Sony cuts Tablet S price by $100

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Jan 022012

Sony Tablet SIf you have been eyeing the Sony Tablet S (which will be upgraded to Android 4.0) and it did not show up under the Christmas tree, a price drop in both Canada and the US may be the news you were waiting for to take the plunge. The 16GB version is now available for $399.99 (down from $499.99) and the 32GB one for $499.99 (down from $599.99).

The Sony Store is also offering five free PlayStation games (Hot Shots Golf 2, Jet Moto, Destruction Derby, MediEvil, and Cool Boarders) with each purchase.

Sony is but the latest tablet manufacturer to cut prices but its moves are certainly not as dramatic as what HP did with the HP TouchPad or RIM with the PlayBook.

When Sony Canada first unveiled the Tablet S, it gave Gadgetorama a short demo. Check it out to see it in action.

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Gameloft Android games on sale for $0.99 until January 5th

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Dec 292011

GameloftGameloft is having a sale over at the Android Market from today until January 5th. All games (except Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation) are now available for $0.99.

The titles cover a range of gameplay. Among them are Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD, BackStab HD, N.O.V.A. 2 HD, Where’s Waldo Now?, Texas Hold’em Poker 2, Platinum Sudoku, The Adventures of Tintin HD and Diamond Twister 2.

Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation will also go on sale for $0.99 at some point but only for 24 hours. The French game designer will update its Facebook page and send a tweet when the price drops.

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WIND Mobile announces Boxing Week Event

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Dec 242011

WIND MobileWIND Mobile has already posted details of its upcoming $99 Boxing Week Event which will run from December 26th to December 31st. Here’s a look at the offers.

First up are a number of devices that will be offered for CA$99 on WINDtab+ with selected plans (including the Holiday Miracle Plan, which has been extended until December 31st). On the list are the BlackBerry Torch 9810, BlackBerry Bold 9900 and HTC Amaze 4G.

A number of devices will also be on sale. The price of the BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be reduced by CA$99 to CA$250 with no contract. If a data stick is more what you are looking for, the WINDspeed Mobile Internet Stick E1691 will sell for CA$99 and include a 1GB per month data plan.

WIND Mobile will also feature a PlayBook door crasher at a number of locations. Anyone activating a BlackBerry smartphone will have the option of picking up a 32GB BlackBerry PlayBook for CA$99. Each participating location will have a minimum of five. All locations will also offer the Huawei U6150 for CA$49 with no contract (minimum of 10 per store).

Time to do a little Boxing shopping planning while Santa begins his gift deliver run…

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Apple Canada kicks off Boxing Week iTunes sale

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Dec 222011

Apple Canada today kicked off a Boxing Week sale with a selection of songs for CA$0.69 and albums starting at CA$5.99. Albums from 2011 are emphasized and include Mylo Xyloto by Coldplay, Wasting Light by the Foo Fighters and Metals by Feist as well as older releases. In all, more than 30 albums are offered. On the song side, Apple offers Best Songs of 2011, Bestselling Songs of 2011 as well as Classic Hits.

Apple iTunes Boxing Week Sale

Is it me or are Boxing Day/Week sales starting ever earlier?

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Source: 9to5Mac

Even Santa Claus uses an iPhone 4S and Siri

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Dec 182011

It looks like Apple has landed an important customer: Santa Claus himself. Apple’s latest ad shows the jolly man using Siri for everything from finding where kids live to managing the ever important good and naughty lists:

I wonder if the rest of Santa’s workshop runs only on Apple…

Motorola RAZR meets art in latest Rogers video

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Dec 102011

Rogers has released a third video in its “Rogers Presents Motorola RAZR VS.” series. In “The Blank Canvas,” the Motorola RAZR meets up with three bags of paint and a canvas.

I wonder what the final piece is called?

The Motorola RAZR is exclusively available from Rogers Wireless. Its price now starts at CA$99.99 with a three-year contract.

Source: MobileSyrup

Latest Samsung ad pokes fun at Apple over music

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Dec 092011

Samsung has posted another Samsung Galaxy S II ad. As with an earlier one, it pokes fun at Apple and the customer lineups that interest in its products generates. This time, the topic of conversation is music and other media.

