Latest News

iPad now available on Pre-order… Rogers reveals Data price plans

The Apple iPad will be available on May 28th here in Canada, but for those interested in pre-ordering one you can now do this through the Apple site. Rogers and Bell and have stated they will offer data plans for this but it seems Rogers is first out of the gate to reveal their plans. Looks like there’s no ridiculous yearly contract to sign and you can go monthly:

250MB per month: $15.00
5GB per month: $35.00

UPDATE: We just got an e-mail from Rogers that stated “we have two iPad data plans available for our customers. Both the 250 MB for $15 and 5 GB for $35 include free unlimited access to all Rogers WiFi Hot Spots. At this time, we do not have a sharing plan to announce. The reference to a sharing plan on the Apple website was an error and is being removed.”

To compare other price plans, down in the States the AT&T plans are somewhat similar: $15 for 250MB or $30 for unlimited. (more…)

READ MORE

Bell to exclusively launch HTC Legend?

Bell is in need of a new flagship device – they had a good run with the Palm Pre but something bigger and better needs to be added. We’ve been tipped that Bell will be exclusively releasing the Android OS 2.1 HTC Legend sometime “this May/June”. No exact dates were given or pricing… but if Bell brought this on board it would do incredible things for their lineup. It would be their first Android smartphone that runs 2.1… currently the Galaxy and the upcoming Dext both have 1.5.

Apart from having 2.1, some notable specs of the Legend are that it has HTC Sense, a 3.2-inch multi-touch capacitive AMOLED screen (resolution of 320 x 480), comes with a 5 megapixel camera with video capabilities, 3.5mm headset jack, 600 MHz Qualcomm processor, can hold up to 32 GB with a microSD card, WiFi.

We’ll have more updates soon…

READ MORE

Rogers WinMo 6.5 Samsung Messenger priced at $49.99 on 3-year

Following the release of the Bell Samsung Messenger for $0.00 on a 3-year contract – Rogers looks to have launched this QWERTY WinMo device for $49.99 on a 3-year. Other Rogers price points are on a 2-year for $299.99; 1-year is $349.99 and no-contract for $399.99.

Even though the document below shows it’s the launch date of the 4th, we’re informed that the Messenger will be available at Rogers locations early this coming week. Also, this will eventually be available through TELUS. (more…)

READ MORE

Video: BlackBerry 9670 running BlackBerry 6

Here’s a good video to watch today! Thanks to CellGuru for posting 7-minute video an unreleased BlackBerry 9670 running an unreleased version of the RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 6 (it’s actually OS 6.0.0.20). Although the video has no sound it does do a good run through of BlackBerry Messenger, Twitter for BlackBerry and Facebook. Check it out here:

Via: The Cellular Guru

READ MORE

Video: BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider gets quick look

There’s been many pics floating around of the unreleased BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider but they can only do so much, correct? Well, BGR has managed to post the very first video of the upcoming device, it’s only 0:14 seconds but it shows the Bold 9800 running the new BlackBerry 6 OS. I’m sure this will be the first of many to come and here’s hoping the next video we the slider sliding. Check it out here… (more…)

READ MORE

Koodo puts sign up page for upcoming BlackBerry Curve 8530

There’s absolutely no hiding the fact that Koodo Mobile will be launching their first BlackBerry soon. A press release went out a few days ago confirmed the Curve 8530 “it’s expected to retail for $300, or $150 for new customers who put the smartphone on their Tab”. Rumours are that this will be released on May 25th

Good news for all those interested in jumping on board as Koodo has created a “coming soon” page where you can put your personal info sign up and “Be the first to know when you can order your BlackBerry Curve”.

This will be a great addition to the Koodo Mobile lineup and takes them one step beyond just a talk and text plan. After this… bring on the new HSPA devices.

Check it out (more…)

READ MORE

Bell BlackBerry Pearl 3G “delayed until further notice”

We’ve just been informed by one of our Bell tipsters that the upcoming Bell release of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100) has been delayed. Actually the internal doc that we received states “Launch date: delayed until further notice (was planned for May 13, 2010)” and there’s no explanation of why.

Everything seemed to be on track though. Dummy phones arrived and we had the price point nailed down to a 3-year contract for $29.95 and the no contract price being $329.95.

We’ll look into getting more info for you soon…

READ MORE

Mobilicity will offer “consumers truly unlimited plans with unbeatable value”

Earlier today the CRTC gave Mobilicity the conditional green light to launch their new wireless network. They just have to change a few details when it comes to their Shareholder Agreement but other than that they are good to go!

They sent out a press release that said they are on track to launch soon and will “bring consumers truly unlimited plans with unbeatable value”. Mobilicity Chairman John Bitove stated “We have been given the approval to offer Canadians truly competitive wireless services. It has taken four years to get to this stage and the impact of our upcoming launch will be felt across the country. We want to thank the CRTC for its insightful handling of our application and let consumers know that Mobilicity will be bringing simplicity and value to Canadian wireless customers very soon.” (more…)

READ MORE

Videotron: “AWS network is progressing quickly” and final testing has started

Videotron’s new network is targeted to launch sometime during the Summer and today they’ve given an update on where they stand with the build-out. With millions of dollars invested and over 1,200 employees hired, they state that the “Build-out of the AWS network is progressing quickly” and they’ve started the last phase of testing with 100 individuals in various locations across Québec. So I’m sure those really interested might want to drive around for a while and you could possibly pick up a network signal (MNC is 500,510).

Robert Dépatie, President & CEO said “Consumers know that we are committed to maintaining superior-quality service for our customers. This is why we are already beginning extensive testing, with about a hundred selected individuals, of the entire customer experience, covering both services and products.” (more…)

READ MORE

SaskTel says Mother’s Day will see 300,000 wireless long distance calls

Because of Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, SaskTel projects customers will place more than 1.2 million long distance calls (900,000 wireline & 300,000 wireless). They also say that during peak times their network might get congested and to “minimize delays or busy signals, customers should avoid calling between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.”… so basically almost all day. (more…)

READ MORE