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Likely in response to Videotron and Virgin's(Quebec-only) recent introduction of their $30/6GB data package, Telus has gone ahead re-introduced their own 6GB promo add-on for Quebec customers. It's unfortunate that the rest of Canada can't benefit from this recent competition, but it's still great to see carriers working to win customers over in some markets at least.

The 6GB add-on from Telus is available for all device types, including iPhones, and will work for both 4G and CDMA handsets. It is available to new, existing, and renewing customers, and overage charges come in at the standard 5 cents/MB. The package is being offered on a promotional basis only, and will no longer be available after July 31st, so be sure to contact Telus if you're interested in adding it to your line.


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Beginning yesterday, the BlackBerry World 2011 event is where most expect new device and software announcements, and RIM lived up to those expectations. Announcing the BlackBerry 9900/9930 models and BlackBerry 7 OS, RIM stated that the Bold Touch is expected to be available from carriers around the world beginning this Summer.

The Bold Touch 9900/9930 are essentially the same device, though the 9930 operates on CDMA networks, whereas the 9900 is GSM and HSPA+ compatible. They feature a 2.8" (640x480) VGA multitouch display, while retaining the familiar BlackBerry design that comes with a full QWERTY keyboard. The Bold Touch is a significant improvement over current BlackBerry handsets, and is powered by a 1.2GHz processor and 768MB of RAM. It has a 5MP camera with 720p video capture, and supports NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, and bluetooth connectivity. It comes in at just 10.5mm thick, making it the thinnest BlackBerry yet. Lastly, the Bold Touch runs on BlackBerry 7 OS, RIM's latest version of their platform. No word on pricing or exact launch dates, but we should see these launch by late Summer.

BlackBerry 7 OS brings with it several new features over the current 6.0 version, including a significantly improved browser with faster rendering and full HTML5 support. It also offers voice activated search, and integrates "BlackBerry Balance", a feature that helps separate personal content from corporate items on your device.

BlackBerry 7 OS will only be available for the Bold Touch 9900/9930, and will not be compatible with existing devices from RIM. There will likely be several newer devices announced with the OS in the near-future, but this new Bold series handset will likely be their flagship model. Those who purchase the device will also get the full version of Docs To Go out-of-box, so users will quickly be able to access all of their documents, including PDFs.


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Competition has been roaring in Canada when it comes to unlimited plans and offerings, and most carriers are doing their part by introducing affordable packages. Virgin Mobile is certainly no exception, as they have recently launched new $35 and $45 Unlimited plans. The $35 Unlimited City Calling Plan is available only for CDMA handsets, and only in major cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. It offers up unlimited local calling, along with unlimited Canadian, U.S., and international text messaging.

The $45 Unlimited Calling Plan is available for all handsets and in all locations (except Manitoba and Saskatchewan), and offers up unlimited local calling, unlimited Canadian, U.S., and international text messaging, along with call display. Additionally, any data or long-distance packages are eligible to be added on to the $45 plan, so it's a great starting point for customers looking to build a personalized solution. Both of these packages are officially available now, so get in contact with Virgin Mobile if you're interested!


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Virgin Mobile is going to be launch a pink version of the LG GU230, likely just in time for Valentine's Day. This CDMA handset is a simple flip phone featuring a 1.77" (128x160) display, a basic VGA camera, and a 2.5mm headset jack. No word yet on exactly when the pink LG GU230 will be launched, but we should see it drop within a couple days. If you're looking to pick one up, contract-free pricing is set to a very affordable price point of $60, so keep an eye on Virgin Mobile!


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Bell is trying to get rid of a few older devices to make room for all of their newer handsets, and are offering up some pretty low contract-free prices on two devices specifically. The Motorola Dext and the Palm Pre have both been dropped down to a low $149.95 contract-free price.

The Motorola Dext runs on Android 1.5 (with no further upgrades coming), and features MOTOBLUR, along with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera, and Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS connectivity. It comes with a 2GB microSD card, but can hold up to 32GB for additional memory.

The Palm Pre is a CDMA device that runs on webOS, and it features a 3.1" (320x480) touch screen display, slide out QWERTY keyboard, and a 3MP camera, along with Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS. It also comes with 8GB of internal memory, and has a 3.5 mm headset jack.

They have also dropped the price of 3 of their devices by $75 each if purchased on a 3 year term, offering up the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant for $24.95, the HTC Desire Z for $4.95, and the LG Quantum for free. These are some pretty great prices if you're willing to sign a 3 year contract, but are only available until December 31st.


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We're seeing tons of devices launch lately on all Canadian carriers, and Bell is one of the latest, launching the BlackBerry Style 9670. The Style is a clamshell flip phone, that features a full QWERTY keyboard, BlackBerry OS 6 with the new WebKit browser and UI, along with a 5MP camera. This CDMA device supports up to 32GB of memory via microSD card, and has Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS connectivity. Available now, you can pick up the BlackBerry Style 9670 from Bell for $49.95 on a 3 year term, or $399.95 contract-free.


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MTS has jumped into the news lately, first by released the Motorola Milestone A584, and now by launching another new device - the Kyocera Rio. The Rio E3100 features a 2.8" touch screen display, 1.3MP camera, 3.5mm headset jack, and can hold up to 16GB of memory via microSD card. This new CDMA device is available no from MTS for $0 on a 3 year term, $69.99 with a 2 year contract, or $304.99 outright.


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MTS has recently stated their HSPA network is undergoing technical testing, and would be launched for the customer use sometime in Q1 2011, which is a bit delayed from their previous stated expectations. Despite the upcoming network launch, MTS has launched a new Android device on their CDMA network - the Motorola Milestone A854. The Milestone A854 features a 3.7" touch screen, full QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera, and runs Android 2.1 Eclair. MTS has made the Milestone available for $179.99 on a 3 year term, though it looks like contract-free pricing is not available.


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Thanks to an internal document leaked online, we have a bit of information regarding two Bell BlackBerry launches - the red version of the Torch 9800, and the upcoming BlackBerry Style 9670. The Torch 9800 in red has all of the same features and specifications as the standard black version, but comes with red housing, and will be launched on November 23rd according to the doc.

Bell will also be launching the BlackBerry Style on this date, which is RIM's new full QWERTY flip phone. The Style 9670 is a CDMA device that features a 360 x 400 display, full QWERTY keyboard, and comes in a clamshell flip phone form factor. The Style runs BlackBerry OS 6 at launch, and has a 5MP camera, along with Wi-Fi (b, g, n), bluetooth, and GPS connectivity options.

The Torch 9800 in red will be available for the same 3-year price as the black version, which on Bell is currently $179.95. The Style 9670 will apparently be available for $399.95 contract-free, though term pricing hasn't been found as of yet. If you're looking for either of these devices, be sure to check up on Bell on November 23rd, or stay tuned to MobileInCanada for all of the latest news.


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Just a few days ago, Research in Motion and Sprint in the U.S. officially announced the BlackBerry Style 9670 - a CDMA flip phone that offers up a full QWERTY keyboard, and shortly afterwards Telus confirmed that they too, would carry the device. While no official availability or pricing has been announced, it's rumoured that they will be launching the device sometime within the first few days of November. The BlackBerry Style will launch running BlackBerry 6 OS, and features an external display for your clock and notifications, along with a standard internal display. Also featuring a 5MP camera with video capture capabilities, the Style 9670 comes with 512MB of RAM and has storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD. While the design of this new device definitely brings some back to a few years ago, it's certainly nice to see an array of options coming to Canadian mobile consumers!


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