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Bets Buy Holding Midnight Event For Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2!

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We already know that Walmart will be launching Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 at midnight on November 10th, but it looks like Best Buy will be doing the same thing. Best Buy lures you in front of their restaurants by offering an instant $10 gift card - but only to Reward Zone Gamer's Club members. If you want to know if your store will be holding a midnight event check out Best Buy's website here.

If only I had a 250GB PS3 Slim so that I could line-up in front of my Best Buy...

[Crunch Gear]

Verizon To Launch the Rugged Casio G'zOne Brigade? Packs a QWERTY Keyboard

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An awkward name for a phone, the Casio G'zOne Brigade. This handset appears to be a rugged handset that surprisingly packs a QWERTY keyboard which looks pretty usable. Other specs and pricing details and launch details are still unknown, but it looks like it could launch on Verizon's network.

[Engadget Mobile]

Saygus VPhone V1 To Be The Mysterious Third Android Device On Verizon?

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The latest big rumour is that what you see above will be Verizon's third Android handset, the Saygus VPhone V1 - a company I've never heard of before. The company may not be well known, but this handset has just passed the FCC and has some pretty nice features. They include: a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 480 x 800 resolution, a 5MP camera, a 624MHz Marvell PXA310 CPU, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, a microSD card slot, WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS support, and an FM radio. The sad news about this phone is that it does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack, instead you'll be stuck using its miniUSB port.

Why could it be headed to Verizon? Because on their Saygus' own site they have the Verizon article that mentioned a "third mystery device" from an underdog company - which would definitely be them. Could this be it?

[Slash Gear]

Nokia 3711 Handset Now Available On T-Mobile For $69

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It looks like a little clamshell handset has just found its way onto T-Mobile. The Nokia 3711 appears to be available (here) for $69.99 on their new Even More plan after rebates and $159.99 on their Even More Plus contracts. The Nokia 3711 features: a QVGA display, a 2MP camera, and GPS / FM radio support.

[Engadget Mobile]

AT&T Launching 8GB iPhone 3GS Before Christmas This Year?

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We've been hearing about this for a while (at least on Rogers' network in Canada) but it looks like AT&T could be launching an 8GB iPhone 3GS just in time for Christmas. And yes, it'll retain the $99 pricing that the 8GB iPhone 3G model currently has. I wonder if it's true...

LG Silently Announce Their KM555E Handset

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Although there wasn't much fuss about it this morning, LG just made the KM555E handset official. The specs of this handset include: a 3-inch touchscreen display with a 240 x 400 resolution, a 3.2MP camera, 40MB of internal memory, quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE connectivity, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 2.1 + A2DP, Stereo FM radio with RDS, and a 950 mAh battery. Pricing and release details are still TBA.

[Phones Technology]
LG KM555E Specifications: Phone Arena, GSM Arena

That Q1 Asus Smartbook Is Delayed Until Q2 2010, Could Push Android Or Chrome OS

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Last week we heard that Asus would be releasing a smartbook in Q1 2010 for just $184. The bad news here is that it looks like they have already silently mentioned that this said smartbook will actually be delayed until Q2 2010. The OS was tipped to be Google's Android or Google's Chrome OS, but I'm sure we'll see a couple of different options.


Dell Announces Adamo XPS To Be Available Before Christmas For $1,800

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Even though we heard that it'll be available on October 22nd, Dell has just issued a statement that they will launch their Adamo XPS before this Christmas with a base price of $1,799 USD. Expect to find: an LED-backlit 13.4-inch (720p) display, an Intel Core 2 Duo ULV 1.4GHz CPU, integrated GS45 graphics, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 12GB SSD, Bluetooth 2.1 / WiFi 802.11 a/g/n support, two USB 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort, a standard battery long enough to last around 2 hours and 36 minutes (extended battery lasts around 5 hours and 17 minutes) and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on the Adamo XPS.

"Other packaged goods include dongles for ethernet and VGA / HDMI, and for an added fee you can nab a DVD+/-RW drive, a Blu-ray drive, or an external hard drive measured at 250GB of 500GB in capacity."

Check out the Engadget link below for a bit more information about the unboxing and two videos.


O2 and T-Mobile UK Tested and Decided Not To Launch the Motorola Milestone / DROID

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Well, it looks like there are some carriers in the UK that tested out the phone some 6 months ago and actually didn't want to launch it. Yes, I'm looking at O2 and T-Mobile. They will not be launching the Motorola Milestone / DROID. They thought it had a lot to offer, but in the end they decided not to launch it. Oh well.

[Unwired View, Phandroid]

Sprint Also Getting the BlackBerry Curve 8530, Unknown Exactly When

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This morning, Verizon announced that they'll be launching the Curve 8530 on November 20th for $99.99. Well, we've just got word that Sprint will also be launching this smartphone too. We don't know the pricing or the exact release date right now, but we'll probably find out soon.

