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At Google I/O last week, a variety of announcements came our way regarding Android. Ice Cream Sandwich, Movie Rentals, and more were announced. One of the other items unveiled at the event was Honeycomb OS 3.1, the next update in the tablet-specific OS. Included in the update are a variety of new featurs, including resizable widgets, USB accessory support, and more.

Unfortunately, like with most events of this type in the U.S., Canada wasn't really discussed a whole lot. U.S. Motorola XOOM owners began seeing the update shortly after the announcement, while there has been no sign of it north of the border. Finally, Motorola Canada came forward on Facebook and declared that the update is coming soon. No specific dates were provided, but they did say:

"Some of the feature upgrades include basic external SD card support for general SD file and media access, expanded support for USB-connected accessories, additional Bluetooth support and Picture Transfer Protocol to enable easier transfer of photo files to your PC."

Certainly great news for Canadian XOOM owners!


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Rogers has always prided themselves on being at the forefront of innovation and new technology in the Canadian mobile industry, and are looking to solidify that reputation this year. Rogers has announced through their newly created site iwantmylte.ca that LTE services will launch in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa sometime this year. 25 other cities will also get the new network, though it will come in 2012.

The upcoming LTE network offers maximum download speeds of 150 Mbps, and max upload speeds of 70 Mbps. Rogers states "Everyone will be able to watch streaming movies and live HDTV on their mobile devices, with crisp picture and virtually no buffering or delays". Now the real question is, what sort of compatible devices can we expect?

No word yet on which cities will get LTE in 2012, but we'll keep you updated, so stay tuned!


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Thanks to leaked information online, we've found out that Telus will be adding a new Nokia handset to their line-up, the C3-01 "Touch and Type". The C3-01 features a 2.4" (240x320) touchscreen display, in addition to a standard phone keypad. Coming with a 5MP camera with LED flash and video recording capabilities, the C3-01 runs on S40 6th edition, and supports Wi-Fi and bluetooth connectivity, along with an FM radio. Lastly, the "Touch and Type" supports memory expansio up to 32GB via microSD card to hold all of your pictures, videos, and music. No word yet on an exact launch date or pricing, but we'll be sure to keep you updated once more information becomes available.


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KOODO Mobile has launched a new Unlimited Incoming Plus Combo plan for $35/monthly, which offers unlimited incoming calls, unlimited evenings and weekends starting at 5pm, unlimited text and picture messaging, local family calling, call display, and up to 150 anytime minutes. This new offer is only available for a limited time, so those who are interested will have to get in touch with KOODO by May 31st of this year. Nice to see carriers stepping up the competition with unlimited offerings, hopefully it continues!


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KOODO, Virgin Mobile, and Solo have all launched new $50 Unlimited No Zone monthly price plans, which are all basically the same. Each offers up unlimited local calls, along with unlimited text/picture messaging. Virgin Mobile and Solo are giving subscribers who choose this plan unlimited international text and picture messaging as well, while KOODO is throwing in unlimited local family calling. Virgin Mobile and Solo's plans are available until January 1st, 2011, while KOODO has this offer on until December 31st.


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Both KOODO and Virgin Mobile have recently introduced new $35 incoming plans, that are similar, but not exactly alike. Virgin Mobile's $35 plan includes: unlimited local incoming calls, unlimited evenings and weekends starting at 6pm, unlimited text messaging, 150 anytime minutes, and call display. The KOODO $35 plan offers: unlimited incoming calls, unlimited 6pm evenings and weekends, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited local family calling, up to 150 anytime minutes, call display, call waiting, conference calling, and per-second billing. Nice to see carriers responding to competition by offering better plans, keep it up!


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Virgin Mobile has introduced a new $55 Student Combo Plan for a limited time that's actually quite a value. The new Student Plan from Virgin gives users 200 anytime minutes, unlimited evenings and weekends starting at 6pm, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited talk and text to 10 national buddies, and 1GB of data usage. No word on exactly when this plan will expire, but if you like the sounds of it we suggest you contact Virgin Mobile soon.


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New entrant Mobilicity has just launched their network in two more major cities today, Edmonton and Vancouver, and has officially confirmed the Ottawa launch will take place tomorrow. Along with the launch comes 100 retail outlets throughout Vancouver, and 20 locations in both Edmonton and Ottawa. This makes 5 cities for Mobilicity and should help them grow!

In addition to the new network launches, Mobilicity has also slimmed down their price plan line-up to just 3 packages. None of the price plans come with data, so customers who wish to get data access will have to subscribe to the new $10 data add-on. The 3 new price plans are:

$25/monthly: Unlimited Local Calling, Text and Picture Messaging, Caller I.D., and Mobilicity to Mobilicity Calling.

$35/monthly: Unlimited Local Calling, Text and Picture Messaging, Caller I.D., Mobilicity to Mobilicity Calling, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, 3 Way Calling, and Province Wide Long Distance.

$45/monthly: Unlimited Local Calling, Text and Picture Messaging, Caller I.D., Mobilicity to Mobilicity Calling, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, 3 Way Calling, Province Wide Long Distance, Canadian Long Distance, U.S. Long Distance, and Global Text Messaging.


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With the competition heating up in Quebec with a range of carriers now available, Telus is stepping up their game to offer similar plans to other carriers, and have launched a new "Unlimited Quebec" plan. The new Unlimited Quebec plan offers up unlimited local and long distance calls within Quebec, Nationwide family calling, voicemail, call waiting, and conference calling. For an additional $5/month, Quebec subscribers can have unlimited text, picture, and video messaging added to the plan, leaving the only thing missing as data services. Nice to see carriers competing for customers in Quebec these days, now if only these types of offers could be extended to other provinces!


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KOODO Mobile has recently launched the Samsung Elevate, currently for free on the tab, or just $150 outright ($25 off the regular price). The Elevate is a messaging device that features a vertically sliding QWERTY keyboard, 2.6" (240x320) display, 1.3MP camera, and bluetooth connectivity. Supporting up to 32GB of memory, the device can be expanded using a microSD card to carry music, pictures, and more.


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