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The last few months have been filled with rumours, but it's now confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be coming to Canada on June 20th. Samsung, along with most carriers, have officially confirmed they will be releasing it, along with the official specifications of the device. To go along with that exciting news, Telus and Rogers have officially released some pricing details, and leaked information reveals some Bell and Virgin Mobile price points.

As many Canadians suspected, we will not be getting the same quad-core version that was recently released in Europe, but rather, the power and speed of a Snapdragon S4 Dual Core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. It comes in two versions, one with LTE for the major carriers and their subsidiaries (Rogers, Bell, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Sasktel), and a non-LTE version for the other carriers including WIND Mobile, Videotron, and Mobilicity. The LTE version will be available in 16 GB or 32 GB models, however all carriers won?t necessarily offer both. The non-LTE version will be available in only a 16 GB version for now, however both devices also have a micro SD slot capable of an additional 32 GB of expandable memory. The Galaxy S III also features a 4.8" (1280?720 or 306ppi) HD Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass touch screen display, an 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash and 1080p HD video recording as well as a secondary front-facing 1.9 MP camera capable of 720p recording. Also confirmed, but expected, the handset runs on the latest version of Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsungs own TouchWiz UI with Motion UX.

As for pricing, the following information has been made available either officially, or via information leaked online:

Rogers - $149.99 on 3 year term for 16 GB model
Telus - $159.99 on 3 year term for 16 GB model, $679.99 outright. $209.99 on 3 year term for 32 GB model, $749.99 outright.
Bell - $599.95 outright for 16 GB model, $649.95 outright for 32 GB model
Virgin Mobile - $599.99 outright for 16 GB model, $649.99 outright for 32 GB model

Unfortunately pricing for the other confirmed carriers is currently unavailable, however Mobilicity is offering a $100 credit (paid out over 10 months) for those who pre-order before June 15th. Regardless, if you?re interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy S III, you?ll have many options to choose from on June 20th!


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Excitement in the rumour mill today is indicating that the Samsung Galaxy S III could be available as soon as June 20th through a variety of carriers. Details are unconfirmed as of yet but we do know that the device will be carried by Rogers, TELUS, Bell, Virgin Mobile, WIND, Videotron, SaskTel, Mobilicity. Rumours indicate that the phone will launch in white and "pebble blue," though more recent (unconfirmed) leaks indicate that there may be a delay in launch for the pebble blue model possibly due to manufacturing issues.

The Samsung Galaxy S III features a 4.8" (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass touch screen display, and is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, and could come with anywhere from 16 GB to 64 GB of internal storage. It also features an 8 MP rear-camera with LED Flash and 1080p HD video recording as well as a secondary front-facing 1.9 MP camera capable of 720p recording. The Samsung Galaxy S III runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with the latest TouchWiz UI version from Samsung for seamless integration with social networks such as Facebook, and Twitter.

There is still no mention of a price-point for any of the models as of yet, but with such an amazing phone soon to be widely available, be sure to check back soon for updates as more conclusive details roll out.


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Thanks to internal documentation leaked online, we now know that Videotron intends to launch the Nokia Lumia 710 sometime in the coming weeks. Currently Rogers, WIND Mobile, and Mobilicity offer the affordable Windows Phone handset, and it ranges from $230 to $260 outright through these carriers.

The Lumia 710 features a 3.7? (480 x 800) touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass, and comes with a 5 MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture. The handset comes with 8 GB of internal storage, and is powered by a 1.4 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. Connectivity options are standard, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

A specific launch date and pricing are still unknown currently, however we?ll be sure to keep you updated on Videotron?s upcoming Nokia Lumia 710 launch!


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Mobilicity and WIND Mobile just launched the Samsung Galaxy Q, and now Videotron has joined in releasing it as well. The Galaxy Q is an entry-level Android handset that has a sliding QWERTY keyboard, and features a 3.2? (320 x 480) touch screen display. It comes with a 3.15 MP camera with LED flash, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Connectivity options are as expected, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, and the handset comes in black.

As for pricing, Videotron is offering up the Samsung Galaxy Q for $39.95 ?reduced price?, or $239.95 outright.


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We recently let you know that Samsung had announced their next handset in the Galaxy line-up, the Galaxy S III. Now, most Canadian carriers have come forward officially announcing that they will carry the handset. The general timeframes given for the launch are ?this summer?, with others simply stating that it is ?coming soon?.

Carriers who have confirmed that they will carry it include Bell, Telus Rogers, Virgin Mobile, Videotron, Sasktel, WIND Mobile, and Mobilicity. Many major retailers have also announced that they will sell the device once it becomes available through the previously mentioned carriers. So, who?s excited for the Galaxy S III?


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It wasn?t long ago that we let you know Videotron intended to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and today they have done just that. The Tab 10.1 features a 10.1? (800 x 1280) touch screen display with Gorilla Glass, and comes with a 3.15 MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording capabilities. It has a secondary front-facing 2 MP camera and is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now available from Videotron for $399.95 reduced price or $549.95 outright.


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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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Videotron has been growing quite a bit throughout the last year, and today marks the launch of their first Windows Phone 7 handset. The HTC Radar has made its way to their line-up, adding yet another option for Quebec residents to choose from.

The Radar features a 3.8? (480 x 800) S-LCD touch screen display with Gorilla Glass, and a 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p video capture. It has a front-facing VGA camera, and is powered by a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It has 8GB of onboard storage, and offers HSPA, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity.

The HTC Radar comes in white, and is available now from Videotron for the ?reduced price? of 99.95 (and requires a monthly plan of $40 or more), or $399.95 completely outright.


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Fido has been slowly expanding their Android line-up, and as a part of that, have launched the LG Optimus 2X. The Optimus 2X features a 4" (480x800) touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass, and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It also features an 8MP camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video capture, along with a secondary 1.3MP front-facing camera. The 2X comes with connectivity options including Wi-Fi (b/g/n, hotspot), bluetooth, and GPS. It also has physical connectivity via an HDMI port, and is an all-around great Android handset.

The LG Optimus 2X is available now from Fido for $100 on a 3 year term, or the great contract-free price of $425. Stock levels have quickly depleted, and it is currently unavailable for online purchase, but they're sure to replenish inventory soon.


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A little while back, we saw Videotron launch a $30/6GB data add-on, and it didn't take long for a variety of other carriers to follow suit in the province. Bell and Virgin Mobile began offering their Quebec subscribers the same package, and Telus also did the same. Now, Rogers is responding to the competition, and has also made their own $30/6GB add-on available for Quebec customers. Theirs, like the others, is available for a "limited time", and speculation points to a July 31st expiry date. It includes 6GB of data usage and unlimited Social Networking, and requires you to renew on a new 3 year term.


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