I wonder if we will see Apple respond with ads of its own…

Source: Phandroid

Android Market tops 10 billion downloads

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Dec 062011

Google today announced that its Android Market topped 10 billion app downloads this past weekend. Even more impressive is the growth that the Market is seeing; it is now showing a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month.

10 billion Android Market downloads

To celebrate this milestone, Google is having an app sale. Starting today and for the next 10 days, a number of apps will be available each day for only US$0.10 each. Among today’s choices are Asphalt 6 HD, Color & Draw for Kids, Paper Camera, and Sketchbook Mobile.

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Video: More Rogers Motorola RAZR destruction

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Dec 052011

If you enjoyed watching Rogers’ video of a Motorola RAZR taking on an egg and a cake, here is the latest mayhem caught on video. This time, the Motorola RAZR heads to the movies and takes on popcorn and a drink.

Isn’t it time for some more serious opposition for the RAZR (available from Rogers)?

Source: Twitter

Rogers fires Motorola RAZR at egg and cake

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Nov 272011

On a lighter note today, Rogers has posted a video where it fires a Motorola RAZR (for which it is the exclusive Canadian carrier) out of an air cannon. Mayhem ensues.

Rogers will also launch additional videos over the upcoming weeks. Perhaps we will see the RAZR fired at something a little tougher to see just how tough that Kevlar casing is…

Latest Samsung Galaxy S II ad hits out hard at Apple iPhone

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Nov 222011

Apple and Samsung are embroiled in a number of legal battles across the world over smartphone and tablet patents. Samsung’s latest Galaxy S II ad will likely do nothing to improve relations between the two companies. From the lack of 4G and a smaller display to some Apple customer stereotypes, the ad seems to miss little:

Are ads to become the latest battlefront between the two companies?

Source: The Verge

Mobilicity launches all-inclusive “CA$40 Happier Holidays Plan”

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Nov 012011

MobilicityHalloween is done for another year except for the mounds of candies that will need to be plowed through. Now it’s time to focus on the upcoming holidays. Mobilicity is wasting no time and has just launched its “Happier Holidays Plan.” For CA$40 per month, you get the following:

  • Unlimited Data
  • Unlimited Long Distance to Canada & the U.S.
  • Unlimited Global Text Messaging
  • Unlimited Local Calling
  • Unlimited Text & Picture Messaging
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Forwarding
  • 3-Way Calling
  • Voicemail + Caller ID

Mobilicity is also guaranteeing this rate for life.

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Rogers launches LTE network in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

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Sep 282011

Rogers CommunicationsRogers today launched its LTE service in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The three cities join Ottawa where the service had launched back on July 7th.

“We’re thrilled to be the first carrier in Canada to offer LTE and the fastest mobile speeds to Canada’s three largest provinces and to more Canadians than any other carrier in Canada,” said John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “With Rogers LTE wireless network coverage, customers have access to speeds similar to broadband connections, making it easier for people to use their devices to download apps, stream HD videos and music or play on-line games, with virtually no delays or buffering.”

In terms of devices, the Rogers LTE Rocket stick (Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U) is already available. Coming in the next few weeks are the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone, the LTE Rocket mobile hotspot (Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S) and an unnamed HTC smartphone. The carrier also announced that it will launch the Rogers exclusive HTC Jetstream LTE tablet on October 18th.

To go along with the launch, Rogers is offering an introductory plan with 10GB of data for CA$52.93 per month. The plan comes with no overage fees for the first two months.

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Mobilicity offers free BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone with 12-month plan

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Sep 192011

MobilicityMobilicity today announced a new offer that will allow customers to get a free BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone when they purchase a 12-month CA$55 Multi-Month plan. For a total of CA$469.99, the bundle comes with the aforementioned BlackBerry Curve 3G (a value of CA$299.99), a year of unlimited local talk, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited data, unlimited global text messaging, unlimited Canadian and U.S. long distance, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, 3-way calling, and BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS).

“To anyone who’s always dreamed of getting a BlackBerry but couldn’t afford or justify the total cost of ownership, we want you to know that with Mobilicity the world of BlackBerry is at your doorstep,” said Chief Customer Officer Anthony Booth.

Mobilicity will offer the 12-month CA$55 Multi-Month plan with Free BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone starting September 21st for a limited time, while supplies last for new activations.

It sounds like Mobilicity is making some room on the shelves for the upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9900

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