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Video: Rogers Nokia C3 quick overview

The Nokia C3 was recently released on Rogers “Pay As You Go” and comes with a 2.4 inch display with customizable home screena, full QWERTY keyboard, MP3 Player, 2.0 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and holds up to 8 GB with microSD card (only has 55 MB internal memory). We got a preview of this in action a few days ago and it looks good, especially for those upgrading from a basic phone. The overall design is similar to E71 and E72… just not as professional looking. It’s actually got a decent prepaid price of $89.99.

Check out the video after the break (more…)


Sony Ericsson wants to be the world’s largest supplier of Android phones

It’s always good to aim high in life and have big goals to accomplish. Sony Ericsson has a dream… and that dream according to CEO Bert Nordberg is to become the world’s largest supplier of Android-powered smartphones. Nordberg didn’t reveal any specific date for this to happen. Sony Ericsson currently has 17% of the Android market share and will face huge competition with HTC, Motorola and Samsung. All these manufacturers are making Google’s Android platform a bigger part of their device lineup.

In Canada we’ve got the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, the X10 mini and the upcoming X10 Mini Pro.

Source: Business Week
Via: Into Mobile


BlackBerry 9670 to be called the BlackBerry “Style”?

That’s the rumour hitting the interweb. According to CrackBerry, gone are the days of this flip phone joining the Pearl or Curve lineup. This glorious looking CDMA device is apparently getting re-branded with the hip name as “Style”. I think Style would be a good name to have for a device… but not for this one though. On a good note, the 9670 “Style” is rumoured to run off the new BlackBerry 6 OS.

What do you think of this possible name? You liking it?

Source: CrackBerry


More confirmation of the upcoming TELUS Samsung Galaxy Apollo

There’s been rumours in the past about the TELUS releasing the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Apollo. It appeared in a back-to-school promo but with no launch date and it’s apparently now coming soon. Thanks to a tipster who let us know that the Apollo has popped up again, this time in a list of devices that are eligible for the Student 40 plan… which means it’s launching before the plan expires on October 5th, 2010.

Specs of the Apollo have it coming with Android OS 2.1, 3.2-inch display (resolution of 240 x 400), WiFi, 3 megapixel camera that records 720p videos, GPS, WiFi, FM radio, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth.

More soon!


Nova Scotia church to bless thy BlackBerry

For those passing through Hatchet Lake (just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia) this Sunday you might want to check out a service at the St. Timothy’s Anglican Church. Apparently Rev. Lisa Vaughan is going to bless the BlackBerry and other communication tools. During the service people will be asked to turn on their devices and bring them forward to be blessed. Vaughan is urging people to be kind in their communication as well as productive. “I think they traditionally used to call it Plough Monday, where people used to bring their farming equipment and tools to the church to be blessed. Most of us live with our cellphones and laptops and BlackBerrys and all that kind of stuff. I mean, those are just daily tools for us. We have three laptops and three tabletop computers in our house. I’m about to buy some kind of smartphone. I just haven’t decided what it’s going to be!”

Wonder if RIM co-CEO’s Jim Balsillie and Michael Lazaridis will be in attendance.

Source: The Record


Video: WIND BlackBerry Pearl 3G unboxed, now available for $320

WIND has added the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 to their lineup. This is available for $320 outright… in addition this is eligible for the $20 mail-in rebate promo they have going on so it basically drops to $300. We’ve seen videos and pics of the Pearl 9100 in the past but a quick rundown of this comes with a 2.4-inch display (resolution of 360×480), 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and video capabilities, WiFi, SureType, the new trackpad, holds up to 32GB with a microSD card and RIM previously stated that this will be one of the devices that will be upgraded to the new BlackBerry 6 OS.

Check out the video of a quick unboxing of the new Wind Pearl after the break (more…)


Public Mobile: “We can see ourselves as being the ones consolidating”

A few days ago Naguib Sawiris, Chairman of Orascom and WIND Mobile financial backer, said that both Mobilicity and Public Mobile are “dead on arrival” and they will inevitably be acquired by WIND.

It seems Public is standing their ground that this will not happen. In an interview Bruce Kirby, Public Mobile VP of strategy and business development, said “We can see ourselves as being the ones consolidating… We would much rather build up a business and demonstrate that we can serve this segment of customers effectively and efficiently, rather than sell out quickly… No one has made any formal offers, I am pretty sure to anybody.”

Public Mobile invested $53 million during the recent Spectrum auction and has the possibility of reaching 19 million customers from Windsor to Quebec City. They are backed by a $50 million investment from OMERS and in June announced a whopping $350 financing deal with ZTE Corporation and the Export-Import Bank of China to help them build out their network. In the interview Kirby also stated they’ll be opening locations in Ottawa and Quebec City in early 2011. In addition, confirming plans to go beyond talk and text is to eventually offer data services such as email, IM and picture/video messaging.

On paper it looks like Public Mobile has everything set up correctly: entered into the market with low upfront costs, have millions of dollars given to you by big investors and a decent distribution channel. Unfortunately, there’s been no official word on how many subscribers Public has brought on with their low-cost unlimited talk and text plans.

In 5 years what do you think the Canadian wireless market will look like?

Source: Winnipeg Free Press


Confirmed: WIND Mobile launching the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 tomorrow

In a few short hours WIND Mobile will be releasing their 2nd BlackBerry device, the Pearl 9100. This has been “coming soon” for over 3 months and although we don’t have confirmation of a price – rumoured to be $320 no contract – we do have an image with the Wind branding all over it. Quick specs of the Pearl 9100 has it coming with the new trackpad, SureType keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera, BlackBerry Messenger, WiFi, and GPS.


Bell also releasing BlackBerry Torch 9800 September 24th

Bell was first out with the news of a registration sign up page for the upcoming Torch 9800… but almost last out with the release date. We just got an e-mail stating that “Bell Mobility will launch the BlackBerry Torch on September 24, and clients will be able to get the device for as low as $199.99 on a three year contract”. Kinda odd as Bell always has the pricing ending in $0.95. Plus, Bell has announced this news over on Twitter.

The only carrier we are now waiting on is Virgin. No word yet if they will be releasing the new Touchscreen/QWERTY slider on the 24th.