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


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]

Bell Holiday Sale Features Desire Z and Galaxy S


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.

[via Mobilesyrup]

Bell, Virgin Mobile and SaskTel Galaxy S Vibrant gets Froyo

Galaxy S Vibrant owners with Bell, Virgin Mobile, and SaskTel are now able to grab the Froyo update for their device. Unfortunately, it looks like the only way to do this is by using Samsung Kies, so if you were expecting an OTA it looks like you’re out of luck.

The process looks to be a little long, so if you haven’t downloaded Kies and are unsure how to use it, Samsung has provided a full set of instructions and a download link here (including pictures). Happy Froyoing everyone!

[via Twitter]

Samsung Galaxy Tab on AT&T, Rogers, Bell hacked for voice calls

Remember last week, when some clever hackers at xda-developers got voice calling functional on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab? Well, they’re back with more. It would seem that, with the release of the Tab on AT&T comes the voice call hack for the very same tablet, and xda has the inside scoop on how to get it done for yourself.

Of course, just like last time, this isn’t a one-click trick. But, if you’re ready to don your geek hats and bust out with the nerd voice, hit the break for the official instructions. As always, you can hit the source link for the official thread over at xda, and TalkAndroid cannot be held liable to any damage to your device.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab comes to Bell, data plans start at $20 / month

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, possibly named thus for it’s ability to show up on every carrier in the universe, has now come to carrier Bell. The device won’t be available in all locations, but the company has released a list of where you can pick one up. The Tab comes with all the standard specs, and will have some pretty standard pricing to boot.

According to Bell, you can pick up a Tab for $649.95 without any type of commitment, but with a “Tablet Flex plan”, you’ll receive a $50 bill credit. Data plans include:

  • 500 MB / Month – $20
  • 5 GB / Month – $35

If you find yourself on the lower data plan but end up using more than the allotted amount of internet goodness, you’ll automatically be bumped up to the second plan, rather than paying for overages directly. There is also a “Tablet TV add-on” for $10 / month, which gives you 10 hours of viewing every month, with overages at $1 / hour.

Be sure to hit the source link below for all the information on the Galaxy Tab from Bell, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[Bell via MobileSyrup]