TELUS Mobility launches HTC Desire HD

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Feb 102011

HTC Desire HD

TELUS Mobility has launched the HTC Desire HD.

With a huge HD touchscreen, amazing speeds for gaming, apps, browsing and multiple device mobile Wi-Fi hotspot capability, the Android 2.2 powered HTC Desire HD will impress you.

HTC Desire HD specifications

  • Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.2 with HTC Sense
  • Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band (850/1900MHz) HSPA/WCDMA
  • Other connectivity: GPS/A-GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, DLNA
  • Display: 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 768MB RAM
  • Storage: 1.5GB onboard / microSD cards up to 32GB (8GB card included)
  • Camera: 8MP with dual flash and 720p video capture
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB
  • Battery: 1230mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 123 by 68 by 11.8 millimeters / 164 grams
  • Other: FM radio

TELUS Mobility is offering the HTC Desire for CA$149.99 with a three-year contract (a promotional price), CA$399.99 with a two-year contract, CA$449.99 with a one-year contract, and CA$499.99 with no contract.

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TELUS Mobility launches LG Optimus One

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Nov 242010

LG Optimus One

TELUS Mobility today launched the LG Optimus One, its latest Android smartphone. We first got wind of this upcoming release earlier this month.

LG Optimus ONE specifications:

  • Processor: 600MHz
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.2
  • Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band HSDPA 7.2
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Display: 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Camera: 3MP with auto-focus
  • Battery: 1500mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 113.5 x 59 x 13.3 millimeters / 129 grams
  • Other: FM radio, Wi-Fi tethering

TELUS is offering the LG Optimus One for free with a three-year contract, CA$99.99 with a two-year contract, CA$149.99 with a one-year contract, or CA$199.99 with no contract.

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TELUS launches HSPA network

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Nov 052009

TELUS Mobility

A day after Bell, TELUS turned the switch on its HSPA network today. With the new network come some new devices and new voice and data plans. Many of the details (devices and Clear Choice plans) have been known for a while now but here is a summary.

For the launch, TELUS is offering a number of devices including:

  • Apple iPhone 3GS and 3G – CA$299 / CA$199 / CA$99 for the 32GB iPhone 3GS, 16GB iPhone 3GS and 8GB iPhone 3G respectively
  • HTC Hero – starting at CA$99.99
  • RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 – starting at CA$249.99
  • Nokia E71 – starting at CA$29.99
  • LG New Chocolate – starting at CA$99.99
  • Sierra Wireless 306 Mobile Internet Key- Starting at CA$79.99

The new Clear Choice plans come in four categories: Smartphone plans, iPhone plans, feature phone plans and Internet Key plans. All of these do away with the much-disliked System Activation Fees (SAF) and carrier 911 fees. For example, smartphone plans start at CA$50 per month for 100 anytime minutes, free options (such as double local minutes, 1000 outgoing text messages, or unlimited text or unlimited local calling and text with 5 Favourite Numbers), 500MB of data, unlimited evenings and weekends after 2100, Voice Mail 3, Call Waiting and Conference Calling.

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TELUS HSPA device pricing revealed?

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Oct 272009

TELUS Mobility

Yesterday, TELUS announced that it would launch its HSPA network on November 5th. They also revealed a number of devices that will launch at the time but did not provide any pricing except for the Apple iPhone. But it did not take long for the pricing to leak:

  • Device – No contract pricing / 1-year / 2-year / 3-year contract
  • LG Chocolate – CA$499.99 / CA $449.99 / CA$399.99 / CA$99.99
  • BlackBerry Bold 9700 – CA$649.99 / CA $599.99 / CA$549.99 / CA$249.99
  • HTC Hero – CA$499.99 / CA $449.99 / CA$399.99 / CA$99.99
  • Nokia E71 – CA$329.99 / CA $279.99 / CA$229.99 / CA$29.99
  • Sierra Wireless USB 306 Modem – CA$249.99 / CA $129.99 / CA$79.99 / CA$79.99

All phones will require a voice and data package of CA$50 or greater per month.

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TELUS to launch HSPA network on November 5th

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Oct 262009


It’s confirmed: TELUS Mobility will launch its new HSPA network on November 5th.

The new next generation wireless network is the latest enhancement to TELUS’ multi-network mobile strategy, offering customers the technology for increased wireless data download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second, access to a world class selection of compelling mobile devices and international roaming service to more than 200 countries. This initiative also ensures a smoother transition to fourth generation (4G) wireless technology known as long term evolution (LTE).

With the launch, TELUS will offer a number of devices, including the iPhone 3GS and 3G, the HTC Hero, LG New Chocolate (BL40), BlackBerry Bold 9700, Nokia E71, and the Sierra 306 Internet key. Other devices, including some from Huawei and Samsung and some that will be offered on an exclusive basis, are also expected in time for the holidays,.

Pricing and plan information was not revealed but TELUS did confirm that the Apple 32GB and 16GB iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G will be offered as of November 5th for CA$299, CA$199 and CA$99 with select three-year contracts with a Smartphone voice and data rate plan of CA$50 or greater per month).

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TELUS to acquire Black’s Photo

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Sep 082009


TELUS announced today that it has acquired Black’s Photo Corporation, a Canadian imaging and digital retailer. The move gives TELUS 113 new retail locations across Canada for its wireless products and services.

“Black’s is an impressive Canadian retailer with a great brand, reputation and management team,” said Joe Natale, executive-vice president and president, TELUS Consumer Solutions. “Black’s premium locations provide an established network across Canada for the distribution of TELUS’ wireless products, which nicely complements our extensive network of dealers and stores. In anticipation of our clients’ evolving needs and as more wireless devices have imbedded high quality photo and video capability, there is a natural link between TELUS and Black’s.”

The acquisition cost TELUS CA$28 million.

Earlier this year, rival Bell bought electronic retailer The Source in a similar move to boost its retail presence.

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