Canadian carrier Bell mobility has announced a slew of new unlimited talk and text plans that are slated to go head to head with Roger’s recently announced offerings. Unsurprisingly, unlimited data is nowhere to be found, but the company does manage to undercut a few other northern carriers in terms of pricing.
The new plans include:
- $55/month 1000 minutes, 200 MB broadband data
- $65/month unlimited local talk, 1 GB broadband data and 10 hours of Bell MobileTV
- $75/month unlimited local talk, 3 GB broadband data and 10 hours of Bell MobileTV
- $95/month unlimited Canada-wide talk, 5 GB broadband data and 10 hours of Bell MobileTV
Bell is also offering unlimited nationwide long-distance calling for an additional $10 per month. The new plans will be available beginning November 9th and can be purchased online or in any brick-and-mortar store.
Rogers and Telus already spilled the beans about the June 20th Canadian release date for the Samsung Galaxy S III, and now Samsung has confirmed this in a press release. Samsung also outlines all the specs of the Canadian variants as well as which carriers will be getting it. Here’s the breakdown:
SGH-i747 (LTE model): Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel, TELUS, and Rogers Wireless.
SGH-iT999 (HSPA+42 model): Videotron, Wind, and Mobilicity.
In the U.S., this could mean the i747 would come to AT&T and the iT999 to T-Mobile, but we’re just speculating. Spec-wise, these two models are very similar to the international versions with a couple of differences.
As we expected, the CPU is a dual-core Qualcomm S4 instead of the quad-core Exynos. The amount of RAM is doubled to a whopping 2GB for both Canadian versions. On the negative side, there will not be a 64GB version available, and the iT999 will only come with 16GB. Not the end of the world, but this may affect the buying decision for some.
Hit the break for the full press release.
At last Bell customers rocking either HTC’s Sensation 4G or Raider 4G can join the Android 4.0 bandwagon after the Canadian carrier started the roll out today. The Android version is 4.03 which is skinned with sense version 3.6, it looks like you’ll have to wait for 4.04 if you plan on keeping up with those HTC One owners running sense version 4.
The update is already arriving on handsets so if yours hasn’t popped up in the notification bar just yet, it might be time to start hitting the ‘check for updates’ button every 5 minutes! Happy updating, be sure to pop back in and let us know how that Ice Cream Sandwich tastes.
Is there a sweeter notification than the pop up telling you there’s a software update waiting for you? Well it’s time to wake up Canada and check your Galaxy Nexus as they’re about to join the 4.0.2 party!
This latest update is certainly great news for our Canadian friends however, it doesn’t help unravel the mystery of the various ICS variations currently doing the rounds. It was only last week that we brought you news of 4.0.4 and 4.0.5 updates surfacing as well.
So how about it Bell customers, was your Galaxy Nexus update waiting for you this morning? If not, perhaps it’s time to start spamming the ‘check now’ button!
Source : androidcentral
The HTC Holiday, also going by the name Raider 4G, should defiantly be coming to Canada before the end of 2011. The Raider could be hitting both Bell Mobility and Rogers and it’s unknown if either will have this device as an exclusive. Reports say the Raider could hit Canada as early as November, so be on the lookout for any news right here. Anyone looking to grab this 4G powerhouse rocking a 1.5GHz dual-core and a 4.5-inch screen?
Thanks to MobileSyrup we’ve gotten a report that a white Samsung Galaxy S II will be available on Canada’s Bell Mobility network. We don’t have much information other than the screenshots above and below after the break, but the release date is supposed to be “way before” the holiday shopping rush. The S II sure does look sexy in white. Anyone want one? Hit up the break to see a shot of the back.
Canadians are finally getting access to Google Movies in the Android Market according to reports from customers using the Canadian carrier Bell Mobility. Presently, the app is not visible to customers of Roger’s Wireless, Bell’s direct competitor. Rumors are being confirmed however that the Android Market 3.1.5 update will fill in those gaps and bring everyone some much deserved movie love.
Where are my Canadians at? Do you have access to Google Movies yet? Leave us a comment below.
The Motorola Atrix was easily one of the most praised smartphones to be shown at CES 2011. We reported that Bell along with O2 would be getting the Motorola Atrix at some point in the future, although the Press Release by Motorola didn’t specify a date. We can say it’s getting closer as we see above that Bell has made their landing page for the Motorola Atrix live for the public. We can only assume that since we heard AT&T may be launching the Atrix on March 1st, that Bell may be getting it around the same time too after showing us this live webpage.
The Motorola Atrix has the following specs;
- dual-core 1 GHz processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 540 x 960 4-inch display
- 5 megapixel camera
- fingerprint scanner
Time will tell the tale.
Canadian owners of the Samsung Vibrant and Fascinate can be happy finally as Samsung has made the Froyo update available for users on Telus, Sasktel, Vrigin Mobile and Bell Canada!
Let’s hope that Samsung hasn’t included any other bugs in this update as the last Froyo update was pulled by Samsung after hearing about issues with microSD storage. The update should be available through Samsung Kies software for the Galaxy S family. Enjoy!
Bell is putting the HTC Desire Z and the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant on sale for the holidays by taking an additional $75.00 off the price of each! That makes the HTC Desire Z is $4.95 and the Galaxy S Vibrant is $24.95 when signing a 3 year contract for either of these devices, which is a pretty sweet deal for the best phones you can get in Canada. The sale lasts until December 31st 2010.