Bell and Virgin Mobile will unlock the iPhone for those willing to pay a fairly high fee and who meet a couple of stipulations. The offer is for Canadian iPhone users, and was confirmed via two leaked memos that found their way to the tech site Mobile Syrup. The program started today, but will be "launched in a phased approach."
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus has made its North American debut but, unfortunately for those hoping for some Verizon LTE action, it's the Canadian carriers who are next to grab the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. Both Virgin Mobile Canada and Bell Canada are now offering the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus that we reviewed last month, priced from CA$159.99 with a new, three-year agreement.
One of the more impressive smartphones to surface recently is the LG Optimus LTE. As smartphones are apt to do, the Optimus LTE has hit Bell for Canadian fans with a different name. The Bell version of the Optimus LTE is called the Optimus Eye. It's a strange name for a smartphone, but the Optimus Eye does have a nice 8MP peeper on the back that can shoot 1080p video.
It appears that the NYC East River is the new home of a Bell 206 helicopter that took off earlier today after launching from the pad it would normally take off from along the riverbank. This crash has claimed one life and injured four more, two of these passengers seriously injured. This chopper was a private vehicle and went into the water near 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan. At the moment it seems that the only known reason for the crash was a possible mechanical failure.
AT&T were at pains to highlight the fact that the Motorola ATRIX 4G was a network exclusive when they launched the Tegra 2 based superphone yesterday, but it seems that limitation only applies to the US. Canadian carrier Bell has just announced that the ATRIX 4G will be winging its way to their HSPA+ network in the coming months too.
It's a day full of fun, in the USA at least, so much of it I can barely contain my joy for it all! Two more Samsung Galaxy Tabs available, one from Costco, the other from Bell. LG announces a new phone by the name of APEX, and Giorgio Armani releases their very own Samsung Galaxy S. Then some sweet concepts: a Porsche phone, a hybrid AMOLED/E-Ink phone, a Mercedes-Benz Biome concept car grown in a nursery, and a solar powered umbrella. Evan's "Week with the HTC HD7" continues with "the Apps," Don decides on Vizio, and Phillip marks the recession of the Social Tide with one big delete button. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!
RIM may have promised BlackBerry 6 updates for the Bold 9700, 9650 and Pearl 3G, but that doesn't mean you're going to get them any time soon. A leaked schedule document acquired by MobileSyrup purportedly from Canadian carrier Bell Mobility has revealed they don't plan to push out the new OS version until sometime in 2011. According to the document, Bell's 9700, Pearl 9100 and recently released Curve 3G 9300 will be left with OS 5.x for at least several months.
Dell has been peddling its Mini 10 netbooks for a while now. Today the company has announced a newly updated version of the Mini 10 that gets the new Intel Pine Trail N450 processor that went official recently.
Palm and Bell Mobility have been teasing our Canadian cousins for weeks now, but the webOS smartphone has finally arrived. The Bell Palm Pre is priced at CA$199.95 with a new three-year contract, and delivers the same EVDO Rev.A connectivity, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and capacitive touchscreen as the Sprint US model.
The Samsung Vice officially hit the carrier, Bell, this morning. The device has a serious messaging focus and it's slide form factor makes for a convenient handset for those with a need to get in touch without a hassle.
This is definitely a mid-range handset and it features GPS, a 2-megapixel camera, EVDO 3G and a QWERTY keyboard. Social networking is a big focus here and you can even customize this phone with many decal options.
You can get the Samsung Vice in two versions, either blue-silver or white-red. It's nothing much but it's a good handset for those that don't need a whole lot of extra features. You can buy it today for $50 with a three-year plan.