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Samsung has recently stated via Twitter that the Canadian Galaxy S III launch has been delayed. The release of the highly anticipated Android device has been pushed back by 7 days, and is now expected to be released on June 27th. The delay will apply to all carriers launching the handset, which is pretty well all of them.

The delay, according to Samsung, is due to the extreme worldwide demand for the handset. While it may be frustrating to wait the extra week, most people can agree that such a widespread simultaneous release within Canada is still a great thing.

Hopefully there aren't any additional delays, but we'll be sure to keep you updated on any further information on the Samsung Galaxy S III as it becomes available!


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We previously let you know that Bell and Virgin Mobile would be launching the Samsung Galaxy Gio on August 4th, but for unknown reasons it was delayed. Now, according to the latest leaked information, it will be launching on Monday, August 8th.

The Galaxy Gio is an entry-level Android handset that features a 3.2" (320x480) touchscreen display, along with a 3.15MP camera. It's powered by an 800MHz processor, and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo at launch with Samsung's TouchWiz. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi (b/g/n, hotspot), bluetooth, and GPS.

If you're interested in this entry-level Android device, it's set to launch this coming Monday for the extremely low price of $149.95(Bell, Virgin will be $149.99) contract-free, or $0 on a 3 year term, according to the leaked information.


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According to a recently leaked document, Rogers is getting set to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apparently it will be the "4G" version, and should be available within the next month or so. Rogers has stated earlier this year that tablets have been an extremely successful part of their line-up, and they expect the market to grow even more throughout the near-future. No pricing is available as of yet, but we'll be sure to keep you updated as details emerge!

The Tab 10.1 features a 10.1" (800x1280) touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass, and a 3.15MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture. It also comes with a secondary 2MP camera, and runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an impressive tablet all-around. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi (b/g/n, hotspot), bluetooth, GPS, and "4G", along with physical connectivity via TV-out.

If you're looking to pick up an Android-powered tablet with mobile connectivity, keep an eye out for the Samsung Tab 10.1 from Rogers!


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Telus has just launched a new LG handset, the entry-level Android powered LG Optimus 3G. The Optimus 3G is very similar to KOODO's Optimus One, and comes with a 3.2" (320x480) touchscreen display and 3.2MP camera. It features Wi-Fi (with hotspot) connectivity, in addition to bluetooth and GPS. The Optimus 3G on Android 2.2 Froyo, and comes with a 2GB microSD card, with memory expandable up to 32GB total.

The LG Optimus 3G is available now for free on a new 3 year term, but outright pricing comes in extremely high. If you're looking to pick up this handset contract-free, it will cost you $529.99. You can get any number of high-end Android handsets for that price outright, so make sure to shop around.


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Telus has recently launched the Samsung Rugby II, which meets military standards for water, dust, shock, and temperature, making it a great handset for extreme conditions. The Rugby II has a 2.2" (240x320) internal display, along with a 1.3" external display, and 2MP camera. Other features include A-GPS, voice recognition, a media player, and expandability up to 32GB via microSD card. Bell and Rogers will also be launching this handset, with the expected release date for Bell being December 16th.Telus is offering the Rugby II for $99.99 on a 3 year term, or $229.99 contract-free, while Bell is giving it up at the same 3-year price ($99.95), but a higher outright price of $299.95. Rogers 3-year pricing comes in a bit higher at $129.99, with their contract-free pricing coming in at $279.99.


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WIND Mobile has recently launched a unique flip phone - the LG dLite. This handset comes in an extremely vibrant blue colour, and has a customizable external LCD. Additionally, it has message notifiers on the bottom of the phone, which can be extremely useful. Another feature built into the dLite is motion muting, so the phone can simply be turned over in order to ignore a call. Coming with a 2MP camera, the LG dLite can hold up to 16GB via microSD card. If you like the sounds of this unique flip phone, hit up WIND Mobile and pick this device up for $140 contract-free.


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We've been keeping you up to date when it comes to Bell's launch of the Android-powered HTC Desire Z, and are happy to report that it is now available! Running Android 2.2 Froyo, the HTC Desire Z features a 3.7" (480 x 800) touch screen display, 5MP camera with flash and 720p HD video capture, and "pop hinge" QWERTY keyboard. Additionally, the Desire Z supports HSPA connectivity with download speeds up to 14.4Mbps, and supports Wi-Fi (b, g, n) connectivity, along with GPS, and bluetooth 2.1. The Wi-Fi connectivity also includes another extremely useful feature - the ability to turn the handset into a mobile hotspot (connecting up to 8 devices at once).

Other features include Adobe Flash 10.1 support, 1.5GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB), and HTC Sense 2.0. The HTC Desire Z is available now from Bell for $129.95 on a 3 year term, or $499.95 contract-free.


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Public Mobile has been focusing on keeping device prices low, and they've just added a device to their handset line-up that will definitely help in that endeavor. The ZTE C70, which was launched about a week ago, features a 2" (176x220) display, vertically sliding design, and basic 0.3MP camera. You can pick up the C70 now for just $50 contract-free on Public Mobile, so if you're looking for a basic cellphone at an extremely affordable price, this one is worth checking out.


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WIND Mobile has finally launched their first Android-powered device - the Huawei U8100. This device runs Android 2.1 Eclair and features a 2.8" (240x320) touch screen, 3.2MP camera, GPS, and AWS support for better data performance. Possibly the biggest selling point of this device is the extremely low outright price point of $160, making it the perfect smartphone for those who are budget conscious or just starting out with smart phones.


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Telus has announced plans to launch the Motorola i1 on their iDen network, an Android powered handset that is military certified for extreme conditions such as dust, rain, humidity, etc. The device doesn't leave those wanting to take full advantage of the Android OS behind, boasting a 3.1" (320x480) touch screen, 5MP camera, and Wi-Fi connectivity. It will support push-to-talk services and GPS, making it the perfect full-featured choice for the worksite. No information has been released thus far regarding pricing or an exact released date, but we'll be sure to keep you in the loop once it is.


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