The first observation is that the design of the W380a is sleek and stylish with an edgy feel to is. It weighs 100 grams and is only 92x49x16 with the screen being 172×220.In addition, its music player has great sound that you can access from the front of the display. The “Gesture Control” allows you to kind of screen calls when they come in as all you have to do is move your hand over the sensor of the 1.3 megapixel camera and it will go to voicemail.
Other features include: MP3 player and stereo FM radio, Bluetooth, Embedded Instant Messaging, Picture and video messaging, surf the web (EDGE) and the obvious Calendar, Tasks, Calculator, Stop Watch, Timer, code memo, Notes, Address book, Alarm Clock.
The best part of this is the price. Only $60 on a 3-year agreement, $160 on a 2-year, $300 month-to-month or prepaid. Here is the video below and you can always find more out at Fido.
If you are interested: Bell Aliant Q2 2008 Results Conference Call Scheduled for August 6, 2008
As reported in an earlier post, Bell has released the exclusive Samsung m530 “Canadian Olympic Team” phone. The phone proudly displays the Canadian Olympic Team logo and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games logo.
The Samsung m530 includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, video recorder, GPS, Music Player, speakerphone and expandable memory. Available in white for $49.95 on a three-year contract with a Fun Bundle. You can also splurge and go for the Bell “Beijing 2008 video bundle” for a one time fee of 8 bucks that gives you ongoing coverage of the Olympic Games from August 8 to August 24.
Some of the features of this devise are the ability to watch live coverage of the Olympic Games’ live, video highlights, medal standings, exclusive interviews and also if you want you can also vote text your vote in for the top “Bell Olympic Moments on CBC”.
Loring Phinney, Vice President, Olympic and Corporate Marketing for Bell said “This phone delivers the ultimate sports and entertainment experience for Canadian Olympic fans. The exclusive content and interactive functions of this one-of-a kind, limited edition Canadian Olympic Team branded phone
will enable fans to connect to athletes any time and anywhere.”
“This feature-rich, multi-media phone supports a variety of our most popular multimedia and messaging services, all powered by the fastest and largest network across Canada,” said Adel Bazerghi, Vice President, Products for Bell Mobility. “We are pleased to offer Canadians a phone that lets them so directly demonstrate their Olympic spirit.”
You can now look for deals and buy your favorite electronics from Future Shop on your BlackBerry. To make the user experience “seamless”, the new mobile browser works with RIM’s BlackBerry Wallet application. Robert Pearson, Director of E-Commerce said: “this new way to shop futureshop.ca on your BlackBerry smartphone, customers have the enhanced shopping experience they are looking for.” Give it a go and download the application here. (As always, please keep in mind your data plans when browsing)
Telus Summer promo: Buy any phone online on a 3-year contract and receive a $50 gas card (Offer ends August 5th, 2008). Make sure you read the fine details.
The device has plans that start at $149.99 with a three-year contract, $349.99 for a 2-year contract, $399.99 for a 1-year contract. If you feel like splurging you can score this gem for $449.99 with no contract. (Rate plans vary at $15 for unlimited email and IM or $30 for unlimited email, web browsing and IM).
On the Telus website is describes the Diamond as a “sexy smartphone that can do it all”. This is what Telus hopes to be the iPhone “killer” for them. It comes loaded with the TouchFLO 3D interface, Windows Media Player and 4 GB internal memory, 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, Built-in GPS. The size is 102 x 51 x 11.5mm and weighs 110 grams with a display of 480 x 640 pixels (2.8 inches) and has Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.
More to come soon