Jan 112013
 

Research In Motion will unveil its much anticipated BlackBerry 10 devices on January 30th at a series of worldwide events, including ones in Toronto and New York. But it’s not quite as clear when these devices will actually go on sale. RIM has remained tight-lipped about those details so far. A leaked Best Buy Canada inventory system screenshot now has given us our first clue:

Best Buy inventory system reveals BlackBerry 10 device launch date?

The image suggests that the Bell version of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone will launch on February 28th. Two things are likely: This will be the all-touch device (the BlackBerry Z10?) and other carrier launches will happen at the same time.

Needless to say, RIM had no comment when asked about the dates: “We understand that there is a lot of excitement for BlackBerry 10. We will launch the platform on January 30th and until then we won’t comment on speculation.”

RIM has previously indicated that pricing and availability details will be announced when it unveils its new devices.

Read more: BGR

Jun 172011
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab

While Samsung has confirmed that it would launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in tablet in Canada, so far it has only given an ETA of “this summer.” Both Future Shop and Best Buy Canada have now begun to take pre-orders and both suggest it could be available on or around July 22nd. Best Buy indicates that it in their warehouses on that day while Future Shop has the 22nd as their “estimated release date.”

Both chains currently only offer the 16GB version for CA$499.99.

More at Best Buy and Future Shop

Source: MobileSyrup.com

May 252011
 

Best Buy Canada

Best Buy’s Free Phone Fridays wraps up this week with quite the lineup. The following will all be available for free with a three-year contract this coming Friday at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile store locations:

  • Samsung Nexus S (Telus & Fido)
  • HTC Incredible S (Bell & SaskTel)
  • Motorola ATRIX (Bell)
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY (Rogers)
  • RIM BlackBerry Torch (Virgin)
  • Motorola Atrix (Bell)
  • Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant(SaskTel)
  • INQ Chat (Koodo with a CA$0 TAB)

Just remember that the sale will only last one day (Friday, May 27th) so you’ll need to move quickly.

May 182011
 

If last week’s Android lineup was not your thing, Best Buy this week features a couple of BlackBerry smartphones for its Free Phone Fridays promotion. The BlackBerry Bold 9780 will be offered for CA$0.00 with a three-year contract from Bell, Rogers, TELUS, and Virgin on Friday May 20th. Additionally, TELUS (Ontario only) and Virgin will also offer the BlackBerry Torch 9800 for free (again with a three-year contract).

Don’t forget that the sale is only on for one day (Friday, May 20th). The sale is also only available at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile store locations and not online.

May 112011
 

This week’s lineup of free phones from Best Buy’s Free Phone Fridays program is all about Android. The following will all be available for free with a three-year contract tomorrow at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile store locations:

  • HTC Desire HD (Telus)
  • HTC Incredible S (Virgin)
  • Google Nexus S (Rogers/Fido)
  • LG Optimus One (Koodoo)
  • Motorola Atrix (Bell)
  • Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant(SaskTel)

Just remember that the sale will only last one day (Friday, May 13th) so you’ll need to move quickly. Or you could wait to see what phones come up for sale next week…

May 052011
 

Best Buy

Free Phone Fridays are returning to Best Buy in Canada. First offered in February, they will once again offer select smart phones for free with three-year in-store activations every Friday. Each week will offer at least one “one high-end, in-demand smart phone for free” (with aforementioned three-year activation).

Best Buy will announce the free phones every Thursday via Facebook and Twitter.

Free Phone Fridays will run from May 6th and until the end of the month. It will run at both Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores.

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