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Best Buy Mobile has 3-day sale that drops X10 to $49.99

These are probably the best back-to-schools deals yet. You might want to head over to your local Best Buy Mobile stand alone store location as they have a 3-day sale that kinda rocks. For example they have a free $200 gift card when you buy any BlackBerry from any carrier (other than Koodo which is a $100 gift card). Plus the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has dropped to a low $49.99 on a 3-year.

(Thanks Jenny!)


Solo Mobile now offering Unlimited plans in 5 Zones

Solo Mobile officially re-launched their brand today by changing up their homepage of their website and offering customers the same CDMA devices they’ve always had in their lineup. There’s options of going on a 2-year contract, no-term/Prepaid. Solo still has several plans to choose from but the newest is the Unlimited plans that we posted a couple days ago. In addition, these Unlimited plans are “zone based” just like Chatr, Mobilicity, Fido and Wind and are located in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver.

The “Unlimited Talk 35″ is for $35 a month and gives you Unlimited Incoming calls (in your zone), Unlimited Outgoing province-wide calling (in your zone), Unlimited Incoming Texts, 50 Outgoing texts to Canada & U.S. (additional texts are $0.10), Call Display, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding and 3-way Calling. Voicemail is $5 more per month.

The “Unlimited Talk & Text 45″ is for $45 per month and gives you Unlimited Incoming calls (in your zone), Unlimited Outgoing Canada-wide calling (in your zone), Unlimited Incoming Texts, Unlimited outgoing texts to Canada & U.S., Call Display, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding and 3-way Calling. Voicemail is included.

The places where you can purchase a Solo Mobile device is at The Source, WirelessWave, TBooth and Wireless etc. What do you think of the new Solo Unlimited plans? Will it be good competition with the other carriers who have $35 and $45 plans?

Check it out here at Solo


BlackBerry App World 2.0 exits beta, released to the public

RIM has officially released latest version of App World and BlackBerry users should be getting their notification to upgrade shortly. There are a few new features such as the ability to charge apps to your credit card, developers can now price apps at $0.99 and $1.99… here’s a list of the detailed features you can expect:

Credit Card Payment Option: With the new BlackBerry App World, customers are able to purchase applications using major credit cards, including Visa and MasterCard. Carrier billing may also be supported by certain carriers.

Easier Application Discovery: BlackBerry App World adds new tabbed sections for various applications lists. Users can horizontally swipe or scroll to quickly view the Top 25 Free Apps, Top 25 Paid Apps and Top 25 Themes, as well as the Newest Apps and Recently Updated Apps. QR barcode scanning is also supported, allowing users to scan a QR code associated with an application from anywhere – the web, print ads, brochures, etc. BlackBerry App World will quickly find the related application and automatically open and download its page.

BlackBerry ID: BlackBerry ID provides customers with a device-independent identification (ID) for Blackberry App World. It enables credit card payments and allows customers to seamlessly transfer their personal library of free and purchased apps when they switch to a new BlackBerry smartphone.

Check out at the BlackBerry App World for the update
Via: CrackBerry


Bell HTC Legend reaches “End of Life” due to HTC “supply constraints”

Bell released the HTC Legend a couple months ago and it seems it’s already been given the “End of life” status. According to the screenshot we received it states that “due to ongoing supply constraints from the manufacturer, the HTC Legend for Bell is effective immediately being discontinued”. There’s no explanation on what the HTC supply constraints are but  Bell goes on to say that those “clients who are interested in the HTC Legend should be redirected to Bell’s terrific line-up of Android smartphones”… so basically saying we don’t offer the Legend anymore, but do have the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant.

There are many things up in the air here… we’re not sure if Virgin Mobile HTC Legend will be affected by this. Ironically, Virgin just increased the price of the Legend from $79.99 to $99.99 on a 3-year. Plus there’s no word on what’s going to happen to current Bell Legend clients and future OS updates.

