Archive for March, 2009
After many leaked images of Telus’ BlackBerry Pearl Flip, mainly through BestBuy, the device has finally appeared on the Telus website. Telus has both the black and pink Pearl Flip currently featured in the Telus Smart Fit Quiz, a micro site designed to help you pick the phone that suits you lifestyle. Again no pricing or launch date but we should be seeing the Pearl Flip on store shelves soon.
Take the Telus Smart Fit Quiz here.
March 5th, 2009
Well 10 pm EST has arrived…
Research in Motion has announced its own application store-BlackBerry App World. The app store will feature tons of “great applications designed for you BlackBerry smartphone in one convenient place”. App World will feature personal productivity applications, games, and social networking applications to name a few.
BlackBerry App World requires you BlackBerry is running operating system 4.2 or higher and must have either a trackball or SurePress screen. A PayPal account is required to download applications-does this mean no free ones like the Apple App store?
Follow the links for more information:
Register for e-mail updates here
Developers-submit your application here
March 4th, 2009
With the popularity of the Apple App Store, 15 000 applications and 500 million downloads-as of July 2008, BlackBerry wants in on the fun. Research in Motion is expected to announce BlackBerry App World tonight at 10 pm EST.
March 4th, 2009
“Yesterday I connected my iPhone 3G to my computer’s USB port and left it to charge. Three hours later it caught fire.”
Tim Colbourne was charging his iPhone 3G from O2 when it started on fire after three hours. His blog entry says that the fire started between the charger and the phone resulting in a few pins being melted together. Surprising enough the iPhone still worked in perfect condition but would not charge or transfer data. After a bit a research Tim found that another iPhone was reported to have caught on fire and was replaced free of charge by Apple.
With only two reported cases are you concerned about your iPhone catching on fire? Leave your response in the comment section below.
March 4th, 2009
MobileSyrup is reporting that the Samsung S366 will be coming to Rogers’ Prepaid service before the end of the first quarter. The flip phone features a 1.3 MP camera, built in music player, Bluetooth, and expandable memory up to 4GB. No official launch date or price but around $99 seems fair.
March 4th, 2009
“rofl” over at SprintUsers is starting a rumor about the Rumor. (S)he has posted an image of what appears to be a Rumor 2. The Rumor 2 hopefully will be replacing the existing LG Rumor available through most CDMA providers in Canada as well as some south in the United States. No features, pricing, or launch date was published with the image.
March 3rd, 2009
With the economy declining at a rapid pace and taking many major companies along with it-Bell has announced today it plans to acquire all 765 Source locations in Canada.
“The Source is a respected leader in consumer electronics retailing right
across Canada. Its acquisition supports Bell’s strategic imperatives to
accelerate wireless and leverage momentum in wireline services like Bell TV,
Bell Internet and Bell Home Phone,” said George Cope, President and CEO of
Bell and BCE.
Although Bell plans to operate The Source as a completely separate company they do plan to sell all Bell services. These include Bell Mobility, Solo Mobile, Bell TV, Bell High Speed Internet, Bell Home Phone, and possibly Virgin Mobile by January 2010.
Read the complete press release on the BCE website.
March 2nd, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Certain LG 830 “Spyder” Cell Phones
Units: About 30,000
Hazard: The recalled phones can have difficulty sustaining a connection or have poor voice quality on calls to emergency 911.
Description: The recall involves LG 830 “Spyder” touch-screen slider cell phones with software versions T83LGV03 and T83LGV04, which were sold for use with the following regional wireless carriers: Cellular South, Cellcom, Bluegrass Cellular, Centennial de Puerto Rico, Appalachian Wireless, Illinois Valley Cellular, Northwest Missouri Cellular, Inland Cellular, Leaco, Golden State Cellular, Thumb Cellular, Silver Star Communications, and Nex-Tech Wireless.
The cell phone model number can be found underneath the battery. The software version can be verified by going into the menu of the cell phone, selecting “Settings” then “Phone Information” then “Version.” No other LG cell phones, software versions or wireless carriers are included in this recall.
Sold at: Various cellular dealers in Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Washington State and Wisconsin from September 2008 through November 2008 for about $200.
Manufactured in: Korea
Remedy: Consumers have been or are being contacted by their wireless carrier or LG Electronics MobileComm to schedule a free software upgrade. Please contact your wireless carrier if you have not been contacted yet.
Read about the recall on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
March 2nd, 2009
Verizon Wireless has released the LG VX9600 (Versa) today-March 1, 2009. The new LG Versa™ is the runaway favorite for MVP – Most Versatile Phone. Thanks to next–generation technology, the home screen is transformed into a sizzling, animated 3D user interface. Quickly customize up to 3 different home screens with your favorite features, apps, or contacts. Make your move…the built–in accelerometer rotates screens automatically from portrait to landscape or controls games using rotation movements. The slim, sleek bar design with an elegant chrome border stands out from the crowd. Also at your fingertips: a 2.0 megapixel camera with flash and camcorder, detachable QWERTY keypad, integrated music player optimized with Bluetooth® stereo capability, microSD™ memory port, visual voicemail & HTML web browsing. If you’re looking for smart technology, sophisticated style and the ultimate in versatility, take a good look at the new LG Versa.
Current pricing for the LG Versa is as follows.
2 year term: $249.99
1 year term: $319.99
month to month: $449.99
Purchasing the LG Versa online with a one or two year service agreement will save you $50 off list price.
March 1st, 2009