Nokia 5230 flying over to Wind Mobile Canada

Nokia 5230 headed to Wind Mobile

Wind Mobile has already had quite the impact on the Canadian cellular industry, enticing customers away from carriers that have long since dominated the maple-flavored climate. Even though Wind has only been around for a short while, it’s already expanding its lineup.

In addition to other smartphones like the HTC Maple and BlackBerry Bold 9700, Wind Mobile will soon be carrying the Nokia 5230 as well.

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Leaked video reveals possible iPhone 4G casing and HD LCD display

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It’s pretty safe to say that the boys and girls in Cupertino have been hard at work on their next big project, but they’re also pretty good at keeping secrets. We are fully expecting an update to the iPhone line this summer, but what will it contain?

According to this leaked video, we can expect an HD LCD screen at the very least. From what we hear, the new touchscreen display will boast a 940 x 640 pixel resolution. We also hear that it gets the same Apple A4 processor (or some variant) as the iPad too, as well as CDMA for Verizon as we touched upon previously in our iPhone 4g coverage.

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Samsung smartphones with proprietary OS could be a Bada idea

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As if there weren’t enough smartphone platforms already on the market, Samsung wants to move ahead with its new Bada operating system. We’ve already seen one or two phones with this platform, but now the Korean mega-giant is coming forward with several more bada phones.

Based on a presentation slide show, only one of them has a name right now. We had heard about the Samsung Wave with bada OS previously, but now it looks like it’s getting joined by four more Samsung smartphones. A couple of them have slide-out keyboards, whereas the other two appear to be touchscreen-only devices.

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April Fools: Next Apple iPhone to run Google Android

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I don’t think anyone saw this one coming. The smartphone market has become increasingly competitive in recent years, seeing major entries sporting all kinds of different platforms. As it turns out, at least one company is taking the old adage: if you can’t beat them, join them. Google has been fighting an uphill battle against […]

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Kyocera Zio M6000 to offer Google Android on the cheap

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The phenomenon may have started with a single handset from HTC, but the world of Google Android has really started to hit the ground running with support from several other major manufacturers. Likely approaching the more affordable end of the scale is the newly revealed Kyocera Zio M6000. No relation to an Italian uncle.

It has been some time since we have seen something from Kyocera, but it seems that the company who shares a joint venture with Sanyo is prepared to re-enter the smartphone market. In recent years, they stayed focused largely on budget-minded handsets for so-called “second-tier” wireless carriers in Canada and the United States. The idea was to offer decent features, but at an even lower price.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S Android smartphone launched: plays HD 720p

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It looks like the news is coming out fast and furious from CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas. Contending to be one of the hottest new smartphones to hit the limelight – the Samsung Galaxy S is a “super” updated version of the Samsung Galaxy that has already been floating around the market. Samsung is pretty proud of this little phone, especially since there isn’t much that is small about it. For starters, you get a large four-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, which will rock for web and video since the DivX certification its garnered for HD video playback at 720p resolution.

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Nokia wants YOU to help design its next smartphone

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The once king of mobile innovation has launched a new project called “Design by Community” whose sole mission is to dive deep in to the hearts and minds of handset users and tech junkies alike, worldwide, in hopes of one day regaining the mobile tech-throne.

Using a slick new website, Nokia aims to collect feedback about the most preferred device characteristics users want in their next-gen smartphone.

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Video Review: Motorola Milestone Android phone from Telus Mobility

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It may have taken a little time to find its legs, but the Google Android platform is really starting to take off. One of the hottest handsets to feature this operating system is the Motorola Milestone, available now through Telus Mobility.

In many ways, you could say that it’s the same as the Motorola Droid through Verizon, but you don’t get the MOTOBLUR user interface, you would have to wait for the Motorola Backflip in that case. The Milestone is configured to use the Telus 3G+ network so its very fast.

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MOTOBLUR comes to Telus with Motorola BackFlip

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The Android evolution continues north of the border. You can already get your hands on such handsets as the HTC Hero, but you will soon have access to the winner of the 2010 CNET Best of Consumer Electronics Show award. The Motorola BackFlip is indeed enroute to Telus Mobility.

This isn’t the first Google Android phone to be sold through Telus, of course, nor is it the first Motorola-sourced Android phone. In addition to the Motorola Milestone, you will be able to flip out with the Motorola BackFlip.

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Google’s Nexus One taking smartphones to another level

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Google’s smart phone has arrived with a mixed bag of buzz and feedback. Now whether that’s a bad omen or a good one for the Search Engine giant remains to be seen.

This phone, with its snapdragon processor was designed to go head to head with the iPhone, Symbian and Pres in the market. Google like any proud mother won’t stop praising its phones merits and believes it’s more than a legitimate alternative to other smart phones. As Google’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette puts it, the Nexus one is a “Benchmark Setter.”

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Handango acquired by PocketGear, creates giant cross-platform app store

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When most people think about downloading apps to smartphones, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the App Store for the iPhone. Well, there’s going to be another giant in the room after today’s announcement. PocketGear has officially acquired Handango, creating the world’s largest cross platform, open app store and content marketplace.

How big? Unlike the App Store, which only works on the Apple platform, this combined app store from PocketGear and Handango will have a catalog of more than 140,000 paid and free titles, available for download by more than 4 billion consumers worldwide.

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Trafficmaster International Rescue offers concierge service via smartphone

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Have you ever been traveling abroad and then you lose your passport? Maybe you’re in a foreign land and you got mugged on the subway? These can be very stressful moments and that’s why it helps to have some local assistance close at hand. Catering to this exact market is International Rescue, a smartphone-based service launched by Trafficmaster.

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Telus launched Motorola Milestone yesterday, none in stock just yet

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You know, we shouldn’t have doubted ourselves. After the Motorola Milestone got delayed for Telus Mobility telling us that it wouldn’t be ready for the beginning of 2010, we then discovered the 15th of February as the real date. We were only one day off, but still, Telus’ announcement still won’t give you a Milestone in your pocket.

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Puma Phone is solar powered with pedometer, GPS tracker and stopwatch

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Puma is now in on the action. Their latest release is not a shoe that transmits the power of your kick to your iPod, but a mobile phone with solar cells attached to the flipside. The company is aiming to leave as little footprint as possible, and they have teamed up with Sagem to do just that.

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Marvell Pantheon 800MHz chipset to create the $99 smartphone market

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As it turns out, you won’t need to break the bank if you want to get your hands on a surprisingly powerful smartphone. Yesterday, we heard about the ST-Ericsson U6715 mobile chipset that would bring smartphones down to about $135, but today it’s even cheaper with the $99 Marvell Pantheon smartphone platform.

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