TELUS has dropped the price of the BlackBerry Curve 8330 to $49.99 on a 3-year contract. Bell, Rogers and now even Virgin all have the same pricing on this device. The Telus offer is available until December 25th for new customers who sign up for a minimum $45 voice, e-mail & data plan. More here
Rogers has released the HTC Touch Diamond for a promo price of $199.99 on a 3-year contract (with a minimum $45 voice and data plan).
If you are looking to get this with no data plan it will set you back the following prices:
3-year contract: $449.99 (Voice only)
3-year contract: $499.99 (Data only – bizarre but available option)
2-year contract: $549.99
1-year contract: $549.99
This version is different than Bell or Telus as it has the back cut like a diamond with all its edges, while the others carriers are simply a flat backing. The HTC Touch Diamond comes loaded with the TouchFLO 3D interface, HSPA/Edge/Wi-Fi, Windows Media Player, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, auto focus and video capabilities, Built-in GPS with 4GB of internal memory. It weighs 110 grams with a 2.8 inch (640 x 480) VGA display and has Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.
More info soon with a video review.
In Canada we have our “fashion phones” being the LG Reveal or the Samsung Cleo. However, if you step into another country you get something like the newly created “Dior Phone Diamonds”. This gem comes in “Glorious Black” and is encrusted with 641 diamonds and sapphires for a total of 3.251 carats. The flip phone has hand brushed stainless steel case with a flat electroluminescent keyboard with the Dior logo. This would be a great gift for Christmas and will only set you back $28,000.
A proposal set forward by the Manitoba legislature last Friday has them following suit of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec and recently proposed Ontario to ban cell phone use (text messaging, e-mail & talking) while driving.
Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Lemieux said: “We all know how important it is to pay full attention while behind the wheel, and imposing such a law removes a major distraction, helping to ensure motorists focus their attention on what matters most – the road. This legislation renews our government’s commitment to increasing safety on the province’s roads.” More here
When Future Shop put the TELUS BlackBerry Storm on pre-order last week with the “estimated release date” of December 18th we got a bit eager to have something confirmed. However, a quick look at their site today shows the Storm to be released December 31st, 2008??…. which probably means the TELUS hammer must have dropped on Future Shop.
We were sent some updated info on the upcoming launch of the Telus BlackBerry Storm: “From launch until December 25, the device will be available for $249.99 under a sweet three-year plan promo. Alternatively, without a contract, you can get the device for $599.99. More pricing info will be available on the microsite shortly: www.telusmobility.com/storm“. At least the price is getting lower from the original Best Buy Storm promo we saw last week.
- Offer limited to new clients activating a combination of voice, e-mail & data plans totalling $45 or more. Offer ends December 25, 2008. (eligible provinces: ON / BC / AB / QC)
- Offer limited to new clients activating a combination of voice, e-mail & data plans totalling $40 or more. Offer ends December 25, 2008. (eligible provinces: MB / NS / SK / NB / NF / PEI)
More info soon with an official release date. Also, here is the official TELUS BlackBerry Storm promo video:
If you have some time to waste during the day and want to kinda feel like a DJ… head on over to Koodo Mobile and check out how you can “Drop the Needle” with a Koodo Koodo-cizer.
It’s basically one of there jingles and you can scroll your mouse and scratch the record. The best part of this is if you scroll backwards it gives you a secret message. This could be good for a few minutes… on a side note we hear some rumours that Koodo will be jumping on the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 bus Q1 2009.
The OtterBox Defender Series Case for the BlackBerry Bold means business. And before we get started on our review, we have 2 of these cases to give away! All you have to do is send us an e-mail on our contact form located here and we will pick 2 random names and make the draw on December 15th.
The OtterBox Defender Series for the BlackBerry Bold weighs in at 2 ounces and is a case that can take the hits, drops, dust and certainly keep your precious device from getting scratched. There are 3-layers of protection: a clear membrane piece, polycarbonate panels and a silicone cover. The case is easy to put together and only takes a minute. You will see when you open the box there are instructions on how to effectively and correctly put the case together.
Now with this said, you will notice that the plastic membrane (cover) will have several bubbles, all you have to do is take a credit card and smooth this out, or OtterBox suggests a dab of soap and water on top of the screen will make for a clear cover. There are openings for the 3.5mm headset jack, miniUSB port, volume controls, convenience buttons, mute switch and camera.
You can pick this up at OtterBox.com for $49.95 (US). – or, send in your e-mail address to us and win one!
148apps.com records and reviews all the iPhone (and iTouch) Apps that hit the market. They’ve reported that 10,000 applications have now been released and as a tribute created a cool looking page with all the app icons.
They have taken the time to breakdown some interesting statistics: new submissions by month, app count by price, and app count by category. Here are some noteworthy number:
- Games category is the most popular with 2,333 apps.
- 24% of apps are free, 35% cost $.99… highest cost app was $899.99
- Average cost of apps is $3.12.
- September 2008 was the highest amount of apps created with 2,912 and May had the least with 2.