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Poll: How much is your wireless bill per month?

Every Monday we conduct a new poll… this time we’re curious to see what dollar amount Canadians pay out each month to our wireless carriers. With all the new carriers in Canada the monthly rates are getting more competitive and supposed to be dropping. However, people are transitioning away from basic devices and adopting Smartphones and possibly spending a bit more to have additional services.

So take this quick poll and also leave your comments. We’ll have it open for the next day. (more…)

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iPhone 4 pricing: 16GB for $659 & 32GB for $779?

This morning Apple gently reminded us Canadians that the new iPhone 4 will be available on Friday. We’re still waiting for official pricing from the carriers, but other countries sell the iPhone 4 on contract for $199 16GB model $299 for the 32GB model. We’ve known that Apple will sell the iPhone 4 unlocked but have yet to know what the cost of buying it off-contract. According to the CBC they state that “the 16-gigabyte unit will sell for $659 while the 32-GB version will cost $779.”

Source: CBC
(Thanks to everyone who sent this in!)

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“Chatr” brochure confirms $35 & $45 monthly plans

Looking for a bit more info on the upcoming launch of Rogers new discount brand “Chatr”. Well, thanks to one of our tipsters for sending is this brand spankin’ new Chatr brochure that confirms the price points to be $35 (Unlimited Talk) and $45 per month (Unlimited Talk & Text).

In addition, you’ll see more confirmation to what we stated before as to a couple options to pay: “AutoPay” is being your credit card every month and “Self Pay” where you can top up whenever you want to in “thousands of retailers in $10, $40 and $50 denominations”. Finally you can see the “Chatr Zones” Rogers is really hammering on reliability of their network by stating that “your Chatr phone works better in more places”, “Better reception” and that you will have “No need to switch onto other networks when zipping in and out of your chatr zone, which means fewer dropped calls.”

We’ll have more soon (More pics after the break) (more…)

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BlackBerry 9800 parts surface online before official launch

The upcoming BlackBerry 9800 slider has been leaked more times than any other unannounced BlackBerry device. We’ve seen pictures and video and now Truesupplier has put the 9800 housing up for sale. This can be yours for $38.99 (USD) and comes in black, white and red. The 9800 is expected to launch sometime this Summer with RIM’s new BlackBerry 6 OS.

Source: BlackBerry Rocks
Via: IntoMobile

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Rogers iPhone 4 Hardware Upgrade details start leaking out?

If you’re a Rogers customer and looking to score yourself the new iPhone on July 30th… you might want to read the details of what’s inside the Rogers iPhone Training manual. It basically says that customers who purchased a device on contract before June 7th, 2010 are eligible for a discount on a new iPhone 4.

The training manual states: “Last year, Rogers provided a special iPhone upgrade that gave iPhone 3G owners the chance to upgrade to iPhone 3GS before their normal hardware upgrade eligibility. This year, we’re doing it again – and we’re expanding it to give millions more customers the chance to get an iPhone 4 at a discounted price! Every Rogers customer with a smartphone, quick messaging device, or regular cellphone (purchased on contract before June 7, 2010) is eligible for a discount on a new iPhone 4!

At time of launch, an eligibility tool will be introduced on Rogers.com that allows customers and sales representatives to validate their eligibility for exclusive offers and discounts based on their profile. The link (and all additional HUP information) will be available in Sales Central, so keep an eye out for it!”

iPhoneInCanada received the document and says that we can already expect some sort of revisions t sometime today. Note that the training slide is actually missing an image of the iPhone 4.

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INQ Mobile ads hit Canadian soil… Chat 3G launch imminent

UK-based INQ has started their arrival on Canadian soil by advertising in Toronto’s Entertainment District. It’s known that the Chat 3G Smartphone will be launching on both TELUS and Koodo sometime this Summer, most likely within a few days.

Quick specs of the Chat 3G are that it has a QWERTY keyboard, integration of social media such as Facebook, Windows Live, Twitter, 2.2-inch QVGA display, 3.2 megapixel camera, Media Player, GPS and can hold up to 8GB with a microSD card.

Source: TheCellularGuru

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Apple reminds us the iPhone 4 is available Friday

Apple has sent out a press release stating that Canada and 16 other countries will be getting the new iPhone 4 on Friday: “Beginning this Friday, customers can purchase iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple’s retail and online stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.”

Currently the Canadian carriers that have promised to sell the iPhone 4 are Rogers, Fido, Bell, TELUS and Virgin. No word on official pricing but in other countries the 16GB model is available for $199 and the 32GB model is available for $299. The new iPhone will only be available in black with the white version coming later this year.

Will you be lining up?
Source: Apple

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Super LCD officially introduced into “a variety of HTC phones including the HTC Desire”

When TELUS officially announced the HTC Desire a couple weeks ago there was talk of how the screen suddenly changed from a Samsung AMOLED display to a Sony Super LCD screen. Well, today it’s now made official and HTC’s CEO Peter Chou said that due to “high-demand for many of our phones, specifically our phones with 3.7 inch displays” they “introduced Super LCD display (SLCD) technology into a variety of HTC phones including the HTC Desire and global Nexus One later this summer.”

HTC does do some comparisons of the screens and says the “SLCD is the latest generation of LCD technology that offers improved performance from earlier LCD panels including approximately five times better power management.”

Via: Engadget

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InPulse SmartWatch for BlackBerry hits final assembly… still no official ship date

It was back in early April that Waterloo-based Allerta said that the anticipated inPulse BlackBerry SmartWatch “is almost here”. Well months later they’ve put an update online for all to see, especially those who pre-ordered the product way back in October 2009. Allerta stated that “Lots of boxes have arrived! Now comes final assembly and testing. We haven’t announced any shipdate yet, as to not disappoint anyone (again and again)”. Also, hit the break for a video of the inPulse being manufactured. (more…)

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Koodo launching new plans & two new data add-ons

Checking out this new Koodo Mobile brochure that a tipster sent into us seems they’re getting ready to launch some new plans and add-ons. We understand they’ll go into place effective tomorrow (Monday, July 26th) and below is what you can expect. The plans will now be $25, $30, $40, $50 and $70. The Talk and Text and the Unlimited Incoming Combo stays the same but new is the “Stay Social Combo” for $40 per month, and a new “More Nationwide Talk and Text Combo” which has the highest price tag of $70 per month. More info after the break… (more…)

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