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Google updates Nexus One compatibility list to include WIND Mobile

Customers have been using the Android-powered Nexus One on Wind Mobile since their network launched back in December… so there was absolutely no doubt that it would work. When Google announced that the Nexus One would officially start shipping into Canada the only carrier listed on the compatibility list was Rogers, soon after TELUS and Bell were added.

Today, the list has been officially updated and WIND is happy as their name is now included. Next up is when Mobilicity launches their new network and they’ll be added to the list. (more…)

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Nokia N97 mini coming to Rogers in May?

Thanks to one of our very reliable tipsters we’ve been informed that the Nokia N97 mini is headed to Rogers “in the first or second week of May”. We don’t have any other information when it comes to an exact launch date, colour or price plans but it’s on the way.

Quick specs of the N97 Mini are that it has overall dimensions of 13 x 52.5 x 14.2 mm and weighs in at 138 grams (N97 weighs 150 grams). This side slider has a full QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen is 3.2 inches and has the same resolution as the N97 at 640×360. In addition, the N97 mini can hold up to 16GB with a microSD card, has a 5 megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss optics, auto-focus, dual LED flash and video capabilities, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Stereo FM radio, 3.5 mm audio jack.

We’ll have more info soon!
(Thanks E823!)

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Another video of what could be the upcoming iPhone 4G/HD screen

Hopefully we’ll have a better video or leaked info on some overseas site that actually will show something other than the screen. A couple weeks ago a video popped up apparently showing the screen of the upcoming iPhone 4G/HD in comparison to the 3GS model… here’s another one but with Coldplay to pass the time. What do you make of the hole near the earpiece? (more…)

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Rogers Employee offer sees a 40% discount on monthly fees for 2-years

Rogers sure treat their workers well! They’ve released an EPP (Employee Purchase Plan) that’s a pretty good deal – if you’re a retail rep. The first is if you activate a Rogers Wireless plan on a 2 or 3-year contract they’ll knock off a massive 40% from your bill for 24 months. The same offer is available for a Rocket Stick on a 2-year contract.

Imagine if Rogers extended this offer past employees to all Canadians… I’m sure many people would make the move and switch for 40% off their monthly bill for 2-years! (more…)

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Public Mobile starts Podcast channel in iTunes… releases catchy “Hold On-hold” music

New entrant Public Mobile officially opened stores on March 18th, they offer customers a flat rate $40 monthly talk and text plan for those located in Toronto and Montreal. A very attractive price point for those looking for a basic device. Public also has their first promo going that if you sign up they’ll give you free Unlimited Canadian long distance for life.

What’s even more impressive and odd at the same time is the low cost carrier has set up their own Podcast channel in iTunes. There is only one track available now and it’s their catchy “Hold On-Hold” music that customers hear when placed on hold. Perhaps Public will start a regular podcast show with news and info about their wireless offerings… (more…)

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Palm ends relationship with ad agency Modernista

It looks like Canadian actress Tamara Hope will not star in anymore Palm commercials. According to AdAge they’re reporting that Palm is “severing ties with its agency, Modernista, and is in the early stages of talks with other agencies for its future ad needs”. Palm came out swinging with with a great deal of hype to promote the new Pre and its revolutionary webOS platform and the ad that Modernista created actually left people questioning it’s brand positioning, people actually called the ad “scary”.

Below are a couple Palm Pre ads… the first was created by the ad agency and probably cost them a great deal of money. The second was created by a Palm fan and cost absolutely nothing. Which do you like better? (more…)

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Contest: 10 pair of tickets to attend the Rogers Sony Ericsson X10 sneak peek event

Here’s a good opportunity for those who are looking to purchase the upcoming Android-powered Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. We’ve worked with Rogers on this and have 10 pairs of tickets (20 in total) to attend the sneak peek event that’s happening in Toronto on Monday, April 12th, 2010 starting at 7:00pm.

If you want to go… then you should enter this contest! Like all our giveaways all you need to do is submit your name below in the comment section and post something you think you’ll love about the X10. The contest goes until 4:00pm tomorrow (April 7th). Once we draw the winners you’ll be notified by e-mail and and then the fine folks over at Rogers will send you all the info, maps, directions and your ticket in the door. (more…)

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Multitasking & “iAd” coming to iPhone OS 4.0?

With Apple announcing a sneak peek event set for April 8th that will offer a look into the future of the iPhone OS, analysts Shaw Wu with Kaufman Bros. sent a note to investors that 4.0 will be “a full multi-tasking environment where third-party apps will also be able to run simultaneously and/or in the background along with AAPL’s own apps.”

Back in January Apple acquired mobile advertising company Quatrro Wireless for $275 million and it’s also rumoured that with the 4.0 release we’ll see Apple foray into the mobile advertising space under the name “iAd”.

Wonder how Palm is reacting to the possibility of multitasking as this is one of the key features of their webOS platform. We’ll learn more about this when the event unfolds on Thursday at 10:00am Pacific time.

Via: Apple Insider

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TELUS HTC Hero 2.1 update delayed until May?

Overseas there’s talk about the HTC Hero being upgraded to Android OS 2.1 on April 16th… even here in Canada there are several rumours of when we’ll be seeing TELUS update the Hero to OS 2.1.

TELUS released the Hero when they launched their new HSPA network back in November of last year. We’ve been tipped that an OS update was supposed to happen sometime in April but apparently TELUS is taking their time to push it through and due to a “lack of effort the HERO’s update to Android 2.1 has been delayed to the first week of May”.

We’ll have more info soon…

(Thanks Tipster!)

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