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Fido has added yet another affordable but impressive option to their line-up of Android devices. The Sony Xperia U is now available for free on a 3-year term or just $300.00 as an outright purchase on Fido's website or at Fido locations. The Sony Xperia U features a 3.5" (480 x 854) scratch resistant touch screen display, and a 5 MP camera capable of 720p recording, as well as a secondary front-facing camera for video-chat. The Sony Xperia U is powered by dual-core 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM and has 4 GB of internal storage. For now, it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread but Fido indicates that it will be upgraded to 4.0 in the near future. While it may be a modest phone compared to more recent releases, the Sony Xperia U has a great deal to be desired especially for such an affordable price. Be sure to check out Fido for upgrade and purchase options.


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Pre-orders for the new iPad have reached their limit in Canada and internationally, but those who are still determined to pick one up still have hope. Apple retail stores as well as Future Shop will be opening their doors at 8am this Friday, March 16th. No word on how much stock each will have, or if all Future Shop locations will have inventory come launch day, but it may be worth a try for those who just can?t wait for the next waves of shipments from Apple.

As a reminder, pricing starts at $519 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model, while the 16GB LTE version begins at $649.


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We've known for some time that Rogers is preparing to launch the LG Optimus 3D, however a specific launch date has remained secret thus far. Luckily, we've found out that many Rogers retail locations have received stock, indicating a near-future launch. The Optimus 3D should be available very soon, and pricing has been leaked at $99.99 on a 3 year term, or $474.99 contract-free.

The LG Optimus 3D features a 4.3" (480x800) 3D LCD touchscreen display, along with 8GB of internal storage and a dual-core 1GHz processor. It has a dual 5MP camera with LED flash that can record 720p 3D HD video, or 1080p standard HD video. Other features include an HDMI port, Wi-Fi (b/g/n, hotspot), bluetooth 3.0, and GPS connectivity, and it runs on Android 2.2 Froyo at launch. If you're looking to pick up a 3D handset, the Optimus 3D is certainly worth considering, but remember, the HTC Evo 3D is also supposed to launch relatively soon.


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Bell and Virgin Mobile have officially gone live with the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, a very anticipated handset for Canadian Android users. It offers up a 4.3" (480x800) super AMOLED Plus display with Gorilla Glass, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It features an 8MP camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video recording, and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Other notable features include a front-facing 2MP camera, TV-out, 16GB of internal storage, and standard Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS connectivity.

Bell is offering it up for $169.95 on a 3 year term, or $599.95 contract-free, while Virgin has it at $169.99 and $599.99. You can get it now on their websites, or by visiting a retail location near you. Saskatchewan residents with Sasktel can also take note that it's marked as coming soon on their site, however some retail locations have received stock and are selling it. They are offering it up for just $79.99 on a 3-year term (for a limited time), and $619.99 outright.


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Rogers is preparing to launch a new Nokia handset, the X7, which is powered by Symbian Anna OS. It features a 4" (360x640) Gorilla Glass AMOLED touchscreen display, and an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video capture. It is powered by a 680 MHz processor and 256MB of RAM, and comes with 1GB of internal ROM memory. The X7 is being advertised as an entertainment focused handset, and the box for it shows off Angry Birds. Apparently the device is set to come pre-loaded with Galaxy on Fire HD and Asphalt 5 HD, but no word if any other games will come with it. No word on pricing or an exact launch date, but with stock beginning to arrive at some retail locations, it can't be too long until we see this handset become available.


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Public Mobile has a done a great job maintaining their line-up of affordable handsets, and now they've added yet another entry-level handset to their inventory. The ZTE C76 is now available from the new entrant carrier, and features a 2" display and bluetooth connectivity. The C76 is about as basic as handsets get, but at just $65 contract-free, it's an affordable solution for those looking for basic talk and text functionality. Head to your nearest Public Mobile retail location to pick one up.


