TELUS has sent out an e-mail stating that BlackBerry Bold 9700 owners can upgrade to OS version 188.8.131.522 now (Bell pushed out OS version 184.108.40.2065 for the Bold 9700 a few days ago). Remember with any upgrade make sure you back up your device. (more…)
Virgin has added another device to the HSPA lineup. The Samsung Impact has a 3-inch full QWERTY touchscreen display (resolution of 240×400) and comes with a 3.0 megapixel camera, video capabilities, holds up to 16GB with a microSD card, MP3 player, Bluetooth 2.0. The weight of the Impact is a decent 105 grams with overall dimensions being 109.5 x 53.6 x 13.9mm.
This can be yours on the following price plans:
2-year contract: $49.99
30-day: $199.99 (more…)
The Apple iPhone (3G & 3GS) arrived on TELUS’ new network back in November of last year at the same prices that you would find on Rogers/Fido/Bell. Customers (except those in Manitoba or Saskatchewan) started to purchase the cool smartphone and now – 5 months after launch – it looks like TELUS has put the “refreshed” label and started to sell them at a discounted price.
TELUS says the refreshed iPhones “are available for a special price in limited quantities only on a 3 year term. These units are exclusive to our webstore. These unused or lightly used iPhones, in like new condition, were returned within 14 to 30 days from the date of purchase. They’ve been loaded with the latest software to meet current factory standards, with each having gone through an extensive quality check. Some refreshed iPhones may have final scratches.” In addition, The TELUS refreshed iPhones have a return policy of 30 days and a 90-day warranty from the date of purchase.
So for all those who want to gamble on a refreshed (refurbished) iPhone, you can now get the 3GS 32GB for $249.00; 3GS 16GB for $149.00 and the 3G for $29 all on a 3-year contract.
To compare to the refreshed iPhone over at Rogers, they state they have a “warranty of 6 months from the date of shipment”, but carry the iPhone 3G 8GB for $49.00 and 3G 16GB for $99.00. Fido has the same 6 month warranty but has the 3G 8GB for $29.
More here at TELUS
Bell launched their video calling capabilities and a free Facebook app with their new network back in November and the service costs $5 per month (or depending what plan you have it could be already included). Video calling is currently only available now on 3 bell devices: LG Xenon, Samsung Omnia II and the Nokia N97.
Bell has announced a Facebook contest called “Face2Face” that promotes their Video Calling service that gives you a chance to win an LG Xenon and free Video Calling for a year. They state on the contest page that “Each Sunday in April, at 2:22 PM ET, we’ll randomly select a group of 10 contest entrants who’ll have 22 minutes to claim the prize through the contest page on Facebook. The first one to claim it wins an LG Xenon phone and free Video Calling from Bell for a year. If the prize isn’t claimed in time, the clock will reset and another 10 names will be drawn.”
With other countries already able to update their Milestone with Android OS 2.1, Motorola Canada sort of gave confirmation that an update is on the way with no specific date in mind… but promised it’s coming.
On Facebook they stated “A lot of you are asking about the upgrade from 2.0 to 2.1. Ultimately, we want to ensure you have the best possible experience on your device; as a result, the rollout is taking longer than expected. Though we don’t have the new deployment date to share just yet, we do promise we are working to get you updated information and will let you know as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience. We appreciate it!” (more…)
Graham Kingma, Head of Call Centre Operations at Wind Mobile posted some good news regarding WIND. He stated on the company blog they’ve continued building out their network to provide better coverage in their service locations (Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa). Specifically in the GTA they added over 70 new sites and expanding to Markham and Aurora this week.
In addition, they have also announced that “international roaming is now available in more than 200 countries and territories for Pay After customers” (Pay Before will be in a few weeks). Roaming is broken into several Zones:
Zone #1: USA
Zone #2: Americas (except USA & Cuba)
Zone #3a: Europe (Within EU)
Zone #3b: Europe (Outside the EU)
Zone #4: Rest of the World
Zone #5: Off-Shore, Sat., Non-terrestrial
Check out the roaming rates for each Zone (more…)
SaskTel is launching what seems to be new phones every week. Today they have launched the very affordable Samsung r100 at$0.00 on a 3-year contract. Other price points of this basic entry device are available at $35 on a 2-year contract; $55 on a 1-year contract and $70 no contract.
The r100 has a 1.77-inch LCD display with a resolution of 128×160, Bluetooth 2.1, 2.5mm headset jack, text messaging capable, voice mail to text capable, speakerphone, can hold up to 500 contacts and has overall dimensions of 107 x 43 x 14 mm and weighs 2.61 ounces. (more…)
Excitement was going around the web late yesterday when the Wall Street Journal published an article that stated Apple is “developing a new iPhone to debut this summer”. Engadget followed up shortly after with news that it has a rumoured launch date of June 22nd and it’ll possibly be named “iPhone HD”. Then John Gruber over at Daring Fireball came out with some more news that said the next model will have a 960 x 640 display, A4-class SoC, a front-facing camera, and will enable third-party multitasking.
In the meantime, Apple fans such as Graham Bower of MacPredictions.com created a nice looking mock up of what the iPhone HD might look like. Check it out here: (more…)
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?
With Future Shop having the exclusive rights to a green faceplate for the recently launched Koodo LG Banter, our friends over at Best Buy let know that they have the rights to a Red faceplate.
The prices are still the same at $125 outright or $0.00 on the Tab.