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Samsung responds to Apple: “Reception problems have not happened”

Steve jobs had to hold some sort of press conference about the antenna issues on the iPhone 4. There’s only so much time that you let go by with people bashing your product. Jobs acknowledged that there is a problem with the antenna when you hold it a certain way and decided to give away free Bumpers/cases. During the presentation he also showed images of other manufactures and how their devices also suffer from this “Antennagate” issue.

We’ve heard from RIM, Nokia and HTC. Now Samsung has decided be vocal and stated: “The antenna is located at the bottom of the Omnia 2 phone, while iPhone’s antenna is on the lower left side of the device. Our design keeps the distance between a hand and an antenna. We have fully conducted field tests before the rollout of smartphones. Reception problems have not happened so far, and there is no room for such problems to happen in the future.” (more…)

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Curve 3G coming to Rogers in Grey and Violet

Yesterday we saw Bell put the ‘coming soon” on the BlackBerry Curve 3G and it looks like Rogers will also be releasing the 9300 as well. Thanks to Bla1ze over at CrackBerry for the tip that stated “This came from a recent q3 2010 training at Rogers… it appears bb 9300 is confirmed for Q3 in exclusive color”. Those exclusive colours are the stunning Grey and Violet models.

No word on launch dates. Any guesses on the price points this will come out at? Gotta be less than what the Bold 9700 is selling at.

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Xperia X10 mini pops up on the Sony Ericsson Canada site

Not sure what else we can say about it other than it’s just right around the corner. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini has now popped up on the Canadian site… so a Rogers launch is imminent. As stated before we hear this will be priced at $49.99 on a 3-year. This will come with Android OS 1.6 but will be upgraded to 2.1 sometime in Q4. (more…)

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Rogers says “The iPhone is coming, the iPhone is coming…”

It’s no surprise that Rogers will be releasing the new iPhone 4. It was announced on Friday that the much talked about device will be launching in Canada on July 30th. Bell was the first to officially announce they’ll release it on the 30th and now looking at an internal doc we received titled “The iPhone is coming, the iPhone is coming…” shows the enthusiasm of both Rogers and Fido for the device: (more…)

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Bell prepping to release the BlackBerry Curve 3G

Bell has put the familiar “coming soon” on the upcoming BlackBerry Curve 9300. This will be called the Curve 3G and there’s no release date or pricing but as you can see in the flyer it’ll work on their HSPA network, have increased memory of 256MB flash/256MB SDRAM, the new trackpad, QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.1 and BlackBerry Messenger. (more…)

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Poll: Is your next device going to be an Android?

Android-powered devices have become more popular these days… lot’s of Canadians have hopped on what Rogers once called the “Revolution”. There are over 100,000 apps in Google’s Android Market and almost every carrier in Canada has (or will have) an Android device in their lineup. There’s probably still a large group of people that need to be educated on what Android is.

We’re curious to see what you think about Android and if it’s something you’re looking at getting.. or will you be sticking with an iPhone, Berry, Nokia etc. Have your say below…

UPDATE: The poll is now closed. Clearly there’s demand for Android devices with a whopping 70% making the jump over.

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Bell to launch the HTC Wildfire?

It looks like Bell might be releasing the Android based HTC Wildfire soon. As you can see by the image it’s being used as an in-house activation promo that gives employees incentives to earn more “Blue Chip” points to get more stuff. No official word on if and when the Wildfire will launch… but would certainly add to their Android lineup: Legend, Galaxy Vibrant, Dext.

Source: Android Headlines
(Thanks Larry!)

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Video: Nokia in-vehicle “Terminal Mode” in action

Here’s something cool that Nokia Beta Labs is up to. They’ve put a quick video together that demonstrates how they’re integrating your smartphone right into your car. Basically all you have to do is plug it in everything shows up on the display: maps, music, weather. I guess you could even stream movies and play them on those long road trips. Check it out here (more…)

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TELUS launching Motorola i1 on Mike sometime this Fall

This was rumoured to be coming for a few months now and TELUS has announced that the iDen Android-powered Motorola i1 is launching on their Mike Network this Fall. No dates yet but certainly updates their lineup.

It doesn’t state what OS the i1 runs but I believe it’s 1.5. TELUS says that it’s “Full Mil Spec certified for blowing rain, dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, salt fog, humidity and solar radiation” and has a 3.1-inch touchscreen display HVGA (resolution of 320×480), push-to-talk capabilities, 5.0 megapixel camera, WiFi, GPS, holds up to 32GB with a micro SD card.

Check it here at TELUS
(Thanks Chase!)

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Video: BlackBerry 9800 running BlackBerry 6… media capabilities and WebKit browser in action

Here’s another set of unreleased videos that show off both the upcoming BlackBerry 9800 and RIM’s new BlackBerry 6 (version 6.0.0.100). Salomondrin takes a walk through the media capabilities such as music, videos, pics. Then does a demo of the new WebKit browser compared to an older BlackBerry… clearly dominates over other Berry browsers from the past. Check it out here (more…)

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