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Suspects charged with string of Rogers robberies

Rogers has been hit with a number of thefts in the Toronto area recently:

- May 5th thieves beat an employee and left with cellphones
- May 11th an iPhone
- May 18th a 20-year-old woman was dragged by suspects then stole cellphones.
- May 25th in Vaughan thieves left with cash and cellphones
- June 2nd in Toronto thieves left with cash and cellphones

Police have charged 5 people with robbery, disguise with intent and forcible confinement for the above incidents: Moniz Usmani, 22, Muhammed Choudhery, 20, Naseer Ahsan, 21, Satvir Waraich, 19, and, Paramtej Mukkar, 21.

Was it all worth it? These individuals will now have a criminal record for life… I imagine you could probably find some of the intended devices cheaper (new/used) on eBay or Craigslist? (more…)


16 minute hands-on video of RIM’s new BlackBerry 6

RIM’s new OS BlackBerry 6 is going to be released soon and a leak found it’s way online a couple weeks ago on the upcoming Bold 9800 Slider. If you’re looking for more news on what RIM has in store – check out the 16:44 video below. The a good rundown of the home drawer, Multi touch, SMS app, Options menu, Podcasts app, new “Launch by Typing”, Music player, video, etc… it’s a good run through and certainly worth the time. (more…)


Motorola i296 ready for a beating on TELUS’ Mike

For those who work out in the field and need a device that can take a few bumps along the way… TELUS’ Mike Network has just released the Military certified Motorola i296. Like majority of all the other P2T devices this can take on “blowing rain, dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, salt, fog, humidity and solar radiation”. Sounds pretty good… This iDEN push to talk device has a 1.79-inch display (resolution of 128×160), GPS, Speakerphone, Music Player, 2.5 mm, Bluetooth and weighs is 2.96 ounces.

This is available at the no-contract price of $199.99.

More here at TELUS


Nokia 3710 now available at TELUS

Even though there was an internal doc that stated the Nokia 3710 was going to be available at TELUS on June 15th… we’re guessing they couldn’t wait to release this flip phone. This has a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash, video capabilities, Bluetooth, Speakerphone, Music Player, A-GPS with Nokia Maps has officially been launched on the following prices:

$49.99 on a 3-year contract
$79.99 on a 2-year contract
$129.99 on a 1-year contract
$179.99 No-contract (more…)


For those who like 3-year contracts: X10 and Milestone now $99.99

There are some customers out there that like the 3-year contract because of the low initial upfront cost. I think (mainly because of all the recent wireless competition) we’ll eventually see the 3-year be eliminated and only be left with the 2 and 1-year contracts.

However… if you’re looking to get either of these Android-powered devices: the Rogers Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 or the TELUS Motorola Milestone they are now on sale over at Future Shop for $99.99. Plus you’ll walk away with a $75 Gift Card (only on accessories though, not to discount the device).


Bell Pearl 9100 now available… $329.95 no contract

The Pearl 9100 is now available through Bell. This new BlackBerry can be yours on the following price plans: $49.95 on a 3-year contract; $179.95 on a 2-year; $279.95 on a 1-year and the no-contract price is a decent $329.95.

Out of all the carriers selling the 9100 – Bell has the cheapest no-contract rate so far. TELUS has this for $349.99, Virgin (owned by Bell) has this for $349.99 and Rogers has this on a no-contract for $424.99. We’re curious what price point WIND will come in at when they launch the 9100 in July.

Some quick features of the new Pearl 9100 is that it comes with RIM’s new trackpad, SureType keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera, BlackBerry Messenger, Wi-Fi, and GPS.

More here via: Bell


Rumour: 5 HTC Windows Phone 7 devices hitting Canada?

Well it looks like their just might be some Windows Phone 7 devices actually coming to Canada! No official word but thanks to the hard work famed ROM hacker “conflipper” who found a bunch of HTC devices that are heading to either Rogers, Bell or TELUS. Based on the carrier codes here’s the findings:

HTC Buzz is heading to Rogers.
HTC Schubert going to Telus.
HTC Mondrian going to Telus & Rogers.
HTC Scorpio (aka HTC Olympian) is going to Bell.
HTC Spark (World Phone) is heading over to Bell. (more…)


Video: Mobilicity announces new Chinese name

Today Mobilicity went live with their new content portal and also announced their new Chinese name: “Cheng Xun Yi Dong”. Their wireless service is only currently available in the GTA and they are somewhat re-branding their name to attract a specific audience. We wonder how long it will take to have the option of viewing their website in either Mandarin and Cantonese?

We captured it all on video and apparently they held a contest where the public would choose their Chinese brand name. One lucky winner named Chris took home the prize and walked away with a free Nokia 5230, $35 monthly plan for a year, $20 Unlimited East Asia package, plus about 58 bucks in the Mobilicity My Wallet… for a grand total amounting to the lucky number of $888.


TD Bank to launch Android app

TD Bank recently launched their iPhone app and soon they will be releasing an Android app too. Apparently it was put live in the Android Market then quickly removed. A screenshot was taken and it looks to have similar features to the iPhone app: customers will have the ability to login, view account balances, recent activity, view and pay bills and transfer fund.

Matthew Cram of TD Corporate & Public Affairs stated that “The TD mobile app for Android is only available via the Canadian Android Market. There was a brief (one hour) window last week where our Android mobile app was mistakenly made available globally… We hope to have a U.S. version of the TD mobile app for Android ready by late summer.” (more…)