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Bell’s “Face2Face” Contest offers up free Xenon and video calling for a year

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.”

Pretty simple… and you can enter here at Facebook (more…)

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Motorola Canada: “rollout is taking longer than expected” for Milestone OS 2.1 update

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…)

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International Roaming now available for Pay Before WIND customers

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…)

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Samsung r100 now available at SaskTel

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…)

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“iPhone HD” gets a nice looking mock up

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…)

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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!)

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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

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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

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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…)

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