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SaskTel puts Samsung Link as “Coming Soon”

sask-tel-linkAbout a couple weeks ago we let you know that SaskTel was bringing on the Samsung Link in Grey/Red. According to their website this new texting beast is “Coming Soon” at the promo 3-year price of $39.00. In addition, other price plans are: 2-year contract $79.00; 1-year contract is $149.00 and the outright price is $214.00.

The Link has a 2.2 inch LCD screen, 4 row full QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth 2.0 capabilities, overall dimensions of 6.1(w) x 1.3(h) x 11.23(d) cm and weighs in at only 106 grams. It comes with speakerphone, MP3 player and a microSD slot that can hold up to 16GB for all your music, video etc.

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Future Shop puts unreleased Palm Pre as “Available”; confirms price for Touchstone

palm-pre-unreleased-and-confirmedWe could see this coming a few miles away. Our friends over at Future Shop have put the unreleased Palm Pre as available stating “This product is only available in-store” for an outright price of $599.99. In the description they say that “The 3G Palm Pre is here. And it’s available from Bell.” An official public launch date is set for this Thursday, August 27th.

In addition to this goodness, they’ve also confirmed the price for the Palm Touchstone to be $79.99. Best Buy also has this listed for sale currently at the same price. Both do state that it’s “Out of Stock: Will ship when available”. Also, Best Buy has the official Palm Pre Leather Case listed for $49.99. More soon! (more…)

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Palm Pre Review #4: Calendar, Messaging, Contacts

palm-pre-calendarWe’ve been using the Palm Pre for the past week or so and love the multi-tasking ability and even love flicking away the applications when I’m finished with them – kinda a power trip against me and the Pre. With that said… have you registered for our Palm Pre giveaway yet? Put your name in to win here!

Palm created the Pre from the ground up and from what we hear this is the first of many devices to sport their new webOS platform. It’s very intuitive and simple to use. Apart from looking good, the Pre also has something called “Palm Synergy”. Basically this joins all your Microsoft Outlook, Google and Facebook calendars and contacts together.

It’s actually a great idea for those who have and use all those services. Pretty pointless if you don’t use Facebook or Google though. (more…)

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Weather Network’s “WeatherEye” now available for Google Android and Windows Mobile devices

android_shortterm_calgary_enThe Weather Network already has an iPhone and BlackBerry app, now their free “WeatherEye” Mobile appcan be used for Windows Mobile and Google Android devices. What – no love for the Palm Pre yet?

The image shows a screenshot of the app in action on an Android device not available in Canada, or in a colour unavailable here also. Perhaps the Weather Network knows something about unreleased upcoming devices. However, if you’re a user of any of those devices you can get instant up-to-date weather info from over 10,000 cities across the world. In addition to the weather info you can get related data such as a flight tracking, traffic information and Golf and Ski conditions. (more…)

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Poynt adds restaurant search; iPhone app coming soon

poyntCalgary-based Multiplied Media, developers of the free app Poynt, has added the ability to search restaurants via your BlackBerry.

Poynt says the new section features restaurant listings that enables users to easily find nearby restaurants (search by Restaurants Near Me, Restaurants By Name and Restaurants By Cuisine), read reviews and book dining reservations. In addition, when you find a restaurant you want you can click-to-call, get the location on a map and driving directions. (more…)

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GSMA website confirms September TELUS HSPA launch

telus-hspa.gsmaIt’s always a good confirmation that the governing body for GSM puts on their website a date for a new network launch. The GSMA website shows the launch date of September 2009. So this could mean anywhere from September 1st – September 30th. To search click the “Looking for a network in particular?” then “Search Now”, followed  by selecting North American region and Canada as the country.

We’ve already known that testing this new network is well underway and that we can also expect some of the following released devices at launch or shortly after: LG Chocolate BL40 LG GB 255, HTC Hero (currently being tested for a September or October release), LG 9200 (currently being tested for a September or October release), Nokia E71 and the Apple iPhone 3G for a possible October/November release. (more…)

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Fonolo named one of Time.com’s “50 Best Websites 2009″

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Toronto-based “Fonolo” has been named one of Time.com’s “50 Best Websites 2009″. From reading it over they came in number 48. “Fonolo” helps you avoid those touch-tone menus such as “Press 1 for English”, “Press 8 for Customer Service” etc… They call their service “Deep Dialing” and helps you navigate visually through those much hated menus.

Other websites mentioned by TIME are Amazon, Facebook, OpenTable, Flickr. Fonolo CTO Jason Bigue “We are thrilled to be recognized by Time.com, one of the most recognizable names in news. Time’s 50 Best Websites is an important ranking and being included on this list alongside some of the most recognizable and prestigious sites on the Internet is truly an honor.” (more…)

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Contest: Palm Pre Giveaway!

palmpreimage** UPDATE: We have announced our winner for this giveaway! Check out this link to see if it’s you! Stay tuned as we’ll have another giveaway very soon! **

We can’t think of anything better to do than giveaway one of the hottest devices to come to Canada. The Palm Pre has won some major awards this year, specifically at CES 2009 the Pre won CNET’s Best in Show and People’s Voice Award. This is officially released in Canada and the 2nd country in the world to launch this new touchscreen!  So you order through Bell or take your chances with us and possibly win one here!

To enter, all you have to do is submit your name in the comment section below and you’ll be entered into the contest. No strings attached. You can only enter your name once and this is open to all Canadians. The contest ends Tuesday, September 8th at 4:00pm (EST) and we’ll announce our randomly selected winner at 5:00pm (EST).

Bell has put a $650 retail value on the Palm Pre and this comes with a 3.1 inch touchscreen (320×480 resolution), full QWERTY keyboard, Built-in GPS, music player, 3.5 mm headset jack, can hold up to 8GB of memory, get apps from the App Catalog, 3-megapixel camera with LED flash, full HTML browser (with accelerometer), run multiple applications at the same time, Universal Search, IM, Palm Synergy brings your Outlook, Google, and Facebook calendars together.

To get you inspired about the Pre, check out a couple reviews here and here. Remember to enter your name below!
Tell others too… Good luck!

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SaskTel using Big Bad Wolf to promote Prepaid

sasktel-prepaidNot to sure what’s behind SaskTel’s advertising and marketing. They use fictional characters like Little Red Riding Hood to get their message across. In addition, they have now started to use the Big Bad Wolf in their ads for their Prepaid line up and wireless plans.

Nothing terribly unique about it but the Wolf seems to be holding a Nokia/Sony Ericsson/LG type phone. Check out there phone and plans here

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