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[14 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Q&A with Telus on 4G

Last week, Telus announced the arrival of its Dual Cell network, which could bring theoretical speeds of up to 42Mbps to their network, which doubles the HSPA+ technology being used today. The usage of the term 4G elsewhere has been met with some confusion, but with it getting wide use in the US for competing technologies, it’s not surprising that we’re seeing it happen here in Canada as well.

To get some clarification on the use of 4G, and what plans they have for LTE, we fired off some questions to Telus, and present the response below…

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[2 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
HTC Desire Z launches on Bell November 3rd

Bell is the exclusive Canadian carrier for the new HTC Desire Z, an 800Mhz Android phone running the 2.2 Froyo version of Google’s operating system, and promises to bring up to 14.4 Mbps in download speeds.  One of the standout features of the phone is the landscape QWERTY keyboard.  Besides the keyboard, which appears up to the high standards of HTC, the phone will have a unified email application for all those who have been waiting for a merged email inbox to make life easier.  It will also support HTCSense.com …

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[10 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]

Google Android’s assault on the smartphone market share has been relentless this year, and along with HTC, the battle has been spearheaded by Motorola. The latest Android phones available in Canada from Motorola are two entry level models that bring unique form factors to the wide variety of phones available, and they both run Android 2.1 with an update of Motorola’s Motoblur UI.
Google’s strategy to win the war against RIM and Apple is simply to overwhelm the enemy with numbers – there are a staggering amount of Android phones on …

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[24 Aug 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

It was perfect timing: Rogers, hoping to steal a little of the thunder from Bell and Virgin with their big Galaxy S launch concert with Metric, announced their version of the Galaxy S, the Captivate (already available in the US on AT&T), the same day, August 4th 2010.
While I was already pretty excited about the Galaxy S by the day of the concert, having already got to use one for a few days by then, the Rogers news was even better.  The Bell Galaxy S Vibrant is a great phone, …

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[6 Aug 2010 | 6 Comments | ]

Samsung and Bell were nice enough to send us a Galaxy S Vibrant a week early. Above is our unboxing of this new Android super-phone, and you can see a gallery of stills after the jump.
We should be posting our full review sometime next week, but my initial impressions, after a week of use, are very very favourable – I love this phone!
The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant is available now from Bell for $149.95 on a 3-year term. As a bonus if you buy a Galaxy S from Bell before …

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[26 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]

UPDATE – According to MobileSyrup, the Telus Galaxy in question is actually going to be the mid-range Galaxy Apollo. Hopes dashed.
When Samsung announced the launch in Canada of the Galaxy S ‘Superphone’, on Bell, they also said that
“Canadian consumers can anticipate the release of additional Galaxy S smartphones throughout the rest of 2010.”
Well, it looks like Telus might be the first carrier to have one of these ‘additional’ Galaxy S phones. On Howard Forums, one of the internet’s best discussion groups for phone geeks, the image above was posted a …

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[14 May 2010 | One Comment | ]

Almost 3 weeks ago, MobileSyrup.com posted a Telus internal inventory screenshot, listing a ‘HTC Triumph White Handset’. A few days later, the MobileNinjas posted that it had a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, and that it ‘resembles the HTC Incredible’. Also, members of the Howard Forums Telus HSPA message board had been speculating for weeks what this mysterious phone could be, and all evidence from Industry Canada Certification reports pointed to the Triumph being nothing more that a variation on the HTC Desire — itself a variation on the Nexus 1 running …

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[10 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

It’s 3am, and I just checked the Apple.ca store, and the iPad pre-order page is up! Apple has also pre-empted Rogers by posting the details of their iPad Data plans:
To start 3G service on your iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G, you will need a micro-SIM card and a data plan. A range of data plans are available and most don’t require a contract. When you order your iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G from the Apple Online Store, you can add a micro-SIM card from the carrier listed below. You can …

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[8 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Apple finally announced on Friday exactly when the iPad will be available internationally. It will hit Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on May 28th, and will be up for pre-order on May 10th. Both the Wi-Fi and 3G models will be available on that date, and the Canadian prices are as follows:
Suggested retail price of $549 (CAN) for 16GB, $649 (CAN) for 32GB, $749 (CAN) for 64GB for Wi-Fi models and $679 (CAN) for 16GB, $779 (CAN) for 32GB and $879 (CAN) for 64GB …

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[5 Feb 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Alex and Doug take a in-depth look at 3 of the newest smartphones available on the new Telus HSPA network. We talk about the HTC Hero, which we reviewed at the beginning of the year, the Blackberry Storm 2, which we will be posting a full review of shortly, and the Blackberry Bold 9700.

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[2 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

Rogers Wireless division must be feeling pretty down lately.  With the launch of the new Bell/Telus HSPA network, big Red lost exclusivity of the iPhone.  Telus also managed to get a court ruling preventing Rogers from advertising themselves as the “most reliable network”.
Now, in what can only be seen as a fit of jealous rage case of turnabout is fair play, Rogers has launched a lawsuit to prevent Bell from saying essentially the same thing.  Bell’s latest ads for the new network claim that it’s “the largest, fastest, and most …

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[25 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

A few weeks ago a Best Buy Mobile flyer (see the flyer image by clicking more below) showed a mysterious LG handset called the IQ. This mystery was quickly solved when it was discovered that this was the HSPA Windows Mobile ‘Monaco’ QWERTY slider, previously rumored to be coming to AT&T in the US. Today The Mobile Ninja’s posted a gallery with lots of of images of the phone – hopefully a hands-on will follow.
According to the Ninjas the IQ has a 3.2″ screen, 5mp camera, LG’s S-class interface …