Archive for April, 2009

HTC Fiesta = Android Phone

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has revealed HTC’s new device the “Fiesta” will be sporting an Android based OS.

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The SIG page later goes on to say the “Fiesta” will be launching in Asia, Europe, and North America.  No word on pricing, launch date, or features-but I think it is safe to say it will have Bluetooth technology.

Source: Engadget Mobile

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Add comment April 11th, 2009

Count Down to a Billion

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The Apple App Store has almost had 1,000,000,000 (one billion) downloads and to celebrate Apple is giving away a bunch of prizes.

As of today, nearly one billion apps have been downloaded around the globe. So we just want to say thanks — a billion. Download an app and you’ll automatically get the chance to win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule, and a MacBook Pro. Just go to the iTunes Store, browse the App Store, and download your best app yet.

See how many Apps have been downloaded at Apple.

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Add comment April 10th, 2009

New Unlimited Talk and Text Plan-Virgin Mobile

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Virgin Mobile USA is all set to launch two new prepaid plans April 15th.

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The new Totally Unlimited Calling plan is only $49.99/month (plus tax) and gives you unlimited nationwide voice (no roaming).  Unlimited texting and messaging can be added to this plan for $10/month (plus taxes).  Virgin Mobile will also be launching an Unlimited Evening (7PM) and Weekends plan for $39.99/month (plus tax).

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The unlimited messaging plan is only $19.99/month (plus tax) and gives you unlimited text/picture/video/IM/email.

Discuss on HowardForums.

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Add comment April 10th, 2009

Bell Gets the Hint

With its compact yet fully functional sliding keyboard, the 3G Motorola Hint makes texting and emailing a cinch.

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The Motorola Hint features a 2.0MP camera, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity, GPS, and MP3 player.  Sliding up the 2.5″ screen will reveal a full QWERTY keyboard-perfect for texting.

Bell has launched the Hint at the following price structure:
3 year: $79.00
2 year: $129.95
1 year: $279.95
no contract: $329.95

More information at Bell.

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3 comments April 9th, 2009

Samsung Omnia-Bell

Hot on the heals of Telus’ launch, the Samsung Omnia is now available through Bell Mobility.  Bell’s Omnia will feature a bonus 2GB microSD card with NHL content, plus a subscription to Unlimited NHL (till June 30) while quantities last.

Fully loaded with fun multimedia features and practical smartphone capabilities, the 3G Samsung OMNIA includes Windows Mobile®, a 5 megapixel camera, GPS, a customizable touch screen and much more.

3 year: $129.95
2 year: $399.95
1 year: $499.95
no contract: $549.95

Head over to Bell Mobility to purchase.

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1 comment April 9th, 2009

HTC Touch Diamond

Verizon Wireless has finally launched the HTC Touch Diamond.  Featuring a huge 2.76″ touchscreen, Opera web browser, 3.2MP camera, microSD solt (up to 16GB), and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional-the Touch Diamond is going to set you back $299.99 (after a $70 mail in rebate).

Read Howard’s review of Telus’ HTC Touch Diamond before purchasing yours from Verizon.

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Add comment April 9th, 2009

Leaked Time Line of T-Mobile 3G Upgrades

TmoNews tipped us off earlier this week with a list of a dozen new phones set to make their way to T-Mobile.  Well today they have leaked a list of locations set to get 3G service.  Check out the image for yourself (way too much for my to type).

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Source: TmoNews

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1 comment April 8th, 2009

Fido to Sell “Refreshed” iPhones

Fido, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc., has started to sell previous used iPhones through the loyalty and retention department.  Refreshed iPhones were purchased and returned within the first 15 days of use.

Pricing for the “refreshed” iPhones is as follows:
$149 – 8GB on 3-year term
$249 – 16GB on 3-year term

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Only customers on a price plan before the relaunch of the Fido brand (November 4, 2008) are able to get these “refreshed” iPhones.  Also note, “refreshed” iPhones only have a 6 month warranty, not the full 12 months that new ones do.

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2 comments April 7th, 2009

Telus Launches Palm Treo Pro

Bell Mobility launched the Palm Treo Pro late February, Alltel launched it early April, and now it’s Telus’ turn.

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Like Bell’s model Telus’ will feature a touch screen and a full keyboard, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition, chat-style view for text and multimedia messages (similar to the iPhone), and a 2.0MP camera.

As you can see from the graphic, launch pricing is as follows:
3 year: $149.99 (voice and data over $20/month)
2 year: $399.99
1 year: $499.99
no contract: $549.99

Head over to Telus to learn more.

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Add comment April 7th, 2009

Samsung Impression

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AT&T has launched the full QWERTY Samsung Impression.  The Impression features a full HTML browser, touchscreen interface, 3MP camera, and Bluetooth 2.0 (to name a few).  Current pricing below:

$399.99-no commitment
$249.99-2 year term
$50.00-mail in rebate
$199.99-2 year term after mail in rebate

Head over to AT&T to learn more.

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4 comments April 7th, 2009

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