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Staples wasn't previously known for being a major retailer when it comes to mobile products, but they are certainly stepping up their game with the recent popularization of tablets. First they launched the BlackBerry PlayBook, right along with the carriers and other department stores to carry it. Now, they have updated their inventory to include two Android tablets, the Acer Iconia 10" tablet, and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. They are also offering a Windows 7 tablet, also an Acer Iconia 10" model

The Android-powered Acer Iconia runs Gingerbread 3.0, and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor. It has a 10.1" (1280x800) touchscreen display, and features a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP front-facing secondary camera. It has a microHDMI port, and comes with 32GB of internal memory, along with a microSD card slot and connectivity options including Wi-Fi and bluetooth. The Android Acer Iconia 10" tablet is available for ordering now from Staples for $499.99. Unfortunately it's currently marked as an "Extended Delivery Product", meaning it will take 1-2 weeks for delivery. Additionally, it isn't available in-store as of yet, but should be coming to retail locations soon.

There is also a Windows 7 based Acer Iconia tablet available through the retailer, which features a 10.1" LED-backlit touchscreen display, and 2GB of RAM. It has a dual-core 1GHz AMD processor, and comes with 32GB of internal storage. The Windows 7 Iconia has two 1.3MP cameras (one in the front, one in the back), and features Wi-Fi and bluetooth connectivity. It comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI port for wired connectivity as well. One of the best things about the Windows 7 Iconia tablet is that it comes with a full QWERTY keyboard dock, making typing significantly easier on the go. The dock also includes an additional USB port, and an Ethernet port for faster wired internet connectivity when at home. The Windows 7 Acer Iconia tablet is available from Staples now, though is also an "Extended Delivery Product". Orders will be shipped within 1-2 weeks and the device is not yet available at retail locations.

The last tablet on the list of recent additions to Staples line-up is the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, which is available in 16GB or 32GB versions. It has a 10.1" (1280x800) touchscreen display, and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. It runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and has a 5MP camera, in addition to a 2MP front-facing secondary camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and bluetooth, and it has a microHDMI port, in addition to a microUSB, full USB 2.0, and microSD card slot. The Asus Eee Transformer is available under the same conditions as the previous two tablets, with expected delivery taking 1-2 weeks. It isn't available in retail locations either, but will hopefully be added to store shelves soon. One of the major features of the Asus Eee Transformer is the attachable dock, which not only gives users a full QWERTY keyboard, but significant extension in battery life. No word on when this additional accessory will be made available, but it shouldn't take too long!


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Wind Mobile recently announced that they are working on expanding their network coverage in the coming year, but no further details were made available. Now, however, a newspaper article containing an interview with WIND Mobile CEO Ken Campbell, gives information on what may be in their future.

According to the article, WIND Mobile will be launching in Atlantic Canada, starting in 2012. Nova Scotia is first on the list it seems, and the company is in the planning stages including tower sites, store locations, and more. They also have "aggressive expansion plans for the remainder of 2011', hopefully in other major cities across the country.


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Canadians shopping around for a new tablet already have a few options available (iPad, XOOM, PlayBook, Galaxy Tab), but are going to have a lot more in the near-future. The Acer Iconia 10" tablet, which has an "estimated release date" of May 13th, is coming to Future Shop locations across Canada soon.

The Iconia runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and has a 10.1" (1280x800) touchscreen LCD display, along with a 5MP camera with LED flash, and a front-facing 2MP camera. Powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of DDR2 RAM, the Iconia's specs can keep up with the best tablet in today's market. Other notable features include an HDMI port, the Acer UI laid on top of Android, and bluetooth.

The Acer Iconia is set to launch on May 13th for $499.99 from Future Shop. No word yet if other stores will offer the relatively unknown tablet, but we'll keep you up to date on any further news regarding the Acer Iconia!


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Competition has been roaring in Canada when it comes to unlimited plans and offerings, and most carriers are doing their part by introducing affordable packages. Virgin Mobile is certainly no exception, as they have recently launched new $35 and $45 Unlimited plans. The $35 Unlimited City Calling Plan is available only for CDMA handsets, and only in major cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. It offers up unlimited local calling, along with unlimited Canadian, U.S., and international text messaging.

The $45 Unlimited Calling Plan is available for all handsets and in all locations (except Manitoba and Saskatchewan), and offers up unlimited local calling, unlimited Canadian, U.S., and international text messaging, along with call display. Additionally, any data or long-distance packages are eligible to be added on to the $45 plan, so it's a great starting point for customers looking to build a personalized solution. Both of these packages are officially available now, so get in contact with Virgin Mobile if you're interested!


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