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Black’s giving $75 Gift Card with Milestone purchase

This is currently the best deal around when it comes to getting yourself a Motorola Milestone… Black’s (a TELUS company) is selling the newest Android for $199.99 on a 3-year contract with a monthly plan. This is still the same price but Black’s has stepped up and sweetened the deal by throwing in a $75 Gift Card! (more…)

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Windows Mobile 6.5 being rebranded as “Windows Phones Classic”

With Microsoft announcing Windows Phone 7 Series a couple days ago there were many questions what will happen to the recently updated Windows Mobile 6.5 (and 6.5.3) devices. Microsoft has stated that they are in fact not completely dropping the OS and will continue to support it by re-branding it as “Windows Phone Classic”.

This will not become official until the official availability of Windows Phone 7 Series later this year. For us Canadians, when it comes to Windows Mobile 6.5 devices we currently have the LG IQ and the Samsung Omnia II. We can also expect to see Bell launch the Samsung OmniaPro 7330 soon. (more…)

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Nokia updates N900 specs with “Canadian” language

Back in January Graham Kingma, Head of Call Centre Operations at Wind Mobile wrote on the company blog that “the N900 and iPhone are hot topics within the community and other forums…and at WIND as well: I’m excited about these too! We obviously want to provide you with the phones that you want… As we expand, and as more and more operators evolve, too, more handsets will become available and we’ll carry them. Specifically for the N900 – which does work on our network – we hope to have the phone in early 2010“.

For those who are looking to this get stellar device a very small advancement has been made when it comes to specifications. Taking a look over at the Nokia site shows the “Canadian French” has been added to the “Language support” section. Again a very small step but we could be getting closer to an official release soon. In the end it boils down to Nokia and Wind coming to some sort of agreement… and this probably depends on how quickly Wind gets their network built up to offer more Canadians their service.

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Contest: Win a TELUS Motorola Milestone!

Seems like we are having a great amount of interest in this contest, well over 1,000 people have entered within the day and caused our comment system to crash. All good but if you have yet to enter you must enter your name using this link here, then put your name in the comment section.

How would you like to get your hands on the glorious TELUS Motorola Milestone? If you do we have great news for you… we are giving one away!

The Milestone was just launched and has a 3.7-inch WVGA display (resolution is 480×854), full slide out QWERTY keyboard, runs Android OS 2.0 and holds up to 32GB with a microSD card. In addition, you can sync all your e-mail, contacts, calendar events, use the 5 megapixel camera (auto focus, dual LED flash 4x zoom with video capabilities) and more importantly get all your apps in the Android Market.

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 3rd at 5:00pm and as usual we’ll announce our winner 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)

Good luck!

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Rogers to launch BlackBerry Storm2 soon?

Rogers was left out of the party with the original Storm came to Canada and there has long been rumours of them launching the 2nd generation. Confirmation today from an ad from the March issue of Canadian Business magazine that’s showcasing the Storm2 and all it’s features. The ad states “See all there is to see with BlackBerry Storm smartphones from Rogers and other major retailers.”

Still no word on a release date or pricing. Anyone going to jump on this device?
Via: BBCool

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Become a fan of Motorola and you’ll have a chance of winning a Milestone

The highly anticipated Motorola Milestone officially launched yesterday and it can be yours for $199.99 on a 3-year contract. If you don’t feel like dishing out the coin then you can work your way over to Motorola’s Facebook page and become a fan. Once you do this you’ll be entered into a contest where you could win a Milestone and Media dock. (more…)

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2010 Global Mobile Award Winners: HTC Hero takes top device and Steve Jobs named “Mobile Personality of the Year”

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last night the GSMA announced the “2010 Global Mobile Award Winners” and Steve Jobs took home the prestigious “Mobile Personality of the Year” Award. He was not there but was recognized for his contribution to the mobile industry, specifically for the iPhone. In addition, top mobile handset went to HTC for the Android-powered HTC Hero.  When it comes to a Canadian company being represented, RIM shined with “Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service: Research In Motion – BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0″.

Here is a full list of all the winners (more…)

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 now $149.99 at Rogers

Sometime between the last price drop and when all the other carriers reduced the 3-year contract price of the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Rogers followed suit. If you’re looking to get yourself the very stylish Bold 9700 you can now get it from Rogers for $149.99 on a 3-year contract.

This has now dropped in price by 50% since originally released back on November 3rd at $299.99. (more…)

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Rogers Q4 2009 results: 400,000 smartphone devices were activated

Rogers has released their Q4 2009 results and according to the report it states they increased their subscriber base by 109,000 and activated an astonishing 400,000 smartphone devices (“predominantly iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices”). Rogers states that “subscribers with smartphones now represent 31% of the overall postpaid subscriber base”. Other important stats is that their wireless data revenue increased by almost 45% to $384 million. Data revenue now represents 24% of total network revenue (increase of 6% when compared to lat year).

Rogers does acknowledge the number of new subscribers is low and “primarily reflects slower overall market growth, increased competitive intensity in certain segments of the market, and the unusually high number of additions during the second half of 2008 following the launch of the iPhone in Canada.” (more…)

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