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Rogers’ Sony Xperia Ion officially on sale for $49.99

by: Bams SadewoJuly 17, 2012

Can’t wait to get your hands on the Sony Xperia Ion, but want to know first how much it’ll set you back? We now have confirmation from Rogers Wireless about the price of the phone, and it’s one that doesn’t stray too far from what we’ve reported before. The good news is you can now order the Experia Ion from the carrier’s website.

The Xperia Ion is Sony’s first LTE phone, dontcha know? And the price that you have to pay for that kind of luxury is $49.99 with a three-year contract. We’re not sure why anyone would want to purchase the phone on a shorter contract, as the two-year contract ($449) almost cost the same as buying the phone without a contract ($549.99). But we [...]

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Google now shipping pre-orderered 8GB Nexus 7 in Canada

by: Bams SadewoJuly 17, 2012

When Google introduced the Nexus 7 tablet, Canadian folks were more than happy to find out that their country will be one of the few to be prioritized by Google for the initial launch of the Tegra 3-powered device, along with the U.S., UK and Australia. After weeks of waiting and anticipating, those who pre-ordered the Nexus 7 straight from Google have now received shipping confirmation of the tablet.

Aside from the influx of reports from customers who are now eagerly waiting for the Jelly Bean tablet to arrive at their doorsteps, the good news was shared by Google itself on its support forum, which provided the following statement:  “We’re now shipping Nexus 7 [...]

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Samsung opens a stand-alone retail store in Vancouver, a first for North America

by: Bams SadewoJuly 12, 2012

Instead of fighting it out with other brands for the most strategic in-store placement in generic retail channels, one way that a company can go to make sure that its products stand out the most is by opening an independent retail store. This is one of the avenues Samsung is exploring to improve its retail presence in North America. After months of hunting, the South Korean company has chosen Vancouver as the location for its first branded store.

Located in Burnaby’s Metropolis at Metrotown, the store opened its doors for customers for the first time on Wednesday. A throng of Samsung’s smartphones, tablets, notebooks, digital cameras, and [...]

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Telus to launch HTC One X on July 13 for $129.99

by: Bams SadewoJuly 12, 2012

To follow up on our report about the arrival of the HTC One X on Telus Mobility in Canada, we’ve got more news to share on the price of HTC’s flagship phone on the carrier and when you’ll be able to purchase one.

Although the carrier’s website still has the HTC One X listed as “coming soon”, a leaked internal document that was uncovered by Mobile Syrup indicates that the phone will arrive on July 13. This gives you a day to decide on whether to get Samsung’s latest and greatest – if you haven’t already done so – or pick HTC’s device instead.

If you’re still on the fence between the two, perhaps some price details of the HTC One X will help you make an informed [...]

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Motorola Razr V heads to Canada in Q3 on multiple carriers

by: Bams SadewoJuly 12, 2012

After the practically back-to-back release of the RAZR and RAZR Maxx, Motorola has been rather quiet on the RAZR front. But following the launch of the RAZR V in China and several Asian countries, it looks like Moto is prepping up the release of the V in more regions. As per Motorola’s announcement, the RAZR V will be making its way to Canada in Q3.

The Motorola RAZR comes with a 4.3-inch qHD ColourBoost display (960 x 540 resolution), dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 8MP rear camera, front-facing camera, 1,750mAh battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. So no, there’ll [...]

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Rogers’s 4G LTE network to cover 60% of the Canadian population by the end of 2012

by: Mike AndriciJuly 10, 2012

You didn’t think that 4G LTE is big in the US alone, did you? As many Canadians will tell you, LTE is already quite popular north of the US border, with the country’s largest wireless carrier, Rogers, leading the way towards Long Term Evolution mass adoption.

According to a recent blog post on the official Rogers website, the carrier is looking to expand their 4G LTE coverage to a number of 35 markets by the end of 2012, although it was only one year ago when Canada’s first LTE network started functioning in Ottawa, back on July 7, 2011. Once this latest rollout is completed, more than 60% of Canadians will be granted access to the Rogers 4G LTE [...]

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Rogers may start offering HTC Desire C soon

by: Bams SadewoJuly 9, 2012

With Sony Xperia Ion heading to Rogers, customers are presented with a wider variety of high-end smartphones to choose from. But for those who don’t necessarily need all the bells and whistles that the latest and greatest phone can provide, the Canadian carrier has one entry-level smartphone from HTC that might just fit the bill.

According to Mobile Syrup, Rogers is planning to offer the HTC Desire C soon.  While it hasn’t been confirmed yet, they have gotten hold of a leaked screenshot that shows cases of the Desire C designated for the carrier. If accurate, we should be hearing more from Rogers of the Desire C’s release date soon.

Not being a [...]

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Canada finally gets to tab with the official release of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1

by: Bams SadewoJuly 7, 2012

Having been released in the UK, in the US, and in other parts of the world – Samsung Canada finally announced the availability of the Galaxy 2 Tab for the Canadian market. It’s not too far off from our last report, which stated that the two variants of the Galaxy Tab 2 would hit stores on July 6.

Priced rather affordably by Samsung, the 7-inch and 10.1-inch model will come with 8GB and 16GB internal storage — respectively. These are all the WiFi versions of the Tab 2.

For the uninitiated, here are the specs of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1:

Dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor 7.0-inch / 10.1-inch WXGA display with Gorilla Glass 8GB (7.0) – 16GB [...]
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Leak: Bell Canada to upgrade Galaxy Note, Incredible S, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and more to ICS by August

by: AdrianJuly 6, 2012

Now that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been officially released, it’s only natural to expect phones and tablets to take the leap to the latest OS. However, the Android 4.0 ICS roll out process has been frustratingly slow, and there are still a lot of high-end devices lacking Ice Cream Sandwich.

A bunch of these devices should finally get ICS over the next couple of months in Canada, according to a leaked Bell internal document picked up by the guys at No less than 6 Bell phones and tablets are scheduled to get Android 4.0 by the end of August, if the document proves to be real, and the first update should take place in just ten short days.

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Huawei to launch Ascend P1 on WIND Mobile

by: Bams SadewoJuly 5, 2012

The wafer-thin Huawei Ascend P1 is about to enter the Canadian market with a bang.  Teaming up with Alliance Films and Wind Mobile – as the phone’s first confirmed carrier in the country – Huawei Canada is holding a “WIND Mobile Expendables 2 Sweepstakes” contest. The lucky winner will get to go to Los Angeles to watch the movie premiere of “The Expendables 2”, starring action flick hero Sylvester Stallone.

But first, here’s more information about the Ascend P1 and its launch in Canada. Though the phone comes in a diminutive 7.6 mm body, it boasts a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display of 960×540 resolution,  1GB RAM, 4GB internal [...]

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