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Motorola has officially launched a fairly unique product to Canadians, the Motorola MOTOACTIV. The device looks much like a watch, but features a 1.6? touch screen made of Gorilla Glass, and advertised to be sweat-proof, rain-resistant, and scratch-resistant. So what?s the big deal?

The MOTOACTIV is powered by Android and is a ?cutting-edge GPS fitness tracker, heart rate monitor-enabled, and smart MP3 player? in one. Using GPS and AccuSense technology, it can track your running, walking, cycling, and other workout data including time, distance, speed, calories burned, and heart rate (if paired with a heart rate monitor). It features tight integration with your smart phone as well, allowing you to pair it to receive calls and text messages on the go, in addition to mobile and online access to their ?Training Portal?. As far as MP3 functionality, the MOTOACTIV comes with 8GB of built in memory, and it also offers FM radio capabilities. If you?re looking to extend the device?s functionality even further, you can also pair it with pedometers and bike sensors for more details on your workout or exercise.

The MOTOACTIV is available now in limited quantities Running Room stores, and online at thesource.ca. Motorola let us know that the device would retail for $249.99, though The Source has it listed (and currently out of stock) for $259.99. As for accessories, there are several, including the wristband for $29.99 which is supposed to be included by default. You can pick up a universal clip or soft armband for more wearing options, each for $29.99 as well.


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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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Rogers has recently added a new handset to their Pay As You Go line-up, launching the Samsung T249. This vertical slider is a GSM/EDGE handset, and features a 2.1" display, 1.3MP camera, and low resolution video recording. The Samsung T249 is available now for just $79.99 from Rogers. According to their website, a bluetooth headset is included in the box, sweetening the deal a little bit. If you, or someone you know needs a simple prepaid handset, the affordable phone may be worth considering.


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Summer is coming, and with it comes WWDC and all kinds of announcements from Apple. This June, Apple says they're going to "unveil the future of iOS", which has many analysts sharing their thoughts. One of the most common rumours, with information apparently coming from individuals with knowledge of the company's supply chain, points to a September ship date for the iPhone 5.

Other speculation points to the new iPhone model having an edge-to-edge screen, but otherwise similar to the iPhone 4 physically. It will also come with an 8MP camera according to the information, and should have a much stronger A5 processor.

Who knows if this will prove to be true, or what else Apple has in store for us regarding iOS' future. Hopefully we'll see some truly innovative technology!


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Bell is stepping up their competitive edge by reducing the price of their Novatel Wireless U547 Turbo Stick to $0 on either a 2 or 3 year term, though contract-free pricing remains the same at $199.95. The U547 is capable of download speeds of up to 42 Mbps using Bell's dual-cell HSPA network, a service that Telus is getting set to launch next month, so it's no surprise that Bell is offering a price reduction now. In order to get this Turbo Stick for free on a 2-3 year term, customers will have to sign up for the 42 Mbps Speed Upgrade for $10/month, and fall within Bell's coverage area for the service.


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Rogers have announced yesterday the 3G for 2 Atlantic cities, Halifax and Moncton. With this 2 new city, Rogers are the faster and most advanced network coast to coast, according to Rogers. With 3G in Halifax and Moncton, the Vision service is now available in this region.

"This major expansion reinforces Rogers as Canada's fastest and most advanced wireless network from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast," said Rob Bruce, President, Rogers Wireless. "It also confirms Rogers as the first in the Western Hemisphere and one of the leading carriers in the world to take their customers to the next level with the blazingly fast speeds of cutting-edge 3.5 G technology."


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The Ford Sync technologie ( dont forget Microsoft) was declared the 2008 Best new Technology by Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). This technologie who permits to connect you cellphone or mobile device to your car and control some option in your car with voice.

"With SYNC, Ford is delivering the unprecedented in-car connectivity experience that today's consumer is looking for", said Barry Engle, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited. "Ford is revolutionalizing the daily drive making this technology more affordable and more widely available than ever before". This annouced was make today durgin the open of the Canadian International AutoShow of Toronto. The Ford Microsoft SYNC technologie are availible on the Ford Focus, Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX.


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Here is a device very requested, because normally device of this type are rather reserved to the pledged property. But LG has been able to offer an extremely elegant phone at a reasonable price anyway. This device is not only interesting level design, but the technology content. It is also available from Telus and in a different form, type slider, at Rogers.

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It is now official after several months of rumor, here is the BlackBerry Pearl Telus. IT is a BlackBerry costs while running on a new operating system BlackBerry. It has a GPS and still looks much BlackBerry Pearl 8100, which was already available from Rogers. Facebook application is pre-loaded in this Blackberry, good thing for FaceBook user. A another application is pre-loaded in the Telus Blackberry 8130 is Pocket Express who provide news, weather, sports, stocks marker and travel service. The camera is good quality with 2.0 mega-pixels ans video recording capability. A good thing is the headset jack with 3.5mm. Telus says you can download 5 time faster on Telus network than on Rogers EDGE network. It will be available at a price of 499.99 without a contract and 199.99 with a contract for 3 years.


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It is the first time that Virgin the USA sells devices designed by LG. It is about a device the bottom-of-the-range one which will be called LG Aloha. And which will be sold with very low the price of 34.99 $. It does not have obviously a camera nor of Bluetooth connection, but at this price it is really not expensive, you acknowledge it nevertheless.


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