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Mobilicity announces they’ll launch the Google Nexus One!

New entrant Mobilicity will be launching their first Android-powered device soon… and it’s a beauty! How does everyone feel about the Google Nexus One? There’s no confirmed date but in a release Mobilicity stated they will be launching the “state-of-the art Android 2.2 device” soon at select stores. As for the price, you’ll be able to snag this for $549.99.

Nice work Mobilicity… now launch those other cities please!


TELUS HTC Desire available again, stock is limited

The HTC Desire didn’t take long to sell out across the country and has proven to be one of TELUS’ best devices. One of the reasons could have been price points: an attractive $79.99 on a 3-year and an even more attractive no-contract price of $449.99.

Very good news today for those who want this Android 2.1 powered smartphone as it’s now officially back in action! TELUS states that “HTC Desire now available. Due to limited stock, please allow up to 3-10 business days for delivery”. Another good note is that an upgrade to OS 2.2 is coming in October as well. The downside is that the no-contract price has vanished.

Get it while you can at here at TELUS
(Thanks Patrick!)


Google puts up “Phone Gallery” to compare Android devices

Google has put together a phone gallery of all the Android devices in the world. The adoption of Android has significantly increased over the past year the point that analysts are predicting the OS will become the top mobile OS in North America by the end of this year.

According to the Google Phone Gallery us Canadians only have 6 devices through 4 carriers (Rogers, Bell, TELUS and Virgin): HTC Desire, HTC Legend, HTC Hero, HTC Magic, Motorola Charm and Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant. However, it’s known that there has been 30 Android devices through 8 carriers since launching back on June 2nd, 2009.

The idea is a good one to have as it gives you the opportunity to compare different Android device side-by-side. Google states they will expanding the list to eventually include all devices.

Check it out here at Google
Via: IntoMobile


Where to get a BlackBerry Torch 9800 today

Now that the BlackBerry Torch is officially available in Canada… stock is probably limited so here are the places you can go to get one today:

TELUS, Rogers, Bell and Virgin online and retail locations; SaskTel (now we’re hearing it’s delayed due to shipping), WirelessWave Wireless etc. and TBooth retail locations, Best Buy online and retail locations; Future Shop online and retail locations and The Source online and retail locations. Plus, there’s always eBay and Craigslist.

In addition, we’ve got a contest going on now that offers up the chance to win a BlackBerry Torch 9800. Check it out here


Attending Nuit Blanche? Download the “Night Navigator App”

The Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is back again and now in its 5th year. The overnight art festivities are taking place in Toronto on October 2nd, starting at 6:57pm until sunrise. To keep up date and to make the most of the experience you might want to download the “Night Navigator App”. This is available on the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices and can do the following:

- Scan complete project details and public transit routes
- Locate the most active and closest projects
- Recommend your favourites with a “thumbs up”
- Find out which projects are creating a buzz
- Share Your Night and send real-time photos and comments
- View the photo gallery submissions
- Access My Night, your personal itinerary planner
- Vote for Scotiabank People’s Choice

As for compatibility, Scotiabank lists the following devices that this app will work on:
- iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 (plus on the iPod Touch)
- Blackberry Bold 9000
- Blackberry Bold 9700
- Blackberry Tour 9630
- Blackberry Curve 2 8900
- Android devices Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Motorola Quench, Acer Liquid E, HTC Magic, HTC Dream, LG Eve, Samsung Galaxy Spica, Nexus One, Motorola Dext, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Backflip, Motorola Milestone, HTC Hero, HTC Legend

Download the iPhone app here
Download the BlackBerry app here
Download the Android app here

Source: NuitBlache
Via: BBCool


Contest: Win a BlackBerry Torch 9800!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. We are happy to announce that Perry Newsome in our forums has claimed the prize for the Torch 9800! Congrats to Perry and thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned… we have another contest happening soon.

Anyone interested in getting the newest BlackBerry to hit Canadian soil? For our latest contest we are offering up the BlackBerry Torch 9800! This new BlackBerry is a slider that has a 3.2 HVGA capacitive touchscreen with a QWERTY keyboard, runs off the new BlackBerry 6 OS, has a 5 megapixel camera with flash, Wi-Fi, GPS… These are just some of the specs of this device…

All you have to do to possibly win is one of the following: follow us on Twitter or become a member of our Forum. People who are already following or members are automatically entered. The contest ends Tuesday, October 12th at 11:59pm. Good luck to all who enter… (more…)


Rogers Samsung Galaxy S Captivate dummy phones start arriving, still no launch date

The Rogers Samsung Galaxy S Captivate dummy phones have officially started to arrive at Rogers locations. The launch date for this Android 2.1 device is rumoured for mid-October with the pricing on a 3-year is $149.99… the other price plans are still unknown. Specs of the Captivate have it coming with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display (480 x 800 resolution), 5 megapixel camera, records 720p HD videos, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm audio jack, holds up to 32GB with a microSD.

More soon!
Source: The Cellular Guru


Top 5 Bada apps being downloaded this week on the Samsung Wave

It’s not much of a surprise that “Need For Speed” continues to top the charts via SamsungApps as it’s one of the only mainstream developers to create an app. Samsung themselves have been putting more emphasis on Google’s Android platform with the release of the Galaxy S series of devices. However, it’s always good to recognize what’s popular for those who opted for Samsung Wave (which runs of the Bada OS). Here are the top 5 apps being downloaded:

1. Need For Speed™ Shift – Electronic Arts
2. Magic Torch – Magic App’s
3. BBC NEWS AND SPORT – Samsung Mobile UK
4. Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior – Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC
5. Chess – Aviral Gupta

Check it out more details here at Samsung


TD enhances iPhone, BlackBerry and Android app (specifically insurance section)

TD has updated their mobile app for the BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices. Majority of it has stayed the same but TD states that the enhancements are to the TD Insurance section of the TD mobile app. The TD Insurance section of the mobile app now includes the following features:

- (New) Accident Photos: take up to 4 accident photos within the app and send to the TD Insurance Claims
- (New) Flashlight: use the smartphone device as a flashlight tool.
- Frequently asked questions on Auto, Home, Life and Health insurance
- An Auto Insurance Accident Toolkit with the following options:
- Accident Checklist: step-by step instructions on what to do in case of an accident
- Accident Notepad: a place to record accident details to make it easier when reporting a claim
- Important “How To” information for Home (Home Owner checklist) and Auto Insurance (Auto Assistance)

You can download the TD Bank app via iTunes, BlackBerry App World and the Android Market.
(Thanks TrickyD and Matthew!)


Microsoft patents “Dual Module Portable Devices”

Back in 2009 Microsoft painted a picture of possibly what 2019 will be looking like. In the video they showed a man walking through an airport to reach for his mobile device that seamlessly split into 2 screens that could work independently or together.

Looks like Microsoft is looking forward as they have filed a patent application with the exact demonstration that’s in the video. The patent is officially called “Dual Module Portable Devices” and it’s described as “A motion of a first module of the dual module portable device may be detected. Based at least in part on the detected motion, a position of the first module may be determined relative to the second module of the portable device. Once the relative position of the first module has been determined, a portion of a user interface associated with the relative position may be displayed at the first module.”

It’s probably easier to watch the video to understand what the patent entails. Check out the patent drawings and the after the break. Pay close attention to the 2:12 mark. (more…)