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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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We just let you know that Fido is preparing to launch the LG Optimus 7, but they?re also planning to release the Sony Xperia U. The Xperia U features a 3.5? (480 x 854) LED-backlit LCD touch screen display, with the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine. It has a 5 MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, along with a secondary VGA front-facing camera. Currently, the Xperia U runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, however Sony has expressed their intentions to upgrade it to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Xperia U is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, and comes with 4 GB of internal memory. Connectivity options are as expected, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and HSPA.

Pricing and a specific launch date are unavailable currently, however online speculation points to it launching sooner rather than later. Keep an eye out, as we?ll be keeping you updated!


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Motorola has sent out a press release officially announcing that the MOTOLUXE is heading to Canada, with a scheduled Q2 release. This new Android handset from Motorola features a new user-interface that ?learns? about your use and tailors certain parts of your home screen to your behaviour. For instance, the contacts you interact with most often will have larger icons than the rest on your home screen, and the ?Activity Graph? will display your most used applications. The device also has a multi-coloured LED indicator, something BlackBerry handsets (with the use of 3rd party apps for advanced customization) have had for some time.

Other features include its 4? (480 x 854)) touch screen display, and 8 MP camera with flash and HD video capture. It has an 800 MHz processor, 1 GB of internal storage, and 512 MB of RAM. The current version of the handset available outside of Canada runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, so we?ll probably see this at launch as well.

Pricing and carrier availability are currently unconfirmed, though rumours around the internet point to Bell and Virgin Mobile picking this device up. With the modest specifications and unique, software-oriented approach, we should see the Motorola MOTOLUXE on the lower end of the pricing spectrum.


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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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A couple short weeks ago, we let you know that Sony had announced that they were shipping the Xperia S globally, but nothing specific was confirmed for Canada. Now, Sony has come forward with a press release stating that the Android device will be available on April 17th in limited quantities, exclusively from the Sony Store. As for pricing and carrier availability, they make mention that it is compatible with the Rogers network, and later stated that it would be available for $99.99 on a 3 year term through Rogers. Whether Sony will later allow Rogers to sell the handset or not hasn?t been revealed as of yet, and no mention of other carriers seeing the device in the future was made either.

The Sony Xperia S features a 4.3? (1280 x 720) Reality Display with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine, and is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor. It comes with a 12 MP rear-facing camera with Sony Exmor R for mobile technology, which is capable or recording 1080p video. It also has a front-facing camera capable of 720p video capture, and offers up NFC connectivity, along with the regular connectivity support such as HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. It will launch running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, however it?s apparently set for an ICS upgrade in the coming months.


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Those looking for a new Android handset will soon have another option it seems, as Rogers mentioned that they will be release the HTC One X this month. The confirmation came within the press release for the Halifax/Calgary LTE network launch. Unfortunately nothing more specific regarding availability or pricing has been made available, but hopefully more information will be available soon.

The One X (LTE) features a 4.7? (720 x 1280) touch screen display with Gorilla Glass. It has an 8 MP camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video capture, and a second front-facing 1.3 MP camera capable of 720p video recording. The LTE-enabled version of the HTC One X is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, and comes with 16 GB of internal memory.

Interested? We?ll keep you up to date with any new information on the One X from Rogers!


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LTE is quickly growing in popularity and availability in Canada, with the big 3 carriers offering connectivity in varying major urban areas. Rogers customers in Calgary and Halifax can now join in the LTE fun, experiencing significantly faster data speeds when in coverage areas.

In all, Rogers? LTE network is live in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and surrounding areas for each. They also recently launched it in St John?s, Newfoundland, and now Halifax and Calgary can be added to the list. In the press release for the Halifax/Calgary launch, Rogers also mentioned Edmonton will see the network soon as well, sometime ?in the coming months?. Hopefully the expansion doesn?t stop any time soon!


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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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Rogers has just launched a brand new Xperia handset from Sony Ericsson, the Mini Pro. The Mini Pro features a 3" (320x480) touchscreen display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, along with a 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p video capture. It is powered by a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, and offers connectivity options including Wi-Fi (b/g/n, hotspot), bluetooth, and GPS, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. While this may not be the most impressive smartphone released recently, its small form factor and physical keyboard may make it worth considering, especially for those looking for an affordable handset. The Xperia Mini Pro is available now from Rogers for $49.99 on a 3 year term, or just $274.99 contract-free.


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According to a recently leaked document, Rogers is getting set to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apparently it will be the "4G" version, and should be available within the next month or so. Rogers has stated earlier this year that tablets have been an extremely successful part of their line-up, and they expect the market to grow even more throughout the near-future. No pricing is available as of yet, but we'll be sure to keep you updated as details emerge!

The Tab 10.1 features a 10.1" (800x1280) touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass, and a 3.15MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture. It also comes with a secondary 2MP camera, and runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an impressive tablet all-around. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi (b/g/n, hotspot), bluetooth, GPS, and "4G", along with physical connectivity via TV-out.

If you're looking to pick up an Android-powered tablet with mobile connectivity, keep an eye out for the Samsung Tab 10.1 from Rogers!


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