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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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LTE is quickly growing in popularity and availability in Canada, with the big 3 carriers offering connectivity in varying major urban areas. Rogers customers in Calgary and Halifax can now join in the LTE fun, experiencing significantly faster data speeds when in coverage areas.

In all, Rogers? LTE network is live in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and surrounding areas for each. They also recently launched it in St John?s, Newfoundland, and now Halifax and Calgary can be added to the list. In the press release for the Halifax/Calgary launch, Rogers also mentioned Edmonton will see the network soon as well, sometime ?in the coming months?. Hopefully the expansion doesn?t stop any time soon!


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Perfectly in line with the launch of the new LTE enabled iPad, Virgin mobile has gone live with their LTE network. It piggy-backs off of Bell?s network, and is currently active in major urban areas including Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Yellowknife, and many cities in Southern Ontario including Toronto, London, Kitchener, and more. Of course, in order to support the new iPad, they are now offering LTE microSIM cards as well.

As for prices, they have decided to keep things simple and straight-forward, extending their existing Flexi-Data plan for tablets to include 4G LTE. This starts at $5/month for 10 MB, after which, it steps up to $15 for 250 MB. If you exceed 250 MB of usage, you enter the last tier of 5 GB for $35/month. Overages beyond 5 GB are charged at 1.5 cents/MB.


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We recently let you know that Rogers announced that they would be launching 4 new LTE devices to coincide with their network roll-out, with Toronto up next on September 28th. The promised tablet, according to recently leaked internal documents, will be the HTC Puccini LTE. The Puccini features a 10.1" (800x1280) touchscreen display, and is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. It comes with an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash and 1080p video capture, along with a secondary 1.3MP camera. It runs on Android Honeycomb 3.1, and comes with Wi-Fi (b/g/n, hotspot), bluetooth 3.0, and GPS connectivity, along with an HDMI port for physical connectivity to your TV.

No word yet on pricing, or an exact release date, but hopefully we'll see it launch sooner rather than later, so those in Ottawa and Toronto can make use of this great Android tablet.


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We just let you know that Samsung had officially announced the Galaxy S II LTE, and already Rogers has come forward with confirmation that they will carry it. Their LTE network is currently live in Ottawa, and will expand to other major cities by the end of 2011, which is also when we can expect the Galaxy S II LTE. No word on pricing, but this handset is sure to sell well, especially when considering its improved processor and significantly faster data connectivity.

Additionally, Rogers will be launching 3 other new devices, including the Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S, an LTE tablet, and an LTE HTC device. These will add to the Sierra Wireless Rocket Stick, and of course, the LTE Galaxy S II. Other news from the release today includes a Toronto launch date for LTE, which is set for September 28th. Montreal and Vancouver will go live by the end of the year.


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A few days ago we let you know that Rogers was getting set to launch their 4G LTE network sometime in 2011 in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. According to the announcement, the network will also become active in 25 more cities in 2012. Bell has responded, releasing a document internally that states that their LTE trials have concluded, and that they are also working on launching in the near-future. In the document, they say "Bell has completed 4G LTE trials and we are currently deploying 4G LTE as well. Our competitors will not get in front of Bell's network leadership." No word on launch dates or which areas Bell's LTE network will be available in at launch as of yet, but we'll keep a close eye on Bell (and other networks) to keep you up to-date-on 4G LTE network deployment in Canada!


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Rogers has always prided themselves on being at the forefront of innovation and new technology in the Canadian mobile industry, and are looking to solidify that reputation this year. Rogers has announced through their newly created site iwantmylte.ca that LTE services will launch in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa sometime this year. 25 other cities will also get the new network, though it will come in 2012.

The upcoming LTE network offers maximum download speeds of 150 Mbps, and max upload speeds of 70 Mbps. Rogers states "Everyone will be able to watch streaming movies and live HDTV on their mobile devices, with crisp picture and virtually no buffering or delays". Now the real question is, what sort of compatible devices can we expect?

No word yet on which cities will get LTE in 2012, but we'll keep you updated, so stay tuned!


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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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Telus is preparing to launch their dual-cell HSPA+ network sometime in March, at which point it will be available for use with two models of mobile internet stick also being launched by the carrier. The network will be gradually rolled out, with the preliminary stage bringing coverage to: Greater Vancouver Area, Calgary, Edmonton, Ft. McMurray, Whistler, Camrose, Winnipeg, and the Greater Toronto Area. Downlaod speeds are expected to reach as high as 42Mbps, allowing users to stream HD video, browse websites significantly faster, and more.

Along with the network launch, Telus will also be offering up two different mobile internet sticks that will function on the new network. The first device is the Sierra AC319, with the second being the Huawei e372, both capable of download speeds reaching the network maximum of 42Mbps. No word yet on pricing or exact release dates for either of these internet sticks, but we should see them become available fairly soon.


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Mobilicity has recently placed more of a focus on distribution channels, adding two more companies to their list of agreements intended to get their products and services out to more people. Both HMV, and 50 Zellers locations will now carry Mobilicity products and services, which is a nice variety of partners when taking their recent 7-eleven deal into consideration as well. Apparently Zellers locations in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Ottawa are already set-up, while HMV locations in Toronto and Ottawa are setting up throughout the holiday season.


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