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Samsung Galaxy S3 delayed in Canada due to “unprecedented global demand”

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 15, 2012

In just a short paragraph, Samsung has just crushed the dreams of countless Galaxy S3 fans in Canada. OK, not really crushed their dreams, but still, I bet it’s irritating to have to wait an extra week to get the S3.

Here’s the full statement:

Due to unprecedented global demand for the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III, with more than 9 million carrier pre-orders to date, the date of availability for purchase of this device in Canada, is now June 27th. In advance of the GALAXY S III availability date, most carriers and retailers are offering customers the chance to register on-line for updates, and some partners are offering their customers the option to [...]

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Canada’s Videotron offers the Galaxy S3 for $99.95 for a limited time

by: AdrianJune 13, 2012

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has been up for pre-order from the three major Canadian carriers for a while now, with Rogers, Bell and Telus all offering the new super-phone at the same price. The 16 GB base version of the S3 is set to go for $159.99 with a three-year carrier agreement, and the chances to see anyone lowering that price tag were modest, to say the least.

That’s until today, when Quebec-based Videotron started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S3 and, surprise, surprise, the phone starts at $99.95. As you might imagine, things will not stand as they are for a long time and the “unit will only be available for the low price of $99.95 for a limited [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Canadian release delayed, starts shipping on July 6

by: AdrianJune 12, 2012

Released in the United States a little while back, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet was expected to start shipping in Canada by the end of this month. Future Shop, the only Canadian retailer taking pre-orders for the new 10-incher from Samsung, announced June 22 as a release date, but for some unknown reason you’ll have to wait a bit more to get your hands on it.

The new shipping date is July 6, and the bad news doesn’t end here. Future Shop is currently listing a limited number of tablets available, so you might end up waiting even after July 6 if you’ve pre-ordered or planning to pre-order the 10-incher.

There are only seven Galaxy Tabs [...]

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Galaxy S3 now up for pre-order at Bell Canada, only the 16 GB model for the time being

by: AdrianJune 7, 2012

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was made official in Canada exactly one week ago, at which point we found out the phone’s pricing and exact release date. We also expected to see Canadian carriers taking pre-orders for the S3 and, while some (Rogers and Telus) did exactly so, Bell and SaskTel were left out of the mix.

The waiting is fortunately now over for Bell customers, who can finally make sure they have a cozy place in (front of the) line for Samsung’s new flagship phone. That’s the good news of our today’s report, while the bad news (yeah, there’s bad news, too) is that the 32 GB model is not yet up for pre-order.

You can therefore either go for the 16 GB version of [...]

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Galaxy S3 news in Canada: pre-orders start today, the phone will be released on June 20 for $150 on contract [Update]

by: AdrianMay 31, 2012

After hitting yesterday 28 countries across Europe and the Middle East, the hugely anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3 is finally closing in on its North American release. We have some good news for Canadian tech enthusiasts waiting for the S3, which could be interpreted as good news for Samsung fans in the US.

The first piece of Galaxy S3 news to come from the Great White North refers to the phone’s pre-orders, which will most likely start today. Rogers Wireless, the biggest mobile carrier in Canada, has put up a special web page with a countdown clock for the S3, which will run out at 12:00 PM EST, when the operator will start taking pre-orders. Here’s the specs on [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Canada roundup: probable price, availability, and release dates [Updated]

by: AdrianMay 10, 2012

June 6: Check out the latest developments on the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Canada, including prices and carrier availability, here.

May 10: Updated with fresh info on the retailers and carriers that will offer the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Canada. Plus, a rumor about the LTE Galaxy S3 using an Exynos chip.

Hey there, Canadian tech enthusiasts, how’s it going? Are you excited about the Samsung Galaxy S3? Of course you are, as is the entire technology world after finding out yesterday exactly what Sammy’s new flagship smartphone is all about!

The Galaxy S3 finally has a full spec sheet next to its name, a confirmed name, a fresh design (which we love, by the way) and [...]

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Bell starts rolling out OTA Android ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy S2

by: AdrianMay 4, 2012

Leaving aside all the Galaxy S3 madness for a while, let’s see what the Canadian owners of Samsung’s ex-flagship, the Galaxy S2, can look forward to these days.

Canadian users have been waiting for quite a while for an upgrade that was initially scheduled for April. Fortunately, Bell has finally started to make its customers happy. The Android 4.0 update should have started hitting your handhelds yesterday, so by now, you might find a very pleasant surprise waiting for you on the S2.

The upgrade is brought to you over-the-air, so you shouldn’t panic if there’s no change on your device’s software at the break of dawn. Instead, you should check for a [...]

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Motorola Motoluxe heading to Canada, to be released sometime in June

by: AdrianMay 3, 2012

Motorola’s Motoluxe low-end Android-based smartphone was unveiled in January and hit Europe in late February without creating much fuss, making us all think that it would end up ignored by most tech users worldwide.

However, the handheld must’ve been doing something right on the Old Continent, because it has just been announced as officially coming to Canada. With no exact release date or pricing attached to its name, the Motoluxe will certainly be looking to charm those of you who are on a tight budget.

The 4-incher sports a TFT FWVGA display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution and is powered by an 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM processor with an Adreno 200 GPU. Suspected [...]

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Rumor: HTC One V to hit Bell Canada this week for $299.95 with no contract

by: AdrianMay 2, 2012

Canadian readers, if you’re looking for a decent, elegant, and affordable entry-level Android-based smartphone and you have a tough time deciding what to buy, your problem might just be solved later this week.

The HTC One V is set to hit the Canadian market the day after tomorrow, as we reported a while back, and could be made available in other markets as soon as next week. And while we suspected the handheld to target tech users on a tight budget, we now have a first confirmation of sorts about the actual pricing of the device.

The guys at MobileSyrup, one of our most trusted sources of rumors and leaks in Canada, have managed to get their grubby hands on what [...]

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HTC One V to be released by Bell Canada on May 3rd

by: AdrianApril 23, 2012

With the HTC One X set to become the most powerful Android-based smartphone these days (at least until the Galaxy S3 and the LG D1L will be released) and the One S providing a very good balance between decent specs and affordability, the third smartphone in HTC’s new line has been kind of ignored by many tech geeks.

The One V should, however, be on a lot of shopping lists nowadays, as it promises to come with a very sleek profile, Android ICS under the hood, and a dirt-cheap price. The 3.7-incher has already been released in select European markets, alongside its bigger brothers, while Northern American customers are still waiting to hear about the phone’s [...]

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