Bell and Virgin Mobile launch the Samsung Galaxy Gio

Another entry level Android phone hit the market yesterday as Bell and Virgin Mobile launched The Samsung Galaxy Gio. It has an 800MHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.2-inch (480 x 320) screen, 3MP camera, WiFi hotspot capability, and TouchWiz 3.0. Bell is offering it at $249.99 with no contract or $29.95 with a 3-year contract. The better deal is Virgin Mobile which is $149.99 outright or FREE with the 3-year contract.

[via bell and vigrin]

Motorola XT860: Canada’s version of the Droid 3, but with 4G?

We continue to see news about the Motorola Droid 3 here in the states. Whether it’s an Amazon sale or some news about how the data on it won’t be unlimited anymore, the phone is undeniably in your face. Now, however, we’ve got some interesting news… that has nothing to do with the U.S. of A.. Apparently, Bell Canada has snagged a Droid 3 lookalike – but there’s a catch. This one is sporting 4G. That’s right, we got everything with the Droid 3… except awesome data speeds.

The Motorola XT860 4G has an HSPA+ radio inside that runs on the 850, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands. In other words, if you had your hands on one, you would not only be able to enjoy an HSPA+ network, but would be able to roam globally with ease. Everything else is the same as the Droid 3, all the way down to the 4″ screen, dual core CPU, and sweet Gingerbread. While we’re not sure of the price at the moment, you can bet the Mounties will be bringing it soon.

Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.

[via engadget]

HTC Sensation 4G now available on Bell, $149 for 3-year contract

The HTC Sensation 4G is now available on Bell for $149.95 for a 3-year contract or $549.95 off contract. You can also opt in for a 1 or 2-year contract for $524.95 or $499.95 respectively. Of course, if you don’t feel the need for HTC’s Sense, you can hold tight for the Samsung Galaxy S II. Check out the comparison battle.

Full Specs:

  • 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) screen
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU
  • 1080 p HD video playback
  • dual LED flash
  • Sense UI 3.0
  • 1.2 MP front-facing camera
  • 8 MP rear facing camera

[via bell]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with AT&T radio hits FCC, Or is that for Canada?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 launched this past Friday, but only the Wi-Fi version. Verizon Wireless is expected to get the 4G LTE version, but nothing else has been announced.

Recently, a version with AT&T radios as passed the FCC, but the question is if it will be released by AT&T. Recent rumors are suggesting that Bell network in Canada will be getting the Tab 10.1. If I were a betting man, I would have to say that this FCC approval means that you are going to see it launched up north in the very near future.

[via phandroid]

Bell Samsung Galaxy Tab only $549.99 until January 27th

I know, I know… $549.99 is still a pretty big sum of money. But for a limited time, Bell is offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab for $549.99 to Canadian customers, which is $100 cheaper than usual.

So from now until January 27th, you can grab a discounted Galaxy Tab from Bell. Perhaps this price reduction is in reaction to the various Honeycomb tablets announced at CES 2011, but if you need an Android tablet from Bell now, the Galaxy Tab is your best bet. You can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab from Best Buy here.

[via unwiredview]

Bell Will launch Motorola Atrix soon – webpage live

Bell Motorola Atrix

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
  • HSPA+
  • HDMI-out

Time will tell the tale.

[via Bell]

Motorola ATRIX going to Bell Canada and Orange UK

Motorola-Atrix

AT&T and Motorola announced the new Android 2.2 smartphone which Motorola boasts is the “most powerful smartphone” out there. Just when AT&T thought they were the only ones, it turns out Bell Mobility in Canada and Orange UK will be getting the Motorola Atrix as well. Ok, AT&T is still the only one in the US to get it, so far.

The Motorola Atrix is very impressive indeed with the following specs;

  • dual-core 1 GHz processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 540 x 960 4-inch display
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • fingerprint scanner
  • HSPA+
  • HDMI-out

No prices have been announced as of yet, but we expect this will be one of the top priced devices judging by its specs alone, unless of course the carriers give out signing discounts, and you know they will cause we’re suckers for that!

Full Press Release below.

LG Optimus Chic Coming To Bell Canada On Jan 14th

Bell Canada has recently announced that the new LG Optimus Chic will join their Android ranks on January 14th for $250.00 on contract.  As to whether or not this is a two or three year contract, we’re still not sure.  Do people really purchase phones on a three year contract?  The device sports a 3.2 inch screen and will arrive running Froyo 2.2, so you’re at least getting flash.  It also has a 5 meg camera and packs a 480 x 320 HVGA display.  Furthermore, the device comes with DNLA support and a 2GB micro SD card pre-installed in the device.  Let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.

[via engadgetmobile]

Froyo update comes to Samsung Vibrant and Fascinate phones in Canada, bugs (hopefully) handled

Who wants Froyo? If you’re a Samsung Vibrant or Fascinate user in Canada, chances are your hand is up right now. Fortunately, it looks like Samsung Canada wants to help you out, as they now have a 2.2 update for:

  • Bell Samsung Vibrant
  • Virgin Mobile Samsung Vibrant
  • SaskTel Samsung Vibrant
  • Telus Samsung Fascinate

The update, as per usual, comes to us via Kies, and should come without the bugs from the last round of updates that killed off the MicroSD storage card. So check out Kies and see if you’ve got the upgrade, and be sure to let us know the results in the comments below.

[via engadget]

Future Shop offering the Bell HTC Desire Z for free, includes $100 gift card

Canadians looking for a great deal on an HTC Desire Z should look to Future Shop, who are offering the Bell version of the phone for the low low price of free. To top if off, they’re also throwing in a $100 gift card if you pick up this device. Naturally you’ll have to sign a new 3-year contract, but if that’s alright with you then this is a pretty sweet deal.

If you want to check out all the details, hit up the Future Shop page here.

[via IntoMobile]