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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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Those who simply cannot wait until this summer?s Galaxy S III launch have what may be the next best Android handset from Samsung. The Galaxy S II HD LTE is now officially available from the carrier, and is similar to Rogers? S II LTE, with some changes. Among the differences is the improved 4.65? (720 x 1280) display, and a few slight changes to the physical design like the placement of the front-facing camera.

If you?re interested in the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE, you can pick one up now from Bell for $99.95 on a 3 year term, or $549.95 no-term.


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Bell has just introduced their push-to-talk network which runs on their HSPA+ network, providing decent download speeds alongside push-to-talk functionality. They have also released their first handset specifically for use on the network ? the Sonim XP5520 BOLT. The BOLT is an incredibly durable device that ?goes well beyond MIL-SPEC ruggedness? and is water proof, dust proof, and shock proof. It can withstand drops from 2 meters onto concrete and is scratch and pressure resistant as well, and has the warranty to back it up. Sonim offers up a 3-year comprehensive warranty to those who purchase the unit.

As for other specifications, the BOLT has a 2? (240 x 320) display, and supports HSPA, A-GPS, and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. According to official specs, it can get up to 12 hours of talk time, and also has an LED torch light and 2 MP camera with flash.

If you?re looking for a handset that can survive the harshest conditions and modern push-to-talk functionality, the Sonim XP5520 BOLT is definitely worth checking out. You can pick one up for $99.95 on a 3 year term, or $399.95 outright.


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We recently let you know that Rogers was getting set to launch the Nokia Lumia 900, and right on time, they`ve have released it. The Lumia 900 is a Windows Phone Mango handset that features LTE connectivity. It has a 4.3? (480 x 800) touch screen display with Gorilla Glass, and an 8 MP camera with dual-LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, and 720p video capture. It also features a front-facing 1.3MP camera, and is powered by a 1.4 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. Other specifications include its 16 GB of internal memory, and standard connectivity including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and HSPA to fall back on when the LTE network is not available.

If you?re interested in picking up this new handset from Nokia, it is now available online from Rogers. Price points are coming in as expected, at $99.99 on a 3 year term, or $524.99 completely outright. Those with Rogers but looking to buy contract-free can also pick it up on a monthly plan for $474.99 ? slight savings but well worth it!


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Just as everybody expected, Apple announced their new iPad model today. It features a variety of minor upgrades over the iPad 2, but features a couple of major improvements such as the display and 4G LTE connectivity. The 9.7? screen, with an incredible resolution of 2048 x 1536, is being called the ?Retina? display despite it missing the mark that the iPhone 4 hits. This might not be the end of the world, however, since users typically hold the tablet further from their eyes than their smartphones. The other major plus is the 4G LTE option, with Rogers, Bell, and Telus already confirmed to be launching the tablet.

Other features include upgraded quad-core graphics processing and a 5MP rear facing camera with face detection, capable of 1080p video recording with image stabilization. As for battery life, Apple is claiming that it will get 10 hours of battery life, reduced to 9 hours for LTE connected iPads. Physical dimensions come in slightly bulkier than the iPad 2, at 9.4mm thin and 1.4lbs.

So when can you get your hands on one? It?s up for pre-order now on Apple?s website, and is confirmed to be coming to Rogers, Telus and Bell. On Apple?s website, they mention that pre-order shipments are expected for delivery between March 16th and 20th. Pricing for the Wi-Fi model comes in at $519 for 16GB model, $619 for the 32GB, and $719 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + LTE option will cost you $649 for the 16GB version, $749 for the 32GB, and $849 for the 64GB. It will be available in both black and white. As a result of the near-future launch, Apple has reduced the price of the iPad 2 by $100 for each model ? good news for those looking for some savings!


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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an impressive Android tablet, and having recently launched in the United States, Canadians were left wondering when we may see it available. Luckily, Samsung Canada quickly updated their site to include the Tab 10.1, marking it as "Coming Soon!"

Furthermore, information was recently leaked online stating that the Wi-Fi only version will be available sometime in July, while the 3G version will follow close behind, expected to launch sometime in August. Other great news regarding the 3G version - Rogers, Bell, and Telus will all be carrying the Honeycomb tablet!

To recap on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1's features and specs, it has a 10.1" (800x1280) touchscreen display, and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. It features a 8MP camera with LED flash, that is capable of recording full 720p HD video. it also has a 2MP front-facing camera, comes with TV-out functionality, and will offer 16GB of storage. The Tab 10.1 is only 8.6mm thick and weighs in under 600 g, making it super thin and light considering it's full 10" screen.

A variety of accessories will also be available at launch, including a keyboard dock, a bluetooth keyboard, and at least a few different cases. No word yet on pricing for the tablet itself, or the accessories that will launch along with it, but we'll be sure to keep you updated.


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Those looking for an affordable Android handset, and who prefer Telus or KOODO as their service provider are in luck, as both carriers will soon be offering the INQ Cloud Touch. Telus has come forward officially on their website announcing that the device will soon be available, while leaked information and images point to a KOODO launch as well.

The INQ Cloud Touch features a 3.5" (320x480) touchscreen display, a 5MP camera , and will run on Android 2.2 Froyo at launch. It is powered by an 800Mhz processor and 512MB of RAM, making it just slightly more powerful than the HTC Wildfire S that Bell recently launched, based on specifications at least. Connectivity options for the Cloud Touch include Wi-Fi (b, g, and hotspot), in addition to bluetooth and GPS.

No definite word yet on when the INQ Cloud Touch will be available, but we should see it launch fairly soon. Pricing, while still unconfirmed by either carrier, will apparently be $200 outright, and $50 using the tab from KOODO, according to the leaked information.


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Sony Ericsson and Rogers are preparing to launch the Xperia Play and arc, and not it looks like Sony has a 3rd Xperia device they're looking to bring to Canada. The Neo, which has been added to their Canadian website, features an LED-backlit 3.7" (480x854) touchscreen display. It will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch, and has a 1GHz processor along with an 8.1MP camera with 720p HD video capture. The Xperia Neo has the same Mobile Bravia Engine and Exmor R technology that is in the arc, so it should have a great display and excellent photo capabilities in low light. Connectivity options are standard and include Wi-Fi (b, g, and n), bluetooth, and GPS.

No word yet on when the Xperia Neo will launch. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


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We let you know several months back that the Xperia X10 from Sony Ericsson had reached the end of the line in regards to OS updates. Stuck at 2.1 Eclair (without multitouch), many Canadians were outraged. Luckily, Sony Ericsson listened to their customers, and have decided to bring Gingerbread 2.3 to the device. Expected sometime in late Q2 or early Q3, the update will lighten Sony Ericsson's presence in the Android OS, and bring with it the many performance improvements that Gingerbread has to offer.

According to Sony Ericsson, the ability to bring Gingerbread to the X10 is newly realized, and comes with their work on the upcoming Arc and Play devices. Great news for X10 owners, now let's just hope that Rogers cooperates and can get the update to Canadians in a timely manner!


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WIND Mobile has launched the Huawei U3200, which features a 2.2" (240 x 320) display, a sliding standard keypad, and a 3.2MP camera. It also has FM radio, bluetooth, a built-in LED flashlight, and can hold up to 8GB via microSD card. Coming with a 3.5mm headset jack, this device versatile and affordable. The Huawei U3200 is available now from WIND Mobile for just $90 contract-free.


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