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Watch 2010 FIFA World Cup via Rogers On Demand Mobile

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup starting on June 11th Rogers has announced a few choices for customers to catch all 64 matches: Online, TV and most importantly via your mobile device.

Rogers says the “Rogers On Demand Mobile” app will be coming soon and will be available for $5 per month on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry devices. For now a one-time fee of $10 through the WAP portal gives you live streams of every game, recaps, highlights, ringtones, wallpapers and schedules. (more…)

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Report: Samsung Canada leads Q1 mobile shipments

Research firm IDC released a report called Canada’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker and for the 9th consecutive quarter Samsung came out on top for mobile shipments. The report states that Samsung shipped 579,900 mobile phones in Q1.

Samsung states the success to the OMNIA II, Galaxy and Galaxy Spica… perhaps they will keep the lead with the introduction of the upcoming Samsung Wave and Galaxy S.  Paul Brannen, VP of Samsung Mobile said “Given the extremely competitive mobile handset market in Canada, which rests on relentless innovation, we are extremely pleased to maintain our market share lead. We anticipate the second half of 2010 to be milestone setting as Samsung will be introducing a new fleet of smartphones.”

Here’s the complete list of Canadian manufactures in order of mobile shipments. What’s incredibly surprising is that Sanyo shipped more devices than Palm (more…)

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TELUS HTC Hero dips to $29.99 on 3-year

For the longest time the TELUS HTC Hero was hovering around the $49.99 on a 3-year contract price. This was released at $99.99 on a 3-year back in November when their HSPA network launched.

If you’re into getting a contract then $29.99 is a great price for this Android 2.1 device. The other price points stay the same at 1-year contract price for $449.99; 2-year contract price is $399.99 and the no-contract price is $499.99. (more…)

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LG Gossip now available at Fido

Fido has released the LG Gossip – a device that has a full-QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, 2.0 megapixel camera with video capabilities, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio, can hold up to 4GB with a microSD card. Overall dimensions are 115.5 x 61 x 12.8 mm with a weight 95 grams.

This is available for $0.00 on a 2-year contract or $90 no-contract/prepaid

More here at Fido

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Bell continues to offer Palm Pre promos… now giving $15 off monthly Smartphone Combo Plans

Back in March Bell offered a promo to all customers who purchase a Palm Pre on any Smartphone Combo plan will get $10 off their plan the entire duration of their contract. If you’ve been waiting for a better deal your time might have arrived!

Not only can you get the Palm Pre for the rock bottom sell-off price of $0.00 on a 3-year (or the no-contract price of $299.95), but Bell has increased the amount you’ll get back to a very good $15 per month… that equals a whopping $540 in savings. I love Palm’s webOS, but I love it more when carriers drop rates.

What do you think? You going for it? Do you think the drop is because of all the recent competition or to get rid of inventory? (more…)

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Contest: Win a BlackBerry Pearl 9100

As promised we are back with another contest! This time we thought we’d give a device away that almost every Canadian carrier will eventually have in their lineup: the new BlackBerry Pearl 9100. So here’s the deal…we supply the device and you choose the carrier (TELUS, Bell, Virgin, Rogers etc…)

In order to win this contest all you have to do is one of the following: follow us on Twitter, become a member of our Forum or enter your name in the comment section below. No strings attached. The contest ends Monday, June 7th at 11:59pm.

Good luck to all who enter!

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Apple sells 2 million iPads in 2 months

It’s all because of Canada! Apple sent out a press release today that stated “Apple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days”. Canada was one of the countries that was recently added to the list where customers can purchase the tablet. Rogers, Bell and TELUS all have iPad data plans and over the weekend we posted that Fido will be coming out with their own iPad data plans too.

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO said “Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do. We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.” (more…)

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Koodo to release the Samsung U430

Even though Koodo launched their first smartphone last week (BlackBerry Curve 8530) and they’re prepping for the upcoming HSPA launch... a new device will be coming down the pipe soon that is a throwback to the Koodo of days past. According to the inventory screenshot we received the Samsung U430 will be released shortly at what looks to be the retail price of $125. This is to replace the Samsung U410 that was recently discontinued. Parent-company TELUS released the U430 back in July of 2009 and you can learn more about the specs and features here.

We’ll have more info on an exact launch date and prices shortly. (more…)

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