WIND Mobile launches Android-powered Huawei U8350

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Nov 092011

Huawei U8350WIND Mobile yesterday launched its latest Android device, the Huawei U8350, a “value-packed smartphone” that offers both a touchscreen display and a QWERTY keyboard.

Huawei U8350 specifications:

  • Operating system: Google Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Cellular connectivity: GSM/AWS
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Display: 2.6-inch QVGA (320×240) display
  • Input: QWERTY keyboard and capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 256MB RAM
  • Storage: 512MB internal and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 3.2MP
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0
  • Battery: 1,200mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 115 x 62.8 x 9.9 millimeters / 120 grams

WIND Mobile is offering the Huawei U8350 for CA$135 with no contract or CA$0 on the WINDTab.

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WIND Mobile to launch BlackBerry Bold 9900 on October 20th (and more devices coming)

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Oct 172011

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900WIND Mobile today announced that it will launch the BlackBerry Bold 9900 on Thursday, October 20th. If the Bold 9900 is not your thing, they are also planning to launch a few additional devices:

  • BlackBerry Curve 9360: All the latest BlackBerry features in a super-slim contoured design
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810: The original touch and keypad combo improved with double the processing power, the BlackBerry 7 operating system and HD-video capability
  • Nokia 500: An entry level phone with Nokia quality that lets customers change the look of their phone instantly with changeable covers in black, orange and purple
  • Huawei U8350: An affordable Android that pairs a QWERTY keypad with a touchscreen
  • Huawei U2801: An easy-to-use phone that makes calling and texting simple

WIND Mobile did not announce pricing for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 or any of the other devices coming.

WIND also quietly confirmed that St. Catharines and Welland are now part of WIND’s network. It also promised that additional coverage is coming, including improved coverage in Guelph, Scarborough, Mississauga, Bowmanville, and Vancouver. And they are not done: “We aren’t going to slow down until we’ve painted even more cities orange!”

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