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Mobilicity Sony Ericsson TM506 now available in Green and Red

When Mobilicity launched their new wireless network last week they released 6 devices: BlackBerry Bold 9700, Nokia 5230, Mobilicity branded “Totem”, Sony Ericsson TM506, Huawei U7519 and the HTC Snap.

Good news for those looking to give Mobilicity a go and pick up the Sony Ericsson TM506. At launch they only had this available in the Orange/Silver colour, but this is now available in both Green and Red. You can get this for the no-contract price of $99.99 (SIM card included with activation). For those who have signed up with Mobilicity how are you finding their coverage, service, reception, plans etc? (more…)

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Video: Xperia X10 mini gets unboxed… hopefully Rogers will include the coloured back covers

From internal docs we’ve received confirmed that the Sony Ericsson X10 mini is headed to Rogers… we’re hearing it should launch sometime in June for $49.99 on a 3-year. No word yet on the no-contract price.

In the meantime of this actually landing in Canada you’ll see in the video below that Sony Ericsson has taken a few minutes to unbox the X10 mini. What’s pretty cool is that there are additional back covers to choose from other than the standard black such as white, gold, green, pink, red and a metallic looking cover. Hopefully Rogers will include these in their release… if not I’m sure you’ll be able to find it on eBay for a few bucks. (more…)

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Yes… even more video of the next-gen iPhone

You guessed it… more next gen iPhone leaks from Vietnam. Same sort of stuff we’ve seen over the past few weeks since the original leak. Apple must be fuming with all these leaks. Hopefully they have something special planned for the big launch announcement during the WWDC. Perhaps Steve Jobs will bring Gizmodo’s Jason Chen on stage… Check out the vids and pics below: (more…)

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Bell puts Apple iPhone 3GS as “Exclusive”

We’re sure it’s just a design issue from when they re-branded their new website layout. Heck – all of us make some sort of errors now and then… but Bell has graciously put the “Exclusive” label on the Apple iPhone 3GS. Exclusive usually means that you have the sole rights to something… like Bell has with the Palm Pre.

However, the iPhone is one of the hottest selling devices that’s been selling in Canada for a few years now through Rogers/Fido. This only came onto Bell in November when they launched their HSPA network. Also both Virgin (owned by Bell) and TELUS have this for sale… so it’s certainly not exclusive but is very much in demand. (more…)

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RIM and Prism Technologies settle patent-infringement case

Back in December of last year Omaha-based Prism Technologies filed a dispute with the International Trade Commission (ITC) against RIM that they infringed one of its patents and requested them to block shipments of BlackBerry devices, desktop software and servers. Prism stated that the patent in question is number 288 and it “covers an innovative way of controlling access to protected electronically stored data and information requested by a device using an Internet Protocol network”

Today it’s been announced that they have settled the case and although no financial terms were discussed a “license and settlement agreement” has been reached. (more…)

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Video: Google working on “whisper” targeted ads

Here’s a funny video to watch… The Onion has created another funny video that takes aim at how Google will make more money. This time it’s through ad-generated phone calls and we’ll soon have Google implement “whisper” targeted ads that are entirely based around your phone conversations. Check it out here: (more…)

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Study finds cellphone use has “no increase of risk” of getting brain cancer

A new study by the he International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) called the “Interphone” study had 13 participating countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the UK) that took a deep look into the relationship between glioma or meningioma (most common kind of brain tumours) and cell phones. The study was done from 1998 and 1999 (which now seems dated) and focused on those between the ages of 30-59 who used their cell for over 30 minutes a day.

In a press release the that should hopefully put away all questions, Dr Christopher Wild, Director of the IARC said: “An increased risk of brain cancer is not established from the data from Interphone. However, observations at the highest level of cumulative call time and the changing patterns of mobile phone use since the period studied by Interphone, particularly in young people, mean that further investigation of mobile phone use and brain cancer risk is merited.” (more…)

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Motorola Quench now available at Rogers

The revolution is back in business… Rogers has released another Android-powered device. You can now get the Motorola QUENCH on the following price plans:

3-year contract: $49.99
2-year contract: $324.99
1-year contract: $374.99
No-Contract: $424.99

The Quench comes with Motorola’s MOTOBLUR, runs on the first Android OS version 1.5, a 3.1-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320×480, 5 megapixel camera, auto-focus, flash & video capabilities, WiFi, Bluetooth, holds up to 32GB with a microSD card, GPS, SWYPE full HTML browser. Overall dimensions are 116.8 x 60 x 12.5mm and weighs in at 119 grams.

Here’s a video of the Quench demo in action.
Check it out here at Rogers

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Best Buy list Rogers BlackBerry 9100 prices but still not available

The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 is coming to Canada and will be available through Rogers, Bell, TELUS and Virgin. It’s was originally supposed to launch with Bell on May 13th but was “delayed until further notice“. Prices of this new 3G smartphone range from carrier to carrier from a 3-year contract of $29.99 to $79.99. In addition, the no contract prices range from $329.95 to $449.99.

News today as Best Buy has revealed the Rogers pricing to be $79.99 on a 3-year and the no contract price of $449.99. Unfortunately when you click through to purchase it takes you to a dead link on the site… still not available. (more…)

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Virgin Mobile Live for BlackBerry now available

Virgin has pushed through a music player app for BlackBerry called “Virgin Mobile Live for BlackBerry”. It’s pretty standard these days as it comes with the ability to sync and listen to your music, buy music, ringtones, wallpapers, read artist bios, lyrics and tweet what you’re listening to.

The app is free but to purchase music you’ll have to shell out a bit of dough. DRM-free full-length tracks start at $0.69 for each song, ringtones cost $3.95 each and wallpapers are between $2.00 to $2.50 each.

Check it out here at Virgin

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