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Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 to get Android 6.0 on Oct 5 according to a carrier document

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The #Android 6.0 update will officially go mainstream starting next week as the #Huawei #Nexus6P and the #LG #Nexus5X smartphones are unveiled. This led us to believe that Android 6.0 for older Nexus devices would be issued shortly. And we have now received clarification on that courtesy of Canadian carrier Telus.

According to a document accessed from the carrier, the LG Nexus 5 and the Motorola Nexus 6 will receive the Android 6.0 update starting October 5. That’s just 6 days after the scheduled release of the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P smartphones, suggesting a quick rollout of the update for two of Google’s most recent Nexus phones.

We’re not hearing about the Android 6.0 update for the Nexus 4 at this point, although we don’t see why it won’t be included given that it has the hardware to back it up.

Although Google will release the update almost immediately to its existing devices, OEM branded handsets could take some time.

Source: Telus

Via: Mobile Syrup

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 – price comparison (US, Canada, UK)

Equally as speedy, pretty much even in the build quality department and each featuring top-shelf audio, imaging, battery or software add-ons such as BoomSound, Dual Camera, Ultra Power Saving Mode or Air gestures, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and HTC’s One M8 are nearly impossible to separate on paper.

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Most reviewers say it’s incredibly hard to choose one or the other after getting in contact with them, so at the end of the day the epic battle for high-end Android supremacy this quarter, nay half a year may come down to availability and pricing.

Needless to point out Samsung is far superior advertising-wise, however HTC already managed to roll out the M8 ahead of the GS5, so if the Taiwanese can also position their flagship as the cost-friendly alternative for the odds-on favorite, they might well challenge the throne.

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Could they pull it off? Only one way to find out. Scour the interwebs for the best HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 deals available. Here’s what we dug up in US, Canada and UK:

US on-contract prices and release dates

Technically, our two contenders were bound to start things off on equal footing. But HTC sensed the danger almost instantaneously and shaved a cool $50 off M8’s price with select pacts in the blink of an eye. Thus, the 2014 One can now be purchased via Amazon at $150 as long as you don’t mind committing to lengthy 24-month Verizon or Sprint agreements.

A similar promotion is in full swing over at Best Buy, though the retailer offers just the Verizon M8 at $150. The Sprint and AT&T variants cost 50 clams north, as does the AT&T flavor on Amazon and through the carrier’s own retail network, both on and offline.

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Searching the ideal Easter present? Why not HTC One M8? Get two from Verizon, and the second is free. Full disclosure: two separate contracts need to be signed.

Beyond the few bucks Amazon and BB allow you to save when boarding the M8 bandwagon, the coolest thing is there are no lines, staggered deliveries or shipping delays, unlike with the GS5. Samsung’s bad boy is technically still on pre-order and the first units will be dispatched beginning Friday, April 11.

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Sprint and AT&T’s locked variants are $190 on Amazon, $200 via Best Buy with $10 gift cards, and $200 when purchased directly from the Now Network and Ma Bell, albeit the former can go as low as $0 for upgrading qualifying customers with Framily Plans.

Still, I reckon it’s point HTC here.

Galaxy S5 vs One M8 – US outright, unlocked pricing

Not a fan of contracts? Then it’s straight to T-Mobile for you. The “UnCarrier” has both smartphones at $0 down, or rather, it’s going to have them starting April 11. Yes, the M8 is bizarrely not around at T-Mo.

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If coughing up half a dozen Benjamins at once ain’t a problem, Amazon, Best Buy, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and Negri Electronics are at your disposal. Here’s how their offers break down one by one:

Amazon: unlocked 3G-only Galaxy S5 – $775, shipping April 11; no-warranty Latin version – $745, in stock; no-warranty factory unlocked model – $750, in stock; off-contract Sprint version – $700; off-contract AT&T – $700.

