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Rogers Radio launches iPhone app

In Rogers Media empire they have 52 radio stations and today have announced the availability of the “Rogers Radio iPhone app”. This app is free and only available to Rogers and Fido customers. The app allows you to listed to their radio stations, ability to search by Genre, by Station, by City or by “Near Me”, request a song, get the last 10 songs played.

Some stations you might know are: 98.1 CHFI, SONiC 102.9, JACK FM, News1130, 680News, The FAN 590 & The FAN 960.

Search in iTunes for “Rogers Radio”


LG 231 coming to Bell June 3rd

There’s a device for everyone out there. Some people might not be looking for a high end smartphone with the latest Android OS. Some people might only want a low-end basic device that’s good for calling and texting and looks like it came from the 1990′s.

If you’re looking for this entry level phone you might want to check out the LG 231 that will be hitting Bell on June 3rd. Specs of the LG 231 are that it comes with a 0.3 MP camera with 2x digital zoom, only weighs 83 grams, has a 1.77 inch display (resolution of 128×160), Bluetooth, Speakerphone, 2.5 mm headset jack.

No word yet on the price points Bell will be releasing this at but you can be sure it’ll be around the same price as the recently launched Virgin LG 230: $59.99 Prepaid or $0.00 on a 2-year.

(Thanks Matt!)


Free AMBER Alerts now available to your cellphone

Here’s a good cause to get involved in. A new initiative that involves the RCMP, OPP and AMBER Alert Agencies have come together for a free opt-in service to get awareness out there of a missing child. For those who subscribe you’ll receive free AMBER Alerts as text messages on their cell phones. All you have to do is text text the keyword AMBER to 26237 and you’ll receive a text message every time an AMBER Alert is up in their province. Hopefully not often.

Looking at the partners page it looks like the carriers involved are TELUS, Bell, Rogers, Koodo, Solo, Virgin, Fido, MTS, SaskTel, Solo, NothernTel, Videotron, Telebec. Missing are the new entrants such as Mobilicity, Wind Mobile and Public Mobile. (more…)


Android-powered Acer Liquid e released by Rogers

The “Coming Soon” label that has been placed on the Rogers Acer Liquid e is coming off soon. The internal doc that we received states that it launched today… but this will be arriving in stores and retail channels over the next few days. Pricing for this has been consistent to what we’ve said in the past:

3-year contract: $49.99
2-year contract: $274.99
1-year contract: $324.99
No contract: $424.99

Specs of the newest Android to come to Canada are that it runs OS 2.1, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3.5-inch WVGA high-definition capacitive touch screen, 5 megapixel camera with video capabilities, WiFi, Full HTML browser, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card. Overall dimensions are 116×54×12.75mm and weighs 135 grams.


Rogers launches the BlackBerry Pearl 9100

Finally the Pearl 9100 has been released and should be arriving in stores over the next few days. Thanks to a tipster for sending us the internal doc that states the pricing will be as following:

3-year contract: $49.99
2-year contract: $324.99
1-year contract: $374.99
No contract: $449.99

Rogers is shipping new new Pearl 9100 with a 2GB microSD card. Anyone looking to pick one of these up? TELUS and Bell have both come out with pricing that has this at $29.99 on a 3-year. (more…)


Rogers Micro SIM cards start arriving

Similar to the post we wrote yesterday about TELUS getting microSIM cards (12 x 15mm), Rogers is slowly getting stock in across off stores and retail channels. This could be used for tablet devices such as the iPad and more importantly for the upcoming next generation iPhone. The price of this Micro SIM is $10.

Anyone going for the iPad? (more…)


TELUS “Unleashing” something June 8th…

There’s this teaser countdown somewhere on the TELUS site (can’t find it now or it’s taken down) that states something is “Unleashing on June 8″. The easy guess would be the HTC Triumph we’ve been talking about for a few weeks now. Hopefully that would be it because the specs look wicked. June 8th is only a mere 2 weeks away…

Update: Seems like this is only targeted to BC and Alberta and only located on the homepage, not mobility. (more…)


TELUS set to launch Nokia 3710 June 15th

TELUS will be launching the affordable Nokia 3710 on June 15th. Looking at the internal doc we were sent show this will be available for $49.99 on a 3-year contract. This device is also pegged to make an appearance as Koodo Mobile’s first HSPA device. This is a basic flip phone that comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera and “generously-sized keypad”. (more…)