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Telus has recently launched the HTC One X, one of the best Android handsets currently in market. Rogers has been offering this device exclusively for some time, but now Telus customers can get their hands on one as well.

The One X features a 4.7? (720 x 1280) Super IPS touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass, and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It comes with an 8 MP camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video captire, along with a front-facing 1.3 MP camera with 720p recording. As for power, the One X has a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, and offers 16 GB of storage space. Connectivity options include LTE, HSPA, bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Beats Audio for music enthusiasts.

If you?d like to pick up a One X but Rogers hasn?t been an option, be sure to check out Telus now! It?s available for $129.99 on a 3 year term, or $629.99 outright.


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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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We just let you know that Rogers will be releasing the HTC One X, hopefully in the coming weeks. Now, even more information has been made available, with Rogers officially taking pre-orders for the Android handset.

The One X features a 4.7? Super LCD 720p HD display, and an 8 MP camera with 1080p HD video recording. It offers up LTE connectivity, and is optimized for Beats Audio. Other features include its dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and the standard.

As for pre-order details, you can secure yours at the price of $169.99 on a 3 year term. There?s a contest for those who pre-order, with a grand prize of an HTC prize pack, which includes a trip for 2 to Toronto for the 2012 Universal Music Video Awards After Party, $2500 spending money, and travel/hotel accommodations. The contest ends April 30th, which might point us towards a release date of early May, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. Head to Rogers? website to pre-order your HTC One X, and stay tuned for more information on a release timeframe.


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Bell has been launching plenty of handsets lately, but it looks like they don't plan on stopping anytime soon. According to screenshots leaked online, the Nokia C2-01 will be exclusively available from Bell. It is a basic S40 handset that features a 2" (240x320) display, along with a 3.2MP camera and FM radio. The device can be expanded up to 16GB via microSD card for those looking for extra room for music, etc. No word on pricing, but this affordable Nokia handset is set to launch on July 14th.


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Just under a month ago, Rogers launched the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, the world's first PlayStation certified mobile device. The PLAY runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and has an impressive range of features. It has a 4" (480x854) touchscreen display, and is powered by a 1GHz processor, along with 512MB of RAM. It has a 5MP camera along with a VGA front facing camera for video calling. Sony Ericsson has included their custom UI/launcher TimeScape, which has changed dramatically since the X10 line-up. The most unique feature is its PlayStation style game pad, which can be used for a variety of PLAY optimized games including PS1 Classics. So, how does the PLAY hold up as a smartphone and for gaming?

Beginning with the hardware, the PLAY is very nicely designed. It is a little bit thick compared to most current devices, but that is expected with the full game pad hidden under the screen. It has 3.5mm headset and microUSB ports on the left edge, while the right edge holds the volume and shoulder keys. Even though the casing is made of plastic, it feels relatively sturdy and durable, and the sliding mechanism is surprisingly solid. When you slide out the game pad, the PLAY really starts to shine, bringing that familiar PlayStation feel to your phone. The device fits fairly well in your hands when slid open, but might take a little bit of getting used to. The touchpads meant for use where joysticks or analog sticks would normally come into play, are a nice addition to the controls, though very strange to use at first. Like most gamers know, any new controller design takes some time to get completely accustomed to, and the PLAY's game pad is no exception. Still, it really brought a new element to mobile gaming, one previously found only in devices like the PSP or Nintendo DS. After using the Xperia PLAY, games on touchscreen-only devices seem weak and difficult to play, so beware when trying out your friend's new PLAY.




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The games themselves are entertaining, and the PLAY comes with 6 full version titles built-in: NFL 11, Star Battalion HD, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Crash Bandicoot, Fifa 10, and Tetris. There are 5 more PS1 games available for purchase in Market for $5.75 USD each, and about 50 other PLAY optimized games and apps. Crash Bandicoot ran well and gives a great idea of what PS1 games will be like on the device. The sports games (Madden NFL 11 and FIFA 10) are great fun, and far more complex than you might think, and the other games were just as entertaining and immersive. Unfortunately Tetris didn't make use of the slide-out controls, but it is a simple enough game that the touchscreen is fine.




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As a smartphone alone, the PLAY runs just as well as most current Android handsets. OS 2.3 Gingerbread performs well, and TimeScape doesn't seem to have as strong of an impact on performance as with the X10. The application tray features custom sorting, and there are a variety of widgets pre-installed. There are media widgets that include music controls, shortcuts, and a scrolling image/video wheel. There are also a couple of clock widgets available, all of which can be used on any of the 5 home screens.

