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Rogers strikes up deal to sell products in Shoppers Drug Mart

After being shunned from The Source it looks like Rogers and Fido have scored another place to sell their devices. Starting July 1, 2010 Rogers and Shoppers Drug Mart will start a pilot project and sell smartphones and Rocket Sticks in 30 select and unannounced locations.

Rob Bruce, President Communications at Rogers stated “Customers are telling us they want more choice for where they acquire Rogers and Fido products and services in their own neighbourhoods. Through this pilot initiative, Rogers and Fido customers will have access to innovative wireless products when they are shopping for their lifestyle needs.”

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Best Buy puts Motorola BACKFLIP on Pre-order

If you’re gunning to have the upcoming TELUS Motorola BACKFLIP you can now go to your local Best Buy and Pre-order this. The BACKFLIP is one of three new Motorola Android-devices to be launching in Canada. No word on actually when this is launching or how much it’ll set you back… but you know it’s “coming soon”.

Best Buy states on their site that you can “Pre-order the Motorola BACKFLIP in-store at any Best Buy Mobile Store today! Simply put a $50 deposit down in-store and when the BACKFLIP arrives in-store we will call you to come pick it up and be the first to own it.” (more…)

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Earth Day Contest: Win a Sony Ericsson Naite

How about another contest to celebrate this very eco-friendly week. Earth Day is coming up on Thursday and we’ve decided to give away the Sony Ericsson Naite!

The Naite is made from 70% recycled consumer plastics and quick specs are that it comes with a 2.2 inch QVGA display (resolution of 240×320), 2 megapixel camera, digital zoom, video capabilities and can hold up to 8GB with a microSD card and has a FM radio and media player. Overall dimensions are 108.0 x 47.0 x 12.6 mm and weighs in at 84 grams.

So you want to win this? To enter the contest all you have to do is submit your name in the comment section below – no strings attached. The contest goes until Thursday, April 22nd at 5:00pm and as usual we’ll announce our both winner shortly after. You can only enter your name once… Go ahead, enter your name below!

(Follow us on Twitter to find out faster if you won! – @mobilesyrup)

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“Mobilicity is taking wireless in an exciting, new direction” says new VP Perry

Looking for the latest news about Mobilicity? It’s not the launch of their network but they have formally announced that Doug Perry to the position of Vice President of Sales. Perry was previously VP of Corporate Sales for Salesforce.com and also Vice President and General Manager at Rogers Wireless.

Dave Dobbin, President and CEO of Mobilicity said “Doug is one of the wireless industry’s top performers and brings with him a wealth of experience. His addition to our senior management team is a big win as we prepare to launch Mobilicity to Canadian consumers looking for more value and simplicity in wireless.”

Doug Perry state about his new role that “Mobilicity has a very compelling proposition in store for consumers. I’ve seen the wireless industry evolve and become increasingly more complicated. The good news is, Mobilicity is taking wireless in an exciting, new direction with unlimited plans and simple offers that Canadian consumers are going to find very appealing.” (more…)

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TELUS to release the “Smart Hub” late May

TELUS seems to getting primed up to release what they call the 3G “Smart Hub”, device targeted to business people that will create a Wi-Fi network and web access wherever you need one (you’ll just need a active SIM card).

This is expected to launch at no contract for $399.99 or $199.99 with a 2-year contract and will only be offered in the following provinces: Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces (not available in British Columbia and Alberta).

Here are some quick specs and features: (more…)

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What do you think… is this the next-gen iPhone?

Over the weekend Engadget posted some very promising pictures of a very convincing iPhone, but turned out to be a fake and was a Japanese iPhone knockoff. However, Engadget stormed back stating the pic below is in fact the real deal and we can expect it in June. More pics of what could be the next generation “iPhone HD” have also popped with all the internal hardware. Clearly these are just rumours but great for thinking about what the next iPhone could look like. What do yo think… is this it?

Update: looks like the real deal… Gizmodo has posted a video of the next iPhone. Check it out here.





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SaskTel recycles over 6,300 cell phones to date

Because Earth Day is this week I’m sure we’ll be seeing the carriers and manufacturers talk a great deal about green products and devices. SaskTel has come out with some stats when it comes to their cell phone recycling program: “Phones for a Fresh Start Program” . They have recycled over 6,300 since launching the initiative a couple years back. Good numbers when you consider it’s just one province and they only have in total over 540,000 subscribers. (more…)

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Bell drops Android-powered Samsung Galaxy to $0.00 on 3-year

It looks like the sole Android-powered device that Bell has in their lineup is now on sale for the low 3-year contract price of $0.00. The lowest price we’ve seen is $49.95… so this is a good deal for a decent device! The other prices have unfortunately stayed the same though. This can be yours for 2-year price of $299.95; 1-year for $399.95 and no contract price is $449.95. (more…)

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Nokia X6 16GB “Coming Soon” to Canada

Thanks to member “466035″ in our Forum for pointing out that on the Nokia Canada site the Nokia X6 16GB now shows up as “Coming Soon”. No word on which carrier will launch the device, but the frequency bands are the following:

- WCDMA 900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
- GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (Latin America and Brazil variant only)
- WCDMA 900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, 2G QB (China variant)

Specs of the Nokia X6 16GB has a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen (resolution of 640 x 360), 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Bluetooth 2.0, A-GPS, microUSB connector, integrated Wi-Fi, Nokia Ovi Maps, music player, 3.5mm headset jack, and Symbian S60 5th Edition OS. This will come in the following colours: White/Yellow, Black/Black and White/Pink.

Have your say on who’ll carry this in our Forum here
Also, check out the specs over at Nokia Canada

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Maybe this is what the next iPhone will look like?

The one thing for sure about the upcoming next-generation iPhone is that people will continue to be interested to see what Apple creates and if it’ll be different than previous models. A few days ago some possible pic surfaced of what could be the “iPhone HD”… however, Engadget has come up with some new and very convincing images that are even more believable.

Check them out here.. what do you think? (more…)

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