While Samsung and Apple battle over the Australian release of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Canadians may now begin weighing offers from Rogers, TELUS and other retailers for this Android Honeycomb device. Although technically it had been available before this point, the new carrier release versions allow users to connect the tab over WiFi or 21 Mbps HSPA+ and thus ultimately it becomes so much more attractive.
Rogers is selling the tablet for $350 with 3-year contract or if you’re not the commitment type, you can buy it out-right for $680. TELUS meanwhile offers no contracts, but various data plans and a pricetag of $650 for the device.
Hit the break for links to these Rogers and TELUS offerings.
A few days after announcing their 4G LTE expansion, Rogers is now taking online reservations for LTE devices.
Right now you will find the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE as well as the as the Rogers LTE Rocketstick (Sierra Wireless Aircard 745S) available for a reservation fee of $40 per device. Three additional LTE devices are expected by the end of the year including a yet to be named LTE tablet as well as an LTE HTC phone (pricing for the LTE devices hasn’t been announced yet).
Ottawa currently has Rogers 4G LTE service but Toronto is scheduled to go live on September 28th with Montreal and Vancouver added by years end.
Keep checking back as we’ll be sure to post updates on the device pricing when we receive it!
The Samsung i727 device has passed the FCC and may become AT&T’s first LTE offering on their upcoming 4G network. The device shares the same A3LSGHi727 Rogers’ Galaxy S II LTE model number and is therefore rumored to be the upgraded version of AT&T’s recently announced 4G-less Galaxy S II device. With so few details available, some have also speculated that it could be one of Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy R devices or perhaps even the Impulse we showed you last week.
It may serve us best to put the guessing aside and play wait-and-see on this one, but I’d much prefer if you’d leave a comment with your thoughts.
Today Roger’s annouced that their LTE network will go live for Toronto on September 28th. Toronto will be the second of four cities to receive LTE following Ottawa, with Montreal and Vancouver being added by the year’s end. Currently, Roger’s only LTE device is the Sierra Wireless Rocket Stick (AirCard 313U), but that’s about to change. Rogers revealed that five LTE devices will be available by the end of the year, which include the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, Sierra Wireless AirCard754S, a yet to be named LTE enabled tablet, and an LTE HTC phone.
No word yet on monthly plan pricing for these smartphones, but huge news regardless!
Here is a phone that’s sure to extinguish the Galaxy S II excitement! Probably not, but for a budget handset this looks like a pretty capable device. Inside you’ll find Gingerbread 2.3, tri-band HSPA, quad-band GSM, 5MP camera, HD video recording, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and memory expandable to 32GB.
Pricing is set at $50 on a 3-year contract and $275 without. It’s not a bad little device with its small form factor. With the market being overloaded with 3.5-inch and larger displays, there’s sure to still be a market for something “cute”. Anyone want one?
After hearing about it last month, we learned this morning that Best Buy has begun to take pre-orders on the HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D on the Rogers network. Canadians, this is an excellent deal – even better than if you were to purchase it through Rogers directly. The EVO 3D comes in at just $99 under a three-year contract, while the Optimus 3D is $49 with the same terms. The EVO even has an unlocked bootloader right out of the box. To those of you from the great white north, do you plan to upgrade?
[via best buy]
Fido, a subsidiary of Rogers Wireless in Canada has announced that they’ll be adding a few hefty smartphones to the lineup, sparing nothing in the spec department. Among their arsenal of handsets, they’ll now have the privileged and honor of adding devices like the LG Optimus 2X, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro and last but not least, the Samsung Galaxy Q. No word yet on pricing, however, according to Android Central, providers of the pics above and below, we could expect the devices to come in around the $100 mark. This is due in part as a result of the carrier usually not selling devices above that price tag. Sounds like a deal to us. Stay tuned to TA as we dig a little deeper and retrieve the final word as far as release dates and pricing go. And as always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break for another screen shot and confirmation.
The EVO 3D is already up for pre-order with Rogers, but the best news is that it will come with an unlocked bootloader. Rogers said the following: “Yes, our HTC EVO 3D will have an unlocked bootloader”
If you remember, HTC promised to unlock bootloaders, but was unable to accomplish it for the EVO 3D and Sensation because of the timing of their respective launches. Here in the U.S., we will have to wait until August/September so we are jealous, but this is good news for our fellow Canadians and kudos to HTC for making it happen.
Rogers is going to be bringing the first 3D smartphones to Canada, and right now, they’re available for pre-order through Rogers’ website until July 23rd. The Rogers Redboard however doesn’t make it very easy for existing customers to find where exactly to reserve either device, as this is all it says;
UPDATE (July 16, 2011, 9:21 pm): Existing Rogers customers can now reserve their HTC EVO 3D or LG Optimus 3D on the Rogers Reservation System until July 23rd. Login to MyRogers and reserve your device today to be amongst the first to experience Canada’s first 3D smartphones. We are glad to offer this exclusive service for Rogers customers. Please reserve yours by July 23rd .
After going to the site myself, I was unable to find any area that allowed a reservation for the HTC or LG 3D smartphones after signing in to my account as going to the ‘MyRogers’ area as stipulated. Hopefully they give a little more direction, as the site isn’t the easiest to navigate around.
Rogers Wireless is about to unleash the first 3D smartphones to hit Canada with the launch of the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D. Pricing hasn’t been released, nor has a specific launch date, but no doubt like many other new smartphones, they’ll both be priced around $99.99 at launch with a new three year contract.
The HTC EVO 3D has a 4.3inch qHD display touchscreen with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The LG Optimus 3D (also known at AT&T as the LG Thrill 4G) has a 4.3inch screen as well with a dual-core processor, dual memory and dual channel, all running Android 2.2 Froyo. Both smartphones have dual 5 megapixel cameras on the backside.
[via rogers, mobileattack]