We like looking for mobile deals and over at Best Buy the Android-powered Rogers Samsung Galaxy Spica is now on sale for $29.99 on a 3-year contract. In addition, Best buy will throw in a $75 Gift Card for good luck. We’re hoping to seen an upgrade to from OS 1.5 to 2.1 soon.
The Galaxy Spica has a 3.2-inch AMOLED HVGA capacitive display with a resolution of 320×480, comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, GPS, Wi-Fi, 800MHz processor, 3.5 mm headset jack and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card (Rogers ships a 2GB card in the box). (more…)
Calgary-based Shaw Communications released their Q2 results and many people are interested in what will be happening with their wireless plans.
Shaw won 18 licences and spent $189 million during the Canadian Wireless Spectrum Auction and today CEO & Vice Chair Jim Shaw stated “We are advancing our strategy to offer a competitive wireless offering and are now planning for an initial launch in late 2011. Accordingly, we are accelerating our Wireless capital spend and expect to invest approximately $100 million in fiscal 2010. The investment in this new business will primarily be funded by cash on hand.”
RIM announced 3 more locations have been added to the official BlackBerry Developer Groups initiative: Toronto, Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires.
RIM states “These groups are built exclusively for developers and provide an opportunity to learn and network in a local community with shared interests” For us Canadians we’re most interested in Toronto. The first event will be taking place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 21st. (more…)
Twitter for BlackBerry has officially left private beta and has entered into a public beta. You can go ahead and download this app for free in the BlackBerry App World, or if you’re a WIND customer they’ve already pushed out the app to those who have the “InfiniteBlackBerry” service plan.
The features of the Twitter for BlackBerry app are that you find and follow friends, get instant updates, edit your profile from your device profile, view mentions, reply and re-tweet, post a link, send direct messages, take pics, create and manage lists. (more…)
With so much news today about the new Apple iPhone OS 4.0 and all its multitasking goodness… it wasn’t long before a video came out showing what it actually looks like. You’ll see that you have to press a couple times on the home button and that brings up the multitasking tray where all your active apps will be running. Check out these videos of the iPhone OS 4.0 in action:
If you’re into shoes and want to save a bit of cash, Payless has announced a new text-based program that gives Canadians special discounts. For example, the first promo is on now and can save you 20% off on the next purchase through May 31st… this is good on top of any current sales they have going on. All you have to do is text AMOUR in Quebec or PAYLESS in the rest of Canada to 77777 then show your cell at the register to get the discount.
MTS has put out another device – this time it’s the Samsung Vice. This can be yours for a respectable $99.99 after a $30 credit. The Vice has a slide out full QWERTY keyboard with a 2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, MP3 player, picture and video messaging, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS and expandable memory up to 8G. (more…)
Today is the big day when it comes to all the heavily rumoured iPhone OS 4.0… It’s shipping this summer and Steve Jobs stated that the iPhone will finally be able to multitask and run more than one program at a time. There are other key features coming with this updates such as App folders that sort all your apps, Enhanced Mail so you can have a unified inbox that also includes threaded messaging, ability to quickly switch between several different inboxes and sync to more than one Exchange account and in-app attachment viewing.
Plus the rumoured “iAd” is coming soon. This is Apple’s location-based mobile advertising platform that will keep “free apps free”. (more…)
Today we had the opportunity to hang out with Motorola Canada and learn more about their upcoming 3 Android-powered devices: DEXT, BACKFLIP and QUENCH. These will be released “first half of 2010″ (I think I heard something about May 17th) and all will be running OS 1.5 with early conversations for and upgrade “at a later date”. The DEXT will be heading to Bell, BACKFLIP is launching with TELUS and now officially confirmed that Rogers will be releasing the QUENCH.
You’ll see in each of the videos that Moto reps are going hard to promote MOTOBLUR, this basically combines all your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail accounts and syncs all your contacts, email and calendar together directly on your home screen. Like all Android devices there are several home screens to choose from and each device has its own unique attribute to it.
We are uploading the video to YouTube (might be a bit pixelated for a bit until they complete processing them), but in order they are the DEXT, BACKFLIP and QUENCH. No word on price points or officially launch dates but we’ll relay more info when we get it. Also, full specs of each are listed below the videos.
The TELUS Motorola Milestone was released in February and was instantly put on a promo price for $199.99, then price dropped to $149.99… unfortunately the promo party is over and the price has been increased to a by $50 to $199.99 on a 3-year contract. You can also get this for $499.99 on a 2-year; $549.99 on a 1-year and $599.99 no contract. (more…)