Eastlink confirms February 15th wireless network launch

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Feb 132013

Canada’s Maritimes will have a new wireless carrier come Friday. Eastlink today confirmed that it will launch its wireless network on February 15th as earlier rumours had suggested. Unlike other new carriers, Eastlink will launch with an LTE network. “There are a lot more devices available if you have LTE,” explained Matthew MacLellan, Eastlink’s wireless president.

As expected, Eastlink’s network will focus on Novia Scotia and Prince Edward Island with coverage to blanket both provinces almost completely within 18 months of the launch:

Eastlink wireless coverage

Eastlink’s smartphone lineup will include the Sony Xperia T, Samsung Galaxy S III, LG Nexus 4 and two BlackBerry 7 devices. The BlackBerry Z10 will be offered starting next month. One flagship device that will not be offered will be the Apple iPhone 5.

As for plans, Eastlink has only confirmed that it will offer wireless services as part of bundles that offer customers discounts when they sign up for multiple products. Monthly price plans are also likely but we may have to wait until Friday to learn more about them.

Read more: The Globe and Mail

Motorola DROID 3 and XOOM LTE nearing Verizon launch?

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Jun 202011

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Speaking of that rumoured DROID 3 version of the China-bound Motorola XT883, guess what has surfaced on Verizon’s Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) system? The Motorola DROID 3 is joined by the 4G Motorola XOOM LTE, suggesting that both are nearing launch with Verizon.

The imminent release of the Motorola XOOM LTE does suggest that current owners will soon be able to send their tablets in to get the promised 4G update.

Pricing and availability details for both devices have yet to be revealed although the Verizon DROID 3 has a rumoured launch date of July 7th

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