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Update: Bell to release HTC Legend June 11th?

We’ve got an update when it comes to the release of the Android-powered HTC Legend on Bell.

We let you know about this 2.1 OS gem a few days ago, then it was leaked that a launch party was set for May 27th. We unfortunately have no pictures to show you… but one of our tipsters let us know that the release date has been penciled in for Friday, June 11th. No prices were given but I’m sure it’ll come in around $99.95 on a 3-year and most likely a $499.95.

More soon!


AdMob: “We just crossed the 200 billion ads served mark!”

Google purchased mobile advertising platform AdMob a few months ago and are currently being reviewed by the FTC. While that is happening it’s not stopping them from serving up ads on mobile devices. They announced on their Twitter account that “We just crossed the 200 billion ads served mark! Pretty impressive, if we do say so ourselves :)”… We agree! Congrats to everyone over at AdMob! (more…)


Motorola Quench dummy phones start arriving at Rogers

For those anticipating and pining to get your hands on the upcoming Android-powered Rogers Motorola Quench… your wait is almost over. Dummy phones have started to make their way to Rogers locations across the country and this is expected to be available late next week. Pricing on the 3-year is going to be a low $49.99, with the no-contract pricing should range between $374.99 and $424.99.


Videotron AWS network launch delayed until Fall

It was only last Friday Videotron sent out a message that “Build-out of the AWS network is progressing quickly” and that final testing has started for their Summer launch of their new network. However, yesterday parent company Quebecor reported Q1 2010 results and President and CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau threw down the truth by stating the network launch has been delayed until the end of the year, or at least the Fall.

Peladeau said “Launching a network is not a piece of cake…We want to keep offering our clients quality products and, in telecommunications, this means service without interruption and offering quality content. We are quite satisfied with the deployment but it isn’t finished yet”. (more…)


Even more leakage of the Bell 9100 & DEXT pricing

Thanks to a tipster who sent in an upcoming flyer to promote the Bell BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and the Motorola DEXT. The 9100 was supposed to be released on May 13th, then we were informed it was “delayed until further notice”. As you can see by the flyer it’s been slapped with a familiar “Coming Soon”. In addition, the 9100 had a 3-year price point of $29.95 but this flyer is again all whacked out and shows it ready to sell at $49.95. One thing is for sure is the no-contract price of $329.95.

Bell is also gearing up to add another Android device to their lineup. The Motorola Dext runs off OS 1.5 and will launch on Friday, May 14th. This flyer again confirms the 3-year contract price to be $79.95. The no-contract price for the Dext will be $399.95. (more…)


Bell Nokia N97 OS upgrade to v21.2.045 now available

For those who have a Bell Nokia N97 you can now upgrade your device to the latest OS Version 21.2.045. There are a few enhancements (listed below) that comes with this. To preform this you can make your way over to the Nokia website, or you can also upgrade over  a Wi-Fi or HSPA connection (just go into your settings). Here’s the list of enhancements that you can expect (more…)


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…)


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…)


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…)