Factory unlocked HTC One M8 with US warranty – $700 in grey, $704 in silver; M8 Developer Edition – $700, ships in 2 to 4 weeks; AT&T, Verizon, Sprint versions – $650

Best Buy: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 outright variants – $750; No-contract MetroPCS with 4G LTE – $650

HTC One M8 for AT&T – $700; Verizon version – $750; for Sprint – $800

Galaxy S5 Verizon

AT&T: Samsung Galaxy S5 – $650; HTC M8 – $640

Sprint: Galaxy S5 – $650; One M8 – $650

Verizon: GS5 – $600; All New HTC One – $600

Negri Electronics: Unlocked Latin American Galaxy S5 models in white and black – $720.50 on pre-order

16 GB unlocked HTC One M8 in silver, gold and grey – $812.50 a pop (grey units in stock, silver and gold on pre-order)

Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 – UK prices

So many things to say, so little time to cover them all. Where to start? Let’s take a virtual trip down Amazon UK lane first. The SIM-free One M8 is £529.95 there (already discounted from £549), in both grey and silver. No gold? Bummer.

HTC M8 colors

Meanwhile, the GS5 is listed as coming on April 18 (i.e. next Friday), costing an extra 30 quid or so. Total price: £559.99 in black, blue and white contract-free.

Surprise, surprise, the S5 is cheaper with Clove than the M8, going for £522, including VAT. HTC’s giant? £534. How about Unlocked-Mobiles? Well, they do promise swift deliveries beginning April 10, but folks on tight budgets are likely to pick the in-stock M8. It’s £528.98 vs. £549.98, the GS5.

Alright, let’s do one last British online store. Expansys? Expansys it is. Like most of their competitors, they’re in a position to ship the HTC One M8, but not the GS5. The former is £550 in grey and silver, and the latter £560 in black, white, blue and gold. It looks like Samsung may need to rethink strategy before it’s too late.

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Oh, by the by, you can always score the two heavyweight title contenders with pacts on British shores paying nada upfront. Just remember plans might be fairly steep for the obligatory two years.

Canada pricing and availability

O Canada, how I wish I had better news for you vis-à-vis the GS5. Instead, all I can tell you is a bundle of carriers, Rogers, Bell and Telus included, are taking pre-orders, vowing to zippy deliveries around April 10. Pricing is equally as ominous, at $250 with contracts, compared to the One M8, which ships already and costs $230 on a 2-year term, or $700 outright.

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It’s official, Samsung is losing this battle. Will the Koreans lose the war too? You tell us. Do you intend to get the M8 or GS5? Will you instead hold out for Sony’s Xperia Z2? Maybe LG’s G3? Google’s Nexus 6? Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4? So many options, huh?

Samsung Galaxy S4 Availability and Pricing Guide – US and Canada [Updated]

There’s a lot riding on Galaxy S4’s popular success for Samsung, the current unchallenged smartphone heavyweight champ. The Full HD 5-incher is the follow-up to the GS3, which has arguably been the biggest blockbuster in Android history.

Samsung Galaxy S4

You can imagine the pressure Samsung might feel right now to deliver, especially with so much stronger competition for the high-end phone crown than last year. Sony’s Xperia Z, HTC’s One and LG’s Optimus G Pro are all looking for the smallest GS4 weakness, which would allow them to step up to the plate and snatch the gold.

But let’s face it, those three need a miracle and a lot of Sammy mistakes to gain the upper hand. And right now, there’s no sign of any weakness on Samsung’s part.

Quite on the contrary, as it appears the Galaxy S4 launch is much better prepared than GS3’s release. The “next big thing” is ready to take the entire world by storm in the space of just a few weeks, unlike the S3, which was very slowly rolled out around the globe.

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And because we know it can be hard to keep track of all the small availability and pricing updates that pop up every day, we’ve taken the liberty to compile a quick guide for our North American readers and friends. Ready? Here’s everything we know about GS4’s availability and pricing in the US and Canada:

US availability and prices

AT&TAvailable for pre-orders for a couple of days now, the 16 GB GS4 is to start shipping on April 30. Both the “black mist” and “white frost” versions appear to be in stock and go for $199.99 with two-year contracts. The outright pricing is $639.99.

T-Mobile – While T-Mo is yet to open pre-orders, we’re pretty certain the “uncarrier” will follow AT&T’s suit very closely and kick shipping into gear come May 1. The S4 will not be available with contracts via Magenta and will instead go for $99.99 on prepaid plans, with 24 monthly installments of $20 each.

Update: Our speculations have missed the mark in two departments, with S4’s release date on T-Mo slated for April 24 after all and off-contract pricing set at $149.99, plus extra monthly payments.

