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Contest: Win a WIND BlackBerry Bold 9700!

Everyone up for another contest… how about winning a BlackBerry Bold 9700! We have 2 WIND Mobile Bold 9700 devices to giveaway and all you have to do is enter your name in the comment section below.

The Bold 9700 is one of RIM’s newest devices and comes with the new trackpad (no more trackball) with a full QWERTY keyboard. The screen is 2.44 inch (resolution of 480 x 360), built-in GPS, WiFi, 3.2MP camera with video capabilities, 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, can hold up to 32 GB and can do all your e-mail needs. Overall dimensions of the 9700 are 109 x 60 x 14.1 mm and weighs only 122 grams.

As I said above, to enter the contest all you have to do is submit your name in the comment section below – no strings attached. The contest goes until Wednesday, March 24th at 5:00pm and as usual we’ll announce our both winners shortly after. You can only enter your name once… Go ahead, enter your name below!

(Follow us on Twitter to find out faster if you won! – @mobilesyrup)


LG “Make Life Pop” Contest gives chance to meet Jason Derulo and win $5k

LG has a new contest that promotes the upcoming LG Shine Touch and the recently released LG Pop. The contest is called “Make Life Pop” and if you win you could walk meet artist Jason Derulo and score a cool $5,000 shopping spree in Los Angeles. Seems like the contest is pretty basic as all you have to do is enter you name and contact info.

There’s also a spot where you can upload a picture and make it look like an Andy Warhol piece of art. (more…)


LinkedIn and Twitter for BlackBerry coming soon

RIM has said “Get ready” because “two Popular Business Apps Are Almost Here!”. They are speaking about Twitter for BlackBerry and also LinkedIn for BlackBerry. No word on when these will be officially dropping into the App World but it’s being communicated on the BlackBerry newsletter.

We’ve mentioned the Twitter app before, this gives you the ability to Tweet, search, direct messaging, retweeting and follow. The LinkedIn app RIM states the app will be able to “look up profiles, send messages right from your Messages folder, check network updates, and see profile photos in your Contacts—everything you need to become a mobile networking machine.” (more…)


LG pushes out Eve maintenance release, but not to 1.6

For all those owners who have the Android-powered Eve (GW620R) you can now update your device as LG has pushed out a “maintenance release”. Very small updates have been put into this but those wanting to get their hands on the promised upgrade to OS 1.6 will have to wait a couple more months.

Remember to back up your device before upgrading. (more…)


Nokia 5130 now available at Videotron for $14.95

Videotron has released what we hope will be their final device before they officially flip on their HSPA network. The Nokia 5130 is a very affordable candy-bar style device that comes with a 2-inch QVGA display (resolution of 320×240), a 2.0 megapixel camera (with video capabilities), FM radio, built-in MP3 player and all the usual phone features such as contacts, calendar, text and picture messaging. Videotron is also throwing in a 1Gb card to store some of your music/pics/videos. The Nokia 5130 weighs 88 grams and has overall dimensions of 107.5 x 88 x 100mm. This is available on the following plans:

3-year contract: $14.95
2-year contract: $64.95
1-year contract: $119.95
No contract: $169.95 (more…)


Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 gets unboxed by Sony Ericsson

We had an opportunity to play with the upcoming Rogers Sony Ericsson a few weeks ago, you can check out the video here. If you want more X10 goodness, the folks over at Sony Ericsson have taken the time to unbox the upcoming Android device.

We hear the X10 will be releasing in the “coming weeks” via Rogers and will coming in around the $199.99 on a 3-year mark. (more…)


SaskTel releases the BlackBerry Curve 8530

For those located in Saskatchewan you’ll be happy to know that a new Berry has come your way. We first found out that SaskTel was going to launch the Curve 8530 last week and now this can be yours on the following price plans:
3-year contract: $40.00
2-year contract: $275.00
1-year contract : $375.00
No contract: $440.00

The Curve 8530 has the new trackpad, a 3.2-inch display (resolution of 320 × 240), 256 MB of Internal Memory and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card, has dedicated media keys, Wi-Fi enabled, BlackBerry Maps, Built-in GPS, Speakerphone, IM, Bluetooth, 2.0 megapixel camera with 5X digital zoom and video capabilities, runs on OS v5.0. The overall dimensions are 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm with a total weight of 105 grams.

More here at SaskTel
(Thanks Maxime!)


Rogers proposes cellphone tower in B.C. cemetery

There’s much speculation that shows cellphone use causes cancer and many other forms of health issues. The carriers continually have issues with the public when it comes to cellphone towers and their effects… finding real estate is getting more of an concern.

Rogers has possibly found a solution as they have proposed to build a semi-permanent, 40-metre-high tower in the Port Coquitlam Cemetery (located in B.C.). Where the tower would be placed are only trees today and City Council Brad West stated “it is anticipated that this part of the cemetery will not be required for development by the city in the next 20 years”.

In addition, Council Mike Forrest also stepped up and said the the money raised would be reinvested into the cemetery and “would be extra to our budget at this point.  More here


Zoompass to become a staple on Bell BlackBerry devices

Recently Zoompass announced their mobile payment service available permanently on TELUS BlackBerry devices via the “Zoompass” icon. Today they have followed up by the same service for Bell BlackBerry users.

For those who are unfamiliar with Zoompass, this is a joint venture between Rogers, Bell and TELUS and allows customers to send, receive and request money, check account balance, review transactions by using your mobile device. So judging by the flow we’ll soon see this available on Rogers BlackBerry devices also. (more…)


Confirmed: LG Shine Touch going to Rogers at $49.99

Earlier today we checked out the LG Canada site and they revealed the Shine Touch was coming out soon. Checking out the carrier info on their site it had TELUS pegged as the carrier of choice… but actually our friends over at Rogers will be releasing and the internal document we received show this will be available on the following plans:

3-year contract: $49.99
2-year contract: $99.99
1-year contract: $199.99
No contract: $249.99

Rogers will most likely add this to their new lineup of “Touchphones” and some quick specs are that the Shine Touch has a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen display (resolution of 240×400), 3 megapixel camera with a video capabilities, WiFi, FM Radio, Bluetooth, can hold up to 8GB with a microSD card. Overall dimensions are 155 X 114 X 56mm with a weight of 90 grams. Here are some additional specs for you to look over: