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We recently let you know that Bell and Virgin Mobile were getting set to launch the Motorola MOTOLUXE, with Bell planning on doing so on May 22nd. Details were unclear for Virgin Mobile, but right on time with Bell, the Motorola MOTOLUXE is now available.

The MOTOLUXE features a 4” (480 x 854) touch screen display, and is powered by an 800 MHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. It features an 8 MP camera with LED flash, and a front-facing VGA camera. The MOTOLUXE runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread along with Motorola’s new interface featuring their Social Graph, Activity Graph, Music+, and Smart Gallery.

The Motorola MOTOLUXE is now available from Bell and Virgin Mobile. Bell is offering it up for free on a 3 year term or $299.95 no-term. Virgin Mobile was supposed to launch it for free as well (on a term) according to Motorola, however they currently have it listed at $29.99 on a 3 year term or SuperTab, and a very affordable $229.99 with a monthly plan.


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For Canadian users who have been waiting for a slim yet high-powered Android device, the wait is over and there are various avenues to choose from. Bell, Telus, Fido, and Virgin Mobile have all launched the HTC One S, an Android handset running on 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The HTC One S features Sense 4.0, Beats Audio, and has a 4.3" (540 x 960) super AMOLED touch screen display. It comes with an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED Flash, along with 1080p HD video capture with stereo sound recording and video stabilization. It's powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and 1 GB of RAM, and comes with 16 GB of internal storage. As a bonus, you can get 25 GB of free DropBox storage whether you purchase the phone outright or on a term.

Pricing comes in slightly varied, with Bell offering it up for $99.95 on a 3 year term, or $599.95 no-term. Virgin Mobile has it listed practically the same, at $99.99 on a 3 year term or SuperTab, and $599.99 on a monthly plan. Telus is offering up the One S for $99.99 on a 3 year term as well, but give us a break in price at $569.99 no-term. Lastly, Fido has it priced at $150 on a 3 year agreement, but a low $550 outright.

If the HTC One S sounds like it may be your next Android handset, head to Bell, Telus, Virgin Mobile, or Fido to get yours!


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Mobilicity has officially launched the Nokia Lumia 710, an affordable Windows Phone handset running OS 7.5 Mango. It features a 3.7” (480 x 800) touch screen display, and a 5.0 MP Camera with autofocus and LED flash and 720p video capture. It's powered by a 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor and 512 MB of RAM, and comes with 8 GB of internal storage. The Lumia 710 also offers access to social networks via full integration with Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin with People Hub.

The Nokia Lumia 710 is now available to Canadian mobile consumers from Mobilicity for $249.99 with no contract. If you’re interested in an affordable Windows Phone device and want to take advantage of Mobilicity’s offerings, check out the Lumia 710!


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Thanks to internal documentation leaked online, we now know that Videotron intends to launch the Nokia Lumia 710 sometime in the coming weeks. Currently Rogers, WIND Mobile, and Mobilicity offer the affordable Windows Phone handset, and it ranges from $230 to $260 outright through these carriers.

The Lumia 710 features a 3.7” (480 x 800) touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass, and comes with a 5 MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture. The handset comes with 8 GB of internal storage, and is powered by a 1.4 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. Connectivity options are standard, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

A specific launch date and pricing are still unknown currently, however we’ll be sure to keep you updated on Videotron’s upcoming Nokia Lumia 710 launch!


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Mobilicity and WIND Mobile just launched the Samsung Galaxy Q, and now Videotron has joined in releasing it as well. The Galaxy Q is an entry-level Android handset that has a sliding QWERTY keyboard, and features a 3.2” (320 x 480) touch screen display. It comes with a 3.15 MP camera with LED flash, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Connectivity options are as expected, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, and the handset comes in black.

As for pricing, Videotron is offering up the Samsung Galaxy Q for $39.95 “reduced price”, or $239.95 outright.


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We recently let you know that the Motorola MOTOLUXE was coming to Canada, with speculation pointing to a Bell and Virgin Mobile release. Thanks to leaked internal documents surfacing online, we can now confirm that Bell will be carrying it, and intend to launch it on May 22nd. Rumoured outright pricing comes in at $300, and given the specifications of the device, this makes sense. Unfortunately, we have no confirmed launch date for Virgin Mobile, but the device is still expected to make its way there.

The MOTOLUXE features a 4” (480 x 854) touch screen display, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch. It comes with an 8 MP camera with LED flash and a secondary front-facing VGA camera. It’s powered by an 800 MHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, and offers connectivity including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.


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HTC’s One devices have been popping up everywhere. Bell recently launched the One V, and now Sasktel has followed suit. This Ice Cream Sandwich handset features a 3.7” (480 x 800) touch screen display, and a 5 MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture. It’s powered by a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, and comes with 4 GB of internal storage.

Saskatchewan residents interested in this unibody handset from HTC, you can now pick one up for free on a 3 year contract, or just $269.99 with a monthly plan.


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A while back we let you know that WIND Mobile was preparing to launch the Huawei Astro, which was expected to be available in late April. The Astro, otherwise known as the Huawei U8651, was delayed, but is now available.

The U8651 features a 3.5” (320 x 480) touch screen display, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has a 3.2 MP camera, and offers standard connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The device itself comes in black, however has two extra covers in red and white included in the box.

If this affordable Android device sounds like something for you, you can now pick one up from WIND Mobile for free on the WINDtab, or $149.99 outright.


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Those looking for an affordable and basic Android handset with a QWERTY keyboard now have another option to choose from. Both WIND Mobile and Mobilicity have recently released the Samsung Galaxy Q, which features a 3.2” (320 x 480) touch screen display, and a 3.15 MP camera with LED flash. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and offers connectivity including Wi-Fi (with hotspot), Bluetooth, and GPS.

The Samsung Galaxy Q is now available from both WIND Mobile and Mobilicity for $199.99 outright. WIND, however, is also offering it up on the WINDtab for as little as $0.


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So far this year, HTC has been pretty focused on their One line-up of Android handsets, at least for Canada. The line-up includes the One X, which Rogers currently offers, as well as the One S and One V. The One V is currently available from Bell, and the One S is expected to hit multiple carriers.

The HTC One S features a 4.3” (540 x 960) Super AMOLED touch screen display with Gorilla Glass, and an 8 MP camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video capture. It comes with a secondary VGA front-facing camera, and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The One S is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, and comes with 16 GB internal storage.

The One V features a 3.7” (480 x 800) touch screen display, and a 5 MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording capabilities. It’s powered by a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, and comes with 4 GB of internal memory. What is particularly appealing about this Android 4.0 ICS handset is its unibody construction, similar to the HTC Legend that was known as a pretty tough device.

Unfortunately, pricing is not confirmed as of yet. What we can let you know, thanks to internal documents leaked online, is that both are planned for launch on May 17th. Additional support for that timeframe is the fact that dummy units have been received by numerous stores. Given the specifications, we can expect the One V to come in at a relatively affordable price, while the One S will probably be comparable to other higher end Android handsets. Stay tuned, we’ll let you know as soon as pricing can be confirmed!


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