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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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It has been some time since RIM announced the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, but Virgin Mobile recently came forward reminding Canadians that they will be launching it soon. Posted on their Twitter profile, Virgin Mobile Canada stated "well be getting the bb 9900 super soon!"

No word on exactly when "super soon" is, but hopefully we'll see it launch in first part half of the summer. The Bold 9900 is a big step up for RIM and BlackBerry products, offering the familiar Bold shape and design, but also including a touchscreen. The 9900 has a 2.8" (640x480) touchscreen display, along with the standard trackpad and full QWERTY keyboard. It also features a 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, and is powered by a 1.2GHz processor and 768MB of RAM. Other features include 8GB of internal storage, HSPA connectivity reaching 14.4Mbps, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, GPS, and even possibly NFC support in the future.

Though the hardware is seeing a variety of big improvements over current BlackBerry devices, the OS will also be updated. BlackBerry OS 7.0 won't be available for existing models, and will begin its life with the 9900/9930. It features a variety of improvements and additional features, including an updated browser with full HTML5 support and faster rendering, in addition to "BlackBerry Balance", a feature that helps keep work/home content separate from each other.

No word yet on pricing, but we'll be sure to keep you updated with any further information that is made available.


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New entrants have been working hard at expanding their device line-up and offering competitive products and services, and Mobilicity is doing just that by launching the Mobiflip. The Mobiflip is actually the Sidekick LX rebranded by Mobilicity, and features a 3.2" (854x480) display that swivels up, along with a full QWERTY keyboard, trackball for navigation, and 3.2MP camera with a flash. The Mobiflip is available now for $99.99 outright, but it comes with a $50 mail-in rebate if purchased before December 31st, bringing it down to just $49.99.


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We're seeing Canadian companies take advantage of smartphones and popular mobile platforms more and more, and it's nice to see UPS Canada joining in. The UPS application is now available for free on Android and BlackBerry, through either Market or App World. If you're someone who ships or receives a number of items via UPS, this app is great as it allows you to track packages, find UPS locations, and get quotes. Those with UPS accounts can also create shipments and send themselves shipping labels via e-mail for printing once on a computer.


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WIND Mobile has recently launched the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300, which features a 2.4" (320 x 240) display, 2MP camera, and runs OS 5 at launch, but will be upgradable to OS 6 soon. It also features an optical trackpad, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS, and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card. The Curve 3G has been available from other carriers for some time now, but it's always good to see WIND expanding on their device line-up. The Curve 3G 9300 is available now, for $290 contract-free, and will apparently be available through WIND upcoming tab program, though no definite information yet on when that will launch.


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Windows Phone 7 recently launched in Canada, with LG devices including the Optimus 7 on Telus and Optimus Quantam from Bell, and LG has sweetened the deal for those considering either of these device. Anybody who purchased an LG Windows Phone 7 device will get 10 free applications every 60 days, worth approximately $30 USD. The first ten apps being given away are: Look n Type, Workout Tracker, Photo Stylist, Fortune Coins, Caddy Buddy, Metro Scanner, Tool Box, I'm a musician - Guitar, I'm a musician - Piano, and Voice to text. Who purchased a Windows Phone 7 device or intends on doing so? Also, anybody try any of these applications yet? Let us know in our forums!


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Mobilicity recently announced that they would be carrying the Google Nexus One, and it looks like that's just one of the many new handsets being launched by the new entrant. Available now (but apparently out of stock), the BlackBerry Curve 3G features the standard BlackBerry form with a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.4" (320 x 240) display, and an optical trackpad for navigation. Supported connectivity includes 3G, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS, and the device also features a 2MP camera, and memory expansion up to 32GB via microSD card. Coming in at the lowest outright price in Canada, the BlackBerry curve 3G is now among Mobilicity's growing handset line-up for just $299.99 outright.


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Sasktel has launched the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300, the newest model in the Curve line-up by RIM. The Curve 3G features a 2.4" (320x240) display, 2MP camera, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and of course 3G connectivity. Featuring a full QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad, this device is confirmed to be getting BlackBerry 6 - the new OS currently only available on the Torch 9800. Along with a re-designed UI, BlackBerry 6 comes with a new WebKit browser, which is a significant improvement over the existing BlackBerry web browser. The Curve 3G is available now from Sasktel for $50 on a 3 year term, or $375 contract-free in either "Graphite" or "Fuschia".


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Rogers recently released new Pay as you Go BlackBerry plans, and we've been expecting an official prepaid launch since. They've added the BlackBerry Curve 8520 to their Pay as you Go line-up, for $349.99. This version of the Curve features an 2.4" (320x240) display, optical trackpad, and 2MP camera, along with Wi-Fi connectivity. With 128MB of internal memory, this device is expandable up to 16GB via microSD card, and the handset is available in black, purple, or white.


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Rogers has officially launched the BlackBerry Curve 9300, with pricing of $79.99 on a 3 year term, or $399.99 outright. The 9300 is very similar to the 8520, but offers connectivity over Rogers' 3G network, providing faster data speeds. It features an optical trackpad for navigation, a 2.4" (320x240) display, full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 3.15 MP camera. At roughly $80 on a 3 year term, we're suggesting you opt for the Bold 9700 at only $20 more. If you're looking to purchase the device contract-free, the new Curve 9300 might be a good choice, since it's outright pricing of $399 is the lowest of any current BlackBerry from Rogers, but beware, as of now it doesn't seem like this device is going to get RIM's upcoming OS, BlackBerry 6.


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