Good news for Android fans in Canada looking to score a Galaxy Nexus without paying full price for it. We all know by now the greatness of the Galaxy Nexus, there’s been a lot of coverage on it by us and every other Android blog in the universe, and soon Canadians can get some Galaxy Nexus love.
Starting January 10th you will be able to get the Galaxy Nexus from Fido and Rogers in Canada and within a week it will be available at various stores in Canada. After The Galaxy Nexus launches at Rogers and Fido it will become available at Telus, although Telus has given no indication of this yet, still just a rumor.
So far there is no wording of the device with [...]
With loads of new smartphones coming out and Black Friday in our rear-view mirror, your head is probably spinning looking at all of the different choices, and we are here to help! In this article, we’ll be looking at the best Android devices for our Canadian readers on Virgin Mobile, Telus, Rogers, and Bell. However, some of the devices listed below can be found in other countries as well.Galaxy Nexus FeaturesUltra-slim and curved design Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Android Market™ Single motion panoramic view and zero shutter lag Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor 4.65″” HD Super AMOLED Display 5 MP rear camera with auto focus and flash 1.3 [...]
The highly coveted Motorola RAZR has now invaded Canada. The very sexy Android smartphone is now available through Rogers. Dubbed as one of the thinnest smartphones in the world, this device first came into the limelight through Verizon as the Motorola DROID RAZR.
The device is now available for pre-order at Rogers’ website. Rogers also has an on-going promotion where you can join a raffle that could win you a Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi. This amazing deal will end this November 15.
The Motorola RAZR can now be yours for CA$149.99 on a three-year plan subscription. If you’re not fond of being tied up to a long-term contract, you can get this sleek Android smartphone for [...]
The LTE-capable HTC Raider, formerly codenamed the HTC Holiday–is heading to Canada through mobile networks Bell and Rogers.
Rogers has announced that the HTC Raider is heading to stores today, with a marked price of $149.99 for a 3-year contract and $574.99 full retail price. On the other hand, the device will reach Bell’s store on November 1, as reflected in Bell’s updated product page for the HTC Raider. The device will reportedly carry a price of $169.95 on a 3-year contract and $499.95 full retail price–although Bell has not yet published confirmation about the pricing for the smartphone.
The HTC Raider will also be reaching Canada [...]
Canadians may have to update their holiday wishlists as a new Samsung Android smartphone is heading their way via Rogers–the Samsung Galaxy S Glide.
MobileSyrup.com, which was sent live photos of the device, was also told that the Samsung Galaxy S Glide will hit Rogers “just in time for the holidays.”
Unfortunately, no pricing information is available yet.
The Samsung Galaxy S Glide carries a name apt for its 4-row gliding QWERTY keyboard. The device is reportedly thicker than the Samsung Infuse 4G, presumably because of the sliding keyboard.
The QWERTY slider smartphone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread on top of an unnamed 1.2-GHz [...]
Though Google has yet to make any kind of official announcement, a new version of the Google Nexus One Android smartphone that is compatible with AT&T and Rogers 3G networks is now available on the Google website.
You can see it on the order form here.
There’s no option to buy the phone with service at this time, but if you have the US$529 required for the unlocked version’s purchase price, and you need that 850/1900MHz 3G goodness, then here’s your chance.
Rogers caused a stir last month when it pulled the HTC Magic and the HTC Dream from its inventory due to a 911 software glitch. After not being available for several weeks, the Magic has finally made its re-appearance on Rogers website with a new name and a few new features. The new Magic has been re-branded as the Magic+ and, in addition to fixing the 911 problem, the software update has also added Sense UI to the handset. Good news for Magic owners as their aging device has just gotten a cell phone makeover courtesy of Rogers and HTC.
Rogers faces another setback with its Android handsets. Text messages are being sent to owners of the HTC Magic asking them to turn off GPS as the same 911 software glitch that affects the Dream is also present in the Magic. The nature of the glitch is unknown but owners are being instructed to keep the GPS off while HTC prepares a software update. Similar to the Dream, the HTC Magic has been pulled from all sales outlets until a fix can be applied. With both handsets currently not available for sale, Rogers has not commented on how this glitch will effect the limited time upgrade offer which allows HTC Dream owners to upgrade to the Magic for free. Hopefully, Rogers will extend the [...]
Just when you thought that the news regarding HTC’s Dream and Rogers had all been resolved comes this scary little glitch making it unable for users to dial 911 while having GPS activated on their phone. Rogers has pulled all HTC Dreams from online and retail locations until a software update is made available and has released this official statement regarding the issue:
I’m writing to share some urgent news with our Rogers HTC Dream customers. We have contacted all of our Dream customers by text message asking them to disable GPS location on their HTC Dream device to ensure all 911 calls complete.
HTC is expediting a software fix to the 1.5 [...]
It was reported a few days ago that Rogers would be allowing HTC Dream owners the chance to upgrade to an HTC Magic due to the fact that the Dream would not get an OS update past it’s current iteration of 1.5. This was great news but the details were scarce at the time and there was uncertainty in the terms. It is now being reported that the offer does include a free upgrade, but with a small catch. Customers who opt for the upgrade will automatically have their contract renewed for the Canadian standard of 3 years, which turns out to be about a 7 month extension for most Dream owners. Hit the jump for the complete terms and conditions of this offer as well as a look at the [...]