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Virgin giving the first 50 Torch 9800 online orders a BlackBerry Wireless headset

The Torch 9800 release dates have been all over the board through the various carriers. September 24th, October 1st and now September 30th. There has been no communication on what the actual cause of the delay was… however the newest BlackBerry touchscreen/QWERTY keyboard will be here soon enough from the carrier of your choice.

To keep people interested Virgin has created an offer that sees the first 50 people to purchase online will get a BlackBerry Wireless HS-500 headset for free (this is valued at $80). Also, Virgin has now confirmed and pushed their launch date up to September 30th.

More here at Virgin


Chatr releases “The charmer” Nokia 2220, immediately put on sale for $50

Chatr has released their first device since launching back on July 28th. As expected, the Nokia 2220 can be yours for the immediate sale price of $50 (usually $75). Chatr has dubbed this slider phone as “The charmer” and comes in the “warm silver” colour with a 1.8-inch display (resolution of 128×160), VGA camera with video capabilities, FM radio and weighs 94 grams.

Via: Chatr


Solo Mobile lights up Montreal with Unlimited offering

And so the Unlimited Talk and Text Zone-based battle in Québec continues. Recently Public Mobile launched their wireless service in Montreal, then Vidéotro came in with an Unlimited plan, followed by Chatr. Yesterday we saw Bell enter the Unlimited game by releasing an “Unlimited Québec” plan and today… Bell’s discount brand Solo Mobile enters the group.

Solo Mobile Unlimited zones are now available in 6 cities across Canada: Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. They have a couple plans “Unlimited Talk 35″ is for $35 a month and the “Unlimited Talk & Text 45″ is for $45 per month.

More here at Solo


Bell launches BlackBerry Torch 9800 at $179.95 on 3-year… online purchases only

The once coming soon BlackBerry Torch 9800 was then delayed until October 1st has now been officially launched by Bell… only through online purchases. Even better news is that they have reduced the price on the 3-year contract to $179.95. Other price points of this new touchscreen/slider QWERTY are 2-year $449.95, 1-year at $549.95 and the no-contract price is $599.95.

Bell states that if you can “Order online and your Torch will ship on September 29th. Available in store on September 30th.”

Anyone getting the Torch? It’s the first device in Canada to have RIM’s new BlackBerry 6 OS…

More here at Bell


Windows Phone 7 Samsung SGH-i916 gets pictured, coming to Canada?

Microsoft’s new mobile OS Windows Phone 7 is getting ready to go live, apparently sometime mid-October. Today we see yet another leaked device hit the web and it’s sitting next to an iPhone 4 that’s hooked up to Rogers.  The Samsung SGH-i916 is identical in design to the recently leaked SGH-i917 that we’ve seen in the past… so possibly this is a Canadian version. Known specs show the SGH-i916 with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and 8GB of internal storage.

Source: Engadget


Motorola XT720 now available at WIND Mobile

Wind has officially added the Motorola XT720 to their lineup. This is available for $450 but immediately gets put down to $430 with the rebate promo they have going on (The promo ends September 30th). This is their second Android-powered device as we’ve mentioned before it comes with a 3.7-inch display with a resolution of 480×854, runs OS 2.1, GPS, WiFi, 8 megapixel camera, auto-focus, flash, records HD 720p videos, hold up to 32GB with a microSD card and has overall dimensions of 116 mm x 60.0 mm x 10.9 mm with a weight of 160 grams.

Check it out here at WIND
(Thanks Mike & Chris!)


SaskTel starts selling microSIM cards

SaskTel has started selling microSIM cards. You can pick one up for 10 bucks and put it in your unlocked iPhone 4 or your iPad. If you’re going the route of the iPad then you might want to check out their recently announced “Mobile Tablet Plans“.

On their website they also list the microSIM is available for free “With Device Purchase on Post Paid Contract”, which one would believe is the iPhone 4 (but it’s not currently available in their lineup). Time and time again SaskTel has stated that “negotiations regarding the iPhone continue”… but we’ve been informed that the fine folks in Saskatchewan who just flipped their 3G+ network live are gunning for a “Christmas time” launch of the iPhone.

In the meantime you could always buy an iPhone and unlock it and get a microSIM.

More here at SaskTel
(Thanks Joe!)


Images surface of the WIND Mobile Motorola XT720

WIND Mobile’s newest device – the Android-powered Motorola XT720 – is about to hit store shelves and the rumours can be put to rest. This will be available tomorrow from what we hear for $450. Checking out these pics that our tipster sent us shows the XT720 in all its glory. Specs of the XT720 will come with OS 2.1, a 3.7-inch display (resolution of 480×854), WiFi, 8 megapixel camera, auto-focus, flash, records HD 720p videos and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card.

(Thanks Tipster!) (more…)


WIND goes live with online shopping

Not the hugest news… but sure convenient. WIND has gone live with online shopping. Customers can now order devices, data stick and accessories or top up your account (only Pay Before customers). WIND states in the FAQ that shipping takes about 2-5 business days and “Online customers can place an order from anywhere in the world, but we do limit our shipping to provinces where we have WIND Zones (Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta)”. Just in time for the release of the XT720.

More here at WIND
(Thanks Nadim!)


Rogers Samsung Galaxy S Captivate officially available to pre-order

After a few days delay and a bit of teasing… Canadians can now pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate from Rogers. This will retail for $149.99 on a 3-year contract, plus those who do pre-order will be given a Bluetooth headset and entered into a contest to win some Samsung technology. In addition, the pre-order offer expires October 20th, 2010.

Go forth Canada… check out the Captivate here at Rogers
(Thanks Adam!)