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Zoompass app gets fixed spot on Rogers BlackBerry devices

Over the past couple months those who have a BlackBerry device with Bell or TELUS might have seen their icon appear on their device. Well, starting today it’s Rogers turn as the Zoompass app will start showing up on their customers BlackBerry devices.

Zoompass, this is a joint venture between Rogers, Bell and TELUS and allows customers to send, receive and request money, check account balance, review transactions by using your mobile device. (more…)

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Report: 89% of Canadians use their mobile phones to make calls

A report created by Delvinia called the “Managing The Hype – The Reality of Mobile in Canada” shows how us Canadians actually use our mobile device. The report goes into detail in several categories such as Smartphone ownership, GPS awareness and usage, mobile applications, mobile cameras and mobile games. (more…)

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Wind price drops Samsung Gravity 2 and Huawei U7519

With the new addition of the Nokia 5230 to Wind Mobile’s lineup, they have also lowered the prices of a couple devices. You can now get the Samsung Gravity 2 for $130 and the Huawei U7519 for $110. These are a $20 price drop. Last week we saw the HTC Maple drop by $50 to $250…

What do you make of all these price drops?

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Nokia 5230 now available at Wind Mobile for $180

It was only a few days ago that Wind Mobile announced they will be releasing the Nokia 5230… and today it can be yours for $180! Wind describes this as “The Nokia 5230 rocks the touch screen with a full-on media player and enough memory to store every tune you’ve ever heard. Add in Facebook and YouTube for a party in the palm of your hand.”

We did a quick unboxing and checked out the hardware yesterday (see video here). Quick specs of the 5230 are that it has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display (resolution of 640 x 360), can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card (ships with a 2 GB microSD card), 3.5 mm headset jack, music player, no WiFi, 2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, full HTML browser, bluetooth, speakerphone and has overall dimensions of 11 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm with a weight of 115 grams.

Check it out here at Wind

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Android Market now has 38,000 apps available for download

Looks like Google’s dream of getting into the mobile market is shaping out well. Majority of mobile manufacturers use their OS: Motorola, HTC, Sony Ericsson, LG, Acer etc…

Yesterday, Google reported their Q1 earnings and eff Huber, Google’s senior VP of engineering, said the Android Market now has 38,000 applications available for download. This is up 8,000 from last month and up 28,000 from Q1 last year. (more…)

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Video: Lacavera “Competition is alive and well in Canada!”

Today Tony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive and WIND Mobile took the stage and spoke at the Empire Club of Canada. His topic was called the “21st Century Canadian Telecommunications: The Way Forward” and basically addressed the industry, his challenges and Canada’s opportunity.

There was obviously much talk about foreign ownership and how the Big Three (Rogers, Bell and TELUS) have his organization on their radar and doing what they can to call them anti-Canadian. Lacavera stated “To call us anything but Canadian would, quite simply, be untrue. But, that’s the kind of fear-mongering that the incumbents would like to seed in order to continue their anti-competitive hold on the Canadian telecom market. A market that has under served Canadian consumers for a decade and one that has been hamstrung by a national oligopoly and provincial duopolies.” (more…)

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Galaxy Spica drops to $0.01 on 3-year a Best Buy

We thought the other day when Best Buy put the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Spica on sale for $29.99 was a good deal. How about saving a bit more cash though! The fine folks over at Best Buy have decided to lower this touchscreen gem to a stellar $0.01 and a 3-year contract. Pretty good deal if you’re looking to join the Android “revolution”.

The Galaxy Spica has a 3.2-inch AMOLED HVGA capacitive display with a resolution of 320×480, comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, GPS, Wi-Fi, 800MHz processor, 3.5 mm headset jack and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card (Rogers ships a 2GB card in the box) (more…)

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To “remain competitive” MTS is increasing text messaging May 4th

We’ve seen over the past months several carriers increasing the text messaging rates – mainly for those who are not subscribed to a text plan. MTS is jumping on the bus and will increase text messaging charges on May 4th. They state that “In order to continue to expand our wireless coverage across Manitoba, there are increased equipment costs, maintenance costs, and network costs. Hence, this decision will help us to support our wireless business and to remain competitive in the wireless industry.”

According to their website text messaging will now be broken down into two categories: Canadian Text Messaging and Non-Canadian Text Messaging:

The changes are as follows (more…)

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