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Rogers and Fido will “unlock” your phone for $50

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It seems like the mobile phone providers have finally decided that they can’t top progress, and have begun to offer a "strings attached" unlock service for their customers mobile devices. Telus got the ball rolling when it announced that it would be offering the service starting next year, and Rogers and Fido followed suit soon after with their “Handset Unlocking Policy.”

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Telus first to offer a $49 Apple iPhone 3GS

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I've got some good news and I've got some bad news for all the iFans in the audience. If you've been sitting on the fence, the good news is that you can now waltz into an Apple Store and walk away with a brand new iPhone for just $49. The bad news is that it's not the iPhone 4.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 makes a hot entry

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Waterloo's Research in Motion made its triumphant reveal of the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone this morning. Mere moments later, Canada's three biggest wireless providers and AT&T USA announced that they would be indeed picking up the hot new smartphone. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is the first slider phone to come out of the RIM camp and it takes on a form factor similar to that of the Palm Pre.

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Canada will sell unlocked iPhone 4s for $659

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Despite some of the "death grip" controversy, the iPhone 4 has still managed to do quite well for itself in the United States. It took a little longer than we would have liked, but now the latest iPhone is ready to head north of the border to Canada this Friday. And they're offering it unlocked too.

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Android 2.1 upgrade hits the Motorola Milestone in Canada

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Do you want the latest build of Google's smartphone platform? Look no further than the fine folks at Telus Mobility, because the Motorola Milestone is getting the Android 2.1 update very shortly. As you may recall, we took a look at the Motorola Milestone a couple of months ago. It's basically the same phone as the Droid being sold through Verizon. There's the 3.7-inch touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, along with 16GB of memory, Bluetooth, and 5MP camera. What can you expect with Android 2.1 over the existing build? The phone will now be able to accept voice recognition commands over Bluetooth, for starters. Other highlights include better security (like remote wipe), Google Maps updates, Facebook app updates, battery life optimization, and a 3D gallery view.

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Telus gets LG Breeze QWERTY messaging phone

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Even though there are a good number of great smartphones available on the market today, not everyone wants to pay for a hefty data plan. They want some of that smartphone functionality but at a more affordable price. For those people, the LG Breeze from Telus may be appropriate. Following in the footsteps of so many other messaging phones before it, the LG Breeze is smartphone-like in appearance and functionality, but it's "just a feature phone."

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