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Bell confirms iPhone launching November 4th

bell-iphone-emailThe Bell iPhone guns are blazing this morning as they have sent out an e-mail stating that the Apple iPhone 3GS, “which is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet”, will be available on November 4th “On the fastest, largest, most powerful network yet”.

The iPhone will be available on the following prices:
iPhone 3GS 16 GB: $199.00 on a 3-year contract
iPhone 3GS 32 GB: $299.00 on a 3-year contract
iPhone 3G 8 GB: $99.00 on a 3-year contract
iPhone 3G 16GB: $149.00 on a 3-year contract

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Rogers Android-powered LG Eve now available for $49.99 on 3-year

lgeveRogers has launched the Android-powered LG Eve!

Although it says it “out of stock”, this can be yours on the following decent into price plans: 3-year contract: $49.99; 2-year contract: $299.99; 1-year contract/Monthly: $349.99 and No Contract for $399.99. In addition, if you purchase online Rogers will throw in a fre Bluetooth headset that’s valued at $129.

Rogers describes the LG Eve as: “The Eves slick S-class interface lets you navigate your social networks, contacts, multimedia and Android Market apps seamlessly. Link your Facebook and Twitter accounts with your contact list so you can manage your social networks quickly and easily. The integrated 5.0 MP camera combines with a gorgeous media gallery and video editor to provide an unprecedented multimedia experience from your smartphone.”

Specs on the Eve are (more…)

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 announced… looks wicked!

Sony Ericsson has just announced the XPERIA X10, their first Android-powered device and it looks simply impressive. It’s available in selected markets in Q1 2010 and will come in “Sensuous Black and Luster White”. No word yet on which Canadian carrier will release it.

Quick specs on the beast are:
- Overall dimensions are 119 × 63 x 13 mm and weighs 135 grams
- 4-inch WVGA (480×854 pixels) capacitive touchscreen that’s scratch-resistant
- 8.1-megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, touch focus, face recognition, smile detection, geo-tagging image & video stabilizer
- GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack (more…)

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9700 now available!

rogers-bold-9700If you’re looking to get the latest BlackBerry, head on over to Rogers as they have just officially released the Bold 9700! This is the first device that all 3 carriers will be launching (Rogers, Bell and TELUS), but Rogers is the first to market.

The Bold 9700 has RIM’s new trackpad (no more trackball) with a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.44 inch (resolution of 480 x 360). Loaded with a 624 MHz processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, 3.2MP camera with video capabilities, variable zoom, auto-focus and flash. Overall dimensions of the 9700 are 09 mm x 60 mm x 14.1 mm and weighs only 122 grams. This can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card (comes with a 2GB microSD when purchased). And finally the Bold 9700 comes with a 1500 mAhr battery and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack.

This is officially available in stores and online for the following price points (with a $45 monthly Voice & Data package) :
3-year contract: $299.99
2-year contract: $499.99
1-year contract/Monthly: $549.99
No Contract: $599.99

More here at Rogers

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Fido officially launches Sony Ericsson T715a

set715aFido has released the Sony Ericsson T715a. This can be yours for $50 on a 2-year contract or $200 with no contract or Prepaid.

The T715a is a slider with dimensions of 91.5 x 48 x 14.9 mm and weights in at 96.5 grams. The screen size is 2.2 inches with a resolution of 240 x 320 (QVGA) and has a 3.2 megapixel camera with video camera capabilities, Facebook app, Geo tagging of photos, Google Maps, SMS, MMS, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, IM, MP3 player, Bluetooth and Handsfree speakerphone.

More here at Fido

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Fido doing final preps for Sony Ericsson T715a launch

se-fido-nullFido is putting on the final preparations for the big launch tomorrow of the Sony Ericsson T715a. As you can see by the image (also visiting this link here) the T715a shows the “item is not in stock” and $ null for the dollar amount.

However, we let you know a before that the T715a will be $50 on a 2-year contract or $175 No contract or Prepaid.

In the meantime, according to the dog the T715a will have the following features: 3G high-speed experience, Quad-band phone, 3.2 megapixel camera with video recorder, Integrated Facebook application, MP3 player, External memory expandable(MicroSD), Bluetooth technology, Handsfree speaker, Picture and Video Messaging (MMS), Flight mode, calendar, to-do list, calculator, unit converter, world clock, alarm and note pad

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Unboxing Koodo’s Samsung Intensity & Moto VE440

Koodo Mobile released 2 new devices a few days ago, the Samsung Intensity and Motorola VE440. We took a few moments to unbox these and show you what you can expect to get inside yours if/when you decide to purchase them.

The Intensity has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and really feels like a solid device. It comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera, can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card. The Motorola VE440 has an interesting shape to it, somewhat slanted and what I like about this phone are the keys, they are actually just the perfect size for teh overall shape of the device. The VE440 comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player (has dedicated music keys), can hold up to 8GB with a microSD card.

We’ll do a full review of both of these new additions to Koodo’s line-up. Check back soon!

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PC Mobile offers up the “Gift of Gab” that’s actually 10 bucks in free groceries

pc-gogBam! PC Mobile is back to bring you another average promo… When you buy a mobile phone from PC they are throwing in a $10 voucher for free groceries and a start-up credit of $30. This is called the “Gift of Gab” promo.

Also, some good news as they have dropped their prices of some of their devices. The LG Rumour is now $89 and the LG 160 is their cheapest device at $49. (more…)

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Without Globalive, in 2014 new entrants will have 7.2 million subscribers

bell-blackberry-bold-9700The Convergence Consulting Group created a report back in September called “Canadian Wireless 2007-2014: Assessing the Impact of New Entrants”. The report went into detail of how Videotron, EastLink, Shaw, DAVE Wireless, Globalive and Public Mobile would impact the Canadian wireless landscape over the next 5 years.

In light of last weeks event where the CRTC stated that “Globalive does not meet Canadian ownership rules” which possibly has delayed them from launching their highly anticipated WIND Mobile brand, Convergence has revised their report that omits Globalive entirely. Read on and let us know your thoughts on a world without WIND.

The report states that assuming Globalive does not enter the market “we forecast new entrants’ will have 7.2 million or 22.5% of Canadian wireless subscribers by year-end 2014. We forecast Canadian subscriber additions will average 1.8 million/annum 2010-2014 as opposed to 1.45 million 2006-2009, mainly due to lower prices (based on what the consumer receives for the price), and wireless penetration at 91% year-end 2014, up from 68% year-end 2009. Note: In our September Report we forecasted 7.8 million, 24%, 1.9 million/annum and 92.5% penetration”. (more…)

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Do you have $150 million to save Globalive?

windmobilelogoThe Canadian wireless drama continues today as RBC Capital Markets analyst Jonathan Allen states that Gobalive could be saved and might launch before Christmas.

There are a few caveats though. The National Post reports that Allen “told clients that a full $300-million contribution would allow Orascom to convert all its loans to equity and stay under the current 65% equity limit that the CRTC has already endorsed…However, if Globalive can find just another $150-million, this would give Orascom room to convert half the loans to equity. This would leave only $200-million in loans to syndicate third parties. The third party debt holders are not required to be Canadian.”

So, gather your friends, ping them on Twitter and Facebook and come up with the 150 million and bring more competition to Canada! (more…)

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