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Confirmed: Rogers launching Android Samsung Galaxy Spica

Yesterday we were tipped about the possibility of Rogers adding another Android device to their lineup, this time it’s the Samsung Galaxy Spica. More good news follows today as we’ve received photos of Rogers branded Galaxy Spica dummy phones that started to arrive a retail locations. We’re still waiting on price points and an official release date, but you can expect it to be coming up within 2-3 weeks.

The Galaxy Spica comes with Android OS 1.5 (possibly might ship with OS 2.0), 3.2-inch touchscreen (resolution of 320 x 480 pixels), 3.2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, a 3.5mm headset jack, microUSB, speakerphone, WiFi, GPS, holds up to 32GB with a microSD, 800MHz processor, measures 115 x 57 x 13.2 mm with a weight of 124 grams.

We’ll have more info soon!
(Thanks Tipster!)

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TELUS BlackBerry Curve 8530 skyrockets to a whopping $149.99 on 3-year

** Update – looks like the Curve was dropped back down to the affordable rate of $24.95… a much better price point! **

Huh? From a very affordable launch at $49.99, then price dropped to a low $24.99 on a 3-year… we now see the BlackBerry Curve 8530 skyrocket to a massive jump to $149.99? We know that the 8530 has the new trackpad but all the other carriers have this entry level smartphone priced around $25… hopefully it’ll be knocked back down in price (more…)

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Pics of the rumoured BlackBerry slider surface

Last week a blurry picture surfaced of the very much rumoured Blackberry slider. The image showed a mixed design similar to the Storm2 with a Tour/Bold keyboard. A new image of what looks to be the first real live image of an early prototype slider that RIM is working on… possibly the Storm3. What do you think of it?

Via: BGR & BBLeaks

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Rogers launches “RedBoard” to connect with customers

With social media becoming more popular over the past few years, companies are finding new ways to connect with their customers. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube are the first ones to come to mind. Rogers is the latest Canadian wireless carrier to reach out and start a conversation with their subscribers. Today they launched “RedBoard” – a blog that Keith McArthur, Senior Director of Social Media at Rogers, says is ” a place where we can talk about our vision, explain our services and policies and geek out about the latest new technology.”

McArthur also says in their first post that “…this won’t work if it’s a monologue. RedBoard is a metaphor for whiteboards used for collaboration. We want to hear from you – the good feedback and the bad.” (more…)

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SaskTel to launch the BlackBerry Curve 8530

Taking a quick look at the SaskTel website today it seems they are getting ready to release the BlackBerry Curve 8530. You can see the affordable Berry squished in the middle of the Pearl Flip and the Storm. No word on when or what the new Curve will be priced at but majority of carriers offer this around the $25 mark. Anybody in Saskatchewan going to pick up this new smartphone? (more…)

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Bell releases staggering Vancouver Olympics wireless stats

Bell was a major sponsor of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and they’ve released some staggering information when it comes to wireless statistics.

Bell stated that during the Vancouver 2010 between February 12th to 28th their network had the following stats (I thought it would be higher for 2-weeks, especially the text messaging as New Years text stats sees way more alone in one day):
- 1 trillion packets of data traversed Bell’s Vancouver network
- 90 million minutes of mobile voice traffic
- 30 million megabytes of mobile data
- 65 million mobile text messages sent and received (more…)

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Rumour: Rogers to launch Samsung Galaxy Spica?

We’ve been tipped that Rogers is prepping to release the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy in about 2-3 weeks. No word on price points yet but this touchscreen is currently available at Bell for $49.95 on a 3-year. So if this rumour is true you can’t expect Rogers to release it for much more.

The Galaxy is currently the thinnest Android that’s available in Canada and measures 116 x 56 x 11.9mm with a weight of 116.7 grams. Other specs of the Galaxy are that it runs OS 1.5, has a3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, comes with 8GB of memory and can hold up to 40GB with a microSD card. In addition, a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash and video capabilities, 3.5 mm headphone jack and WiFi.

UPDATE: According to RogersGuy in our comments states: “This is confirmed. We received a white dummy unit today in our store. Officially named the Samsung Galaxy Spica. 3.2″ 320×480 TFT display, only 183mb of internal memory, WIFI and GPS” (more…)

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Virgin BlackBerry Bold 9700 now $0.00 at Future Shop

This has got to be the best deal around for any BlackBerry Bold 9700! Future Shop has dramatically dropped the price of Virgin Mobile’s newest HSPA devices to a beautiful price of $0.00 on a 3-year contract. To get the deal you’ll have to venture into your local Future Shop… but it’s certainly worth the trip. Virgin themselves have this available online and at their retail locations for $149.99. (more…)

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Globalive’s Yak & Wind now offer bundle packages

We knew that this was bound to happen. Globalive owns a bunch of companies and one of them is Yak Communications, a company that offers low cost internet, home phone and long distance rate. Globalive also owns Wind Mobile and the two companies have joined together to offer Yak customers the opportunity to bundle up and save without ever signing a contract.

In a press released today, those in Toronto and Calgary will be able “to add WIND Mobile services to new and existing Yak bundles, including Yak Home Phone service, Yak High Speed Internet, and Yak’s long distance service. In addition, customers who port their mobile number over to WIND Mobile by March 31st will get a $150 credit towards WIND services. Customers can also enjoy their first month of WIND Mobile service free.” (more…)

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Public Mobile “Unlimited” ads pop up in Toronto & Montreal

If you’re looking around the streets of Toronto and Montreal today you’ll notice on bus shelters new advertising that only says “Unlimited”. There’s no company attached to the ad, just a person with the simple “unlimited” tag line.

Curious to know who is behind these… well it’s none other than new wireless entrant Public Mobile. They’ve started to infiltrate both markets, prepping for their upcoming launch. It’s well known that Public will offer a flat rate $40 unlimited talk and text plan and we hear they’ll have over 20 retail locations when they actually go live.

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