Nexus S coming to Canada in March via Mobilicity, Rogers, Telus, Bell

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The Google Nexus S (by Samsung) is currently available in two forms in North America: Unlocked via Best Buy or locked to T-Mobile. Both of these options are mostly for Americans, unless Canadians want to leap across the border to get the unlocked model. That’s changing in two short months.

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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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Wind Mobile calls big three a joke, will buy Mobilicity and Public Mobile

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Orascom Telecom Holdings of Egypt happens to be one of the biggest investors in Wind Mobile and Naguib Sawiris is the company’s executive chairman. In a recent interview with the Globe and Mail, he says that Bell, Telus and Rogers are “a joke” and that they’re not worth investing in because they’re “too big” and “too slow.” That’s why he wanted to invest in Wind instead.

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Telus Mobility nabs Motorola CHARM Android smartphone

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After being bombarded with names like RAZR, ROKR, and MILESTONE, we are now treated to the Motorola CHARM. The square messaging-friendly device is rocking Google Android 2.1 and it has a full QWERTY keyboard below its 2.8-inch touchscreen display.

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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 entering mobile hotspot game with “Smart Hub” service

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Telus is now recognizing that people don’t just surf the web from their homes and offices anymore. They want to have Internet access just about everywhere they go, and that’s why we’re on the cusp of the new “Smart Hub” service from Telus. From what I can see, the Telus Smart Hub will operate in […]

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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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Telus starts selling “refreshed” iPhones too

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For those of you who want to join the iPhone army but have a hard time justifying (or affording) the full retail price, you now have a more affordable option to consider. We’ve seen the “refreshed” phones sold elsewhere already, but Telus is jumping into the game with some “refreshed” iPhones of their own.

As you may recall, Telus Mobility of Canada first launched the iPhone 3G and 3GS last November to coincide with the launch of its new network. I guess in the interim, they’ve been hit with the usual number of returns and warranty units, so now they’re sitting on some refurbs.

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