Those of you in Canada can get ready for the next edition of the rejuvenated RAZR line. Motorola just announced the RAZR V, which is already available in China. It’s only 8.4mm thick, and since it’s a RAZR, you can expect a full dose of Kevlar fiber to give it that nice touch. The rest of the specs include:
- 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) ColorBoost display
- 1.2Ghz dual-core processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording
- microSD slot for additional 32GB of storage
- HSDPA, WiFi b/g/n, and Bluetooth
- Android 4.o Ice Cream Sandwich
No pricing was specified, but it will be available during the 2nd quarter at Bell Mobility, Best Buy, Future Shop, Tbooth Wireless, The Mobile Shop, The Source, Videotron, Virgin Mobile, WIND Mobile, WIRELESSWAVE and WIRELESS etc.
Full press release after the break:
We already saw a leak of the AT&T Atrix HD so we knew it was only a matter of time when it was officially announced. That time is today as Motorola made if official for both AT&T as well as Bell in Canada. Don’t let the titles of both phones fool you, they are both LTE devices so no worries. Full specs include:
- 4.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) ColorBoost display
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording, 1.3MP front facing camera
- 8GB on-board storage, with expandable microSD card slot
- 1780 mAh battery
- Gorilla Glass
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
For AT&T, it will be available on July 15th for $99, but for Bell we only know it will be available during the Summer, and no pricing was specified. Hit the break for both press releases.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is coming to pretty much all Canadian carriers, including TELUS, Bell, Rogers, WIND, Mobilicity, SaskTel, Videotron and Virgin Mobile. The Canadian release date was announced as June 20th, but yesterday on Twitter, Samsung Canada let everyone know the date has slipped by a week to June 27th.
The folks at MobileSyrup received a more detailed statement:
“Due to unprecedented global demand for the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III, with more than 9 million carrier pre-orders to date, the date of availability for purchase of this device in Canada, is now June 27th. In advance of the GALAXY S III availability date, most carriers and retailers are offering customers the chance to register on-line for updates, and some partners are offering their customers the option to pre-order the Galaxy S III. We expect any shortages to be short lived as we ramp up production to meet this unprecedented global demand.”
I guess it’s not a bad problem for Samsung to have.
source: @samsungcanada, mobilesyrup
Bell customers who want to get their hands on the HTC One S won’t have to wait much longer. The internal doc above shows us that it will be available on May 17 for $599.95. Of course that’s the off contract price. As for contract pricing, we don’t have any of them yet. We also expect to see the One S on SaskTel, Telus, and Virgin. In fact Virgin already has a registration page up. Be sure to check out our hands on and full review.
source: mobile syrup
Canada has been seeing a lot of HTC love lately with Rogers getting the HTC One X last week. This time, thanks to an anonymous tipster, Bell is getting in on the goods with the HTC One V set to arrive on May 3. Reminiscent of the HTC Legend of old, the One V is built with a uni-body aluminum shell surrounding a 3.7 inch SLCD2 display. Inside, you will find a 1 GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage with micro SD card support, 5 MP camera, along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s no official word on pricing at this time but the HTC One V will be advertised toward the mid-range smartphone crowd. Personally, I think this is a pretty smooth looking device, however I wouldn’t mind a bump in the specs department. Anyone planning on picking up one of these HTC crowbars next week?
Canadian Android enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy some GSII goodness of their own with the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE. A Bell exclusive, this super sexy GSII will sport a massive 4.65 inch HD Super AMOLED screen, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage with micro SD card support, 8 MP camera and will come baked with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. No details on pricing and availability have been outed yet but more info should come to light in the next few weeks. Continue past the break for the full presser and more details on the latest addition to Bell’s lineup.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is about to get some sexy in its life… well for the version in Canada at least. Sammy has announced it will bring the device in a ceramic white color across the major Canadian wireless carriers. That means you’ll get to view and use all the noteworthy features in white casing. Here’s Samsung Canada VP of Mobile Communications sharing his thoughts:
“GALAXY Note continues to delight customers with its incredible versatility and unique user experience and we are excited to introduce a new colour of the popular Samsung Galaxy Note to Canadians.”
Hit the break for the full press release.
We’ve seen various confirmations of devices getting the coveted Android 4.0 update this year from wireless carriers throughout the U.S., but what about our neighbors to the north? While most Canadian mobile users still do not know of when they will receive the ICS update, Canadian wireless carrier Bell has gone ahead and confirmed it will be pushing out the update to several select devices. While Bell specifically highlights “support for some features vary by manufacturer”, it’s provided a specific list showing the concrete dates of updates for the following devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S II – April 2012
- Samsung Galaxy Note – April 2012
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – May 2012
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE – June 2012
- HTC Sensation – June 2012
- HTC Raider – June 2012
- LG Optimus LTE – July 2012
If you’re on Bell and own one of those devices, be prepared for an enhanced Android experience.
source: Mobile Syrup
And Huawei continues its impressive 2012 rampage by giving its Vision U8850 smartphone an appearance here in North America. The phone has been available in select markets since the end of last year, but it was nowhere to be seen in North America until it made a subtle appearance at the Bluetooth SIG website recently. The unit looks to feature an HSDPA 850/1900MHz signal, so it would most likely be featured on AT&T’s sexy 3G network or on Rogers’/Telus/Bell if it’s headed for Canadian boundaries.
The Gingerbread-powered device could make a solid option for some with its decent specs too. You’ll find inside a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, 3.7 inch WVGA display, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 5MP rear camera with 720p video recording, VGA front-facing camera, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of ROM, MicroSD card support, and a 1,400 mAh battery. No further news for now, but stay tuned with Talk Android for additional news as we hear it.
source: Bluetooth SIG
via: Unwired View
Canadians are rejoicing today because they are set to receive the awesome Samsung Galaxy Note next month. Best Buy Canada has just confirmed it will unleash the phone to the masses February 14th for a cool $249.99 on a 3-year contract. Considering AT&T is set to release the phone around February 19th in the States, Best Buy’s release date looks to be accurate. Best Buy lists the device will operate with mobile carriers Rogers, Telus and Bell, though pricing information is mysteriously absent for the Rogers version of the phone. No word yet on off-contract pricing, but you can expect it will be around or over the $600 mark. If you’re in Canada and you fancy a Galaxy Note, head on over to your local Best Buy store and pre-order that bad boy today.
source: Mobile Syrup
via: Best Buy