At least the Legend lived up to its name. It came, dominated, then quickly departed.
(Thanks tipster!)


BlackBerry 9670 Oxford Clamshell overview gets leaked

We’ve seen videos and images in the past of the upcoming and unannounced BlackBerry 9670 clamshell. Today more evidence has popped up from a leaked internal document that gives a good overview of what to expect when this is officially becomes available. Specs include this CDMA device have it running the new BlackBerry 6 OS, QWERTY keyboard with optical trackpad, overall dimensions are 175.5 x 60 x 18.5 mm, A-GPS, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, face detection and image stabilization, external display of 240 x 320 external and an internal display shows notifications, caller ID, and clock with a resolution of 460 x 400.

This is known to be heading to both Sprint and Verizon, so most likely it’ll hit TELUS or Bell too.

Source: BGR


Virgin offers new Members free Bluetooth headset with Samsung purchase

Virgin is on a roll with giving back to their Members. They recently came out with a promo for anyone who signed up with their new SuperTab a credit of $50. Now we’re informed that any new member who buys a Samsung device will also walk away with a new WEP 460 Bluetooth headset (currently retails for around $20). Sounds like a good, especially if it’s still valid when the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant launches.

(Thanks Tipster!)


Rogers says you can now “register to receive updates” for upcoming Galaxy S Captivate

Rogers a couple weeks ago said that the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is “coming soon”… the teasing has begun as they’ve put up a register to receive updates page. No other details are given except that “Rogers Communications and Samsung are excited to launch the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate – coming to Canada, exclusively from Rogers.”

The Captivate comes with OS 2.1, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display (480 x 800 resolution), 5 megapixel camera that records 720p HD videos, 1 Ghz Hummingbird processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,3.5 mm audio jack, holds up to 32GB with a microSD card.

Check it out here at Rogers
(Thanks Charlotte!)


Public Mobile decides to knock $40 off most expensive phone, still most expensive

If you fancy Public Mobile then you’ll be interested in their latest promo. The Kyocera G2GO has a slide out QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch display, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, MP3 player… some decent specs. This is currently listed on their website for $180 outright and is the most expensive phone in their lineup. If you’re quick and want to get this Public is offering it up for $40 less until August 22nd. However, even with this big 22% discount it still makes it their most expensive phone.

On another note, we also hear there will be more device price changes starting this coming Monday.


Video: Rogers Motorola Flipout Hardware Review

Rogers released the Android-powered Motorola Flipout a few days ago. I got my hands on and in this first review I took a look into the hardware. The main reason was to test out the hinge on the Flipout. You’ll see that it’s a very compact device, everything it put into 67 x 67 x 16.8 mm… basically the dimensions of a Post It note pad. The weight is a light 88 grams and overall it feels nice in the hand.

Specs wise it comes with a 2.8-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320×240. Once you flip open the Flipout it reveals a 5-row QWERTY keyboard. The keys are flush and a bit tight, so it could be a challenge to type due to its size. Around the device you’ll see a volume rocker, power button, 3.5 mm headset jack, Micro USB. On the front of the device are the menu, home and back buttons. There’s also a 3 megapixel camera that can take video, can hold up to 32Gb with a microSD card. In addition, while other Android devices wait for an upgrade the Flipout comes with OS 2.1 and Motorola’s MOTOBLUR.

Check out the hardware review, I put the Flipout through a quick rigorous hinge test. (It’s a good thing Rogers has their Hardware Protection Program in place) (more…)


Rogers throws the Nokia CS-18 Internet Stick on Prepaid

Here’s a step in the right direction. Rogers has put the Nokia CS-18 Rocket Mobile Internet Stick on Prepaid. The cost is $150 outright but the plans are steep. For example, the prepaid plans start at $10 for 100 MB. Next is the $25 plan which gives you 250MB and both are for “use within 30 days”. Finally there’s the option of getting the $100 plan that gives a total of 1,500MB and is for “use within 90 days”. More here at Rogers
(Thanks Julie!)