Maybe it is better that the Canadian launch of the iPhone 4 has been delayed. It looks like early adopters in the United States are having signal problems with their devices. Instead of me explaining the problem to you, take a look at the video below.
It looks like Apple Canada has removed the “Coming in July” banner on the device from the online store. This change could mean one of two things: either the July launch has been fast-tracked or it has been pushed back.
The Canadian carriers have always said that the iPhone was launching in the “coming week”, if the launch was planned for July why did they no say the device would launch next month. Also, the end of July is still 6 weeks away, giving Apple plenty of time to catch up to demand. This leads me to hope believe that “Coming Soon” is referring to sometime this month, after all it would not make sense for Apple to say “Coming in June” as the month is already half over.
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
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.
MiFi® is your own cloud of connectivity: great for personal and business use providing instant access to email, download large files, and surf the web with your laptop while simultaneously allowing up to five computers or personal devices to be connected. Easily swap and transfer files with built-in microSDHC slot providing expandable storage capacity of up to 16GB.
The Novatel MiFi 2372 is currently being recalled by Bell, Rogers, and Virgin Mobile Canada. The MiFi 2372 is reportedly experiencing a problem with the battery which causes it to swell resulting in the device malfunctioning. Customers should be receiving a prepaid envelope from Novatel in the mail to send back their device for servicing.
Bell and Virgin customers will be without their device for 6-8 weeks but will receive a Novatel U998 Turbo Stick to use in the meantime. Rogers Wireless customers will be without their Rocket Mobile Hotspot for 7-10 business days. Rogers customers will not be receiving a loaner device but should be receiving a credit to cover a portion of their monthly data costs.
Users of the MiFi 2372 are urged to discontinue use of the device immediately and not to attempt to remove the battery cover to expose the faulty battery. Novatel is also recommending not to charge the 2372 until it has been returned from servicing.
Virgin Mobile Canada wants to help out one lucky student by covering their rent for one year. Simply head over to the contest page and plug in your details to sign up.
If you’re the popular, fun, creative-type who checks your Facebook more than 20 times a day and knows how to send a really good tweet (hint: “I’m making toast!” won’t cut it) then you’re exactly what we’re looking for.
Virgin Mobile On The House is the summer’s hottest online student competition. The winner will not only rule the school but also get their rent paid for a whole year and we’ll pimp out their house in style.
You have nothing to lose and a years worth of rent paid for to gain, so don’t delay and sign up today.
Get the Limited Edition RE*Generation Samsung Link and $10 will be donated to the movement to get young people off the streets and back on their feet. Get linked in from no matter where you are with the Samsung Link QWERTY Phone. Use the large, 4-line full QWERTY keyboard to fire away texts and instant messages at rocket speed. Stay on top of things and check up to 5 personal email accounts on the go with Virgin Mobile email and see if you’ve been poked with the one-touch Facebook® button. Plus you can snap pics with the 1.3 megapixel camera and connect wirelessly with stereo Bluetooth® 2.0.
The Samsung Link is currently priced at $130 on a 30 day term, $60 on prepaid, and $0 on a 2 year term. Buy and activate your Samsung Link before May 16th and receive a $30 activation credit, new accounts only.
The RE*Generation version of the Samsung Link is in-transit to a retail location near you. In the meantime you can buy online or through customer care (1-888-999-2321).
With a name like “Simple Flip” don’t expect much out of the LG 230. The CDMA sports a 0.3 MP camera (no I did not reverse the 0 and 3), 1.77 inch (128×160) main display, Bluetooth, and an Ez tip calculator. A short feature list means low device pricing:
2 year term: $0.00
30 day term: $59.99
Picture it with the LG 230 Simple Flip Camera Phone. Snap pics, connect wirelessly with Bluetooth®, and take control with the dedicated voice command key. Call and text away to your heart’s content on this ultra-handy flip phone.
Stop by your local Virgin kiosk to pick up your LG 230 “Simple Flip”.
After Nokia pulled out of the CDMA phone market a few years ago, Virgin Mobile is finally able to welcome Nokia back to their phone lineup with a HSPA device.
The Nokia 2370 features a 2MP camera, FM radio, 30MB of internal memory with support up to 2GB through the use of microSDHC cards.
Do it all, from almost anywhere in the world, with the sleek Nokia 2730. Leave on a jet plane and you’ve got global mobile with roaming in more than 200 countries around the world. Take pics and shoot vids with the 2 megapixel camera, surf to your fave websites, check email, connect wirelessly with Bluetooth® 2.0, listen to FM stereo radio, download tones and pics, and pump up your phone’s storage with up to 2 GB of expandable memory.
The Nokia 2730 is only available on postpaid service. $59.99 on a 30 day term or $0.00 on a 2 year contract.
Head over to your nearest Virgin Mobile Canada dealer to purchase the Nokia 2730 or buy online directly through Virgin.