed up early”. Their Montreal network is set to go live on June 25th.

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TELUS was set to release the 9100 May 6th, still waiting.

TELUS sent out a press release back on April 26th they were going to release the BlackBerry Curve 9100 “starting in May” for $29.99 on a 3-year contract. Even though May is almost up we received an internal doc that showed a launch date set for May 6th… I’m sure they are in the same boat as Rogers, Virgin and Bell as it was “delayed until further notice” by RIM. Still no official release date but most retail locations have dummy phones on display for you to get a feel for the weight/look.

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Bell to release Nokia 7230 on May 28th

Thanks to one of our Bell tipsters you can expect to see another entry level device to their HSPA lineup on May 28th. The Nokia 7230 is a slider that has a 3.2 megapixel camera, 2.4-inch display and comes with a 2 GB microSD card. This will be available in both Black and Pink on the following price plans:

$29.95 on a 3-year contract
$79.95 on a 2-year contract
$129.95 on a 1-year contract
$149.95 no contract
Prepaid Limited Time offer for $129.95

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