Sprint – America’s number three carrier is bizarrely secretive on S4’s release, with nothing but a pre-registration page live on the official website. Still, chances are Sprint will make the 5-incher available sometime in May for a starting on-contract price of $200.

Update: Surprise, surprise, as Sprint will be opening pre-orders on April 18 and ship the first units nine days later. The official price tag is $249.99, for a limited time only, new customers who switch their phone number to Sprint from another carrier will receive an additional $100 instant credit, reducing the price of Galaxy S 4 to $149.99.

Verizon – Big Red doesn’t even have a pre-registration page on its website for now, but, based on recent leaks, that’s understandable. It seems the number one US network will ship the S4 starting May 30, which is a long, long time from now.

Update: Things remain mysterious on Verizon, but previous rumors about the May 30 release date seem to have been a long way off. Big Red is now slated to get the GS4 sometime by the end of April.

US Cellular – Many people might disregard the minor carrier, but USC has a shot of undercutting both Sprint and Verizon in this particular case. US Cellular’s 16 GB S4 is available for pre-orders for roughly 24 hours, going for the unsurprising $200 price with two-year contracts. There’s no ship date mentioned just yet, but something tells us the release will happen over the next couple of weeks.

MetroPCS – Another small carrier that has a shot of playing in the big leagues, Metro is unlikely to get the S4 by the end of May. When it does get it though, the prepaid network will probably sweep you off your feet with its pricing, as our guess is the off-contract S4 will go for less than $600, maybe even $500.

Canada availability and pricing

  • Rogers – The Samsung Galaxy S4 is up for pre-orders and listed as shipping on April 27. The on-contract pricing is $199.99 with three-year agreements for both the white and black 16 GB versions.
  • Telus – Despite what Samsung Canada said on Twitter earlier this week, the nation’s third largest carrier still claims it will ship the first S4 units on April 26. For now, you can pre-order the 5-incher, for $199, with three-year contracts.
  • Bell – There’s no shipping date here yet, but Bell does offer both the on and off-contract versions of the S4 for pre-orders. The former is $199.95, while the latter goes for 500 bucks more.
  • Virgin Mobile – Roughly $200 is Galaxy S4’s worth on Virgin as well, with pre-orders live, but no shipping date listed.
  • Videotron – The regional Quebecoise network has also opened pre-orders a couple of days ago, with the starting price set at $199.95. The biggest news here is the S4 is available outright for just $649.95.

As you can notice, not everything is set in stone yet, especially in the US, where most of the carriers insist on being mysterious. But it will all going to unravel in the next weeks, and we will be here to update this guide and keep you in the loop. For now, who’s psyched about GS4’s launch?

TELUS accepting BlackBerry Q10 pre-registrations; reasons for delay

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Blackberry received a positive response when they announced Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10. Both the devices are great, and Z10 is a full touch screen device, much like the iPhone and other popular Android devices from various manufacturers, whereas the Q10 comes with the quality hardware qwerty keyboard that BBs are always known for.

The Canadian company put the Z10 on sale immediately in the U.K, and the device is expected to come to US in mid-March. Blackberry Q10 will be put on sale in about six to eight weeks after the launch on Z10. The Q10 is an interesting device and it can sell in great numbers as there are a lot of buyers craving for it, and it’s a niche segment with not many players delivering quality devices, but blackberry has decided not to launch it right away. CEO Thorsten Heins has given 2 reasons for the delay of Q10. The first reason is that Z10 is much more complex, hence the team concentrated more on that device and as a result completed it first. The other reason is that the BYOD scheme is catching up quickly in the business world. BYOD means Bring Your Own Device, which basically means that the employer allows the employee to bring his own device to workplace and allow him to access privileged information on his own device instead of carrying a separate company device. Once BB started getting boring, a large amount of business users moved on to iPhone and Android products, but now that BB has made a comeback with a totally redesigned operating system which is much more interesting from consumer point of view, BB will also try to get back into the ballgame of workplace with the Z10 which can compete with iPhone and Android in terms of functionality with added security features and fun.

Now that we know that Q10 will be launched in mid-April/May time frame, Telus, a Canadian carrier has put the device up for pre-registration. The carrier has not given any details on the pricing, and it is taking only taking contact information for the phone from those who “pre-register”. Once the exact date of launch is known, the carrier will notify all on its list. This is coming a week after Rogers, a major Canadian carrier, put the Q10 up for pre-registration.

