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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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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!

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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…)

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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…)

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