Archive for June, 2009

X1 and C510 Now Available From Rogers

Last week we reported that the Sony Ericsson X1 and C510 were being shipped to stores and would be launching in the coming days.  Well this morning both devices and are the Rogers website, with the Sony Ericsson X1 available in both French and English.


Click the “more” link for features and pricing of the Sony Ericssion X1 and C510.

The X1 features a 3.0″ touch screen, slide out full QWERTY keyboard, 7.2Mpbs download speeds, and built in WIFI and GPS.  Pricing for the newest full QWERTY available through Rogers Communications is below.

3 year term: $249.99 (voice and data over $45/month)
2 year term: $449.99
1 year term: $549.99
monthly: $549.99
no term: $599.99

The C510 on the other hand has embedded YouTube and Facebook Applications, 3.2 MP camera, and is a 3G world phone.

3 year term: $79.99
2 year term: $129.99
1 year term: $179.99
monthly: $229.99
no term: $229.99

For more information on the Sony Ericsson X1 or C510 head over to Rogers to learn more.


4 comments June 23rd, 2009

Is the iPhone making its way to TELUS?

HowardForums’ member “RileyFreeman” is reporting that that TELUS will be launching the iPhone in October.  The leak is courtesy of “… a(n) executive at Telus.”  The iPhone would be launched on the HSPA network that is going to be completed around September, not the current CDMA network.


What do you think-is TELUS going to score the iPhone when the HSPA launches later this year?  Leave your thoughts below.


3 comments June 22nd, 2009

1,000,000+ iPhones 3GS Sold!

The iPhone 3GS may have only launched 3 days ago but Apple is reporting that more than 1 million 3GS devices have been sold. Furthermore, six million customers have downloaded the new iPhone 3.0 OS since its launch five days go.

Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With over 50,000 applications available from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever.

Read the complete press release on PR Newswire.


1 comment June 22nd, 2009

Koodo Referral Program

Koodo Mobile, a subsidiary of Telus Mobility, has launched a referral program.  Referring a friend to Koodo Mobile will get you (up to) 25 Tab credits when they activate a new account.  To make it worth your friend’s time to enter the referral code when signing up they will also score 25 Tab credits.


Head over to the Koodo Referral Program webpage to learn more.


1 comment June 22nd, 2009

Bell Launches U760 USB Modem

The 3G Novatel Wireless U760 gives your laptop access to high speed wireless Internet from almost anywhere.


Signing a a contract (1, 2., or 3 year) will get you the U760 for $0.00, refusing to sign a contract will set you back $174.95.  Bell currently has the following flexible rate plan for mobile internet usage.

$30: 0 MB to 500 MB
$35: 500 MB to 1 GB
$50: 1 GB to 2 GB
$65: 2 GB to 3 GB
$85: 3 GB to 5 GB

To learn more about the U760 Turbo Stick or the flexible rate data plan head over to Bell using the links provided.


Add comment June 22nd, 2009

Nokia 5800 Xpress Music coming to Rogers

The Nokia 5800 XM is coming to Rogers.

It’s the first Nokia touch screen S60 device to launch in Canada.

It comes with a 3.2″ 360×640 display and has stylus or finger input. While I’m not a fan of Touch screen devices that require stylus input Nokia is going to include a stylus that kind of looks like a guitar pick (cute), there’s also a more regular looking stylus that fits into the phone.

You also get a 3.2 autofocus megapixel camera, stereo speakers and included 8GB micro SDHC card.

I played with a 5800XM with Rogers firmware. Rogers includes their new UrMusic music store application. I tried launching it… let’s just say the regular Nokia music player launched much more quickly. Another thing I noticed was MS Exchange support – I’m not 100% sure if it is included by default or if someone put it on.

Price will be $199.99 on a 3 year, kinda expensive if you ask me.

Add comment June 22nd, 2009

T-Mobile to launch the Android powered T-Mobile MyTouch 3G

The  HTC Dream T-Mobile MyTouch 3G is coming to T-Mobile.

It’s like the G1 but without the keyboard (and some other more minor differences like an updated processor and slightly larger battery)

It’s launching July 8th and will cost $199.99 on a 2 year.

Add comment June 22nd, 2009

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230-Verizon


The BlackBerry Pearl Flip is now available from Verizon Wireless. The Pearl Flip has a 2 MP camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, and the half (20 key) QWERTY keyboard that the original Pearl has been sporting since launch.  Current pricing is below.



Add comment June 19th, 2009

Attention Rogers and Fido iPhone users: Get a 3Gs at a discounted price

Rogers and Fido are running a special offer for existing customers who wish to upgrade to the new iPhone 3Gs.

Rogers customers:

1) If you got an iPhone between July 11th and Sept 30th and spend at least $100 a month then you can get $500 off an iPhone 3Gs if you tack an extra year onto your contract. So you can get a 16GB 3Gs for $199 and a 32GB 3Gs for $299. This offer expires July 31st 2009.

2) If you got an iPhone between July 11th and Dec 31st and don’t spend $100 a month then you get $250 off if you tack an extra year on your contract. So, 16GB 3Gs for $449 and 32GB 3Gs for $549. This offer expires July 31st 2009.

3) If the first 2 scenarios aren’t you or you don’t want another year on your conract you can upgrade to an iPhone at Rogers’ cost + $19. So, 8GB 3G for $59916GB 3Gs for $680 or 32GB 3Gs for $799.

Fido Customers:

You can use your FidoDollars to buy a new 3Gs and Fido will take another $100 off. You don’t have to extend your contract to get this.

The 6GB/$30 data plan is also back until July 31st for Rogers and Fido iPhone (and Rogers Android phone) customers.

So, is the glass half full or is it half empty? If you absolutely must have the new 3Gs and don’t mind another year on your contract it’s not so bad. Just remember that while the new 3Gs is a definite improvement over the 3G, Apple’s going to keep releasing new iPhones that will probably be better than the previous version.

On the other hand, we’re going to have some new wireless entrants coming late this year, early next so it might be best to sit back and see what happens.

Still, Rogers doesn’t normally run promotions like this so if you don’t plan on going anywhere give it some though.

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Add comment June 18th, 2009

Shh-Don’t Tell AT&T

Although AT&T does not officially support tethering your iPhone (running OS 3.0) to you computer does not mean you can’t, MacMegaSite has found around the carrier restriction.  This workaround is only compatible with a Mac, sorry PC users.


1. Download the carrier update file. Then extract it. (file hosted at

2. Launch the Terminal app and type the following command:

defaults write carrier-testing -bool TRUE

3. Now launch iTunes. In the iPhone window,  hold the Option key while clicking Restore. Then select the ipcc file in the disk image you downloaded and click OK.

4. iTunes will update the carrier settings. Now under General settings, tap the Network tab and an internet tethering option should appear. From there on, you should be able to easily tether the iPhone via Bluetooth or USB.


1 comment June 18th, 2009

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