Z10 of course will have the widest appeal, but Q10 will capture the market of qwerty lovers. The phone has been announced, but there’s no firm details on pricing or specs either. The final specs are also kept under the wrap and still aren’t completely finalized. Below is a spec sheet of Q10 that is widely spread on the Internet:
• Display: 3.1-inch 720×720 pixels
• Processor: TI OMAP 1.5GHz dual-core
• Memory: 2GB RAM
• WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4/5GHz
• GPS: Assisted, Autonomous, and Simultaneous GPS
• Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
• Connectivity: NFC, microUSB , microHDMI-Out, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy

The Q10 will surely not make a huge wave in the mainstream arena. What’s your thought on Q10? Let us know!

Source: TELUS

Android 4.1 Now Rolling Out To Canadian Galaxy S III Smartphones

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the new kid in the Android town, although Android 4.2 (also Jelly Bean) is officially the latest version of Android. But manufacturers have been hurrying to get the update running on their latest flagships like Samsung and HTC did with the Galaxy S III and the One X respectively. While most of the Galaxy S III handsets around the world have already received the Android 4.1 update, Canadian users were made to wait. But the wait is finally over now with the update finally going live today i.e. December 3. Some users in fact have reportedly received the update earlier than scheduled, which is always good news. The update seems to be pretty bulky at 318MB, but that’s nothing when we consider the fact that it brings so much to the table, especially Google Now. Performance is also substantially improved thanks to the increase in the overall bump in frame rate and “Project Butter”.

Canadian carriers like TELUS, Rogers, Bell and Virgin all have the Galaxy S III under their belts and users should receive the update notification by now. If you don’t receive a notification, you can always manually get the update via Samsung Kies. It is commendable how Samsung has completed the roll out process to the entirety of its Galaxy S III lineup almost all over the world. Samsung has kept its promise of rolling out the update to Galaxy S III smartphones by this week to Canadian customers. Users of the aforementioned carriers are reporting to have received the update notification, which means the schedule is pretty much complete now.

It is now expected that OEMs start working on Android 4.2 for their respective devices as it has quickly become the latest version of Android replacing 4.1 within a span of just three months. This is very reminiscent of what we used to see in the pre 2010 Android era where OS updates were rolled out frequently which inevitably led to fragmentation. Things are slightly different now though, and Android 4.2 isn’t a major bump from 4.1 as it is being pegged as a “dot” update. Let’s wait and watch how Samsung supports its other flagship smartphones.

Via: Android Central

Samsung Galaxy S III Owners In Canada Receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean via OTA

Today is a good day to be the owner of a Canadian Galaxy S III. Samsung announced the Jelly Bean update for the device a couple of days ago, and now those with a Galaxy S III on Bell, Rogers, TELUS and Virgin are reporting that they are seeing notifications that the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is ready to be downloaded! The update is rather large sitting at a whopping 318MB, but it’s well worth the time it takes for it to download and install. I got the Jelly Bean update a couple months back on the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300, and while it wasn’t a smartphone, the update was pretty amazing. Google Now is probably one of the best additions to the Android platform that we’ve seen in quite a while, in my opinion.

Now that most of Canada has the Jelly Bean update, we just need other carriers here in the U.S. to start rolling the update out. It’s a surprise to me that Sprint was able to roll it out quite a while back and the United States’ two largest carriers can’t get it out just as fast. Definitely quite an annoyance that Verizon or AT&T hasn’t rolled it out yet.

Ah, the beauty of those who own a Nexus device. I must say, I’m feeling a bit jealous of Nexus owners right now.

Did you get the update to Android 4.1 yet? If you have, let us know how you’re liking it in the comments below!

source: Android Central

 

HTC One X+ Coming To TELUS For C$129.99 On A Three-Year Contract

HTC’s One X+ is currently available in the United States, Europe and even some parts of Asia. Our friends over in Canada have yet to see the device land on any of their carriers though. Canadian smartphone users should get excited though, the HTC One X+ may just be coming their way. This information comes from leaked promotional materials for the TELUS version of the HTC One X+. The image was obtained by MobileSyrup, and indicates that the One X+ will be going on sale for $129.99 CAD on a new three-year contract. Unfortunately, there were no details as to how much the One X+ would cost off-contract.

