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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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Galaxy Note ICS update coming to Rogers on July 21, Telus in late July

by: Bams SadewoJuly 4, 2012

July is shaping up to be a good month for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note on Canadian carriers Telus Mobility and Rogers, specifically for those who have been waiting for the delectable Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.

Mobile Syrup has received a tip that Rogers will be rolling out the ICS update ahead of schedule. Initially, the update was pegged for a “late July” release, but an internal doc now indicates that it’s coming on July 21. Note that you’ll only be getting version 4.0.1 of the mobile OS, but at least it’s still an ice cream sandwich treat.

Thing are less rosy at Telus, who has just revised its ICS update timeline. Different from what [...]

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Bell to launch LG Optimus L5 for only $199.95 unlocked

by: LucianJuly 2, 2012

Canadian carriers are not exactly known for their small prices. The prices of phones on contracts may look reasonable at first sight, but the contracts last for three years, and the carriers make sure they make a lot more money on a phone than they are investing in subsidies. This is why it’s a little surprising to see Bell selling a decent Android 4.0 smartphone for only $200 unlocked.

The LG Optimus L5 specs include a 800 Mhz Cortex A5 processor, which should be significantly faster than ARM11 (by 20% or so). The good news is that it seems we’re finally getting to the point where we can get rid of ARMv6 processors in our phones, and we’re moving [...]

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Can’t find a Galaxy S3 in a Telus store? Here’s $50 to make up for it

by: AdrianJune 28, 2012

With all the madness surrounding the Galaxy S3 launch in the US and Canada, the delays and the “unprecedented global demand” issues, it was only a matter of time until carriers started to offer their customers special deals and discounts to make up for their boo-boos.

Surprisingly enough, the first carrier to announce such a special offer is Telus, Canada’s number three telecommunications service provider, and one of the networks where people could actually buy a Galaxy S3 starting yesterday.

Telus will offer any new customer who can’t find any a particular model of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in any of the carrier’s physical stores a free $50 credit “towards the [...]

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Free Bell Galaxy S3 available in Canada with new 3-year contract

by: Chris SmithJune 25, 2012

In just a few days from now, Canadian Android fans will be able to get their hands on Samsung’s 2012 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3. The device was supposed to be available from all local carriers on June 20, but stock shortages determined them to postpone the launch to June 27.

Meanwhile, more reports from Canada revealed that Best Buy is taking in-store Galaxy S3 pre-orders again after discontinuing them a few weeks ago, and that Bell has started receiving Galaxy S3 shipments. That was a clear indication that other mobile operators selling the device in the country must have also started to receive their Galaxy S3 units around the same [...]

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Bell Galaxy S3 shipments arrive in stores ahead of June 27 launch

by: Chris SmithJune 23, 2012

Just like American carriers, which have delayed their Galaxy S3 launch thanks to an overwhelming response from consumers, Canadian mobile operators have also pushed back the launch date of Samsung phone. But it looks like at least Bell has started to receive Galaxy S3 shipments, which is good news for consumers.

MobileSyrup reports that the phone started to arrive “at Bell locations across Canada – both in Pebble Blue and Marble White.” Therefore, we expect all other Canadian carriers to receive their own Galaxy S3 units, although we have no similar confirmation mentioning other mobile operators in the region.

The Galaxy S3 is [...]

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Best Buy Galaxy S3 pre-orders available again, in Canada

by: Chris SmithJune 22, 2012

North American carriers and electronics retailers are having a tough time keeping up with Galaxy S3 demand, which must certainly please Samsung, as the company expects to sell quite a few million Galaxy S3 units this year.

U.S. smartphone buyers interested in the Galaxy S3 already know that AT&T and Sprint have pushed back actual in-store launches, while Verizon will only get the handset in early July. On its part, T-Mobile is currently offering the most expensive Galaxy S3 in the region, and the mobile operator does not even offer 4G LTE support to Galaxy S3 buyers at this time, or anyone else for that matter.

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