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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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People all over the world have been waiting for next-generation devices to be announced/unveiled, and Samsung is looking to get things started by announcing the Galaxy S II late last week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy S II (model: GT-I9100) features a 4.27" (800x480) Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display, along with an 8MP camera with 1080p HD video capture, and a front-facing 2MP camera. Coming in at just 8.49mm thick, this upcoming handset from Samsung packs in a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage memory. If you're looking for a feature-rich and high-specification device, it may be worth the wait for the Samsung Galaxy S II! No word yet on pricing, or when the handset will make it's way to Canada, but hopefully we'll see it launch fairly soon!


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Chatr, the newest discount brand owned by Rogers, quietly launched in Montreal about a week ago. There are a number of retail outlets for those interested to visit, including Futureshop, Wireless Wave, Zellers, and an official Chatr store located at 705 Rue Ste Catherine O. With any luck, the increased competition in Montreal will result in even cheaper plans and devices, and it seems Chatr is looking to get that started by putting their entire device line-up on sale. Montreal residents, are you thinking about signing up with Chatr?


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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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With Rogers, Bell, Telus, and Virgin Mobile confirming that the BlackBerry Torch 9800 will arrive on September 24th, Best Buy has recently started accepting pre-orders for those looking to secure one for themselves. All it takes to reserve your Torch 9800 is a trip your nearest Best buy location and a $50 deposit, which should ensure you're one of the first to own one in Canada.

The BlackBerry Torch is RIM's first sliding handset that features a touch screen along with a full QWERTY keyboard, and it features the new BlackBerry 6 OS, along with a significantly improved web browser, improved user interface/menus, and more.


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Rogers retail location have received LG Neon 2 dummy phones, and some have even started receiving real stock, so the launch should take place within the coming days. The Neon 2 is the follow-up handset to the original Neon, and features a 3" (240x400) touch screen, 2MP camera, along with a full sliding QWERTY keyboard. Originally set to cost $29.99 on a 3 year term, it looks like the price has been slashed before launch, with FutureShop advertising it for free with a 3 year contract. No word yet on outright pricing, or an exact launch date, but with stock arriving at stores now we should see it launch soon.


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Rogers retail locations have started to receive Samsung Wave dummy handsets, indicating a near-future launch. Though no specific dates or pricing have been released thus far, we do know Bell will be releasing the handset on July 8th, so hopefully Rogers won't be far behind.

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.


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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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WIND Mobile has recently added the black variation of the Nokia 5230 to it's line-up, complimenting the existing white model already offered. All features and specifications remain the same, as well as the existing price of $180 contract-free.

The Nokia 5230 features a 3.2" (640x360) touch screen, GPS, and a 2MP camera. It supports AWS (HSPA) connectivity for faster data speeds, and is expandable up to 16GB via microSD. When purchased from Wind, the handset will come with a free 2GB memory card and wired headset to get you started.


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KOODO Mobile has started preparing for their upcoming HSPA network launch, with internal systems showing information on SIM card testing. KOODO, a subsidiary of Telus Mobility, will be using Telus' HSPA network to deliver a better quality experience to customers across Canada, in addition to providing the freedom of using compatible unlocked HSPA handsets.

While no launch date has been released as of yet, we should see the network up and running in the near-future, with device announcements coming around the same time.


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