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Rogers to price drop some devices May 4th to $9.99

With all the new devices coming out by Rogers (and others) it’s that time of season for clearance and do some hardcore price drops. Checking out the internal doc we received it looks like starting May 4th you can expect to get the following devices for $9.99 on a 3-year contract with a Voice and Data plan: BlackBerry Curve 8310, BlackBerry Pearl 8110, BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 and the Nokia E71.

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Public Mobile says only 2 weeks remain for pre-launch offer

In March we were tipped that new entrant Public Mobile would pre-launch their network and offer those who sign up free unlimited Canadian long distance for life. In addition, we stated that their network would officially go live around the May 15th time frame.

All signs are pointing to be correct as not only have the folks over at Public been given the green light by the CRTC, but they have posted on their Twitter account that we only have two weeks left to take advantage of this offer. At the official launch we also hear they’ll be releasing more devices.

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By “popular demand” WIND extends $150 port over credit to May 4th

Back on February 26th WIND decided they’ll give a $150 credit “to help offset the sting” of the Early Cancellation Fee to those who port over from another carrier. This was later extend to March 31st and again extended until April 30th. However, “Due to popular demand” WIND has once again decided to extend the $150 credit until Tuesday, May 4th. (more…)

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Huawei U1250 now available at WIND for $70

Wind continues to expand their lineup – they have just released the Huawei U1250 for a very affordable $70. This entry level slim device has a 2-inch display (resolution of 240×320), 2 megapixel camera, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, can hold up to 8GB with a microSD card and weighs in at a light 90 grams.

We did a quick look around this device and the design reminds us a bit of the Motorola Renew. What’s nice about the device is that it has dedicated music keys for quick access to all your tunes. As mentioned above it can hold up to 8GB, so for such a small phone it can hold a great amount. The camera is only 2.0 mega pixels and can get the job done when sending pics to your friends. Another good feature is the 3.5 mm audio jack – nice addition and glad to see Huawei when for this versus a 2.5 mm. Good low cost starter phone.

Check it out here at WIND

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Pre-order the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, QUENCH and DEXT at Best Buy

Looks like Best Buy is jumping the gun and trying to get those interested in some unreleased Canadian devices to pre-order them.

If you’re looking for either of the Android-powered Motorola DEXT or Motorola QUENCH you can put a $50 in-store deposit down and they’ll give you a call when it’s available. The Dext is going to be released by Bell and the Quench will be available through Rogers.

In addition, if the new BlackBerry Peal 9100 is you cup of tea… this also can be pre-ordered for an in-store deposit of $50, but it looks like the TELUS version only. Rogers and Bell will be releasing the 9100 also, with Bell slated for May 13th. We know that TELUS will be selling this in both Black and (more…)

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Rogers reminds us the Acer Liquid E is Coming Soon

Remember the Acer Liquid E? This is another Android-powered device that will be coming exclusively to Rogers soon. We are just confirming up pricing for you and will post it shortly. In the meantime, over on Rogers URMagazine site they’ve posted a friendly reminder with all the benefits of this smartphone titled “Liquid Gold”

They state that “It’s no longer enough that a mobile device can multi-task; it has to respond really fast as well. The Acer Liquid E is not only the first Acer handset sold in North America, but it’s also the first available from Rogers to run Android 2.1. Suffice it to say you won’t be waiting for the Liquid E to catch up as you snap pictures on its 5 MP camera, send and receive email, SMS and MMS messages and watch videos in HD 720p quality on the massive 3.5-inch, 480×800-pixel screen. So, what’s so good about Android 2.1? For starters, there’s the Live Wallpaper that moves with you, five home screens that let you take full advantage of the thousands of apps offered up in the Android Market, widgets that grant instant access to Facebook, weather, news and more, plus the Acer-only app for spinning music and videos, Spinlets – all accessible quickly thanks to Acer’s sailing hardware speed.”

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The “Gizmodo iPhone Saga” Flowchart

The upcoming next generation of the iPhone has been a hot topic over the past week – more so since the famed Gizmodo leak of a prototype that was found in a bar and they apparently paid $5,000 for it. Then a police raid in Jason Chen’s pad and took computers, servers and any other supporting documents. The folks over at Fast Company have put together a flowchart they call the “Gizmodo iPhone Saga”. (more…)

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Rogers “Next is Now” vid shows how technology is reshaping Canada

Rogers has put together a really cool video that shows some Canadian tech stats . We’ve seen these type of vids before but rarely a Canadian focus. The video is called “Next is Now” and president and CEO Nadir Mohamed stated that “Technology is reshaping the world around us. How we live and how we work is changing rapidly. We will define our future around connected experiences. Increasingly customers are buying based on brand, not product. They’re buying into companies that will offer seamless delivery of customer-driven experiences in a connected world.”

Check it out here: (more…)

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Skyfire 2.0 for Android released… enables Flash-video on your mobile

Skyfire has released Skyfire 2.0 for Android and looking at the promo video it has a few new additions. This version of the Skyfire mobile browser has the first Flash-video build in plus a cloud-computing toolbar that they call “SkyBar”

Skyfire states that Skybar does the following that the native Android browser doesn’t:
1. Video – this icon repairs any broken Flash video which would normally display as an error message on Android
2. Explore – brings smart media recommendations to the user based on what they are looking at (including Twitter buzz, trends, other videos, and other sites).
3. Share – lets the user upload any website, video or link to their social networking accounts with a single click and status update (more…)

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Rogers to release built-in “Social View” app along with 3 new Social plans

Curious to know what the upcoming Rogers “Social View” is all about? They have been very quiet about what it is but apparently an official description states that it’s “a built-in feature of these exclusive smartphones that brings together, in real-time, your contacts’ updates from popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. It also includes a display of recent traditional communications such as texts, calls and instant messages from your contacts. Right in the contact list!”

So it’s like LG’s LinkBook, HTC’s Sense UI, Sony Ericsson’s TimeScape and Motorola’s MOTOBLUR… but built-in and branded Rogers. In addition, with this new “Social View” feature Rogers will also be releasing 3 new plans: “Unlimited Social Addict Plan”, “Unlimited Socialite Plan” and the “Unlimited Social Master Plan”. No price plans have been revealed yet. (more…)

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