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Looking for an extra-durable Android handset? Then the Samsung Rugby could be for you. This Gingerbread handset is certified to be dust, rain, vibration, and shock resistant for working conditions that are too rough for typical, and sometimes delicate smartphones. It comes with a 3.7? (480 x 800) Super AMOLED touch screen display, and a 5 MP camera with LED flash and 720p video capture. The Rugby is powered by a 1.4 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, and comes with 4 GB of internal storage. Connectivity options are the usual, including HSPA, WI-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

As for pricing and availability, Bell is set to launch the Rugby on April according to leaked internal documentation. There isn?t a specific launch date for the handset with Rogers, though we expect to see it roughly around the same time. Pricing is unknown for both carriers; however talk around the internet points to $300 outright.


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Motorola has officially launched a fairly unique product to Canadians, the Motorola MOTOACTIV. The device looks much like a watch, but features a 1.6? touch screen made of Gorilla Glass, and advertised to be sweat-proof, rain-resistant, and scratch-resistant. So what?s the big deal?

The MOTOACTIV is powered by Android and is a ?cutting-edge GPS fitness tracker, heart rate monitor-enabled, and smart MP3 player? in one. Using GPS and AccuSense technology, it can track your running, walking, cycling, and other workout data including time, distance, speed, calories burned, and heart rate (if paired with a heart rate monitor). It features tight integration with your smart phone as well, allowing you to pair it to receive calls and text messages on the go, in addition to mobile and online access to their ?Training Portal?. As far as MP3 functionality, the MOTOACTIV comes with 8GB of built in memory, and it also offers FM radio capabilities. If you?re looking to extend the device?s functionality even further, you can also pair it with pedometers and bike sensors for more details on your workout or exercise.

The MOTOACTIV is available now in limited quantities Running Room stores, and online at thesource.ca. Motorola let us know that the device would retail for $249.99, though The Source has it listed (and currently out of stock) for $259.99. As for accessories, there are several, including the wristband for $29.99 which is supposed to be included by default. You can pick up a universal clip or soft armband for more wearing options, each for $29.99 as well.


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According to internal training documents that have recently leaked on the internet, Rogers is set to release the Nokia N8 sometime in the near-future. The Nokia N8 features a 3.5" (640x360) AMOLED touch screen display, 680MHz processor, 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 48GB using a max 32GB memory card), Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 12MP camera. The camera comes with a Carl Zeiss lens, and features a Xenon flash, auto-focus, and is capable of recording 720p high definition video. This new device from Nokia runs on Symbian 3 OS, and comes with Ovi services including the Nokia Ovi store for application downloads. No word yet on pricing or an exact release date, but we'll be sure to keep you updated once more information becomes available!


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WIND Mobile will soon be adding their second Android device to their handset line-up, this time around launching the Motorola Milestone XT720. The handset, which features a 3.7" (480x854) display, and an 8MP camera with flash and 720p HD video capture, was also announced by videotron just yesterday. Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 720MHz processor. Internal training has started at WIND Mobile, so we should see this device launch sometime in the near future, with rumours pointing at September 15th-22nd launch date. No word yet on pricing, but we'll be sure to keep you updated once more information is available!


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Apparently due to supply constraints, Bell has officially discontinued the HTC Legend from it's handset line-up. No information is available on exactly what sort of constraints are the cause, and there's been nothing released stating Virgin Mobile would be effected. While the HTC Legend's physical design is unique and and positively received, there are superior Android handsets available from a specifications point of view.


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Telus employees recently began Q3 training, and the device line-up has already been leaked. We already know the iPhone 4 is launching tomorrow, and the HTC Desire, BlackBerry Curve 9300, and INQ Chat 3G already have August release dates in place. In addition to these devices, we can let you know that Telus will be launching the Motorola Charm, a new LG Shine handset, and a new portable Wi-Fi device.

The Motorola Charm is an Android powered device featuring a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.8" (320x240) display, 3.15MP camera, with 3G, Wi-Fi, and GPS connectivity. The new LG Shine is also set to be released, though addition details are scarce. Finally, the portable Wi-Fi device will connect up to 5 others Wi-Fi enabled devices through a 3G data connection, and is the size of a computer mouse. The exact model, and pricing on all of these devices is being withheld until the day of launch, but we'll be sure to let you know if any additional information pops up.


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Telus has announced plans to launch the Motorola i1 on their iDen network, an Android powered handset that is military certified for extreme conditions such as dust, rain, humidity, etc. The device doesn't leave those wanting to take full advantage of the Android OS behind, boasting a 3.1" (320x480) touch screen, 5MP camera, and Wi-Fi connectivity. It will support push-to-talk services and GPS, making it the perfect full-featured choice for the worksite. No information has been released thus far regarding pricing or an exact released date, but we'll be sure to keep you in the loop once it is.


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Thanks to leaked screenshots, we know Rogers employees are beginning iPhone 4 training. Thus far, two courses have been spotted, named "Selling iPhone 4" and "Introducing iPhone 4", though no further details on release or pricing have been seen. With the end of July fast approaching, internal training can only be good news. We'll be sure to keep you updated if any further information is made available.


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We recently filled you in on the known details of Rogers new brand Chatr, and have more information available for you! Offering up unlimited plans and affordable, contract-free devices, Chatr Wireless aims to compete with Wind Mobile, Mobilicity, and Public Mobile directly. According to internal training documents, "zones" at launch will include Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Ottawa, though maps also included in the material suggest coverage spanning through Quebec and into the east coast.

Marketing based on the reliability of the service, since the service will be using an existing network, Rogers claims this new brand will be able to offer fewer dropped calls, better reception, and one low monthly fee for unlimited talk and text compared to competitors.

Scrapping activation fees with Chatr, customers will purchasing a SIM card, and can choose between 2 plans.Though pricing is yet to be confirmed, it seems as though the first plan will be Unlimited Talk for $35 which will offer unlimited in-province calling and 50 outgoing SMS (unlimited incoming). The second plan, Unlimited Talk & Text is rumoured to be $45, and offers unlimited talk across Canada, along with unlimited SMS to and from Canada and the U.S.A. Keep in mind that these are "in-zone" rates, so customers roaming would be subject to additional fees.

Lastly, the training material leaked shows at least four handsets at launch:

The essential - Nokia 1661 - $49.99 The slider - Nokia 2680 - $89.99 The flip - LG GB125R - $69.99 The QWERTY - Samsung Gravity - $149.99

Apparently Chatr Wireless will be launching within the coming weeks, with training already well underway.


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Internal documentation has confirmed the launch date for Bell's Samsung Wave to be Thursday, July 8th. The Wave features a 3.3" Super AMOLED (480x800) touch screen, a 5MP camera with 720p HD recording at 30fps, and runs on Samsung's Bada OS with Touchwiz 3.0. It also supports Wi-Fi(b, g, n), bluetooth 3.0, and a 1GHz processor. The device comes with 390MB of internal user available storage, and can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. No confirmation on pricing as of yet, but we'll be sure to let you know.

Rogers is also planning to launch this handset, though no availability information is available. Employees have started to receive training on the handset, so we may see it fairly soon.


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