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Rumour: Rogers to release Nokia 6700 Slide and 7020 in Q3

Rogers is set to release some new devices over the next few weeks such as the Android-powered Acer Liquid e. In addition, one of reliable Rogers tipsters confirmed a few days ago that we can expect to see the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini soon.

We’ve been informed by the same reliable tipster that Rogers will be bringing on both the Nokia 6700 Slide and the Nokia 7020. These have a targeted release sometime in Q3 but the 7020 might be launching sooner. (more…)

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Motorola i890 coming to TELUS’ MiKE network?

Last week it was discovered that the Motorola i296 headed to TELUS’ Mike network. Well if you check out the link below it’ll take you to a config file on the TELUS site that shows the Motorola i890 is also making its way over to MiKe. No word on an official release date or pricing but our tipster states that “These are the X-WAP Profile Header for iDEN phones. This means the i890 is not far off from release”.

Specs of the i890 are that it’s a clamshell form factor with push-to-talk capabilities, a 2.2-inch internal display and a 1.8-inch external display, 2 megapixel camera (4x digital zoom), a MP3 player, external media keys, stereo Bluetooth and weighs in at 119 grams. (more…)

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“An average service call costs a wireless company $5 to $12″

If you have a few minutes to read a great article by the Globe’s Iain Marlow titled “Smart phones raise stakes for telcos”. It goes into detail about how the evolution of wireless devices from what used to the simple flip phone to now standard Smartphones is becoming a major expense for the carriers.

Marlow writes “An average service call costs a wireless company $5 to $12 to handle, while the fee for a complicated, lengthy call can soar to $30 or more. Yet Canada’s biggest wireless companies have no choice but to improve their customer service or risk losing customers to new wireless entrants… The cost of dealing with service calls hits directly at the bottom line. If a customer pays a wireless provider $40 a month, but calls twice a month on average with queries, he has essentially erased his profitability to the company.” (more…)

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Rogers BlackBerry 9100 gets unboxed, comes with OS 5.0.0.629

Looks like our friends over at The Cellular Guru have got their hands on the upcoming Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 9100. You’ll see in the pics below they did a quick unboxing and discovered it comes with OS 5.0.0.629. We’re still waiting to see what’s different about this version but honestly we just want to see this new Pearl released.

A couple days ago Future Shop put the Rogers Pearl on their site for the following prices: $79.99 on a 3-year and the no contract price of $449.99. (more…)

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City Fido makes its way to Winnipeg

Thanks to one of our tipsters who let us know that Fido has just launched the City Fido plan in Winnipeg. This is not on the site yet but we found a map that shows the city Zone. If you’re thinking about getting this you’ll have two options – a $40 plan that gives you 2,000 anytime local minutes, Unlimited Text (within Canada)… and a $60 plan that gives you 4,000 anytime local minutes, Unlimited Text (within Canada). (more…)

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Rogers “Navigator for Android” app now available

Rogers recently re-branded their Telenav app for the iPhone and called it “Rogers Navigator for iPhone”.  Now they’ve done the same for Android devices and called the GPS app “Rogers Navigator for Android”. The features are basically the same but with a shiny new name. With this app you’ll be able to get 2D or 3D maps, Real time traffic alerts, One touch reroute, search businesses, day and night modes, pre-plan trips.. and this will cost an extra $4.99 a month on top of your data plan. Check it out in the Android Market (Below is a description from the Rogers sales sheets) (more…)

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Get the Rogers Quench $50 cheaper at Best Buy, $374.99 no-contract

The Android-powered Motorola Quench officially launched yesterday through Rogers for the No-Contract price of $424.99. However if you’re looking for a deal on this touchscreen you might want to check out Best Buy as they have this listed for $50 cheaper at $374.99.

Saving money is always a good thing. (more…)

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Rogers BOGO promo offers up to 4 free phones, including the LG Eve

If you’re thinking about activating another device on your account – maybe for a family member, the Rogers BOGO (Buy One Get One) promotion is back… They are pushing that you can buy any Smartphone and get up to 4 free phones. This includes the Android-powered LG Eve or any of their quick messaging devices (LG Pop, Nokia Surge or the LG Neon). This offer goes until August 3rd and the BOGO offer is signing up a new 3-year contract. (more…)

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Koodo launching Curve 8530 May 25th, plus plan details

For those looking for info regarding the upcoming release of Koodo Mobile’s BlackBerry Curve 8530… read on. We’ve been informed from one of our tipsters that this will officially be available on May 25th for the no-contract price of $300, or you can also get this for $150 on the Tab. This will only come in one colour: Silver.

Regarding the plans. We’ve mentioned rumours of these before but you can now see confirmation by the brochure below that will be available next week. There will be two BlackBerry Add-on to the plans at launch: Blackberry Social for $10/month that includes Unlimited BlackBerry Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Facebook, Twitter etc. The second Add-on Blackberry Connect for $25/month that gives you Up to 500MB of Email, Unlimited BlackBerry Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Facebook, Twitter etc. A Blackberry plan MUST be added on to purchase the device.

In addition, the previous unlimited web browsing for “dumb-phones” has been replaced with 50MB of data ($10 per month). There’s also a 500MB of data add on option ($25 per month), which points to the launch of SIM cards and the addition of data if you bring in a device other then a Blackberry over to Koodo… so their HSPA network is coming up soon too!

More soon!
(Thanks B!)

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Contest: Win a cellphone plan for a year!

Now that there’s a great deal of competition in the Canadian marketplace. We have Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Virgin, Fido, Solo, Koodo, Mobilicity, WIND, Public, Videotron, MTS, Airtel, SaskTel plus all the smaller sellers like SpeakOut, Petro-Canada, PC Mobile and so on…

Anyway, we’ve been a bit lax on the contests over the past couple weeks that we’ve decided to throw one together and giveaway a cellphone plan for a year! There are a few stipulations as we’re basically going to dump dough into your current/future account. Here’s the deal… we’ll give a total of $800 to the winner – this represents about $67 per month towards your cellphone bill, more than enough to cover a basic plan and data (depending what carrier you choose).

In order to win this contest all you have to do is one of the following: follow us on Twitter, become a member of our Forum or enter your name in the comment section below. The contest ends Tuesday, May 25th at 11:59pm.

So many carriers to choose from – who will you choose if you win? This is our way of helping out… Good luck to all who enter!

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