Other parts of the device that are worth mentioning include the display and camera. The display isn't very bright when turned all the way up, though it can get you by. To those who normally enjoy very bright and crisp displays like super AMOLED equipped devices may be let down however. The Camera is of decent quality, coming in at 5MP with an LED flash. It actually handles close-up shots very well, though mid and long range photos are of average quality. It can also record video at WVGA resolution, and surprisingly doesn't capture at 720p. Videos recorded with the PLAY are also average, looking great on your mobile screen but mediocre on larger displays.




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Lastly, battery life. The PLAY surprisingly held up very well, lasting longer than many devices in the current market. Even while gaming for a few hours, the battery indicator only dropped a sliver. Unfortunately it still doesn't compare to the life of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 or a few other devices, but considering its large screen and game pad, does very well.

Overall, the Xperia PLAY is a great device. It is a full-featured Android smartphone and really makes mobile gaming possible. Kudos to Sony Ericsson for producing a great, and very unique device! Hopefully they continue to create great handsets that stand-out and bring a new element to smartphones.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is available from Rogers for $99.99 on a 3 year term or $549.99 contract free.


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Google held their I/O event today, announcing a number of things pertaining to their mobile OS and platform - Android. Possibly the biggest announcement was the official confirmation of their upcoming OS version, Ice Cream Sandwich. This new version aims to bridge the gap between tablets and smartphones, bringing many of the higher-end features of Honeycomb to a smaller screen size. This promises richer widgets and graphics, better multitasking, and much more. Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to launch in Q4.

Another big announcement was movie rentals via Market. No word on when Canadians will see the feature released, but starting in the next few weeks, Google stated they will be rolling out movie rentals in the Android Market. These rentals will start as low as $1.99, but premium titles will likely be more.

Though Canadians haven't received any word on when it will be available to us, Google also announced Music Beta. Music Beta is a service that allows you to upload your personal music collection to the cloud for streaming on your computer and various Android devices. It was made available today to certain U.S. users by invitation, so hopefully we'll see it soon in Canada.

A few other announcements were made as well, including a promise of higher dedication to timely OS updates. They also discussed projects like the Android Open Accessory Toolkit and Android@Home so hardware creators can develop a broader range of products, and even offer connectivity between home appliances and your device!


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Fido has officially launched the Nokia C6, though pricing comes in $20 higher than we previously reported. With big box retailers jumping the gun with pricing, the C6 was expected to come in at $30 on a 2 year term, but has launched with a $50 price tag. Contract-free pricing comes in at $275 though, which is exactly what was expected.

The C6 has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera with LED flash, and a 3.2" (360x640) touchscreen display. It runs on Symbian 60 OS v.94 and offers Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS connectivity. Additionally, this new Nokia handset can hold up to 16GB via microSD card to hold your music, photos, or other media.


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Thanks to leaked information online, we've found out that Telus will be adding a new Nokia handset to their line-up, the C3-01 "Touch and Type". The C3-01 features a 2.4" (240x320) touchscreen display, in addition to a standard phone keypad. Coming with a 5MP camera with LED flash and video recording capabilities, the C3-01 runs on S40 6th edition, and supports Wi-Fi and bluetooth connectivity, along with an FM radio. Lastly, the "Touch and Type" supports memory expansio up to 32GB via microSD card to hold all of your pictures, videos, and music. No word yet on an exact launch date or pricing, but we'll be sure to keep you updated once more information becomes available.


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Videotron recently launched the BlackBerry Curve 3G, and they're adding a second colour variation to the list of options their customers have. The red Curve 3G is available now from Videotron at the same price points as the standard colour, with the reduced price coming in at $49.95 and contract-free pricing at $349.95. Just to recap on the Curve 3G's specs, it runs on OS 5 (Upgradeable to OS 6 when available), and features a 320x240 display, 3G connectivity, a 2MP camera, and can connect to Wi-Fi. Additionally, it can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card to hold all of your music, videos, and more.


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Windows Phone 7 recently launched in Canada, with LG devices including the Optimus 7 on Telus and Optimus Quantam from Bell, and LG has sweetened the deal for those considering either of these device. Anybody who purchased an LG Windows Phone 7 device will get 10 free applications every 60 days, worth approximately $30 USD. The first ten apps being given away are: Look n Type, Workout Tracker, Photo Stylist, Fortune Coins, Caddy Buddy, Metro Scanner, Tool Box, I'm a musician - Guitar, I'm a musician - Piano, and Voice to text. Who purchased a Windows Phone 7 device or intends on doing so? Also, anybody try any of these applications yet? Let us know in our forums!


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