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Say goodbye to Amp’d Canada as well…

Amp’d

Wow that didn’t take long. It seems Telus has already started pulling Amp’d Canada just after their American parent “suspends” operations. You can no longer find any Amp’d information linked off Telus Mobility’s site or on any retailer sites such as Future Shop. Oh and to top it off Amp’d Canada’s online store is offline currently. That was very fast. No official word from Amp’d as of yet.

7 comments August 1st, 2007

Amp’d Mobile “suspending” operations

Ampd Logo

Well Amp’d in the United States has never been a huge hit. Just last month they filed for Bankrupticy protection however it looks like that didn’t help. Amp’d has posted on their website that they will be “suspending” operations as of July 31st. On their websites is information on what current clients should do as to their billing and customer service issues. All we can say is Amp’d no longer has any customer service reps available to talk your calls. We suggust you port your number ASAP. For more information on this visit here.

Now Amp’d Canada customers you don’t have to worry for now as Telus Mobility is the full operator of Amp’d here in Canada. Amp’d Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amp’d Mobile and has not filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada.

3 comments July 25th, 2007

Telus Mobility gets two faced with Samsung M620

Telus is showing its double sided face with the new Samsung M620 (also known as Upstage in the United States). The Samsung M620 features a thin design with a unique dual screen design. One side is a phone and the other a music player. This phone also packed a microSD memory card slot supporting up to 2GB, 1.3 megapixel camera and stereo Bluetooth.

“The Samsung m620 is truly a hybrid between a mobile phone and a music player, with a familiar music player design and the ability to instantly satisfy clients’ musical craving. Not only can music-lovers listen to their existing digital music, but they can also enjoy our mobile radio service or our full-track download service that lets them download their favourite tracks directly to their phone while on the move,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS’ senior vice-president of Products and Services.

Source: Telus 

Add comment July 19th, 2007

Go meet the iPhone @ Apple.com

Apple iPhone

Want to check out how to upcoming Apple iPhone works in detail? Visit www.Apple.com to watch a twenty minute video on how the iPhone’s applications work. It’s very interesting and makes you want one just a bit more. Remember the iPhone will be available at AT&T stores starting June 29th at 6PM.

6 comments June 22nd, 2007

Bell Mobility “launches” BlackBerry 8830 World Edition

Bell BlackBerry 8830

Bell Mobility has announced pricing for the long awaited BlackBerry 8830 World Edition. It’s now on their website with pricing of $299 with three year contract or $699 with no contract HOWEVER is unavailable to order at this time. Visit www.Bell.ca for details.

[via BlackBerry Sync]

4 comments June 15th, 2007

Sprint-Nextel launches Motorola ic902

Sprint Motorola ic902Sprint-Nextel has just launched another one of their dual-mode iDen/CDMA hybrid handsets. The Motorola ic902 comes packed with multimedia features such as a 2 megapixel camera, media player and a microSD memory card slot. Other features include Nextel’s Direct Connect feature and Sprint’s Power Vision services over EV-DO highspeed data.

“The Motorola Deluxe™ ic902 adds a high-tier, fully featured handset to the Sprint PowerSource portfolio,” said Danny Bowman, vice president of customer equipment for Sprint. “Customers have the power to make the most of their wireless service whether through voice calls, instant Nextel Walkie-Talkie services or one of our Sprint Power Vision applications, including Sprint Music Store.”

You can pick up the Motorola ic902 at Sprint-Nextel stores for $299 with two year contract.

[Sprint]

4 comments June 15th, 2007

Apple iPhone set for June 29th

iPhone Ad

Looks like Apple is stepping up their advertising campaign in the United States for the iPhone. They have launched four new ads which show the iPhone coming to AT&T on June 29th. Check out the ads at apple.com/iphone/ads/.

2 comments June 4th, 2007

BlackBerry Curve now available from AT&T

BlackBerry Curve

Looks like AT&T is jumping ahead of the game by launching the BlackBerry Curve earlier than expected. The BlackBerry Curve also known as 8300 is now available from AT&T. You can pickup a Curve for only $199 after rebates with two year contract now.

Available in the U.S. exclusively from AT&T, the BlackBerry Curve can be used by AT&T customers within the broadest domestic and international coverage area for wireless data services of any U.S. carrier. The BlackBerry Curve measures just 4.2” x 2.4” x 0.6”, weighs approximately 3.9 oz. and builds on the proven and popular BlackBerry handset experience to offer innovative features and enhanced multimedia capabilities while maintaining exceptional battery life. The BlackBerry Curve is the first BlackBerry handset to offer a 2 megapixel camera and spell checker for e-mail. It gives AT&T customers the personal productivity and flexibility they want and keeps them connected to the important people and content in their lives with messaging, music and other capabilities.

Fashioned in a liquid silver finish with chrome highlights, smooth edges and soft curves, the BlackBerry Curve strikes a unique balance of features, usability and design. It combines the renowned BlackBerry e-mail and messaging capabilities, premium phone features, comprehensive organizer and fast Internet browser with a new 2 megapixel camera with zoom, enhanced media player and new desktop media manager, microSD expandable memory slot and RIM’s intuitive trackball navigation system. The BlackBerry Curve from AT&T also includes AT&T Music™ subscription services, TeleNav® Maps™ to provide users with maps and driving directions and integrated Push to Talk (PTT) for enhanced communications.

Source: RIM

Add comment May 31st, 2007

Sprint delivers Pandora on mobile handsets

Pandora Sprint

Sprint has just announced they will be the first carrier to launch Pandora on their phones. Pandora allows users to create custom radio stations and save up to a 100 of them.”Pandora is like that one friend who everyone wants to have – someone who really knows and loves music and who can recommend a long list of bands and songs after you mention what you’ve been listening to lately,” said Jeff Luther, director of entertainment wireless data for Sprint. “Pandora is a great way to break out of the same songs on your playlist and hear some new music that you may have never found otherwise. It’s the latest example of the many innovative ways that Sprint delivers music on the one device people carry with them throughout the day.”

Just a note for our Canadian readers, we currently don’t have any access to Pandora as they have block all IP’s outside of the US due to licencing agreements.

3 comments May 23rd, 2007

Verizon + BlackBerry 8830 for consumers – May 28th

BlackBerry 8830 Cyclone

Happiness is flying around the States now as non-business Verizon customers should be able to order the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition as of May 28th. You will be able to pick up the 8830 for $400 with two year contract.

Source: Engadget Mobile

2 comments May 23rd, 2007

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