You know white phones are getting popular when a phone’s title is “black,” but it is offered in white. The Optimus Black, which released on Telus back in July as the “Skype Edition,” will now have a white sibling. Other than the color, it is the exact same device, and no they will not call it the Optimus White. Speaking of that, maybe some day they will come out with an Optimus White and later release a black version.
Pricing will be the same; free for a 3-year contract or $399.99 off contract.
Those of you with a Telus Samsung Fascinate, here’s a little something to help you combat your case of the Mondays. The official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is available, bringing with it all those ginger goodies plus better battery life. If you’ve already started spamming your update button, stop, the update is only available for download through Telus’s website. Hit the source for update instructions.
We had just given you the official name for TELUS’s Galaxy S II model, the 4G Samsung Galaxy S II X, and now their “coming soon” website is live. There’s nothing new for details over at the site, and all we known it that the device will be available “in the coming weeks”. The processor isn’t called out on the site either, though we would assume it will be the same as T-Mobile’s version, the 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm APQ8060. Keep your eyes peeled as this hot new Galaxy S II should be available soon. You can check out the page over at TELUS from the source link below.
Thanks to mobilesyrup we have an official market name for the Galaxy S II (Hercules) coming to Telus, the 4G Samsung Galaxy S II X. Personally, with the Droid X and X2 out in the wild I think this is a terrible name, but the awesomeness of this phone will help me get over that. The word is this device will be available “in the coming weeks”. There is no information on a solid date or pricing at the moment though. I can’t wait to hear some great reviews from our Canadian friends on Telus to get us excited for when this hits T-Mobile in a month or so. I would have to say that the T-Mobile version won’t have an “X” in the name, just taking a guess on that though. Anyone think Telus in Canada and T-Mobile here in the U.S. will both launch their models around the same date?
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.
The wait is over for you Telus Samsung Fascinate 3G+ owners out there. Gingerbread for your 3G+ is now available on the Telus website. In order to get this update you’ll have to download the latest version of Samsung Kies. Links to the software and full instructions can be found at the source link below. Happy upgrading.
Hellllooooo Canadians! Looks like you lucky devils are about to get a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S II Hercules courtesy of Telus, according to MobileSyrup. They’ve snagged a couple of new images of this sleek new device, including one that shows a Quadrant benchmark score of 3,359! 3,359! That is like, lightning fast, and you can thank a 1.2GHz dual core processor for that. This will also be Canada’s first dual-band 42Mbps, which is also dang speedy. Sadly there’s no release date for the phone’s arrival, but I bet there are a bunch of y’all up there to my north who are DYING to get their hands on this beauty, so we’ll keep you informed as we get more info.
The LG Optimus Chat is a new entry-level portrait QWERTY slider that is heading to Telus. It is a lot like an Optimus One, but with a keyboard. It features a 2.8-inch 320 x 240 screen, 3MP camera, and a 600MHz processor.
Telus also announced they will be carrying the Optimus Black soon, and it will be branded as their Skype phone. It will include some credit and direct billing if you need more credit. The Optimus Black has a 1GHz OMAP 3630 processor, a 5MP camera, and a 4-inch (800 x 580) screen. That bad news is that it is still at Android 2.2 Froyo, but hopefully it will be upgraded soon.
Check out the video to see both in action.
Canadian carrier TELUS, has informed MobileSyrup that a Gingerbread update should be arriving sometime in the Spring for the HTC Desire and Desire HD. Meanwhile, they have also stated that an official Froyo update will be rolling around “very soon” for the Motorola Milestone. The company has also promised update plans for the Samsung Galaxy Apollo to receive Froyo in the Spring and Gingerbread to the LG Shine Plus by summer’s end. The LG Shine Plus will most likely skip Froyo and directly receive the Gingerbread update from Eclair, which I’m sure no one will argue with.
HTC has already confirmed that the Desire series devices will receive the Gingerbread update sometime in Q2. So, hopefully TELUS customers can rest assured that they’re not too far behind. Furthermore, the European Milestone received their Froyo update today, hopefully confirming all the more that TELUS models are up to bat next. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Candian cellular carrier TELUS has good news for all of those northern neighbors of ours who are looking for a good speed fix: the Samsung Galaxy S 4G will soon be launching on the carrier. This will be Canada’s first cellphone to usher in the faster speeds of 4G service, so it’ll be interesting to see how the speeds fare. Are any of our Canadian readers getting amped up for the arrival of the faster data speeds? Let us know in the comments! Full release announcement after the break.