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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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For Canadian users who have been waiting for a slim yet high-powered Android device, the wait is over and there are various avenues to choose from. Bell, Telus, Fido, and Virgin Mobile have all launched the HTC One S, an Android handset running on 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The HTC One S features Sense 4.0, Beats Audio, and has a 4.3" (540 x 960) super AMOLED touch screen display. It comes with an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED Flash, along with 1080p HD video capture with stereo sound recording and video stabilization. It's powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and 1 GB of RAM, and comes with 16 GB of internal storage. As a bonus, you can get 25 GB of free DropBox storage whether you purchase the phone outright or on a term.

Pricing comes in slightly varied, with Bell offering it up for $99.95 on a 3 year term, or $599.95 no-term. Virgin Mobile has it listed practically the same, at $99.99 on a 3 year term or SuperTab, and $599.99 on a monthly plan. Telus is offering up the One S for $99.99 on a 3 year term as well, but give us a break in price at $569.99 no-term. Lastly, Fido has it priced at $150 on a 3 year agreement, but a low $550 outright.

If the HTC One S sounds like it may be your next Android handset, head to Bell, Telus, Virgin Mobile, or Fido to get yours!


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So far this year, HTC has been pretty focused on their One line-up of Android handsets, at least for Canada. The line-up includes the One X, which Rogers currently offers, as well as the One S and One V. The One V is currently available from Bell, and the One S is expected to hit multiple carriers.

The HTC One S features a 4.3? (540 x 960) Super AMOLED touch screen display with Gorilla Glass, and an 8 MP camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video capture. It comes with a secondary VGA front-facing camera, and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The One S is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, and comes with 16 GB internal storage.

The One V features a 3.7? (480 x 800) touch screen display, and a 5 MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording capabilities. It?s powered by a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, and comes with 4 GB of internal memory. What is particularly appealing about this Android 4.0 ICS handset is its unibody construction, similar to the HTC Legend that was known as a pretty tough device.

Unfortunately, pricing is not confirmed as of yet. What we can let you know, thanks to internal documents leaked online, is that both are planned for launch on May 17th. Additional support for that timeframe is the fact that dummy units have been received by numerous stores. Given the specifications, we can expect the One V to come in at a relatively affordable price, while the One S will probably be comparable to other higher end Android handsets. Stay tuned, we?ll let you know as soon as pricing can be confirmed!


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There are all kinds of things happening today as a direct result of the new iPad launch, and discounts are a part of them. Rogers and Telus have both come out with similar offers for their flex rate plans.

Telus is offering to waive the activation fee, and charge you for the bottom tier at $5 no matter how much data you use for the first 2 months. According to their website, the offer expires on April 30th, so those who couldn?t get their hands on an iPad today can still take advantage.

Rogers? offer is similar, waiving the activation fee, and offering up unlimited data for the first 2 months, promising no overages past the highest tier - $37/month. They will also double the amount of data included in each tier of their flex plan for 4 months after your unlimited period has ended. There is no clear expiration date for this promotion, but it is marked as limited time.

These are some great offers for those considering mobile data for their new or old tablet, including the new iPad. Head to Rogers or Telus to sign up!


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We just let you know that Rogers launched the LG Optimus Pad, a high-end Android powered tablet. It looks like they've also gone ahead and launched an entry-level Android handset from the same manufacturer, the LG Phoenix.

The LG Phoenix runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and features a 3.2" (320x480) touchscreen display, along with a 3.2MP camera. It supports Wi-Fi (including hotspot) connectivity, in addition to bluetooth and GPS, and supports up to 32GB of memory via microSD cards. The LG Phoenix is officially available now from Rogers for $29.99 on a 3 year contract, or $249.99 outright.


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We just let you know that Mobilicity was getting set to launch the HTC Panache, which is known otherwise as the HTC Glacier/myTouch 4G. An Android Gingerbread ROM was recently leaked that was filled with Videotron-related items, even having the popular Quebec carrier in the file name, indicating a near-future launch from them as well. No word yet on exactly when the Glacier will be released, or at what price, but we'll be sure to keep you updated. It's definitely great to see smaller carriers launching high-end Android devices. Keep them coming, Videotron! The HTC Glacier features Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.8" (480x800) display, and is pwoered by a 1GHz processor and 768MB of RAM. It comes with a 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p recording capabilities, and supports bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity.


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Virgin Mobile has officially launched the Novatel Ovation MC547 mobile internet stick. The MC547 is capable of maximum download speeds of up to 42 Mbps, though users will typically average slower speeds. Regardless, this new internet stick from Novatel will give you fast data speeds on the go. It is compatible with Windows XP through 7, and Mac OS X 10.6 and higher.

The Novatel Ovation is available now from Virgin Mobile for $59.99 on a 3 year term or using their SuperTab. Those looking to purchase the internet stick contract-free will pay $199.99.


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Google held their I/O event today, announcing a number of things pertaining to their mobile OS and platform - Android. Possibly the biggest announcement was the official confirmation of their upcoming OS version, Ice Cream Sandwich. This new version aims to bridge the gap between tablets and smartphones, bringing many of the higher-end features of Honeycomb to a smaller screen size. This promises richer widgets and graphics, better multitasking, and much more. Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to launch in Q4.

Another big announcement was movie rentals via Market. No word on when Canadians will see the feature released, but starting in the next few weeks, Google stated they will be rolling out movie rentals in the Android Market. These rentals will start as low as $1.99, but premium titles will likely be more.

Though Canadians haven't received any word on when it will be available to us, Google also announced Music Beta. Music Beta is a service that allows you to upload your personal music collection to the cloud for streaming on your computer and various Android devices. It was made available today to certain U.S. users by invitation, so hopefully we'll see it soon in Canada.

A few other announcements were made as well, including a promise of higher dedication to timely OS updates. They also discussed projects like the Android Open Accessory Toolkit and Android@Home so hardware creators can develop a broader range of products, and even offer connectivity between home appliances and your device!


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Fido has officially launched the Nokia C6, though pricing comes in $20 higher than we previously reported. With big box retailers jumping the gun with pricing, the C6 was expected to come in at $30 on a 2 year term, but has launched with a $50 price tag. Contract-free pricing comes in at $275 though, which is exactly what was expected.

The C6 has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera with LED flash, and a 3.2" (360x640) touchscreen display. It runs on Symbian 60 OS v.94 and offers Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS connectivity. Additionally, this new Nokia handset can hold up to 16GB via microSD card to hold your music, photos, or other media.


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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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