Nokia launches E71 and E66 – no word yet on a Canadian release date.
Round 61 in the Canadian Wireless Spectrum Auction takes the total to $3,742,149,964 – Rogers, Telus, Bell, Globalive and Quebecor are the top 5. Bell leads with the number of high bids.
Koodo creates “4Play” – a 4-letter Facebook word game that lets you challenge friends and tease them with your vocabulary”. To add it you log into Facebook and find “Koodo Mobile 4Play”
Koodo has added another phone to its name – this time its the LG Shine. If you can remember a few months ago the Shine was released with the slogan “Born to shine” and this release will certainly add some gloss to Koodo.
It’s a flip phone that weighs 110 grams and has a good battery life (talk time: up to 3.5 hours, standby time: up to 12 days. It is a basic phone and its dimensions are 9.5 x 5.0 x 1.4 cm with a 240 x 320 pixels and comes in an “exclusive Titanium” colour.
You can pick this up at Koodo for $75 on the TAB or outright for $225.
Rogers Wireless launches the Palm Centro smartphone. It comes in “Cobalt Blue” and is only 119 grams. The Centro has a QWERTY keyboard and touch screen – also comes with a 1.3 mega pixel camera. With all smartphones you will be able to manage your e-mails, send text messages, schedules, contacts, surf the net and this also has Google Maps.
Rogers Wireless has this available for as low as $199.99 with a 3 year contract or, up to $399.99 with a 1 year contract.
We will have more details when we review this for you.
“Traditional cell phone users are stepping up the Palm Centro in droves because of its cool design, full keyboard and ease of use,” said Brodie Keast, senior vice president of marketing for Palm, Inc. “More and more people need voice, text, email, web, contact and calendar capabilities all wrapped in one compact device so they can stay connected with everyone who is important to them. Centro delivers all that and more.”
Developer turns Nokia N95 into a multi-touch device
Virgin Mobile Canada launched new Calling Ad-Ons ($10/month for unlimited incoming, or, $10/month 100 daytime minutes). Also they launched new Monthly Pre-Paid plans: $20/month gets you 1000 evening and weekend minutes. “By-the-day” plans: range from $1 will get you unlimited evening and weekend or unlimited local incoming calls. And finally, $2/day will score you Unlimited texts, unlimited local incoming calls, unlimited weekends and nights starting at 7:00 p.m. More here
HTC Regional GM Kevin Chen unofficially said that Windows Mobile 7 devices will be launching Q109 (before next year’s Mobile World Congress)
Round 61 has increased to $3,653,910,781 at the Canadian Wireless Spectrum Auction. Top 5 in bidding revenues: Rogers Telus, Bell, Globalive and Quebecor.
Nokia patents “cylinder” type movable phone – it has “two user Interfaces, depending on the position of the ribbon” See more here