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Rogers Xperia X10 price plans, ships with 16GB microSD card

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is one of those anticipated devices that people are looking forward to getting their hands on. It’s going to be available soon  in both White and Black and shipments have started to hit Rogers already.

We got our hands on the full spec sheet and upcoming price plans. We already knew that the Android-powered X10 will be available on a 3-year promo price for $149.99 and the no-contract price is at $549.99. New info for you regarding the other price plans: 2-year contract is set at $449.99 and the MTM/1-year contract is available for $499.99. These are all with a $45 monthly Voice and Data plan. (more…)


LG Breeze now available at TELUS

The LG Breeze has made it official on TELUS’ 3G+ network. We let you know this a couple weeks ago that a new device was going to be launching soon… and today is the big day! This slide-out full QWERTY device can be yours on the following price plans:
3-year contract: $49.99
2-year contract: $129.99
1-year contract: $179.00
No contract: $229.99

The LG Breeze (GW520) has a 2.8-inch display with a resolution of 240 x 400, full slide out QWERTY keyboard, 3MP with video capabilities, can hold up to 8GB with a microSD card, Bluetooth, Speakerphone, has overall dimensions of 106.5 x 53 x 15.9 mm and weighs in at 125.5grams.

More here at TELUS


Rogers Bold 9700 OTA Update to OS now available

Rogers customers who have a BlackBerry Bold 9700 can now upgrade their OS via Over-The-Air (OTA) from 5.0 to v. Rogers states this upgrade will improve performance and you can expect the process to take about 45 minutes to 2 hours. In addition, it can be done over Wi-Fi or via BlackBerry Desktop Manager (you won’t be charged for any data consumed). Here’s how it works: 1. After April 9, BlackBerry Bold 9700 users can upgrade by selecting Menu > Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update.

2. Follow the instructions as indicated
a. Click “Next”
b. “Update to″
c. Click “Next” Again
d. “Save”
e. “Start download”
f. You can “pause download” as required (more…)


Galaxy Spica now on sale for $29.99 on 3-year at Best Buy

We like looking for mobile deals and over at Best Buy the Android-powered Rogers Samsung Galaxy Spica is now on sale for $29.99 on a 3-year contract. In addition, Best buy will throw in a $75 Gift Card for good luck. We’re hoping to seen an upgrade to from OS 1.5 to 2.1 soon.

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…)


Shaw planning for initial wireless launch late 2011

Calgary-based Shaw Communications released their Q2 results and many people are interested in what will be happening with their wireless plans.

Shaw won 18 licences and spent $189 million during the Canadian Wireless Spectrum Auction and today CEO & Vice Chair Jim Shaw stated “We are advancing our strategy to offer a competitive wireless offering and are now planning for an initial launch in late 2011. Accordingly, we are accelerating our Wireless capital spend and expect to invest approximately $100 million in fiscal 2010. The investment in this new business will primarily be funded by cash on hand.”

More competition is on the way…


BlackBerry Developer’s Group comes to Toronto

RIM announced 3 more locations have been added to the official BlackBerry Developer Groups initiative: Toronto, Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires.

RIM states “These groups are built exclusively for developers and provide an opportunity to learn and network in a local community with shared interests” For us Canadians we’re most interested in Toronto. The first event will be taking place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 21st. (more…)


Twitter for BlackBerry now available to download

Twitter for BlackBerry has officially left private beta and has entered into a public beta. You can go ahead and download this app for free in the BlackBerry App World, or if you’re a WIND customer they’ve already pushed out the app to those who have the “InfiniteBlackBerry” service plan.

The features of the Twitter for BlackBerry app are that you find and follow friends, get instant updates, edit your profile from your device profile, view mentions, reply and re-tweet, post a link, send direct messages, take pics, create and manage lists. (more…)


Video: How multitasking looks with iPhone OS 4.0

With so much news today about the new Apple iPhone OS 4.0 and all its multitasking goodness… it wasn’t long before a video came out showing what it actually looks like. You’ll see that you have to press a couple times on the home button and that brings up the multitasking tray where all your active apps will be running. Check out these videos of the iPhone OS 4.0 in action:

Via: IntoMobile & Engadget Mobile


Payless new text-based program offers up discounts

If you’re into shoes and want to save a bit of cash, Payless has announced a new text-based program that gives Canadians special discounts. For example, the first promo is on now and can save you 20% off on the next purchase through May 31st… this is good on top of any current sales they have going on. All you have to do is text AMOUR in Quebec or PAYLESS in the rest of Canada to 77777 then show your cell at the register to get the discount.


Samsung Vice makes it to MTS Prepaid

MTS has put out another device – this time it’s the Samsung Vice. This can be yours for a respectable $99.99 after a $30 credit. The Vice has 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. (more…)