Better late than never right? That’s what the higher-ups at Rogers are undoubtedly hoping their customers are saying after multiple delays have caused the Captivate to be pushed further and further back.
Today was good news for all those would-be Captivate owners though, Samsung Canada VP Paul Brannen had this to say regarding the delay and the shipment of Captivates:
Due to a worldwide shortage in Super AMOLED technology screens, we regret that Samsung was unable to deliver the Galaxy S Captivate to Rogers in time for the scheduled launch. The continued shortage has resulted in repeated delays. We know this is a widely anticipated device and apologize to Rogers customers. We’re pleased to say that we have begun shipping the device to Rogers, though shipments will be limited over the next few weeks. Samsung is committed to supporting Rogers with further notices, on the Rogers blog RedBoard and via Samsung Mobile Facebook and Twitter pages.
So that’s some good news, they’re finally shipping, albeit in limited quantities. Cannucks please note, that the Captivate is available for pre-order for $149 up until 10/14. After that it jumps up to $179. with a three year contract.
Rogers Wireless Canada is getting the Dell Streak in November! Rogers has been slowly announcing several new Android devices over the past month, aimed at giving users variety in form factors.
The Dell Streak is a 5 inch smartphone which Dell states is meant to be the crossroads between tablets and smartphone handhelds. Loaded with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, Wi-Fi, 32GB SD card support, real-time integrated maps through A-GPS, rear=facing dual-LED flash camera, and Android 1.6.
Rogers Wireless has announced that they plan on releasing the Samsung Galaxy Captivate next week! This was postponed from the original release to take place in September 2010 due to a manufacturing delay.
You can now pre-order the Galaxy Captivate here directly from Rogers. The device will be $149.99CAN with a 3 year contract, and likely $499CAN without a term.
You’ll be able to check online for your device upgrade eligibility if you are an existing customer at the launch next week as well. For more details, you can visit Rogers microsite here.
Being north of the border can sometimes be a blessing and a curse for most Canadians. With regards to technology, it’s mostly a curse. We find ourselves having to wait on a handful of companies to bring the best technology to us, which usually ends up being a monumental task, and costly adventure given our vast real estate to cover, much smaller population, and stricter Government policies.
Rogers Wireless is one of the major players in Canada wide mobile technology, and thankfully, they’ve began testing with 4G in Ottawa, Ontario. Rogers Communications Inc also stated that they have already been working on Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology and will soon expand this across the nation.
This past weekend, people across America were supposed to flip out over the release of the Motorola Flipout on AT&T (see what I did there?). Well, the weekend and come and gone, but without the Flipout.
The Android device launched in Canada on Rogers six weeks ago, and was fully expected to have landed stateside by now. Instead of readying retail locations for the launch, however, AT&T employees apparently spent that time destroying all Motorola Flipout related promo materials and supplies.
We haven’t heard but a peep from AT&T on the matter, and until some kind of official announcement is made, your guess is as good as ours. We’ll be following this one pretty closely, so stay tuned.
So, you live in Canada and want to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab, eh? Well, thanks to Rogers and Bell, you’ll be able to do just that. Samsung has announced they will be offering the Android 2.2 tablet in Canada later this year, but have given no indication as to exactly when, or for how much.
Continue after the break for the full presser from Samsung.
We reported yesterday that Rogers was going to be starting the Android 2.1 OTA update for the HTC Magic+. Today, the company confirmed via Twitter that the updates would start rolling out today.
Magic + owners have been waiting a while for this one, and we wouldn’t hold our breath over a Froyo update anytime soon. If you’re a Roger’s customer with an HTC Magic+, leave us a comment below if you’ve received this update yet.
Well, better late than never, yes? Rogers has finally lit the green light for the Android 2.1 update for the HTC Magic + and the Samsung Galaxy Spica. The Magic + is receiving it via a conventional OTA update. The Spica, however, requires a bit more work.
Owners will have to download the update manually from their computer, and connect their phone via USB in order to complete the upgrade. While not an overly painful task, it seems a little bizarre that the Spica is being denied the usual OTA update we all know and love.
On the bright side, users of these devices are finally getting a taste of some yummy Eclair. We have no idea when they might get to wash it down with some Froyo, but if I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath.
We were expecting an udpate to the Rogers HTC Magic mid-year 2010 when they announced it back in January. Just when we thought all hope was lost, this almost forgotten phone finally gets it feet into Android 2.1 shoes! The news comes to us from Mary Pretotto via twitter, an employee of Rogers focused on their customer needs. So if you are on Rogers and want to keep in the know, be sure to follow her updates.
It’s also noted that some users are having issues with their updates – one being that of having enough storage. Apparently the minimum free space needed for the update is 25 MB, so try to make some room if you have a full library of apps. As always, be sure to backup your phone before doing any major updates. Especially since HTC is stating on their site that this update will delete anything in your internal memory that is not part of the OS.
Canadian provider Rogers has announced the addition of the LG Loop to their phone lineup. The device features a 3 inch, 320 x 480 pixel display, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 3MP camera. Unfortunately, the device is shipping with Android 1.6, and there is no indication of an update any time soon.
The Loop can be purchased for as low as $29.99 with a 3-year contract, or for $299.99 by itself. You can get all the details from the official Rogers site here.