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Rogers sends out e-mail saying we can almost pre-order the Galaxy S Captivate

Back on August 4th Rogers stated that the very anticipated Samsung Galaxy S Captivate was going to be available “in the coming weeks”. Well, weeks later they and more teasing as an e-mail was sent out to those who registered for updates that says “Additional information is now available” and that we should “Stay tuned for more info on an exclusive online pre-order and a chance to win a Samsung prize pack!” No price points or release date has been set, but we hear that the release is still a few weeks away.

Via: Rogers
(Thanks Osman & Jamie!)

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Rogers HTC Magic+ owners: OS 2.1 upgrade starts rolling out today


The long haul for the HTC Magic+ to be upgraded to Android OS 2.1 is almost complete. Announced on Twitter this morning that “HTC Magic+ Customers should expect HTC to start rolling out 2.1 OS today, OTA”. Hopefully that “should” turns into a yes… let us know if you’ve received it.

Thanks @RogersMary

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LG Shine Plus now available at TELUS


Another Android-powered device has landed at TELUS. The LG Shine+ comes with OS 2.1, 3.2-inch touchscreen display (resolution of 480 x 800) with a Slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and video capabilities, Wi-Fi, GPS, holds up to 16GB with a microSD card. All sounds good so far… and the prices seem to be continually dropping: $299.99 no-contract; 1-year is $249.99; 2-year is $199.99 and 3-year is $69.99.

More here at TELUS

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Apple to open 2 new retail locations this weekend: Newmarket, Ontario and Richmond B.C.


Apple will be opening 2 new stores in Canada this Saturday. One will be located in Richmond B.C. and the other in Newmarket, Ontario. The Richmond B.C. location will be located in the Richmond Centre at 6551 No. 3 Road, with the Newmarket store at the Upper Canada Mall at 17600 Yonge Street. The doors will open at 9:30am and as usual first 1,000 visitors will be given a Apple t-shirt. For those wanting an iPhone 4 this is a good place to possibly get one as there will apparently be stock available, plus all sorts of new products such as the iPod, iPad, laptops etc.

Apple announced in June that 5 additional stores will be opened in Canada this year, bringing the total to 21 retail locations. The other 3 will be located in Quebec City, Calgary (Chinook Centre) and Edmonton (Southgate).

Apple Richmond Centre
Apple Upper Canada Mall

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BlackBerry App World now has over 10,000 apps


Comparing to Apple’s App Store which has over 250,000 and Google’s Android Market which has 100,000 apps the BlackBerry App World needs work. Today Alex Kinsella, Senior Product Manager for BlackBerry App World, stated on Twitter that the App World “is 10,000 apps strong and growing”. There is no doubt that the BlackBerry App World has some catching up to do when it comes to the number of apps available. But when they launched RIM stated they were going for the quality of apps vs. just pumping out apps. However, with the recent adjustment of app rates I’m sure we’ll see this number significantly increase over the next few month.

Via Alex Kinsella & CrackBerry

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Contest: Win the HTC Desire!


UPDATE: This contest is now closed. We are proud to announce that the winner if the HTC Desire is Twitter follower and Forum member “007″. COngrats to everyone who entered and be sure to check back as we will have contests every week until the end of this year.

Who’s in the mood for a contest to possibly win one of the best devices to grace our fine land? Up for grabs this time is the Android-powered HTC Desire (currently sold out). This comes with OS 2.1, 3.7-inch Sony Super LCD display (resolution of 480×800), 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, flash and video, WiFi, access to the Android Market and can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card.

All you have to do to win is one of the following: follow us on Twitter or become a member of our Forum. People who are already following or members are automatically entered. The contest ends Tuesday, September 21st at 11:59pm. Good luck to all who enter… (more…)

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Mobilicity drops price of Bold 9700 to $449.99


The good news is that we have more competition in Canada. The better news is that the new wireless entrants are in full swing and dropping prices. Mobilicity recently stated on their site that the Sony Ericsson TM506 was sold out (in one colour) and now they’ve cut the price of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 by 50 bucks. Mobilicity launched back on May 14th and the 9700 was priced at $499.99 and it’s now at $449.99. This is now their 2nd price drop and here’s hoping we’ll see drops across the board… We’re just wanting Mobilicity to expand their network and launch in their other cities (Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa).

Via: Mobilicity

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The Hockey News app reaches the millionth download mark


The Hockey News mobile app launched back in October of 2008 and is available via the Apple App Store, Android Market and the BlackBerry App World. Today they announced a milestone as it’s been downloaded by over 1,000,000 users and is in the top 5% downloaded apps worldwide. Decent numbers. Features of the free app gives you real-time scores, stats and standings with video highlights.

Via: Transcontinental

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webOS 2.0 beta screenshots pop up online


Palm released webOS 2.0 beta last week and teased the general public with a bunch of images. When officially released this new and improved OS will bring some cool features/re-branded names for current apps such as Stacks (Palm’s “next-generation of multi-tasking”), “Just Type” which is a re-branded Universal Search.

However, an onslaught of leaked images have popped up online showing a bit of what we can expect: support to sync to Google, DropBox, Box.net, MobileMe, and VPN (IPSEC and Cisco), additional messaging options that include Skype, LCS, MySpace, and QQ, new dialer with Voicemail, Call Log and Favorites.

In total there are over 20 screenhsots that – if you’re into Palm webOS – are certainly worth a gander. Still nothing official when it comes to a virtual keyboard.

Source: Engadget
Via: PreCentral

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WIND Motorola Milestone XT720 training doc surfaces


WIND has been rumoured to be bringing on the Android-powered Motorola Milestone XT720. We first saw this in an internal screenshot a few weeks ago… We’re not to sure the authenticity of this image but everything looks to be correct and seems that training has started.

Still no word on price points or when this will be released, early rumours have it launching during the week of September 23rd. Specs have this running OS 2.1, 3.7 inch display with a resolution of 480×854, WiFi, 8MP camera, auto-focus, flash and records HD 720p videos and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card.

Nice to see Wind expanding their lineup and bringing on more powerful Android devices.

Via: HowardForums

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