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We?ve been keeping you up to date regarding Rogers and Fido?s upcoming Optimus L7 launch, and have more information for you. The Rogers version should be coming very soon, with speculation pointing to the next few weeks. Rogers stores have started to receive accessories for entry-level handset, so we should see it soon.

The LG Optimus L7 features a 4.3? (480 x 800) touch screen display with Gorilla Glass, and a 5 MP camera with LED flash and basic VGA video capture capabilities. It?s supposed to run Android 4.0 ICS however, which is a good sign for those looking for affordability yet up-to-date software. It?s powered by a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, and other features include its front-facing camera, and its Wi-FI, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity.

Pricing isn?t currently available, but stay tuned as we?ll keep you updated on the LG Optimus L7 from Rogers!


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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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Research in Motion has recently recalled approximately 1000 BlackBerry PlayBooks. According to an official statement from RIM, the recall is due to an issue with some PlayBooks being "unable to properly load software upon initial set-up". The statement also points out that many of the affected devices are still in the distribution channels and haven't reached customers, so hopefully few people will be impacted.

While this recall certainly can't help RIM and the PlayBook's success, it is a fairly small number in comparison to the number of units sold. Users who do experience the described issue are encouraged to contact RIM to determine next steps.


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Beginning yesterday, the BlackBerry World 2011 event is where most expect new device and software announcements, and RIM lived up to those expectations. Announcing the BlackBerry 9900/9930 models and BlackBerry 7 OS, RIM stated that the Bold Touch is expected to be available from carriers around the world beginning this Summer.

The Bold Touch 9900/9930 are essentially the same device, though the 9930 operates on CDMA networks, whereas the 9900 is GSM and HSPA+ compatible. They feature a 2.8" (640x480) VGA multitouch display, while retaining the familiar BlackBerry design that comes with a full QWERTY keyboard. The Bold Touch is a significant improvement over current BlackBerry handsets, and is powered by a 1.2GHz processor and 768MB of RAM. It has a 5MP camera with 720p video capture, and supports NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, and bluetooth connectivity. It comes in at just 10.5mm thick, making it the thinnest BlackBerry yet. Lastly, the Bold Touch runs on BlackBerry 7 OS, RIM's latest version of their platform. No word on pricing or exact launch dates, but we should see these launch by late Summer.

BlackBerry 7 OS brings with it several new features over the current 6.0 version, including a significantly improved browser with faster rendering and full HTML5 support. It also offers voice activated search, and integrates "BlackBerry Balance", a feature that helps separate personal content from corporate items on your device.

BlackBerry 7 OS will only be available for the Bold Touch 9900/9930, and will not be compatible with existing devices from RIM. There will likely be several newer devices announced with the OS in the near-future, but this new Bold series handset will likely be their flagship model. Those who purchase the device will also get the full version of Docs To Go out-of-box, so users will quickly be able to access all of their documents, including PDFs.


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Great news for Virgin Mobile customers who own an HTC Legend came through today, as the Android OS 2.2 Froyo update is now officially available. The update, which can be downloaded/installed OTA (over the air) is available now, and can be accessed by going to Settings, About phone, and then choosing Software update.

The update brings a slew of features and improvements to the Legend, including Adobe Flash 10.1, a revamped UI, and the ability to install applications to external memory(microSD card). Remember to connect to Wi-Fi before performing the update, and while your applications and content should be preserved, backing up important items is always a good idea. HTC Legend users, you can now begin enjoying Froyo!


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Rogers customers who own a Dell Streak are in luck today, as the Android 2.2 Froyo update is being rolled out OTA(over-the-air). The update, which brings Adobe Flash support and Dell's "Stage" software, is available now, and Streak users should be prompted to update the next time their phone is rebooted. The other main benefit users will experience with this new OS version is significantly wider compatibility with recently released apps, as many developers are designing their products to function with Android OS 2.0 or higher only.

Note: Some users are experiencing issues when updating their Streak's OTA, stating that they experience repeated "Force close" problems immediately after the update. Be sure to manually back up your crucial data before performing the upgrade. Lastly, if you do experience the "Force close" problem after updating, try navigating the menus and perform a Factory Reset on the device, as this reportedly fixes the problem and leaves you with a fresh Android 2.2 Froyo install.


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We recently saw Android 2.2 Froyo become available for the Telus Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate, as well as the Bell, Virgin, and Sasktel Vibrant, and now it's Rogers' turn. The Froyo 2.2 upgrade is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, which introduces a variety of new features and improvements, including overall speed and stability improvements, and more. The update is available now, and can be downloaded and installed using the Samsung Kies software available at Samsung.ca.


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We have a lot of device launch news from Videotron, with one device having launched, 2 others beings posted on their site but soon after removed, and hints at the BlackBerry Curve 3G. The LG dLite is now available from Videotron, while the Motorola Spice (Android), and the LG Wink were posted but then removed.

The LG dLite features a bright blue colour, unique customizable LCD external display, 2.8" screen, and a 2MP camera. The dLite is now available for $14.95 "reduced price", or $219.95 outright.

The Motorola Spice, which runs Android 2.1, features a 3" touch screen, slide out QWERTY keyboard, a 3MP camera, and Wi-Fi connectivity. This handset was posted on Videotron's website, but was quickly removed for unknown reasons. When it was posted, it was listed at $59.95 as a reduced price, or $279.95 outright.

The other device to be posted but then removed is the LG Wink, which features a 2" touchscreen, 1.3MP camera, FM radio and a 3.5mm headset jack. This device is the least expensive of the newly launched/upcoming handsets, and comes in at $9.95 reduced, or $159.95 contract-free.




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Lastly, it looks like Videotron is getting set to launch the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300, as the BlackBerry software update website lists it under Videotron's category. No word yet on when the Curve 3G will join their BlackBerry line-up, but we should see it fairly soon. We'll be sure to let you know once any further information is available!


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Rogers customers who own either the Sony Ericsson X10 or X10 Mini have been waiting quite some time for Android 2.1 Eclair to launch for the device, and as of Sunday, it finally has! The updated OS offers several new features and changes to the devices software, including HD 720p video capture, auto-focus, a new lock screen, 2 additional homescreens (for a total of 5), and much more. To get the update, you'll have to head to the Sony Ericsson website, as it isn't currently available for OTA install.


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Most Telus HTC Desire owners have been keeping a close eye on the status of the Android 2.2 Froyo OS update, which was promised to come by the end of October. It was looking like this promise was set to be broken, but at the very last moment (October 31st), the upgrade went live for OTA updating! To update your HTC Desire, on your device go to Menu, Settings, Phone Info, and lastly Software Updates. Be sure to connect via Wi-Fi before doing the update to keep carrier data charges to a minimum, as the update is more than likely a larger file. Have you updated your HTC Desire? Let us know how it runs in our forums!


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