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We recently let you know that Telus was getting set to officially launch the Android-powered Motorola XOOM. They have recently done so, offering up the popular tablet for $599.99 outright, which is the same pricing as Future Shop and Best Buy who released it a couple weeks ago.

To provide a quick recap on the Motorola XOOM's specifications, it features a 10.1" (800x1280) touchscreen display, a 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording, and 1GB of RAM. The XOOM runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and serves as a great Android alternative to the BlackBerry PlayBook and Apple iPad.

The Motorola XOOM is now available from Telus for $599.99 contract-free. Since it is a Wi-Fi only device, it is doubtful that we'll see contract-pricing for the tablet. Remember though, you can tether your Android 2.2 Froyo (or higher) devices using hotspot functionality to get data on the go, a process similar to that which the PlayBook uses.


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The wait has finally come to an end for Canadians looking to get their hands on the Motorola Atrix, the first dual-core handset available in Canada. Launching just a few days ago, the Motorola Atrix features a 4" (540x960) touchscreen display, dual-core 1GHz processor, and 1GB of RAM. Coming with a 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture, the Atrix also has a front-facing camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS, but what really makes the Atrix stand out are the accessories.

Users are able to purchase the LapDock for $329.95, which will provide on-screen access to the Atrix' features and functionality, while the HD Multi Media dock will run you $129.95. Alternatively, users can also pick up a Multi Media Desk Dock for just $49.95.

The Motorola Atrix is available now from Bell for $169.95 on a 3 year term. Though a contract-free price point is listed at $599.95, Bell isn't selling the handset without an upgrade or activation. So if you're looking to grab an Atrix, you'll have to have an active account with Bell.


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Right on time, Bell and Virgin Mobile have launched the BlackBerry Torch 9800 in red. The red version has the same specs as the black and white versions, but is a nice alternative for those who like red. Pricing is the same as the black version with the carriers, with Bell offering it for $179.95 on a 3 year term, and $599.95 outright, while Virgin Mobile has it listed at $179.99 with a 3 year contract, and $599.99 contract-free. So now Canadians can choose between standard black, white, or red when purchasing a Torch 9800. Which do you prefer?


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Apparently Mobilicity's Mobile Network Code has began appearing when doing network scans in Downtown Vancouver, which can only mean a near-future launch in the area. Rumours are pointing to an early November launch, more specifically sometime within the first week of the month, which is great news for those who live in Vancouver and are looking for an inexpensive alternative for their mobile services. Remember, Mobilicity will be launching the Google Nexus One around the same time, so it's likely that these rumours are accurate.


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As of today, Mobilicity has officially launched their own mobile content portal - the Download Store. Customers can access the Download Store easily, as it's set as the home page on most of their handset's browsers. Alternatively, the new content portal can be accessed by going to http://portal.mobilicity.ca on any Mobilicity device. Content ranges in price, with games costing between $3.00 - $7.00, wallpapers set at $2.50, and ringtones typically costing $3.50. "Themes" will also be available for download, which include a ringtone and wallpaper image, and offer a slight discount costing only $5.00 for the combination.


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Rogers advised it's employees that they have discontinued the Sony Ericsson W350a effective immediately. They were asked to begin offering the Sony Ericsson C510A as an alternative.

The C510a supports HSPA, and features a 2.4" (240 x 320) display and 3.2MP camera. It is currently available for $9.99 on a 3yr term or $229.99 outright.


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Globalive Communication Corporation (division of YAK communication) have submitted today (the last day for submit application for Canadian wireless auction. YAK already offer telecommunication service to Canadian but not with own spectrum. The auction begging the 27 may 2008 and no date are no available for auction closing.

"Canada is one of the least competitive wireless markets in the world," said Lacavera. "Cell phone rates are too high and penetration is too low. Many Canadians do not realize that they're paying from 60 per cent to almost 80 per cent more than Americans for their wireless service." Lacavera attributes high wireless pricing and low market penetration in Canada to a lack of competitive alternatives. Currently, only three operators - Telus, Rogers and Bell - own a portion of the wireless spectrum. "It's time for an entrant in the wireless market that will provide Canadians with a new cost-effective, feature-rich offering," said Lacavera. "Yak is uniquely positioned to be that offering."


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Engadget informs us that T-Mobile announced this morning a new alternative of SideKick, Dwayne Wade. Exactly, the same one as conventional SideKick, but with the colors of Dwayne. The apparatus should be available on February 21.


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Judge Spencer, in charge of the NTP against RIM has not implemented the injunction that would have prevented Research In Motion's BlackBerry to operate in the United States. This cut could hit up to 3 million subscribers in Uncle Sam remember that NTP that RIM continues to patent infringement requires 126 million in its pursuit. RIM has an alternative, if a trial would prove to NTP.


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