Archive for July, 2007
Well Amp’d in the United States has never been a huge hit. Just last month they filed for Bankrupticy protection however it looks like that didn’t help. Amp’d has posted on their website that they will be “suspending” operations as of July 31st. On their websites is information on what current clients should do as to their billing and customer service issues. All we can say is Amp’d no longer has any customer service reps available to talk your calls. We suggust you port your number ASAP. For more information on this visit here.
Now Amp’d Canada customers you don’t have to worry for now as Telus Mobility is the full operator of Amp’d here in Canada. Amp’d Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amp’d Mobile and has not filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada.
July 25th, 2007
ColorWare usually comes up putting new colors into Sidekicks and other devices now they have taken on the Apple iPhone. You can choose from 29 different colors. You can purchase a new iPhone with your choice of ColorWare for either $649 (4GB) or $749 (8GB) or you can send your in own iPhone for only $149. Check it out at ColorWare.com
July 19th, 2007
We told you it’d be coming. RIM has just announced the new BlackBerry 8820 featuring Quadband GSM, EDGE and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g. The BlackBerry 8820 features a microSD/microSDHC memory card slot supporting up to 32GB (high capacity card). Other features include stereo Bluetooth and built in GPS.
“The BlackBerry 8820 is an extraordinary business phone for people who really care about mobile communications and productivity. It features all the renowned power and usability of the BlackBerry platform with executive class styling and unprecedented connectivity features, including cellular, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM. “The BlackBerry 8820 complements our carrier partners’ cellular networks with the added ability to stay connected via Wi-Fi at home, through hotspots and corporate campuses.”
July 19th, 2007
Telus is showing its double sided face with the new Samsung M620 (also known as Upstage in the United States). The Samsung M620 features a thin design with a unique dual screen design. One side is a phone and the other a music player. This phone also packed a microSD memory card slot supporting up to 2GB, 1.3 megapixel camera and stereo Bluetooth.
“The Samsung m620 is truly a hybrid between a mobile phone and a music player, with a familiar music player design and the ability to instantly satisfy clients’ musical craving. Not only can music-lovers listen to their existing digital music, but they can also enjoy our mobile radio service or our full-track download service that lets them download their favourite tracks directly to their phone while on the move,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS’ senior vice-president of Products and Services.
July 19th, 2007
A new Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry has been approved by the FCC. The new model which is believed to be the BlackBerry 8820. The BlackBerry 8820 is suppose to feature Quadband GSM, EDGE, Wi-Fi a, b and g. Everything else is basically the same as the current BlackBerry 8800 including microSD memory card slot, Bluetooth, full QWERTY keyboard, trackball and high resolution screen.
July 16th, 2007
Verizon Wireless has launched the LG VX8550, the latest in the Chocolate series. This new Chocolate slightly upgrades the current VX8500 by bringing micro vibration feedback and upgraded navigation controls. The new Chocolate is available in three colours (black, cherry and blue). You can pick up the new Chocolate for $99 after rebates on contract from Verizon starting July 9th.
The Chocolate by LG from Verizon Wireless offers the following features and capabilities:
Music player for MP3 and WMA songs
Powerful speaker for music
Dedicated key for easy access to the music player
Background music – music plays in the background while sending messages, browsing the Web, etc.
My Music – songs are automatically organized by artist, genre and album
Music only mode (RF off except Bluetooth®)
MicroSD memory port to store pictures, videos, music and sounds, compatible with microSD cards up to 4GB
1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder
Camera resolution: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 (default), 320 x 240 pixels
V CAST Video – stream and download video clips
Video recording time: 30 seconds for sending
Video player for MP4, 3GP, 3G2 formats
Set videos (under 5MB) as wallpaper
Video resolution: 176 x 144 pixels
Video format: 3G2
Zoom: up to 2x
Self-timer: three, five or ten seconds
Image editor – zoom, rotate, crop
Mirror for self-portrait capability
Supported Bluetooth Profiles: headset, hands-free, dial-up networking, advanced audio distribution (stereo), phone book access, basic print (print and send user-generated pictures to a printer via Bluetooth), object push for vCard and vCalendar, file transfer and basic imaging
Speaker-independent voice commands: call, send message to, go to, check, lookup, play,
Hearing aid compatible (M4-rating)
Text, picture/video messaging
Mobile Web 2.0SM
Web-based e-mail, instant messaging and chat
Flash user interface for clear images, text and fun animations
Phone book with 1,000 contacts – each stores five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID
Emergency contacts – enter three contacts and personal information, in case of emergency
Frequency 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (digital dual-band)
Data transmission high-speed EV-DO
Dimensions: 3.85” (h) x 1.87” (w) x 0.67” (d)
Weight: 3.24 oz.
LCD 262K color TFT, 240 x 320 pixels, 11 lines
Standard battery: 800 mAh Li-Polymer
Up to 250 minutes of usage time or up to 350 hours of standby time
July 5th, 2007