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.
As of February 15th, Telus will begin selling its’ devices with the ability to unlock the SIMs on most handsets they carry. This is a great way to retain customers, because to take advantage of the offer, you need to have a good account standing with Telus for a minimum of 90 days. The unlock will only cost you $50, and will work for both GSM and iDEN devices. Smart.
Samsung has released the Android 2.2 source code for the Samsung Fascinate 3G+ on the Telus network, and its now available for download. This source code will be good to veiw and develop working ROM’s for the other Samsung Galaxy S devices, specifically the Vibrant for its similarities. Head on over to Samsung Open Source Release Center to download, make sure you enter the model number “SGH-T959D”.
[via Samsung Open Source]
The HTC Desire HD, a beast of an Android phone that has yet to make it to the North American continent, has been approved by the FCC. The FCC approval documented a device with model number PD98120 that supports WCDMA Bands II and V, which means it can be used on AT&T, Bell, Telus, and Rogers.
Since it has already been rumored that Telus would receive the HTC Desire HD, this recent FCC approval only supports that theory even more.
Canadian owners of the Samsung Vibrant and Fascinate can be happy finally as Samsung has made the Froyo update available for users on Telus, Sasktel, Vrigin Mobile and Bell Canada!
Let’s hope that Samsung hasn’t included any other bugs in this update as the last Froyo update was pulled by Samsung after hearing about issues with microSD storage. The update should be available through Samsung Kies software for the Galaxy S family. Enjoy!