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Bell HTC Legend launch party pegged for May 27th

Remember a few days ago we let you know that Bell was getting ready to exclusively release the Android-powered HTC Legend? Well… thanks to BGR there’s more news as there’s apparently a launch party that is taking place in Montréal on May 27th. No word if this date is the actual release date but it’s supposed to be in the May/June time frame. No price points have been released yet but we’ll update you shortly. (more…)

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Virgin goes to the people… asks “which phones would you like to see in our line-up?”

Not sure how far it’ll actually go but it’s always great to get your customers to give you feedback on what they would like to see. This is what Virgin Mobile Canada has done. On their Facebook page they asked the question “which phones would you like to see in our line-up?”. As a reward they’ll select two people and give them 100 bonus long distance or anytime minutes. (more…)

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Confirmed: Mobilicity to announce “new wireless model, rate plans, handset lineup” on Friday!

In a few days time – actually this coming Friday – we’ll see what new wireless entrant Mobilicity will bring to market. They’ve stated that they’ll announce their “new wireless model, rate plans and handsets lineup” and are “gearing up for its debut launch in Toronto”. It’s been rumoured that one of the plans will be a an unlimited talk, text, long-distance and data package for $65. Plus we hear they will also reveal about 5 other price plans. Devices are rumoured to be BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Huawei. (more…)

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Rogers Quench to launch next week, more prices revealed

Last week we saw the no-contract price of the upcoming Android-powered Motorola Quench to be $374.99, however, if you take a peak at the image below it shows a $50 difference and lists the no-contract price to be $424.99. This smartphone with Motorola’s MOTOBLUR will be released by Rogers late next week… we got more confirmation that the 3-year contract price is in fact going to be a low $49.99. Good deal if you’re into 3-year contracts!

(Also to note is the pricing for the upcoming Rogers Android Acer Liquid e!)

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TELUS “Hippo’s On Holiday” Contest has grand prize valued over $34,000

Telus has a pretty sweet Facebook contest going on now that runs for the next 30 days. It’s called the “Hippo’s On Holiday” contest and to play you have to check out the daily clues and guess the location of where the hippo is. If you guess correctly you’re entered into a daily random draw where you could win a HTC Hero. In addition, they have a grand prize available that has a value of over $34k that includes a trip for 4 anywhere Air Canada flies within Canada, $15,000 spending money and 4 HTC Hero devices.

Check it out here (more…)

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Missing in Canada: Square mobile payment

The Square Payment System went live yesterday in the States for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. This is the project that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey helped create that makes accepting mobile payments easy. All you have to to is put the Square card reader into the headset jack and follow the simple process of a credit card transaction. It’s basically a cheaper alternative for retailers to accept money from customers. A simple swipe of your credit card and you’re done. Pretty cool and not available in Canada.

Currently in Canada there’s a few mobile payment options to choose from but most have high service fees. One of them is the joint venture between Rogers, Bell and TELUS called Zoompass… but seems a bit more tedious than Square. Check out the video of Square in action and hopefully we’ll see it in Canada soon: (more…)

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Video: Next-gen iPhone found in Vietnam… gently ripped apart

Apple went crazy when the next generation iPhone found it’s way online… and they’ll not be too pleased today as another next-gen iPhone has found it’s way online, straight from Vietnam. This time the iPhone is a 16GB model, has an Apple branded processor and missing are the screws at the bottom. Oh ya, this was apparently purchased for a cool $4,000.

Check it out here (more…)

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TELUS Motorola Backflip promo dropped in price to $79.99

Some people – not many of us – like the cheap price of a signing a 3-year contract. Hopefully these will end soon… TELUS launched the Android-powered Motorola Backflip on April 28th (2 weeks ago) for the promo price of $99.99 on a 3-year contract, this has been now dropped in price to a reasonable $79.99 on a 3-year.

The other price plans have stayed the same at 2-year contract: $299.99; 1-year contract: $349.99 and No-contract: $399.99.

The only reason we can think of for the drop is to offer the Android OS 1.5 smartphone at the same price as the upcoming Bell Dext and Rogers Quench that will be both priced at the $79.99 mark. (more…)

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