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Motorola has sent out a press release officially announcing that the MOTOLUXE is heading to Canada, with a scheduled Q2 release. This new Android handset from Motorola features a new user-interface that ?learns? about your use and tailors certain parts of your home screen to your behaviour. For instance, the contacts you interact with most often will have larger icons than the rest on your home screen, and the ?Activity Graph? will display your most used applications. The device also has a multi-coloured LED indicator, something BlackBerry handsets (with the use of 3rd party apps for advanced customization) have had for some time.

Other features include its 4? (480 x 854)) touch screen display, and 8 MP camera with flash and HD video capture. It has an 800 MHz processor, 1 GB of internal storage, and 512 MB of RAM. The current version of the handset available outside of Canada runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, so we?ll probably see this at launch as well.

Pricing and carrier availability are currently unconfirmed, though rumours around the internet point to Bell and Virgin Mobile picking this device up. With the modest specifications and unique, software-oriented approach, we should see the Motorola MOTOLUXE on the lower end of the pricing spectrum.


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Those with Videotron, or considering them as their next service provider, will soon have another tablet to choose from. Currently, Videotron offers the HTC Flyer 4G and BlackBerry PlayBook, but as of March 21st, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G will be added to that short, but growing list.

Currently available with Rogers, Bell, and Telus, the Tab 10.1 4G runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb. It features a 10.1? (800 x 1280) touch screen display with Gorilla Glass and is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. It has a 3.15 MP camera with LED flash and 720p video capture, and a front-facing 2 MP camera. Other features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and of course ? HSPA connectivity.

Pricing comes in at $399.95 on a 3 year term, with outright pricing unknown currently. Videotron has preloaded a few applications, and are offering promotions that coincide with them. Two great examples are built-in Le Journal de Montr?al and Le Journal de Qu?bec applications, both coming with free subscriptions to the digital editions!


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We recently let you know that Nokia and Rogers are getting set to launch the Lumia 900, but recent information being discussed online points to more from Nokia as it relates to Windows. Apparently, Nokia is looking to build and send out a batch of Windows 8 tablets running in Microsoft?s ?Metro? UI by the end of the year. No word on a Canadian release specifically, but with the tablet market heating up and another strong competitor coming on board with Windows 8, we should see it eventually.

There aren?t many other details available, though it?s expected to be powered by a Quallcomm dual-core chipset, and offers simple but not seamless support for existing Windows applications. Windows 8 is expected to launch this fall, and manufacturers such as Dell and HP are expected to have a strong presence early on. Could Nokia compete with these manufacturers in such a crowded tablet market?


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We let you know some time ago that Bell was preparing to launch the super-affordable HTC Wildfire S, and followed up shortly with news that Virgin would also release it. Bell was first up to make the Android 2.3 powered handset available, and now we've received word that the Virgin launch is just around the corner.

The Wildfire S features a 3.2" (320x480) touchscreen Gorilla Glass display, and is powered by a 600MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It also features a 5MP camera with LED flash and VGA video capture, and comes with 512MB of ROM storage for applications and setting data. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi (b/g/n, hotspot), bluetooth, and GPS, and supports HSPA data speeds reaching a maximum of 7.2 Mbps.

The HTC Wildfire S is available now from Bell for $0 on a 3 year term (originally $29.95, but placed on sale already!), and $249.95 contract-free. Virgin Mobile will be offering it up any day now for $29.99 on a 3 year term or using the SuperTab, and outright pricing is consistent with Bell's, coming in at $249.99. Saskatchewan residents can also expect to get their hands on the device via Sasktel, though details are much more scarce regarding their launch.


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We have been keeping you up to date on the Samsung Galaxy 551 release on Bell, and just on time, it launched. Available today, the Galaxy 551 is available for free on a 3 year term, or just $249.95 contract-free. Featuring a full sliding QWERTY keyboard, the 551 comes with a 3.2" (240x400) touchscreen display, and a 3.15MP camera. This new Android handset is powered by a modest 667MHz processor, and offers connectivity including bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi.

Bell is also offering up $10 Visa Reward gift cards to those who purchase the Samsung Galaxy 551, which can be used to purchase applications and games in the Android Market.


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WIND Mobile has recently launched a new handset, the Symbian based Nokia C5-04. The C5-04 features a 3.2" (640x360) touchscreen display, 2MP camera, and a suite of applications pre-installed including Facebook, Youtube, Myspace and more. The Nokia C5-04 is available now from WIND Mobile for just $150 contract-free, making it a great affordable option for those who live within one of WIND's zones. If you're looking for a decent handset at a great price, head to your nearest WIND Mobile retail store!


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According to recently leaked information, Bell is apparently getting set to launch the Samsung Galaxy 551. The Galaxy 551 comes with a 3.2" (240x400) touchscreen display and a full horizontally sliding QWERTY keyboard. It runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, and features a 3.15MP camera with QVGA video capture, along with bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi (b, g, n, and hotspot). This entry level Android device is powered by a 667MHz processor and comes with 160MB of internal storage for applications.

No word yet on price points, but apparently Bell will be launching the Samsung Galaxy 551 in late April or very early May. We'll be sure to keep you updated on any other information that comes our way!


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Great news for Virgin Mobile customers who own an HTC Legend came through today, as the Android OS 2.2 Froyo update is now officially available. The update, which can be downloaded/installed OTA (over the air) is available now, and can be accessed by going to Settings, About phone, and then choosing Software update.

The update brings a slew of features and improvements to the Legend, including Adobe Flash 10.1, a revamped UI, and the ability to install applications to external memory(microSD card). Remember to connect to Wi-Fi before performing the update, and while your applications and content should be preserved, backing up important items is always a good idea. HTC Legend users, you can now begin enjoying Froyo!


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Most Canadian banks have mobile applications available for multiple platforms, including Android, Apple's iOS, and BlackBerry, so its strange that RBC hadn't launched their own. Luckily, iPhone and BlackBerry users can now download and install the RBC application, that allows users to view account balances, transfer funds, pay bills, use Interac Money Transfers, and even locate RBC branches and ATMs. The application was first launched for iPhone users, and has now been made available to BlackBerry users as well. The BlackBerry version is available for the Bold 9700 and 9000, Curve 8900, 8530, and 8520, along with the Tour 9630. To get the application for iPhone, visit App Store, or to get it for BlackBerry, simply head to mobile.rbcroyalbank.com.


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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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