Telus is now making Spin Vox’s Visual Voicemail a standard feature in the their rate plan $25 and Smartphone Package $45 plan. This is not a new service as it’s been with TELUS since 2008 and allows you to receive your voice messages without going into your by converting your voice messages into a text message.
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Not to mention a new device launched that will most likely do very well on Virgin. You can go get yourself a brand new BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8320 on the following price plans:
This is certainly the right price and cheapest around for this flip phone. It’s now their 3rd BlackBerry and the 8230 looks like it’s only available in Black with the key features being you can get all your e-mail, internet, plus has a 2.0 megapixel camera with video capture, flash, and zoom. In addition, you’ll see that is has 2 screens, Internal screen size is 2.4 inches (240 x 320 pixels), External screen is: 1.6 inches (128 x 160 pixels).
More here at Virgin
Some nice pictures have found there way online of the upcoming BlackBerry called “Onyx” or possibly the 9600. This is the smaller version of the Bold and looks like the 8900. According to what’s going around the web, this is hitting T-Mobile in September and will be their first 3G BlackBerry.
Here is a summary of the specs:
- AWS 1700MHz + 2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA
- 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera
- QWERTY keyboard
- Optical trackpad
- 480×360 screen
- Carbon fiber-esque back battery cover (the whole back is a carbon fiber pattern apparently)
- Much sexier than the BlackBerry 8900
Even though in the specs above say Optical trackpad, the image shows a trackball. Time will tell what the final product will be but eventually this will make it’s way to Rogers, it’s just a matter of when (looks really good with the Rogers SIM put in it!).
Today, being Mother’s Day makes all the moms in the worlds feel really special. SaskTel is predicting that their customers will place over a million long distance calls today with 45% of the long distance calls to Saskatchewan locations, 52% will be to other Canadian locations, with the other 3% connecting to the United States and overseas.
2009 LG Canadian Texting Championships continues gathering finalist for the big final in Toronto on June 29th. It first launched in Toronto on March 19th and now they’ve now stopped in Vancouver for a few days and the hype seems to be getting bigger.
You can still take part if you don’t make it to one of the scheduled cities, all you have to do is create your own Facebook fan group page and if you have the most friends in your group you’ll win a Ticket To Text and go straight to the finals.
On their website it says “This year Google comes to Canada with the Android-powered HTC Dream and HTC Magic. These amazing phones will have powerful software that ties into Google’s online applications like Gmail, Google Maps, and more.”
Pictures of both upcoming devises are shown. The Dream looks like it will be available in White and Black. While the Magic will be available in Black.
I did some snooping around this morning and went and “Joined the Revolution” for the upcoming Rogers Android devices (HTC Magic and Dream). Put down my name and contact info to possibly win 1 of 5 Revolutionary phones.
Then I read the rules & regulations associated with this contest. The contest dates go from “May 7, 2009 and continues until 11h59 p.m. on May 21, 2009″, plus up for grabs is the Magic with a retail value of $599.99. According to the fine print “Participants are eligible to win one (1) of five (5) HTC® Dream™ handsets, each having an approximate retail value of $599.99“.
So let’s do some speculation of possible price plans. When a device has launched in the past with a $599.99 price point, the 3-year price comes in around $199.99 (with a minimum $45 voice and data plan). This is almost in line when T-Mobile launched this back in September with their price point of $179.99.
Time will tell…
Bell, Rogers and Fido customers are flying the friendly Twitter skies and TELUS is certainly not going to watch this all go by. The future is looking friendly for their customers as noted on the TELUS Twitter page they have let us know that “Twitter SMS on TELUS is coming VERY soon!”
No word on what the charges will be but more than likely it’ll follow suit of the other carriers and offer it at no charge to their customers who have a text message plan. (more…)
Earlier in the week we reported on how RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie made a $212.5 million offer for the Phoenix Coyotes. He sent out a press release today to thank the over 100,000 fans who stand behind him. Imagine if he can turn an NHL Team into another successful Canadian legacy.
“Today we went over 100,000 people who have signed up to www.makeitseven.ca to demonstrate their enthusiasm for an NHL franchise in Southern Ontario and a seventh NHL franchise in Canada. I want to thank all those fans all across Canada and the United States who’ve signed up to support our bid. Your many heartfelt messages and best wishes have meant a lot to me. I have been making the case that Southern Ontario is the best under-served hockey market in the world. The support of these 100,000 fans, in less than a week, goes a long way to helping prove that point. Lets keep it going.”
Not to take away from the hype of the Palm Pre, but it’s always good to come back to the ground for a few moments. For now, if you’re looking to fill some time and get an “in-between” device, Bell has just exclusively launched the Samsung Vice in Blue. To add to the credibility… this is a North American first.
We first let you know about this a few weeks ago and now you get your hands on this on the following price plans:
This is a slide out full QWERTY keyboard with a 2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, MP3 player, picture and video messaging, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS and expandable memory up to 8G. this also has Bell’s new user interface and comes with Unlimited NHL, Full HTML browser and Picture, video, and threaded text messaging. For some reason you don’t like the colour Blue, you can hold out for a White version that will be available on May 20th.
In addition, the the first 20,000 sold get a free skin for your phone from Decal Girl, this will be available at vice.decalgirl.com. More here from Bell