Archive for April, 2010

TELUS Releases Package 20

TELUS Mobility has released a new monthly add on Package targeted for low data users.  Like the name suggests, Package 20 will cost you $20/month.  Included in the add-on is:

Call Display
Unlimited Text/Picture/Video Messaging (incoming and outgoing)
50MB of data (e-mail/IM/video streaming/web browsing)

Data used over the 50MB monthly allotment is billed at a rate of $0.25/MB.
Data overage is capped at 10GB a month.

Package 20 is unable to be used for BlackBerry devices, but all other smartphone and dumbphones can take advantage of this offer.

Read more about Package 20 on the TELUS Mobility website.

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Add comment April 30th, 2010

U.S. Cellular Releases Samsung Stride

U.S. Cellular has released the Samsung R330 (Stride).  This basic CDMA flip features 1.3MP camera, battery, travel charger, and stereo headset.  The Stride is $39.95 on prepaid or $29.95 on a 2 year term.  I think this phone would be better priced if it was free on a 2 year term as a $10 discount over 2 years is not very much.

The Samsung Stride is the perfect choice for life on easy street. Featuring sleek, stylish flip functionality, a large keypad, a built-in camera and Bluetooth® capabilities, this phone is a dependable traveling companion. Thanks to its effortless operation, the Stride is the phone to use when you choose to cruise.


Buy the Samsung Stride R330 online at the U.S. Cellular website or at an authorized retailer today.

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Add comment April 29th, 2010

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1 comment April 29th, 2010

Next is Now

“Technology is reshaping the world around us.  How we live and how we work is changing rapidly.”
-Rogers CEO Nadir Mohamed

Rogers has decided to publish a video they put together shareholder meeting that was held earlier this week.  Although the video is not related directly to the mobile industry it does have many interesting facts on how technology is changing out day to day lives.

“We will define our future around connected experiences. Increasingly customers are buying based on brand, not product. They’re buying into companies that will offer seamless delivery of customer-driven experiences in a connected world.”

It will be interesting to see what Rogers does to make them the destination Canadians go to in this connected world.

Via: RedBoard (warning-corporate propaganda)

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3 comments April 29th, 2010

Skyfire 2.0 for Android

Skyfire has released version 2.0  of their mobile browser exclusively for Android powered phones.  Version 2.0 includes a host of new features such as: pinch to zoom (Android 2.0+), multi-tab browsing (up to 8 windows), Flash web videos (with adaptive streaming technology), and SkyBar.

Follow the “more” link to view the video demonstration of Skyfire 2.0.

Get Skyfire 2.0 for Android by going to http://get.skyfire.com on your mobile, or simply go to the Android Market and seach “Skyfire”.

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Add comment April 29th, 2010

Boost Mobile: “Grab a SANYO Juno today”

Boost Mobile has released the SANYO Juno in both royal blue and pink.

The Juno features a full QWERTY keyboard, high resolution 2.2″ color display, 1.3MP camera, and GPS navigation.  The CDMA device can be purchased online or at a Boost retail location for $99.99.

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Add comment April 28th, 2010

It’s Official: BlackBerry 8530 Coming to Koodo

Telus’ discount brand, Koodo Mobile will be launching the BlackBerry 8530 “later this spring”.

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone comes in charcoal and is expected to retail for $300, or $150 for new customers who put the smartphone on their Tab. Existing customers who have paid their Tab in part or in full can also use the Tab to get the new BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone.

Read the full press release on CNW.

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Add comment April 28th, 2010

Bell Releases Samsung Messenger

Bell Mobility has released the Samsung Messenger. The Messenger is an HSPA compatible device which features WI-FI, GPS, Windows Mobile 6.5, and a 3.2 MP camera. Current pricing for the full QWERTY device after the device description.

The Samsung Messenger smartphone is the affordable solution to keep you plugged-in and productive while on the go. Stay on top of business and personal emails, and calendar updates while in the field. Browse the Web effortlessly and compose emails, texts, and instant messages easily with the full QWERTY keyboard. View and edit important Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF documents on the 2.6” high-resolution colour display. Listen to the weather, traffic and news reports with the integrated FM Radio.

The Samsung Messenger smartphone supports advanced navigation, tracking and management services, and has a built in GPS, ensuring you’ll always locate that new client.

no term: $299.95
1 year term: $249.95
2 year term: $149.95
3 year term: $0.00 (voice and data over $45/month)

The Messenger is not available to purchased online at this time, so head over to your Bell Mobility outlet to pick yours today.

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Add comment April 28th, 2010

Android Powered Motorola BACKFLIP now available on TELUS

The Motorola BACKFLIP is now available on TELUS for $99.99 on a 3 year. It’s a mid-range Android phone (480×320 display, 528Mhz processor, 3.1″ display, etc) which has Motorola MOTOBLUR social networking software.

It has an interesting design where the screen is on the front and a QWERTY keyboard is on the back. You can flip it open half way so it’s like a photo frame or all the way so it’s like a phone with a keyboard.

I tried the BACKFLIP a while back in this video:

Add comment April 28th, 2010

Nokia annouces the N8

Nokia just has announced the N8 which runs the new Symbian^3 platform. It has a 12MP camera that can also record high definition video. It comes with software you can use to edit the high def video plus and HDMI port you can use to connect the N8 to a TV.

You get a 3.5″ 640×360 (same resolution as the N97, N97 Mini, 5320, 5800) but the N8 comes with a capacitive display.The display comes with multitouch support including pinch zooming.

It comes with 16GB of built in storage with  a microSDHC card slot.

The body is made from a single piece of aluminum.

Price will be 370 Euros (approx $500 USD/CAN) and will be available in Q3 2010.

Anyone think it looks like the child of a Hiptop and RAZR?

Nokia N8

2 comments April 27th, 2010

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