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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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Stream the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver on your mobile phone

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To help you, with the help of the Washington Post, we have put together some info so your laptop or smartphone can get you all the Olympic 2010 events that you want to see when they are broadcast, not just when your station has time to televise it.

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Video: Nokia E71 smartphone running BlackBerry operating system

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Do you like the functionality of a BlackBerry smartphone, but not a big fan of the hardware coming out of the RIM labs? In the past, you could have taken the route of BlackBerry Connect, but RIM seems like it's finally ready to release the BlackBerry Application Suite.

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Fido update confirms arrival of BlackBerry Curve 8520

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A couple of weeks ago, we heard the initial rumors about the BlackBerry Curve 8520 making its way over to Fido. Those reports now have a little more credence, thanks to a leaked document from the dog's yard.

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Verizon considering BlackBerry on prepaid plans?

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The latest rumor on Verizon is that a prepaid BlackBerry data service plan is set to be offered within the next three months. We don't have specifics just yet, but the plan is expected to be $35 on top of your regular voice plan and we don’t expect many BlackBerry variants to be made available at this deal.

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REVIEW: LG Eve GW620R Android Smartphone

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One thing that really changed in 2009 was the increasing popularity of the Google Android platform. In the beginning, we only had the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream G1) if we wanted to get into the Android thing, but now there are several other manufacturers getting in on some Google-fueled action. There’s the Motorola Droid from Verizon, for instance, as well ...

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Google Mobile App fresh for the BlackBerry

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Google Mobile App now searches your phone’s e-mail and address books and performs a full web search when you type or speak a name into the search bar. The latest version responds to keywords as well as names, tiny icons that match the keyword you‘ve entered to content within your address book, email or from the web search.

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Bound for Fido’s Yard

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Do you prefer the lower prices offered by Fido, but you want a BlackBerry option beyond that lowly Pearl 8100? At long last, it seems that a QWERTY-equipped RIM smartphone is making its way into the dog house… so to speak. It has been revealed that Fido will be adding the BlackBerry Curve 8520 to its collection. As you may ...

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Dell Mini 3 with Android Heads to AT&T USA

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It’s already swept across China and Brazil but thanks to AT&T 3G - the Mini 3 - Dell’s first modern smartphone is finally headed to the U.S. running Google’s Android operating system.

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