If you are like me you love black electronics. It looks like WIND is helping us out with our black addiction by adding the Nokia 5230 in black to their phone lineup.
Like the white 5230, the black phone will retail contract free for only $180. The 3.2″ touch screen device has a virtual QWERTY keyboard and free turn-by-turn navigation through Nokia Maps 3.0.
The Nokia 5230 is a stylish affordable touch screen device featuring a full-function Media Player with expandable memory of up to 16 GB, Nokia Maps, and integrated online communities like Facebook and YouTube.
Virgin Mobile Canada has released their first Android device, say hello to the HTC Legend.
The HTC Legend™ delivers all the power of Android™ in one killer package. You get seamless multi-tasking, super quick mobile web browsing, completely customizable multiple home screens, a huge selections of apps, and fully integrated Google™ apps like Gmail™, Google Maps, and way more.
Heads-up! Because of network differences, this phone isn’t available in Saskatchewan and Manitoba yet.
3 year term: $79.99 (voice and data)
30 day term: $349.99
WIND Mobile is responding to their competition’s offerings and has rolled out My Country Infinite.
This $20/month package will give you unlimited long distance calling to one of seven countries. This add-on is only valid for the Always Talk and Always Shout plans. If you subscribe to the My Country Infinite add-on this weekend you will be able to save 50% on the monthly cost.
As of today the follow price increases are in effect for new TELUS customers.
Caller ID OLD PRICE – $7 — NEW PRICE$8
Call Forwarding OLD PRICE – $2 — NEW PRICE$3
Local 5 Favourite Numbers OLD PRICE – $10 — NEW PRICE$15
Nationwide 5 Favourite Numbers OLD PRICE – $15 — NEW PRICE$20
Existing customers will not see their feature pricing increased.
I just got back from a Mobilicity media event at a karaoke bar in Pacific Mall. They just launched their Ethnic themed portal for their users which has Asian and South Asian themed content. They also launched their Chinese name. Watch the video to see how to pronounce it.
Public Mobile, Canada’s new mobile start up, has just refreshed their rate plans. A posting on the company blog explains the changes.
Public Mobile now have updated plans, adding more value to the $40 unlimited talk and text plan, and adding an unlimited talk plan for only $24. Our updated $40 unlimited talk and text plan now includes voicemail and call display, plus, if you don’t feel you’ll use the text part of the plan, you can trade it for unlimited Canadian long distance. Our new $24 plan includes unlimited talk with call waiting, call forwarding and conference calling, great for those who just want to call and talk. And without credit checks, contracts or surprises.
While I personally think it was too soon for Public Mobile to change their rate plans it is nice to see a company reacting to the competition and their customer’s suggestions.
Virgin Mobile Canada has released the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100). The Pearl 3G is an affordable $49.99 on a 3 year term or $349.99 on a 30 day agreement.
The smallest, lightest BlackBerry® smartphone is back and it’s better than ever. Say hello to the BlackBerry Pearl™ 3G. Jam-packed with everything you want in one hot little package, the Pearl comes powered up with a SureType™ keyboard with optical trackpad navigation, a 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth™
Bad news for those living in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, because the Pearl 3G operates on Bell’s HSPA network it is currently no available for your provinces.
Rogers Wireless has officially released the Acer Liquid E powered by Android OS 2.1.
This Android 2.1 smartphone allows for easy integration with Google apps and your favourite social networks. The large 3.5″ touch screen enables viewing of high-definition videos and features a powerful processor, 5.0 MP camera, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS as well as 3G speeds.
Pick up you Acer Liquid E at your local Rogers dealer or online today for the following price points:
$49.99-3 year term
$324.99-2 year term
$379.99-1 year term