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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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]
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has arrived at Bell Canada and Rogers Wireless, and I’m having a hard time getting one! Honestly, I just want to get one, and have someone at Rogers tell me when and where I can pick one up. That’s all I ask as a customer. In my quest to find the Galaxy Tab, I went to Rogers RedBoard, where you’ll see here, they announced they were the first to launch the Galaxy Tab in Canada, however…I beg to differ!
The page shows that Rogers has it available in stores as of November 16 for purchase, but when I called 3 different locations in my city, each different person I spoke with barely knew what a Samsung Galaxy tab was, never mind when they were to receive them in stock. This left me wondering how Rogers trains their staff, but that’s a whole other story…
Read More Ranting on Rogers below…
Bell should be launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab on or by November 16th. Pricing is seen as a little under what we were told Rogers is listing prices for, at $649.95, which is good for competition.
Sorry about the picture quality here, so I’ll sum it up for everyone. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming to Rogers Wireless and Bell Canada very soon (I suspect after Nov 11th 2010), and although no official pricing has been announced, a tipster was able to send this to MobileSyrup.
Here is the pricing listed, which may be subject to change prior to launch;
- $674.99 No Contract
- $599.99 with 1-year
- $564.99 with 2-year
- $539.99 with 3-year
We’ll let you know when an official date is set!