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Telus has recently launched a new trade-in program to encourage customers to recycle their unused devices, offering up to $200 in value. The program is relatively simple ? you can trade in up to 3 devices, for a maximum combined value of $200. You can use that ?credit? towards the purchase of a new device or accessory, though you must renew or activate a new account when doing so. The program is applicable to cell phones, mobile internet sticks and portable hotspots, but doesn?t currently extend to tablets, unfortunately.

In the press release, Telus mentioned they commissioned a survey to find out what Canadians do with their old devices. The results came in with 61% of Canadians saying they have between one and five old or unused cell phones laying around at home. This is a smart offering from Telus and eRecyclyingCorps in their collaborative effort, hopefully the appropriate value is given to those who want to take advantage!


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According to internal documents that have recently surfaced online, Telus is launching the Huawei E397 LTE Internet Stick tomorrow, March 21st. The stick, like others, has a maximum download capability of 75Mbps, with expected speeds of 12-25Mbps. Additionally, it falls back to Telus? HSPA+ networks when outside of LTE coverage areas.

The Huawei E397 LTE Internet Stick is set for release tomorrow, March 21st, and is expected to cost as little as $0 on a 3 year term, and $149.99 contract-free.


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Samsung has officially announced LTE versions of the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 8.9. The LTE version of the Galaxy S II will bring numerous upgrades from the existing HSPA+ Galaxy S II from Bell, including a larger screen, and faster processor. The Tab 8.9, which isn't available in Canada as of yet, also features a big improvement over its previously announced 3G version, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor.

Here's a full rundown of both device's specifications:

The Galaxy S II LTE features a 4.5" (480x800) Super AMOLED Plus display with Gorilla Glass, and is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. It has an 8MP camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video capture, along with a secondary 2MP camera. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and will be a fantastic addition to any Canadian carrier.

The Galaxy tab 8.9 LTE features an 8.9" (800x1280) touchscreen display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. It runs on Honeycomb 3.0, and offers up a 3.15MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD capture, with a front-facing 2MP camera as well.

Both offer LTE connectivity, which has a maximum download speed of 150 Mbps. Rogers has already began a trial launch in Ottawa, and is expected to launch their LTE network in more areas by the end of the year. Bell and Telus also have their LTE network(s) marked as coming soon, though neither have been overly specific about timeframes. Hopefully we'll see both of these devices in Canada, though only time will tell.


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Ottawa residents, today you're in luck. Rogers has officially gone live with their LTE network in the Ottawa area, and released a compatible data stick and plans to go along with it. The network offers maximum download speeds of 150 Mbps, and maximum upload speeds of 70 Mbps. Coverage spans from Arnprior west of Ottawa, to Gatineau to the east.

Along with the network, Rogers has launched one compatible device, the Sierra Wireless Aircard 313U. This USB rocket stick is capable of the advertised network speeds, and is the first in Canada. Pricing comes in at $79.99 on a 3 year term, or $169.99 contract-free. Along with the internet stick, you'll need to sign up for their newly introduced LTE Flex Rate Plan as well, which starts at $45 or 1.5 GB of usage. Once you exceed that, the next bucket is $60 for 3 GB, then $75 for 6 GB, and lastly $90 for 9 GB with additional usage costing $10/GB. As an introductory offer, they are also offering up no monthly service fee or overage charges for your first two months.

If you live in Ottawa and are looking to pick one up, there are 4 retail stores currently selling the compatible rocket stick:

Rogers Plus at 1379A Woodroffe Ave.
Rogers Plus at 11 Selkirk St.
Wireless Express at 205 Richmond Rd.
Go Communications at 910 Carling Ave.



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While Sasktel has been doing a decent job keeping up with top-end smartphones in their line-up, it's great to see a variety of other mobile-related devices launch too. They have officially put the Novatel Ovation MC547 Mobile Internet Stick on their website, marking it as "Coming Soon!"

The MC547 is capable of download speeds reaching 42 Mbps, using dual-cell HSPA+ network technology. For the time-being, however, the device's max download speed on Sasktel's HSPA+ network is limited to 21 Mbps, pending network upgrades. Pricing for the data stick come in at $59.99 on a 3 year term, ranging upwards to $199.99 contract-free


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We let you know some time ago that Bell was preparing to launch the super-affordable HTC Wildfire S, and followed up shortly with news that Virgin would also release it. Bell was first up to make the Android 2.3 powered handset available, and now we've received word that the Virgin launch is just around the corner.

The Wildfire S features a 3.2" (320x480) touchscreen Gorilla Glass display, and is powered by a 600MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It also features a 5MP camera with LED flash and VGA video capture, and comes with 512MB of ROM storage for applications and setting data. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi (b/g/n, hotspot), bluetooth, and GPS, and supports HSPA data speeds reaching a maximum of 7.2 Mbps.

The HTC Wildfire S is available now from Bell for $0 on a 3 year term (originally $29.95, but placed on sale already!), and $249.95 contract-free. Virgin Mobile will be offering it up any day now for $29.99 on a 3 year term or using the SuperTab, and outright pricing is consistent with Bell's, coming in at $249.99. Saskatchewan residents can also expect to get their hands on the device via Sasktel, though details are much more scarce regarding their launch.


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A few weeks back, we let you know that Rogers was getting set to launch a slew of new LG Android devices, one of which being the LG Optimus Pad. Starting today, the Optimus Pad is officially available, and comes in at $449.99 on a 3 year term, or $699.99 contract-free.

The LG Optimus Pad features network connectivity that offers max download speeds of 14.4Mbps, and also has Wi-Fi (with hotspot) connectivity. It features an 8.9" (1280x768) true 720p display, and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor. Perhaps one of the most defining features of the Optimus Pad is its dual 5MP camera, capable of recording 1080p HD video, or 720p 3D video. It also has a 2MP front-facing camera, and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an HDMI port. Lastly, this new tablet comes with 32GB of internal storage memory, and comes in a black/dark brown finish.


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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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We have been keeping you up to date on all of the news about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G, and are happy to report that pricing has been revealed. An internal document which was recently leaked online shows pricing on a 3 year contract to be $99.99, while outright purchases are set to cost $529.99.

The handset itself is practically identical to the 3G version, but will offer users maximum download speeds of up to 21Mbps. The document also re-confirms the May 12th launch date, which we heard about officially last week.


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A while back we let you know that Telus was going to release the Samsung Fascinate 4G, and they have finally come forward with an official release date. This new Galaxy S device will launch on Telus on Thursday, May 12th. No word on pricing as of yet, but we'll be sure to let you know once more information is made available.

The Samsung Fascinate 4G runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, and features a 4" (480x800) Super AMOLED touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass. It has a 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording, and is powered by a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Connectivity options also remain consistent with current Galaxy S handsets, including Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS. The main improvement in this device is the addition of "4G", offering maximum download speeds of 21Mbps.


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