Latest News

White BlackBerry Bold 9700 headed to Rogers

Thanks to a tipster who sent us an inventory screenshot of what appears to be the Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9700 soon to be available in a stylish White version. Our tipster (from a retail outlet that sells Rogers devices) was in the process of doing a hardware upgrade for a customer and noticed the description for the 9700 changed to “RIM 9700B/WR”… (Research in Motion 9700 Black/White ROGERS).

Anyone going to pick up this White version?

(Thanks Tipster!)

READ MORE

Fido goes live with $19 and $29 Prepaid plans

Over the weekend Fido pushed through a couple more Prepaid plans, these were leaked online a couple weeks back and were apparently put in place to keep up with competition. The plans are priced at $19 and $19 and include such features as Call display, Voicemail, Call waiting, Call forward and billing by the minute.

Here are details of the plans for those interested:

More here at Fido

READ MORE

Confirmed: BlackBerry coming to Koodo Mobile…

Back on February 7th we posted an article of a rumour that stated Koodo Mobile was going to jump on the bus and add smartphones to their lineup in the April/May time frame. We hear this is still on track and more news today from straight from BlackBerry BIS as it shows the Koodo logo.

We’re not 100% sure on what BlackBerry device/devices they’ll launch but early rumours are the Curve 8530. In addition, we can see Koodo launching the Pearl and the Pearl Flip as these will fit well with their Tab system (all CDMA devices). Regarding the Tab they have in place and smartphones, we were also informed that “there would be an increase in the Tab on data phones/packages above a certain price point (similar to the carriers and how they subsidize pricing on a 3-year contract with a minimum $50 Voice and Data plan).”

We’ll have more info soon with specifically what device/devices they’ll be adding.

More here at BlackBerry
Via: HoFo

READ MORE

LinkedIn for BlackBerry now available for download

LinkedIn has officially released their app and is now available for download in the BlackBerry App World app. LinkedIn states on their site that the “Supported Devices: Tour, Bold, Curve (OS 4.3.0 or higher)” so it looks like the Storm did not make the cut. The app will allows users to access their connections, invitations, messages can integrate contacts and get your LinkedIn mail sent to your inbox. (more…)

READ MORE

Bell BlackBerry Storm2 9550 launching April 13th

We let you know a few days ago that Bell discontinued the BlackBerry Storm 9530 from their lineup… and we’ve now been informed the launch date for the second generation Storm is set for Tuesday, April 13th. We’ll probably see a launch promo price as TELUS is selling this for $199.99, but the early price points have been set for the following:

$349.95 on 3-year contract
$399.95 on 2-year contract
$499.95 on 1-year contract
$549.95 no contract

The Bell Storm2 9550 is a CDMA device and will come with a 3.25-inch display (resolution of 480 X 360), Wifi, OS 5.0, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.5mm headset jack, Speakerphone, RIM’s SurePress technology, virtual QWERTY keyboard, 2 GB Internal/256 MB Flash and will come with a 16GB microSD card, full HTML browser, GPS (BlackBerry Maps etc). In the doc we received Bell describes the “The BlackBerry Storm2 9550 smartphone is for people who want to own the newest technology, while maintaining the ease of communication and connectivity that people expect from BlackBerry. It is the ideal smartphone for media and Internet users who also value the personal and work productivity of BlackBerry.”

In addition, the doc said “As Bell’s HSPA network only supports 850/1900 MHz, this smartphone will not work on Bell’s HSPA network, as this smartphone only supports the 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA band.”

We’ll have more info soon!

READ MORE

Sanyo 2700 comes to MTS for $29.99 on 3-year

MTS just released the BlackBerry Curve 8530 and have followed this up by making the Sanyo 2700 available. This full QWERTY keyboard device can be yours for $29.99 on a 3-year contract (with a $19.99 voice plan) or $99.99 on a 2-year contract.

Quick specs of the 2700 are that it has a 2.2-inch display, comes in “Impulsive Pink” or “Deep Blue” and is meant for text messaging (threaded format), dedicated emoticon keys, 1.3 megapixel camera, speakerphone, 2.5mm headset jack and weighs in at 96 grams with overall dimensions of 109.7 x 59.8 x 14.9mm. (more…)

READ MORE

Public Mobile: “Honk for Unlimited”

We’re guessing new entrant and über discount carrier Public Mobile is going beyond the bus and TV ads that have popped up in Toronto and Montreal. At their 225 Wellesley store in downtown Toronto a couple sales reps decided to take it upon themselves for a little extra advertising by going on the street with a self made billboard that stated “Honk for Unlimited”.

We’re just curious if people were actually honking to support the $40 flat rate talk and text plan… or honking to get them off the busy street. (more…)

READ MORE

XM Canada to launch BlackBerry App April 12th

XM Canada announced today to that on April 12th they’ll be releasing the “XM online+” BlackBerry app that will be available on the following devices: Storm 9530, Storm 9550, Bold 9000, Bold 9700, Tour 9630, Curve 8900, Curve 8520 and the Curve 8530.

XM states “Soon you’ll be able to enjoy premium-quality audio on your BlackBerry device. With XM online+ you’ll have access to the music, talk, sports and entertainment you want wherever you want it. Just hit play and enjoy.” There is a 14-day trial but after there’s a charge of $7.99 a month or only $2.99 a month when bundled with a XM Canada subscription. (more…)

READ MORE

Fido Q2 devices/plans leak out: Pearl 9100 releasing May 4th?

Thanks to tipster “FidoMarketing” who sent in a whole whack of goodness when it comes to upcoming devices and plans in Q2. In order of release date the following screenshots are apparently a Fido memo that shows five devices and an HSPA+ modem, most notably the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 in Black. No price points have been given yet.

LG GW300 (available in Grey):
release date shows April 13th, 2010 (refreshes the TE365)
BlackBerry 9100 (available in Black): release date shows May 4th 2010 (refreshes the 8100)
Nokia X3 (available in Blue): release date shows May 18th, 2010 (refreshes the Samsung F226)
Nokia 3710: release date shows May 18th, 2010 (refreshes the Nokia 2720)
Novatel Wireless MC988DF: release date shows May 2010 (28.80 Mbps downlink available after network upgrade)
Sony Ericsson ASPEN: release date shows June 2010

In addition, you’ll also see that FidoUNO will be “decommissioned as of June 1st 2010″ and a “CarryOver Minutes” plan where you’ll be able to roll over your minutes for what looks like up to 6 continuous months. Also the “CarryOver” says it cannot be added to the CityFido or Corporate accounts. Here are the new “Wireless Internet Options” listed in the screenshots:
$40 per month: 2GB/2GB BIS
$50 per month: 5GB
$80 per month: 8GB

READ MORE