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

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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

Huawei Ascend D Quad XL headed to WIND Mobile

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A leaked promotional poster from WIND has revealed that the carrier is gearing up to release Huawei’s impressive Ascend D Quad XL smartphone. The Canadian carrier has already rolled out the LG Optimus 4X and Samsung Galaxy Note II, so another quad-core device is simply icing on the figurative cake.

There’s no official information regarding when the device will actually see a launch or how much it will cost when it arrives, but considering the handset has launched elsewhere for around $500, we’d expect more of the same. As a refresher, the Ascend D Quad XL sports a 4.5-inch 720 x 1280 panel, an in-house 1.4GHz quad-core SoC and an 8-megapixel rear shooter. There’s also a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video chat, as well as 8GB of on board storage and 1GB of RAM.

Source: MobileSyrup

Early Reports Indicate Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Receiving Jelly Bean Update In Canada

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Today is a joyous day for Galaxy Nexus owners in Canada. Various reports are indicating the coveted Android 4.1.1 update is finally reaching devices operating on wireless carriers Rogers, Telus, Fido and Wind. It seems like this is an early rollout of the update, so if you haven’t received the coveted update yet, be sure to check your System Software Updates as soon as possible to manually push it through to your Galaxy Nexus. Oh and do tell us how all that buttery goodness is working out for you all.

source: Mobile Syrup

Canadian Samsung Galaxy S III Delayed Until June 27th

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is coming to pretty much all Canadian carriers, including TELUS, Bell, Rogers, WIND, Mobilicity, SaskTel, Videotron and Virgin Mobile. The Canadian release date was announced as June 20th, but yesterday on Twitter, Samsung Canada let everyone know the date has slipped by a week to June 27th.

The folks at MobileSyrup received a more detailed statement:

“Due to unprecedented global demand for the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III, with more than 9 million carrier pre-orders to date, the date of availability for purchase of this device in Canada, is now June 27th. In advance of the GALAXY S III availability date, most carriers and retailers are offering customers the chance to register on-line for updates, and some partners are offering their customers the option to pre-order the Galaxy S III. We expect any shortages to be short lived as we ramp up production to meet this unprecedented global demand.”

I guess it’s not a bad problem for Samsung to have.

source: @samsungcanada, mobilesyrup

 

Canadian Samsung Galaxy S III Coming June 20 With 2 GB RAM On Board

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Rogers and Telus already spilled the beans about the June 20th Canadian release date for the Samsung Galaxy S III, and now Samsung has confirmed this in a press release. Samsung also outlines all the specs of the Canadian variants as well as which carriers will be getting it. Here’s the breakdown:

SGH-i747 (LTE model): Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel, TELUS, and Rogers Wireless.

SGH-iT999 (HSPA+42 model): Videotron, Wind, and Mobilicity.

In the U.S., this could mean the i747 would come to AT&T and the iT999 to T-Mobile, but we’re just speculating. Spec-wise, these two models are very similar to the international versions with a couple of differences.

As we expected, the CPU is a dual-core Qualcomm S4 instead of the quad-core Exynos. The amount of RAM is doubled to a whopping 2GB for both Canadian versions. On the negative side, there will not be a 64GB version available, and the iT999 will only come with 16GB. Not the end of the world, but this may affect the buying decision for some.

Hit the break for the full press release.

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Motorola Milestone XT720 available on WIND Mobile

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We caught wind of the Motorola Milestone XT720 coming to WIND Mobile 2 weeks back, and sure enough, it appears to be ready for the plucking if you are one of WIND’s customers.  It will be available for $430 after the $20 rebate.  The Milestone looks to be WIND’s highest-end Android phone, so I’m sure there will be plenty of people happy to have an upgrade option.  Hit the jump to see the run down of the specs:

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WIND training document for Motorola Milestone XT720

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WIND Mobile appears to beginning training for the Motorola Milestone XT720, according to this internal screenshot.  No word yet on pricing, or on a release date, although rumor has it they will be launching the Milestone around September 23.

This device is slated to run Android 2.1, feature a 3.7 inch display with a resolution of 480×854, WiFi, 8MP camera, and will record in 720p.  The Milestone would become one of the highest-end phones for the Canadian mobile provider.

[via Mobile Syrup]

Wind Mobile now carrying Android powered Huawei U8100

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Canadian wireless carrier “Wind” has released what seems to be their first ever Android phone with the Huawei U8100. Specs for the device include:

• Android 2.1
• Full Touch Screen w/ Virtual QWERTY Keyboard
• Built-in accelerometer
• Customizable main screen
• Builit-in Google Maps™ with GPS
• Builit-in Google Search/ Gmail/ YouTube/ Facebook
• 3.2M pixels camera
• Speakerphone
• FM radio
• Wi-Fi
• Bluetooth

Wind is offering the U8100 for $160, but that is an off-contract price. That’s right, this is a prepaid plan. They also mention that new customers can receive a $150 “porting credit” or half off data add-ons for a year.

To check out the device for yourself or look at pricing, head over to the source link below.

[via Wind]