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RIM gives a deeper look into the new BlackBerry 6 browser

Kinda wishing RIM would release an official video tour other than keep teasing us with short vids and screenshots of their new BlackBerry 6 WebKit browser. This is one of the most anticipated product launches for RIM and one that will hopefully bring joy to Berry users worldwide. The official BlackBerry blog InsideBlackBerry has posted more screenshots of what we can expect to experience. You’ll see topics such as the new start page, tabbed browsing, social feed integration, options menu and how to easily view content. RIM stated yesterday that BlackBerry 6 will be available on the following devices: BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Bold 9650, BlackBerry Pearl 3G and the upcoming 9800 Torch that will be available on TELUS, Rogers, Bell and Virgin.

It all certainly looks good… but will it be enough to keep or increase their market share?

More here at InsideBlackBerry
Via: BGR (more…)


Motorola Flipout launched by Rogers… no contract for $374.99

We can’t say too much about this new device that Rogers just launched. It’s called the Motorola Flipout – it’s square and it flips-out to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. This is priced to attract those hungry back-to-school kids. Just remember if you sign a contract you’ll be with this device for a number of years. Prices range from $29.99 on a 3-year to $347.99 no contract. Otherwise it’s got some decent specs to it: 2.8-inch touch screen (resolution of 320×240), 3.1 megapixel camera with video, holds up to 32GB with a microSD card, has Android 2.1 loaded in, access to the Android Market, and has Motorola’s MOTOBLUR (syncs together your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace into one area).

More here at Rogers
(Thanks Miranda!)


Rogers BlackBerry Curve 9300 now available

Rogers has just launched the BlackBerry Curve 9300. We’ve seen this before in leaked internal documents but you can get it now for for the following price points: No-contract for $399.99; 1-year contract: $349.99; 2-year contract: $299.99 and the 3-year contract is $79.99.

The 9300 has a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.0 MP camera, built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, ships with a 2GB microSD card but can hold up to 32GB, 2.4-inch display (resolution of 320 x 240).

Check it out here at Rogers


Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant also heading to Virgin Mobile

Excited for the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant to launch in Canada? This is hitting Bell on August 6th and is apparently exclusive. However… thanks to one of our tipsters for letting us know that Bell’s sub-brand Virgin Mobile will also be making this available to their members. Taking a look at this screenshot shows that employees are currently taking online training to master the device. No word on price points or an official release date… but know it’s coming soon.

I remember back in December of last year when Robert Blumenthal, the head of Virgin Mobile Canada, said that in 2010 we’ll a “very different Virgin” and “a great expansion in our portfolio and us being able to offer higher-value devices and services. Where we had been traditionally lower down in the marketplace, we’ll be expanding to realize our true potential”.

Not sure exactly what it is… possibly Bell taking them over or more wireless competition but clearly Virgin has stepped up their game with their lineup: HTC Legend, iPhone 4, BlackBerry 9700… soon the Vibrant.


Bell Samsung Vibrant gets priced at $149.95/$499.95

If you’ve been holding out for the Samsung Galaxy you’ve only got a couple more days. Want even more good news? Well, Bell has priced this for $149.95 on a 3-year and $499.95. Pretty decent pricing for an Android 2.1 device that is going head-to-head with the new iPhone 4. Personally, I’m looking forward to checking out the 4-inch Super AMOLED display.

This will officially be available on August 6th. Check it here at Bell
(Thanks to everyone who sent this in!)


WIND Huawei U8100 Unboxed, now available

The Huawei U8100 is officially WIND Mobile’s first Android-powered device (You could always get the another device like the Nexus One but this is their official first in the lineup). This is now available for what looks to be a decent price of $160.

I got hold of one today and took some pics of the unboxing and my first impressions are that the design has this curved bottom that’s similar to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, but this one is much lighter (110 grams). The good thing about the U8100 is that it runs OS 2.1 so you won’t have to wait for an upgrade (no talk about future upgrades yet). The screen is 2.8 inches and has a resolution of 320×240 and comes with an FM Radio, Wi-FI, 1150mAh battery, hold up to 16GB with a microSD card, GPS, access to the Android Market, Google Maps and a 3.2-megapixel camera with video capabilities.

Check out the pics after the break that I shot and we’ll have a full review coming up soon (more…)


Rogers launches Community Forum to solve customer issues

Rogers has been all over the interwebs recently. They have a team dedicated to social media and answering customer questions. In addition, “RedBoard” was kicked off a few months ago and this is their company blog. To round things out they have just launched their own “community forum” for customers and non-customers to ask/discuss anything to do with a Rogers service.

Rogers states that “these forums allow you to do just that by casting a wide net for technical help from a broad group of users just like you. If members of the community don’t have the answer to your question, our technical-supports reps are on standby to assist.”

Hopefully it won’t be too moderated. Check it here at Rogers
(There’s a video demo after the break of how to get started). (more…)


Best Buy gives early price points for upcoming Rogers Motorola Flipout

A few days ago we let you know that Rogers was set to release another Android device called the Motorola Flipout. The dummy phones arrived at Rogers locations and the only price point we were informed of was the 3-year $29.99. Even though the device is not even announced yet… thanks to our friends over at Best Buy for putting the upcoming no-contract price of a reasonable $374.99 online. Specs wise, the Flipout comes with OS 2.1 with MOTOBLUR, 2.8-inch display with a resolution of 320 x 240, virtual QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera with video capabilities, Wi-Fi.

Check it here at Best Buy
(Thanks Milos & Derek!)


Samsung Corby Touch will hit Rogers shelves soon

If you check out the Samsung Canada website it gives details of a new touchscreen device that has Rogers branding all over it called the Corby Touch… most likely it’s heading straight to Rogers Pay As You Go. No details on pricing or an official release date yet.

A follow-up to the Corby Pro and Corby Plus, the Corby Touch has a 3-inch touchscreen (resolution of 240 x 320), 2 megapixel camera, music player, holds up to 32GB with a microSD card. Overall dimensions are 111.4 x 55.3 x 12.4mm with a weight of 105 grams.

Get more info on this over at Samsung


Confirmed: Wind Mobile’s first Android will be the Huawei U8100

Well it seems that Wind Mobile is on the verge of releasing their first Android-powered device. Taking a look at this packaging that was sent into us confirms it’ll be the Huawei U8100. We’re informed that an official announcement is coming soon and you can expect the pricing to be around the $170 mark. Specs on this are that it has a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, 3.2-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi.