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HTC One now updated to Android 4.4 KitKat on select Canadian carriers

HTC One update

The day is finally here. At least it is if you have an HTC One and using Rogers, TELUS, Bell, Virgin, SaskTel, or WIND as your network provider…

The HTC One is now being updated to Android 4.4 KitKat on the networks listed above. This is all confirmed, straight from the mouth of HTC America’s President and onto this page. Get on your phone and hit Applications >>Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update.

If it’s not there yet, be patient— it’s coming!

Source: MobileSyrup

Virgin Mobile offer 100 bucks for T-Mobile customers to switch teams



T-Mobile’s newest wireless plans have certainly gone without notice from its competitors, so it’s expected that we’ll see an onslaught of ads highlighting that there are more than a few alternatives out there for folks to choose from. In addition to its incredibly inexpensive monthly plans, Virgin Mobile is trying to entice customers by offering a sweet $100 credit to any existing T-Mobile customer that wants to switch services. All that’s needed? T-Mobile customers will just need to bring their phone number over to Virgin Mobile in order to be eligible— that’s it.

Naturally T-Mobile’s mobile plans will offer the most bang for the buck in the long run for most folks (in terms of overall value), but at least Virgin Mobile is giving consumers yet another chance to save an extra dollar or two.

source: AllThingsD

Bell Virgin Rolls Out New Smartphone Plans ($50 and $65/month)


Virgin has attempted to come up with a couple of “budget friendly” plans. The first plan is expected to cost you $50 per month while the other one at $65 per month. Here’s what you can expect to have on each respective plan.

$50 Smartphone plan ($50/month):

  • 200 anytime minutes
  • Unlimited evening and weekends starting at 6PM
  • Unlimited Canada-wide calling to 10 buddies
  • Unlimited Canada, U.S., International text and picture messaging
  • Voicemail and Caller ID
  • 100MB data, or Unlimited BlackBerry social

$65 Smartphone plan ($65/month):

  • 200 anytime minutes
  • Unlimited evening and weekends starting at 6PM
  • Unlimited Canada-wide calling to 10 buddies
  • Unlimited Canada, U.S., International text and picture messaging
  • Voicemail and Caller ID
  • 1GB data

Bell also has similar plans but offers a bonus 10 hours of Mobile TV on the $65 per month plan. These plans are available starting today for new and existing postpaid customers and will continue to be until further notice.

I actually find these plans to be expensive for what they’re giving you. 200 minutes along with 100MB’s of data is hardly enough these days, even for $50 per month. Either way, these plans are still new and I’m sure Virgin is testing out how it will be perceived by customers.

source: Mobile Syrup

OTA Updates Coming to Virgin Mobile, HTC Sensation

Our sources over at HTC have confirmed that we will be seeing a small OTA update to its popular Sensation device on the Virgin Mobile network. While the update is relatively minor, only fixing a boot issue, it’s nice to see a manufacturer already tackling bugs so soon after the device’s release. HTC is known for taking care of its customers, particularly developers, and is building a loyal user base because of that.

[via facebook]

Samsung Intercept finally getting Froyo from Virgin Mobile April 11th


It’s been a bit of a let down so far this year for many Virgin Mobile customers using the Samsung Intercept, as they’ve been teased with Froyo flavored Androidness for the past 3 months. We heard back in January that Froyo was coming in “Spring 2011“, then we heard mid February that Virgin was releasing Froyo for the Intercept ‘about march 25th 2011‘, and finally, we are hearing that Virgin Mobile is alerting Intercept owners via text message that the update will in fact be available Monday April 11th 2011.

Froyo 2.2 enhancements include:

  • Exchange Active Sync updates
  • ability to install applications to external memory card
  • improved Bluetooth device support
  • Bluetooth Voice dialing
  • improved operating system performance
  • dedicated phone, application and browser icons on every home screen

So how do you Samsung Intercept owners feel about that? Do you think they may pull another fast one and postpone another couple of weeks? Hard to say whether to trust Virgin’s notification here, but one can always be hopeful. Something to note, the update may take a couple weeks to roll out to everybody OTA.

[via virgin mobile]

HTC Incredible S launches with Virgin Mobile Canada


Virgin Mobile has made the HTC Incredible S a go for launch in Canada, and has put it up on their site for purchase for $99.00 on a 3 year contract, or $499 outright or on a monthly. Those prices are pretty decent considering you get the following specs;

  • Sense UI
  • 4-inch Multi-Touch Screen (480 x 800 Res)
  • HD 8MP Camera With Dual LED Flash
  • 720p Video Recording
  • 1 GHz CPU
  • 1Gig of RAM
  • 1.3 MP Front-Facing Camera

The HTC Incredible S will come with Android 2.2 installed, but HTC has said they will be releasing a Gingerbread update for this very soon as well, which makes this deal that much more enticing. Hit the source for more info.

[via virgin mobile]

Virgin Mobile launches LG Optimus V


How many LG Optimus smartphones can you fit in a VW Bug? We don’t know either, but you can fit a lot into retail stores and carriers! Virgin Mobile being one of them, having been the latest carrier to launch the LG Optimus V (V for Virgin….stop laughing now…) with Virgin software over Android OS, basically he same as the LG Optimus S for…you guessed it…Sprint. $150 will put you into the drivers seat at Virgin Mobile for an LG Optimus V.

This device features Android 2.2, a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, 600 Mhz processor, 3.2MP camera, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

Check out he video below for a look at the LG Optimus V

Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept getting Android 2.2 in Spring 2011


Looks like Virgin Mobile is getting the Samsung Intercept some Froyo treats this Spring 2011, and Intercept owners should be happy. Virgin Mobile just got the Samsung Intercept last October 2010, so 3 months to jump on Froyo is pretty fast compared to other carriers with Android devices. The update should be OTA, and you should receive a notification that the update is available when it’s ready.

Go Branson!

[via Twitter]

Froyo Update Available for Samsung Vibrant and Fascinate in Canada


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!

[via Engadget]

Froyo update comes to Samsung Vibrant and Fascinate phones in Canada, bugs (hopefully) handled

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.

[via engadget]