As you know, HTC’s One X+ is a revamped version of the original One X.  The new device features a quad-core Tegra 3 CPU and 64GB of storage with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of the box. Here in the United States, the HTC One X+ also features blazing fast 4G LTE connectivity.

Any of our friends over in Canada looking forward to a One X+ this holiday season?

source: MobileSyrup
via: Android Central

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Headed To Canada

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Samsung has announced that they are now shipping the critically acclaimed Samsung galaxy Note 2 to Canadian retailers and will be available to purchase within the next two weeks or so. TELUS, WIND, and Mobilicity will be offering the Note II. Bell and Rogers have also confirmed that they will be carrying this device. In fact, these two retailers are already taking orders online for a mere $199 on a three-year contract. TELUS has also notified people that they are facing delays with the Note II and will not have the device until later this week at the earliest. In fact, you may not see the device until next week. Despite some of the delays, Samsung has also said that Psy, the creator of the famous Gangnam Style, will be performing in Toronto tonight.

The Galaxy Note II will be featuring HSPA+ and 4G LTE connectivity, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, an 8 megapixel auto focus rear-facing camera with a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, a 3100mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and microSD card support up to 64GBs. The Galaxy Note II will also be coming in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models along with a white or black color to choose from.

The Galaxy Note II is definitely a behemoth of a device and Canadians will no doubt be excited to see this in retailers very soon. TELUS hasn’t said how long the delay will be for them, and “sometime this week” was rather vague, so don’t hold your breath.

In more unrelated news, T-Mobile, U.S Cellular and Sprint have released the Galaxy Note II in the United States with AT&T and Verizon set to release there versions of the handset in the coming weeks and months. AT&T will be launching it on November 9th (hopefully there won’t be any delays that we experienced with the original Galaxy Note last year) and Verizon will be launching it on November 29th. Quite a bit of a wait, and for unknown reasons, but Verizon is usually late on everything anyway, especially their Android firmware updates. Though, users on Verizon’s network should be happy as they aren’t getting carried away like T-Mobile has with their $369.99 price tag. Verizon has the device priced at $299 like many of the other carriers in the United States and across the world.

All that said, are Canadians excited for the Galaxy Note II? Have you already pre-purchased the phablet through a carrier or are you waiting for it to officially release before you throw any money down? Are any of you going to Samsung Electronic’s launch party in Toronto with Psy tonight?

We’ll keep everyone updated for when TELUS has their Galaxy Note II’s in stock and ready for purchase. It shouldn’t be too long from now, but who knows what complications and delays they are experiencing. In the mean time, after the official release of the device, there will be plenty of things to read up on it to hold you over!

source: Android Central

Sprint Galaxy S III Said To Get Jelly Bean Today And TELUS Releases Estimated Window For Jelly Bean Updates

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates have been happening all throughout the world, and Samsung keeps reminding owners of the Galaxy S III that their update is still on the way but has — once again — neglected to say when that update is exactly. Pair that information with the estimated window TELUS has posted for the Canadian Jelly Bean schedule, it really isn’t a far stretch to think that the United States models would arrive around the same time or even sooner for some of the carriers. Waiting on updates from Samsung has been quite interesting, unless all of the carriers have gotten in cahoots and have decided to pull another Verizon. Here’s what TELUS originally posted on their website:

  • Samsung Galaxy S II x  – 4.1 – OEM not yet submitted – Late December
  • Samsung Galaxy Note – 4.1 – OEM not yet submitted – Late December
  • Samsung Galaxy S III – 4.1- OEM not yet submitted – Late November

Keep in mind that these are just estimates, but it is nice to see that these updates are possibly not that far out from now. TELUS is a company that is very good with letting their customers know when updates are on the way, and thankfully when Canada gets their updates, usually the United States isn’t too far off from that. All in all, I hope that TELUS’ estimated dates here are at least somewhat accurate or even not accurate at all and gets the update(s) earlier! Whatever the case, we really don’t have that long to wait if this estimated window proves to be somewhat true.

