If you’re looking to get a new mobile device and want to help the environment you might want to check out the offer that Fido has put together. All of their eco-friendly devices has been price dropped to a low $0.00 on a 2-year contract. Reading the fine print says the offer goes until May 2, 2010 so you have a bit of time to decide. The green devices are the Sony Ericsson Naite, Motorola Renew and the Renew+ in both White and Green. (more…)
Waterloo-based “Kik” has released their free texting app for BlackBerry and iPhone devices. It basically works like Skype does for calling but this is only for texting. Kik is only available in North America and supports iPhones 3G and 3GS and the BlackBerry Bold, 8300, 8500, 8800 and 8900 series. There are also plans to launch an Android app in the future. (more…)
Bloomberg is reporting that Palm is up for sale. According to “three people familiar with the situation” they state Palm is currently working with Goldman Sachs and Qatalyst Partners to find a buyer – rumours are that both HTC and Lenovo are interested in picking them up. Palm came out swinging and rebuilt themselves by launching their new webOS platform and introduced the world to the Palm Pre.
There is no word on what they will sell for, but recently analysts targeted the stock to hit $0.00 and it’s currently around the $5.00 mark. Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein denied the rumours last week and week sales by stating “it may take us a while, but we will work our way through this, and we’re continuing to invest very heavily in engineering on both webOS development and on new product development.” (more…)
The long awaited Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will be launching on Rogers shortly – it’s already being shipped to stores and will be available on the following price plans:
3-year contract: $149.99 (Promotional price)
2-year contract: $449.99
1-year contract: $499.99
No contract: $549.99
This will come in a White and Black version. I got hold of one a couple days ago and have started to play around with Sony Ericsson’s first venture into the Google’s Android platform. The X10 will come with OS 1.6 and there is vague talk about it being upgraded to possibly 2.1 at a later undisclosed date.
Check out the video below as it’s a quick look a the hardware – which I must say is a massive step up in design for Sony Ericsson. A complete shift in the right direction with it’s simplistic elegant design. Remember how much hype the Xperia X1 received for it’s design? The X10 completely blows it away… I actually found with the X1 the keyboard was tight, keys were small and the screen was a bit tiny also. With the X10 ranks up there with all the other popular touchscreen devices. The 4-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display is a reason to get this (resolution is 480×854). However I found with minimal use it does catch a great deal of fingerprints (but the good news is that it’s scratch resistant).
Rogers will be shipping the X10 with a 16GB microSD card and it can hold up to 32GB. Other key features are the
1GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of ROM/512MB of RAM, 3.5mm headset jack, an 8.1 megapixel camera that can do basically anything you want it to do – LED flash, auto-focus, face detection, video capabilities. The X10 has a 1500 mAh battery so it should last you the entire day depending on what you do. Regarding it’s weight, only a 135 grams which is the same as the iPhone. Overall dimensions being 119 x 63 x 13mm.
WIND Mobile officially launched back in December of last year – about 5 months ago now – and we are seeing thier first price drop when it comes to one of their handsets. The HTC Maple was introduced at the ripe no-contract price of $300, but you can get this now for 50 bucks less at $250. Hopefully this means new devices are coming up soon – possibly the long awaited Nokia N900 or the Android-powered HTC Magic?
Remember about a month ago when we let you know about the Limited Edition Team Canada BlackBerry Bold 9700? This was a internal contest by our friends over at Future Shop for their employees and pictures have finally surfaced… actually 8 glorious pics to be admired! The actual Team Canada Bold 9700 was a custom job done by none other than ColorWare. You’ll see that that the Berry proudly shows the Maple Leaf in all it’s glory. What do you think of it?
There’s been many rumours over the past few days about the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 being released on several carriers: Fido, Rogers, Bell, TELUS and Virgin. Specifically regarding the TELUS release we saw that it was currently going through testing but today images have popped up that show the test unit in action. What do you think… will you be picking this up or spending a little bit more money and go for a QWERTY keyboard?
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is one of those anticipated devices that people are looking forward to getting their hands on. It’s going to be available soon in both White and Black and shipments have started to hit Rogers already.
We got our hands on the full spec sheet and upcoming price plans. We already knew that the Android-powered X10 will be available on a 3-year promo price for $149.99 and the no-contract price is at $549.99. New info for you regarding the other price plans: 2-year contract is set at $449.99 and the MTM/1-year contract is available for $499.99. These are all with a $45 monthly Voice and Data plan. (more…)
The LG Breeze has made it official on TELUS’ 3G+ network. We let you know this a couple weeks ago that a new device was going to be launching soon… and today is the big day! This slide-out full QWERTY device can be yours on the following price plans:
3-year contract: $49.99
2-year contract: $129.99
1-year contract: $179.00
No contract: $229.99
The LG Breeze (GW520) has a 2.8-inch display with a resolution of 240 x 400, full slide out QWERTY keyboard, 3MP with video capabilities, can hold up to 8GB with a microSD card, Bluetooth, Speakerphone, has overall dimensions of 106.5 x 53 x 15.9 mm and weighs in at 125.5grams.
More here at TELUS
Rogers customers who have a BlackBerry Bold 9700 can now upgrade their OS via Over-The-Air (OTA) from 5.0 to v. 188.8.131.521. Rogers states this upgrade will improve performance and you can expect the process to take about 45 minutes to 2 hours. In addition, it can be done over Wi-Fi or via BlackBerry Desktop Manager (you won’t be charged for any data consumed). Here’s how it works: 1. After April 9, BlackBerry Bold 9700 users can upgrade by selecting Menu > Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update.
2. Follow the instructions as indicated
a. Click “Next”
b. “Update to 184.108.40.2061″
c. Click “Next” Again
e. “Start download”
f. You can “pause download” as required (more…)