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Rogers White Bold 9700 & Pearl 9100 make an appearance

Remember that BlackBerry Bold 9700 we mentioned a few weeks ago? Well, thanks to our buddy “Treatz” for sending us these shots of the upcoming clean looking Berry – these are only dummy phones but gets the point across. We are still waiting for a release date but sitting right next to it is the dummy phone of the upcoming BlackBerry Pearl 9100.

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More info on the Blackberry Bold 9700 at Pure Mobile

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Android OS successfully ported to first generation Apple iPhone

Here’s a pretty cool video – especially if you’re a fan of the Android OS. It seems that Linux fan “planetbeing” has successfully ported a version of Android to the iPhone itself. He states that his Rogers device is a”first generation Apple iPhone running the Linux kernel and Google’s Android mobile operating system.”

Check it out here: (more…)

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SaskTel BlackBerry Storm2 9550 now available

It was no secret that SaskTel was going to offer the BlackBerry Storm2 9550, it was just a matter of when and how much. Good news for those who are interested in getting a new touchscreen as they have just released the Storm2 on the following price plans:

3-year contract: $200.00
2-year contract: $550.00
1-year contract: $700.00
No-contract: $775.00

This is hands down the best device SaskTel currently has – until the new iPhone comes their way. Specs of the Storm2 are that it comes with a 3.25-inch display (resolution of 480 X 360), WiFi, OS 5.0, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and auto focus, 3.5mm headset jack, Speakerphone, virtual QWERTY keyboard, 2 GB Internal/256 MB Flash and can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card, full HTML browser, Speakerphone, GPS.

More here at SaskTel

(Thanks Joseph!)

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Rogers and Bell are “completely baffled and mystified” why WIND doesn’t accept tower sharing offer

Last week Chairman of WIND Mobile Tony Lacavera addressed the Empire Club of Canada and stated “The launch, although highly hailed by consumers, has also seen its fair share of early barriers… Although we have made over 100 requests to date we have not successfully shared a single tower with any of the incumbents despite the Industry Canada policy mandating tower-sharing.”

The Ottawa Citizen is reporting that both Bell and Rogers have offered to share cell towers and spent “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to accommodate their requests… but it’s WIND who’s the one choosing to walk away.

Ken Engelhart, Senior VP of Regulatory Affairs at Rogers said “I am completely baffled and mystified by Globalive’s (WIND’s parent company’s) statements. We have agreed to share towers with them. The vast majority of the offers we make to them they reject…We are doing everything at our end to accommodate them, wasting our time and resources, and then they say false statements in the press that we are blocking them… It’s very frustrating.”

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Confirmed: TELUS to release the Nokia E72

A few days ago we got a tip that TELUS was going to release the Nokia E72… we now have confirmation thanks to a beautiful internal screenshot (see below). No word on pricing or an official launch date for this slim smartphone. We hear it’ll be within the next 6-8 weeks.

Quick specs again for the E72 are that it has a 2.4 inch display (resolution of 240 x 320), 5 megapixel camera with a front-camera for video calling, auto-focus and flash, comes with a 600 mhz processo, 3.5 mm headset jack, full QWERTY keyboard with a five-way directional pad and optical trackpad, built-in GPS, WiFi, can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card.

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Silver BlackBerry 8530 coming to Koodo & Pearl Flip in Pink

From the screenshot below of the inventory system of Koodo Mobile confirms they are in fact prepping to release the BlackBerry Curve 8530 – looks like in Silver. In addition, it also looks like they will offer the Pearl Flip in Pink.

As we stated earlier today this is rumoured to be between May 18th and 26th, possibly $200 on the Tab. (more…)

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Toronto commuters rejoice… PATH gets an app!

People visiting Toronto and even those who fight the daily grind know how convenient and frustrating the underground Path is.

This Path covers over 27 kilometres of walkways that connect business within 50 buildings… and now a free app has been developed for the iPhone – and iPod Touch – called “Map the Path”.

The features of Map the Path are
• Directory listings of all businesses located in the underground area sorted by category.
• Listings displaying results based on proximity, using the iPhone’s built-in location finder
• Easy to read, sizable map, showing the complete, underground path area.
• Search options: search by building, store name, category or keyword
• Top 10 list with Recommendations of where to eat, closest flower shop (more…)

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Kids Help Phone and Bell receive “Connected to the Community” award

Kids Help Phone and partner Bell have received the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association’s “Connected to the Community” award. This award recognizes outstanding organizations that have partnered with Canada’s wireless industry to improve the lives of Canadians.

Lesley Sims, Ontario Regional Director for Kids Help Phone said “Kids Help Phone is thrilled to be honoured by the CWTA for our work to maximize access to our services by young people. Working closely with Bell to ensure we offer the latest mobile and online capabilities has helped improve the lives of many young and vulnerable kids in Canada.”

Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility stated “As a founding partner of Kids Help Phone, Bell supports the national organization’s continued evolution in the ways it responds to today’s technology-savvy and wireless-oriented youth – including making all Bell Mobility calls to Kids Help Phone free and anonymous.” (more…)

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Nokia X6 16GB was “Coming Soon” but now vanishes from site

A few days ago Nokia Canada put the Nokia X6 16GB as “Coming Soon” but it’s has now vanished from their site. No word on if or when this is coming out in Canada but rumours from the comments in our post is that TELUS and Bell were going to pick this up.

What do you think… is this something you would like to get your hands on?

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Koodo to release Curve 8530 between May 18th & 26th?

While Koodo’s new character “El Tabador” is busy trying to get people to sign up for $0.00 phones, we’ve got some updates on their anticipated BlackBerry release! We’ve been informed that Koodo will be launching the CDMA Curve 8530 and rough release dates are now rumoured to be between May 18th and 26th.

Thanks to the tipster who let us know that employee plans are changing on May 26th to include unlimited DATA and employees must use a Koodo branded phone. But how will a BlackBerry work on Koodo’s Tab system? Well, according to our source that’s also changing. It’s now at a max of $150… but it’ll be changing to max out at $200 thus making it more cost effective for customers to purchase a Blackberry. (more…)

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