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We just let you know that Bell and Virgin Mobile launched the LG Optimus L5, but another affordable Android device has been released recently as well. The HTC Desire C features a 3.5? (320 x 480) touchscreen display and a 5 MP camera. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by a 600 MHz processor and 512 MB of RAM.

If you?re interested in an affordable Android handset and prefer HTC over LG, check out the Desire C. Virgin Mobile is now offering it for free on the SuperTab or $149.99 outright, while Sasktel is offering it for free on a 3 year contract as well, but just $99.99 outright! Rogers and Fido are also expected to release the Desire C very soon, but an exact date or pricing details aren?t available as of yet.


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Fido has added yet another affordable but impressive option to their line-up of Android devices. The Sony Xperia U is now available for free on a 3-year term or just $300.00 as an outright purchase on Fido's website or at Fido locations. The Sony Xperia U features a 3.5" (480 x 854) scratch resistant touch screen display, and a 5 MP camera capable of 720p recording, as well as a secondary front-facing camera for video-chat. The Sony Xperia U is powered by dual-core 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM and has 4 GB of internal storage. For now, it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread but Fido indicates that it will be upgraded to 4.0 in the near future. While it may be a modest phone compared to more recent releases, the Sony Xperia U has a great deal to be desired especially for such an affordable price. Be sure to check out Fido for upgrade and purchase options.


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Canadians who own any of the Desire series handsets have received good news recently, with an HTC spokesperson announcing that Android 2.3 Gingerbread would be coming for the devices sometime in Q2 of this year. The update, which will have to be reviewed by Bell and Telus internally before actually being pushed out, will be available for the Desire, Desire Z, and Desire HD. Hopefully the review process won't take long and the update will be available for users in a timely manner, but with carriers improving the speed at which new OS' are available as of late, we shouldn't see too much of a delay.


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Great news for Android users in Canada, the HTC Desire HD is now available from Telus. The Desire HD features a 4.3" (480x800) touchscreen display, 8MP camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video capture, along with a 1GHz Scorpion processor and it's own GPU. Running on Android 2.2 Froyo at launch, the Desire HD also features 768MB of RAM, 1.5GB of onboard memory, and connectivity options including Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS. For those considering a new Android device, the Desire HD is among the best, and shouldn't be overlooked. The HTC Desire HD is available now from Telus for $149.99 on a 3-year term, or $499.99 contract-free.


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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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Telus is keeping this holiday season festive by offering up the HTC Desire for free on 3-year activations until December 31st, a great offer for those looking to pick up a top-notch Android device. The Desire, which is also available at a contract-free price point of $449.99, now runs Android 2.2 Froyo, making it an excellent device for anybody who wants the latest and greatest. To recap on the Desire's features, this handset is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and features a 3.7" (480x800) display, 5MP camera with HD video capture, and Wi-Fi connectivity. If you've been thinking of picking up an HTC Desire for yourself or a loved one, now is your opportunity to get it for free with a 3 year contract!


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With the holiday season practically upon us, Telus has dropped the price of the HTC Desire on a 3 year term to just $49.99, which is $30 lower than it was previously listed for. Hopefully there is enough stock for everybody who wants one of these Android-powered devices to pick one up. Oddly, there is no outright price listed on the site anymore, however it is available on a 1 year term for $399.99. If you've been thinking about picking up an HTC Desire, now's the time to make your move!


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Telus has introduced a couple new policies recently that could result in customers getting upgrades sooner, and seeing lower, more proportionate early cancellation fees. The new hardware upgrade program introduces an Early Device Upgrade fee, which is calculated based on the type of the device you last received, in addition to the number of months remaining on your contract.

Here's how the upgrade fee is calculated:

Voice or Feature Phone - $5 x number of months remaining in contract. Includes standard flip phones, sliders, non-data devices
Smartphone or Feature phone (with minimum data commitment) - $10 x number of months remaining in contract. Includes BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone 7 devices
Premium Device - $15 x number of months remaining in contract. Includes iPhones

Here's the example provided on the Telus website:

Pat has an LG Keybo and wants to upgrade to an HTC Desire. He has 15 months left on his contract. What does Pat pay to upgrade?

Pat pays $75 (15 months x $5) in addition to the new device cost ($79.99)

There are a couple of rules that come along with this new upgrade program, like that you must complete at least 6 months of your current contract before being eligible for upgrade at all, and customers on the Credit Limit Program are no eligible for any early upgrade offer.

The cancellation policy is also based on which device you last received, but is more specific. Essentially, your early cancellation fee is calculated using the exact discount you received on your last device, and the time remaining on your contract. There is also a $50 admin fee for non-Quebec customers. It's important to note that this new cancellation fee policy applies only to customers who activated or renewed on or after November 21st, 2010. Other customer who wish to cancel would still have to pay $20 x the number of months remaining on their contract.

Here are some examples of how the policy works:

At activation, the customer receives a $400 discount on a 36 month service term. After 20 months, their cancellation fee will be:
Monthly pro-rated discount = $400 / 36 months = $11.11/month
Remaining discount = $400 - ($11.11 x 20 months) = $177.76
Non-Quebec: Total Cancellation fee = $177.76 + $50 Admin fee = $227.76
Quebec: Total Cancellation fee = $177.76

So there you have it, two new policies coming out of Telus. What do you think about the new early upgrade program? What about the new cancellation policy?


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We've been keeping you up to date when it comes to Bell's launch of the Android-powered HTC Desire Z, and are happy to report that it is now available! Running Android 2.2 Froyo, the HTC Desire Z features a 3.7" (480 x 800) touch screen display, 5MP camera with flash and 720p HD video capture, and "pop hinge" QWERTY keyboard. Additionally, the Desire Z supports HSPA connectivity with download speeds up to 14.4Mbps, and supports Wi-Fi (b, g, n) connectivity, along with GPS, and bluetooth 2.1. The Wi-Fi connectivity also includes another extremely useful feature - the ability to turn the handset into a mobile hotspot (connecting up to 8 devices at once).

Other features include Adobe Flash 10.1 support, 1.5GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB), and HTC Sense 2.0. The HTC Desire Z is available now from Bell for $129.95 on a 3 year term, or $499.95 contract-free.


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Most Telus HTC Desire owners have been keeping a close eye on the status of the Android 2.2 Froyo OS update, which was promised to come by the end of October. It was looking like this promise was set to be broken, but at the very last moment (October 31st), the upgrade went live for OTA updating! To update your HTC Desire, on your device go to Menu, Settings, Phone Info, and lastly Software Updates. Be sure to connect via Wi-Fi before doing the update to keep carrier data charges to a minimum, as the update is more than likely a larger file. Have you updated your HTC Desire? Let us know how it runs in our forums!


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