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The super affordable mid-range Moto G smartphone is now available in Canada, on carriers Telus and Koodo Mobile. The Moto G won’t be landing in the U.S. until January of 2014, with Verizon confirming that they will carry the device. Canadian customers are the first in North America to be able to purchase the device, which carries a price tag of around $200 for the 8GB version. This is sans-contract mind you, which will allow budget minded customers to pick up the impressive smartphone without the hassle of monthly payments. … Read more
Samsung’s wearable Galaxy Gear is the company’s entry into the burgeoning wearables market. The smartwatch extends the functionality of certain Samsung Android devices, allowing for hands-free calls, quick access to e-mail, text messages and other notifications. The device even includes a pedometer, so fitness enthusiasts know exactly how much exercise they are getting. Samsung will be offering the Galaxy Gear in Canada on Black Friday, November 29th for just $280 at participating retailers. Upon launch, the Galaxy Gear was only compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which annoyed many … Read more
TELUS is about to acquire Public Mobile in a move that would make it the country’s second largest mobile network after Rogers and ahead of Bell Mobility. The carrier still waits for the green light from the Competition Bureau, but it got an approval from Minister of Industry James Moore, so it’s likely the Bureau won’t complain. According to an internal document obtained by MobileSyrup, the transaction will “close within the next month or so” and the deal won’t affect the two parties’ current operations… “it is business as usual.” … Read more
Well, the leaks just don’t stop coming, do they? The Nexus 5 has been heavily leaked, and if that’s not enough to assume that the launch is possibly days away, then maybe this press image will convince you. What you see above (and below) is a press image of the Nexus 5 with Telus branding. We’re not surprised to see carrier branding on the Nexus 5, as the devices have historically launched on at least one carrier. As far as the US is concerned, we would be at all surprised … Read more
Sony has launched the Xperia Z1 in Canada. The Japanese company’s flagship device is available from all of the Big 3 carriers, including Rogers, Bell and TELUS with prices starting from $199 on a two-year contract. In addition, Sony’s own web store is selling the unlocked unit for whopping $725. As you probably already know, that money gets you one of the most powerful Android smartphones ever announced. Its specs include a 5-inch full HD Triluminos display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip, 2GB of RAM and that powerful 20.7-megapixel camera … Read more
BlackBerry’s Z30 smartphone will be making its way to Canada soon, and will be available on carriers Bell, TELUS, MTS, SaskTel and other retail partners on October 15th. Pricing and availability will be determined by the carrier. The BlackBerry Z30 boasts a 5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera on the back, 2,880mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and runs on BlackBerry 10.2 OS. So get ready to grab your BlackBerry Z30 on October 15th! Press release follows below.
Canadian HTC One customers are receiving the device’s recent Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, with customers on Bell, Rogers, Virgin Mobile and Telus reporting receiving the update. The update, which brings Android 4.3 to the table also includes some updates to Sense 5, camera improvements and a ton of bug fixes. The update stated rolling out in Taiwan a week ago, and is slowly making its rounds across the globe. With news of a Canadian rollout, hopefully that means that U.S. HTC One owners will be receiving the update soon. … Read more
Residents of the great white north will be receiving the LG G2 soon, with the device coming to Canadian carriers Bell Mobility, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile on September 27th. Pricing has not been disclosed yet, but we’d imagine the G2 will be priced around $200 on contract akin to most American carriers. The 5.2-inch Snapdragon 800 touting smartphone features a 3,000mAh battery and a bevy of software features such as QuickRemote, Answer Me and Guest Mode. Press release follows below.
Nokia Canada has tweeted the sweet(ed) news, saying that the hot-new Lumia 1020 is coming to two of the country’s largest operators, Rogers and TELUS. In addition, they said the device will also be available from Black’s which is a retail chain owned by TELUS. Unfortunately, the Finns haven’t shared any dates leaving us wondering when our Canadian friends will be able to get this powerful camera-phone. Likewise, they haven’t spilled the beans on price though we guess it won’t be much different from what AT&T is asking. Again, the … Read more