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Virgin Mobile and Bell now unlocking iPhones for a hefty fee

Virgin Mobile and Bell now unlocking iPhones for a hefty fee

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."

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Galaxy Nexus on sale in Canada

Galaxy Nexus on sale in Canada

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.

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LG Optimus LTE hits Canada as Optimus Eye on Bell

LG Optimus LTE hits Canada as Optimus Eye on Bell

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.

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Bell 206 helicopter hits NYC East River

Bell 206 helicopter hits NYC East River

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.

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Bell grab Motorola ATRIX 4G too

Bell grab Motorola ATRIX 4G too

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.

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The Daily Slash: November 17 2010

The Daily Slash: November 17 2010

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!

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Bell leak tips no BlackBerry 6 upgrades until 2011

Bell leak tips no BlackBerry 6 upgrades until 2011

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.

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Dell unveils updated Mini 10 netbook

Dell unveils updated Mini 10 netbook

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.

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Palm Pre lands on Bell Mobility in Canada

Palm Pre lands on Bell Mobility in Canada

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.

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Bell gets Samsung Vice today

Bell gets Samsung Vice today

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.

Palm Pre Canadian release set for Bell Mobility in 2H09

Palm Pre Canadian release set for Bell Mobility in 2H09

Bell Mobility and Palm have announced that the carrier will be the exclusive debut for the Pre smartphone in Canada.  Set to launch in the second half of 2009, the smartphone will be the same 3G EVDO Rev.A handset as Sprint users will get in the US.

 

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic hits U.S. at Cincinnati Bell

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic hits U.S. at Cincinnati Bell

Fans of the Nokia XpressMusic phones rejoice! You can now get your hands on the 5800 XpressMusic in the U.S. on Cincinnati Bell Wireless. While you could buy the device in the country before, you could only do so at an unsubsidized price, shelling out about $400.

On Cincinnati Bell, the smartphone will cost $149 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebate. But besides the lower price, this device remains the same as it is in other countries and as it's unsubsidized counterpart.

Standard features include GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a 3.2-inch 360 x 640 touchscreen, a web browser and more. We don't know if the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will make it to other U.S. carriers, but for now, at least you have one option.

[via Softpedia]

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