In other news, Spring Galaxy S III owners should be on the look out today for a Jelly Bean update. A user over on Android Central hit the forums to let everyone know about a Jelly Bean update that was supposed to release today. So far we haven’t heard any news about handsets getting updated, but the day has just started so who knows what could happen. Still, if Jelly Bean update were to happen today for Sprint devices, that should give off the hint that the update for other carriers isn’t to far out like TELUS has also suggested. In the Sprint update to Jelly Bean, it is also looking like users of the Galaxy S III will be getting a few different 4G LTE related improvements as well. All of that said, you should be on the look out for this update, and if you have got it already, let us know!

Is anyone looking forward to the Jelly Bean updates, specifically for the Galaxy S III? Rumors have said earlier that the Galaxy S II might be experiencing a lesser version of Jelly Bean due to some sort of issue, but that has yet to be confirmed by Samsung and was something that was going around when the announcement for the Galaxy S II to get Jelly Bean first surfaced. Rumors are also saying that the Galaxy S III will get the windowed mode feature in the update to Android 4.1 as well. That’s definitely something to look forward to.

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Telus Gets The Samsung Galaxy Note In White Tomorrow

The ever so useful 5.3″ Samsung Galaxy Note arrives in Canada on Telus tomorrow, and in white. We know how everybody loves a white phone, now everyone can love a white phoneblet as well. The black version is available elsewhere in Canada but the white one appears to be exclusive Telus.

The white Galaxy Note with S-Pen in tow will be available starting tomorrow for $200 on a new three year contract or $780 without a contract.

It’s LTE capable on the Telus 4G/LTE network.

source: MobileSyrup via AndroidCentral

Canada Now Has A Cell Phone Trade In Program Thanks To Telus

Trade in programs are starting to get popular when used as credits towards smartphones and other electronics. Verizon Wireless is currently testing a trade in program in Alabama with plans to take it nationwide later this year.

Best Buy has a trade in program, not just for cell phones, but for any electronics of value. Best Buy has a trade in portal on their website where you can find the value of your product and do the trade-in by mail. You can also just go to any Best Buy and trade your products in.

Canadian wireless carrier Telus has now announced that they are doing a trade in program as well. Like with our trade in programs at Verizon Wireless and Best Buy, Telus only does trade in credit, however when you’re looking at the latest smartphone any trade in credit helps.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Has A Big Day In Canada Eh!

Even though Samsung is having trouble in other parts of the world like Australia, Germany and now possibly Japan, it’s full speed ahead with our brothers to the north. Today five Canadian wireless carriers began selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Rogers, Telus, Bell, Virgin Mobile and Sasktel all started carrying the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a 4G model. However our friends at Unwired are quick to point out that it’s not the 4G/LTE version that Verizon Wireless is carrying here in the states, but an HSPA+ model touting speeds up to 21 mbps.

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Samsung Hercules Samsung Galaxy S II Variant With Telus Branding Shows Up Again

As the everyone in the world can get a Galaxy S II except American’s saga continues, the Samsung Hercules has been spotted again, and again with Telus branding.  Telus is a carrier in Canada.

Our favorite Canadian Mobile site, Mobile Syrup, has obtained a second picture of the Samsung Hercules Hercules Hercules, with a Telus Sim card properly installed. The Hercules is said to be an SGSII variant. It features rounder corners and a 4.5″ display. It’s packing a 1.2 ghz dual core processor under the hood and a front facing camera that is 2mp. The Telus version will run on their 42mbps HSPA+ network, the same super 4G network that T-Mobile USA runs.

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Canadian Nexus S Imminent

So how aboat that! Our Canadian friends are getting the Samsung Nexus S. The Samsung Canada website has added this Nexus S splash to their website. Candian mobile tech sites, including mobilesyrup, are reporting that the Canadian version of the Nexus S will be available on TELUS, Bell, Rogers, Videotron,Wind, Mobilicity, Fido and more.

The Candian version of the Samsung Nexus S has the same features as the US version including: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 4″ SuperAMOLED contour display, Built in NFC capabilities, Powerful 3D graphics and much more.

Here in the United States we are expecting an announcement Monday at CTIA that the Nexus S 4G is coming to Sprint’s WiMax network.

The Canadian Nexus S’ are expected to start showing up the first week of April and the Nexus S 4G later in the month.

source: Samsung