Nexus 5 press images leak, features TELUS branding

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We already know that the Nexus 5 will be coming to the Play Store off-contract, and that it will also be sold by carriers in the US. We now have news that the Canadian carrier, TELUS, will be offering the device as well.

Whether it will be available through TELUS at the same time as other carriers, we don’t know. Pricing is also unknown for now.

Expect to see Google release the Nexus 5 to the Play Store by the end of the month, likely on the 28th or 30th.

Source: Mobile Syrup

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Lands on Telus April 27th

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April 27th is a day to mark on your calendar my friends, that is if you live in Canada. Telus just issued a press release with all the juicy details about the Galaxy S 4. I’m getting a little ahead of myself here, because the date is only important if you preordered the device. If not, you are going to have to wait until May 3rd when the phone becomes available in stores.

The phone will cost you $700 off contract, or $199 with a standard three year Canadian contract plus an additional $50 data plan. You have your choice of white frost or black mist.

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Rogers, Bell, and TELUS all confirm they will carry the Galaxy S IV

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So you’ve seen how awesome the Galaxy S IV is, but in the back of your mind you’re still wondering if your carrier will officially carry the device. If you’re a Rogers, Bell, or TELUS customer in Canada, put those fears to rest, as all three of the big cell carriers have taken to their Twitter accounts to confirm that they will be carrying your new favorite “Life Companion.”

There’s nothing official about date and pricing, but these things are going to fly off the shelves. You can likely expect the devices to be made available as soon as possible for each carrier, but keep your ears out for details as we get closer to April.

source: Rogers|Bell|Telus

LG’s Optimus G set to land on TELUS on November 13th

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LG’s latest flagship device, the Optimus G,  is all set to land on TELUS come November the 13th. While pricing has yet to be released, you can expect it to be around the $200 range on contract similar to its American counterpart. The reviews of the Optimus G have been outstanding and I have no doubts that this device will be a good one. Sadly, LG just doesn’t have a great reputation when it comes to updates and taking care of their customers.

Also keep in mind that the Optimus G will indeed come with a fully locked bootloader. If you’re a rooter and modder, that may be something you keep an eye on. Other than that I see no other reason not to get this device if you’re in the market for a high end Android phone. Here’s what you can expect with the Optimus G:

  • Chipset: 1.5 GHz Quad-core Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor
  • LTE
  • Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Network: 2G / 3G / LTE
  • Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
  • Memory: 32GB
  • RAM: 2GB DDR
  • Camera: 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
  • Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
  • Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC

Any TELUS customers waiting for this device?

source: AC

HTC’s One X+ confirmed to arrive in Canada via TELUS

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With HTC’s latest Android flagship in the HTC One X+ finally being unveiled today, TELUS wasted no time in confirming the arrival of the device for the network. The One X+ will  offer a powerful 1.7 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the same 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 display, and has an 8 megapixel camera on the back. The One X+ will also offer Android’s 4.1 Jelly Bean software with Sense 4+ right out of the box.

So far no other Canadian network has announced the availability of this device, but well let you all know as soon as we find out. Any TELUS users excited for this device?

source: AC

Leaked Internal Document Shows HTC One V Smartphone To Arrive In Telus Stores By June 8th

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Well friends, the time has officially come for the 3rd leg of the HTC One Series to arrive in stores. While Telus has stayed mum on when its customers would get the HTC One V smartphone, we now have an idea of when it will arrive. According to a leaked internal document obtained by our Canadian friends at MobileSyrup, Telus plans on releasing the smartphone tomorrow, June 8th. That’s not all either— the phone will be modestly priced at $289.99 should you decide to buy the phone at retail price. In addition, customers will have the option of the following on-contract pricing:

  • 1-year contract – $229.99
  • 2-year contract – $189.99
  • 3-year contract – $29.99

Not too bad of a deal of a solid Beats Audio and Ice Cream Sandwich-powered phone, right?

source: MobileSyrup

Telus Set To Drop The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Perhaps Looking Ahead To Galaxy S III’s Arrival

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is to this date one of the best Android phones available today. So it’s surprising that Canadian mobile carrier Telus has decided to prematurely retire the pure Android device. It’s reason for doing such a thing? Well— it’s not exactly certain, but there’s increasing speculation that the mobile carrier is clearing the path for a certain smartphone featuring S Voice. The move makes sense too as Telus pulled a similar move by pulling the Nexus S smartphone when the Galaxy S II arrived in the past. It is also presumed the Nexus line of smartphones have had a harder time being adopted by the mainstream, despite it being a true Google device. Perhaps the Samsung Galaxy S III will have more recognition and a bigger base for Telus customers. Still, you can’t help but feel surprised and/or sadden by the end of the run by the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

source: Mobile Syrup

TELUS HTC One V With Sense 4.0 Hands-On [Video]

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The HTC One Series of phones is a classic case of good, better, best, with the “best” being the HTC One X, the “good” being the HTC One V, and the HTC One S falling right in the middle. Canadian carrier TELUS is slated to carry the One V, and MobileSyrup scored a hands-on video showcasing the One V and Sense 4.0.

It was thought that since the One V has a slower processor than its brothers, it might get the lighter Sense 3.6, but it’s good to see it will indeed get the full 4.0, and it seems to run pretty smoothly. The video shows that HTC’s ImageSense technology is still in full swing here, with the camera being very responsive and having the ability to take stills while recording 720p video.

No word on a launch date yet, but stay tuned. Check out the video after the break.

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TELUS Offering Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 With LTE For An Arm And A Leg

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Telus is almost ready to flip the switch on their highly anticipated LTE Network and first up for devices to rock super fast speeds is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.  You can check out our review of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 (WiFi Only) here if you haven’t already. We like to tout the device as being a happy medium for those wanting more than a 7-inch offering but less than a 10.1-inch model.  Either way, you can’t go wrong with this slim power-horse of a tablet.  Up until now, it was hard to find the prospective price for the almost released device but it looks like now we can expect it to be a whopping $649.99.  We’re surprised your first born is not required as well.  In any event, the device packs pretty impressive specs sporting a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU on a beautiful 8.9-inch 1280 x 800 res display.  There’s also a 3 mp camera and 2 mp front facing camera accompanied by a generous 6100 mAh battery.  Your standard Wifi and Bluetooth are all there wrapped up in a 453 gram 8.9 mm housing.  Even with LTE on board, this thing is still one of the slimmest devices around.  The tab will come with Android Honeycomb 3.2 and also supports HSPA+ 21Mbps when you’re not in an LTE coverage area.

 

source: Telus
via: MobileSyrup

Telus Launches Optik TV App for Streaming TV and Movies on the Go

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Good news for you Canadian readers who have Telus as their wireless carrier. Telus has just released an app in the Android Market that works in conjunction with thier Optik TV service and allows users the ability to watch select content on their mobile devices. Channel selection is a bit limited at this time but currently you can tune in to HBO, YTV, Baby TV, two Disney stations, and a few more. Whats neat is that the service doesn’t end with mobile devices either, Telus also offers an online portal for any web-enabled device. You can even watch Optik TV with your Xbox Kinect, gestures and voice included.

Once Telus’ LTE service kicks off, you can bet this app will be a hoot. Imagine watching your favorite HBO shows on the go without the streaming lag-time associated with 3G service. I imagine LTE should hit Telus soon, more than likely alongside the Galaxy Note launch in the middle February.

If you’re a Telus customer and want to go get the download, I’ve included a couple handy links after the break. While you’re there, you might as well check out the promo video for the Optik TV app, too!

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