Update: According to Engadget Mobile, Sprint (here) has just put up an official page for the Curve 8530. Unfortunately, we still don't know when it will launch.

[Engadget Mobile]

T-Mobile UK Officially Releasing the BlackBerry Bold 9700 On November 10th

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It looks like the BlackBerry Bold 9700, that has launched in Canada already, will be available on T-Mobile UK starting on November 10th - in stores at least. T-Mobile UK has mentioned that it will be available on their website tomorrow, November 6th, but they'll start shipping it out on the 10th. Of course, it'll be available for free, but you'll have to spend a minimum of £35 ($58 USD) monthly and another £5 ($8.30) monthly if you want instant e-mail and unlimited internet.

[Tech Radar]

AT&T Releases the Samsung Mythic For $199 and the Samsung Flight For $99

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AT&T has just announced and released both the Samsung Mythic and the Samsung Flight today. The Mythic (left) features: a 3.2MP camera, a 3.3-inch touchscreen display, Stereo Bluetooth support, and AT&T Mobile TV (an extra $9.99 a month). This handset is available for $199.99 on a 2-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. Check it out here.

The Samsung Flight (right) features: a 2MP camera, Stereo Bluetooth, and a slide-out QWERTY keypad. This handset is available for $99.99 on a 2-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. Check it out here.

[Slash Gear]

Verizon Announces the Availability of the HTC Droid Eris, Samsung Convoy and BlackBerry Curve 8530

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Finally, Verizon has officially announced that they will be launching the HTC Droid Eris (Desire) tomorrow, November 6th - alongside the Motorola DROID. It will be available with Android and HTC's Sense UI for $99.99 on a 2-year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate.

We've also got our first photo of the Samsung SCH-U640 Convoy (above) and Verizon has officially announced that they'll be launching this for $49.99 on a 2-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate on November 15th. This rugged features: 810F resistance, Bluetooth 2.1 support, a 2MP camera, VZ Navigator support, and a 1,300 mAh battery.

Verizon wasn't done there. They have announced that they will release the BlackBerry Curve 8530 on November 20th for $99.99 on a 2-year contract after rebates. The Curve 8530 is a CDMA variant of the Curve 8520, so it's nothing to get all excited about.

Verizon Launching HTC Droid Eris: Boy Genius
Verizon Launching Samsung SCH-U640 Convoy: Engadget Mobile
Verizon Launching the BlackBerry Curve 8530: Engadget Mobile

Best Buy Canada Ad Shows Off a New LG IQ Handset, Headed To What Carrier?

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As you can see in the Best Buy ad above there's the LG Eve (GW620), which launched on Rogers earlier this week, the LG BL40, which is available today on Telus as the New Chocolate, and the LG IQ. Yup, we know all about the first two handsets, but what is the last one. LG IQ? Well, I guess we'll have to wait for it because we don't have any official information on it yet.

To me, it reminds me of the LG GW520 / GW525 or the LG GM730 with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. I doubt that the screen is larger than 3-inches though since LG doesn't have a handset which is over 3-inches - except for the BL40.

[Mobile Syrup]

Carphone Warehouse Launches the LG GD510 Pop For £99

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There's really nothing else for me to say since I've said everything in the title. Check out Carphone Warehouse's website here for the LG GD510 Pop. They have it available for free just like every other phone in Europe for £15 monthly on a 2-year contract or for £20 monthly on an 18-month contract.


Verizon Launches the LG Chocolate Touch (VX8575) For $79, Alltel Launches It For Free!

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Tomorrow is a big DROID day for Verizon, so they've got the launch of the LG Chocolate Touch (VX8575) out of the way. Verizon now has the Chocolate Touch available for you to buy for $79.99 on a 2-year contract after a $50 rebate. It comes equipped with everything we've known about, that's: a 3-inch touchscreen display with a 240 x 400 resolution, pre-loaded Verizon stuff, a 3.2MP camera, EV-DO Rev. 0 connectivity, 1GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot. Go on Verizon's website here if you want to buy it - but I think you should wait until the DROID launch tomorrow.

Update: Alltel looks like they have also launched this handset as well, but they're calling it the LG AX8575 Touch. It's available for free after a $50 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract with them though. Check it out on Alltel's website here.

[Boy Genius, Phone Arena]

Nokia X6 Launching In the UK Via Expansys On November 12th, Available For Pre-Orders

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If you believe Expansys' release dates then I should inform you that their listing (found here) states that the Nokia X6 will be available for £529.99 ($878 USD), and it will be available starting on November 12th. Of course, it's available for you to pre-order now. This is pretty expensive, but the price should go down as we inch towards the release date. This handset also "Comes With Music" and is Nokia's first handset with a capacitive touchscreen display.

[Unwired View]

T-Mobile Slowly Rolling Out HSPA 7.2Mbps Starting Right Now!

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T-Mobile had a pretty significant outage yesterday, but those customers should probably know that T-Mobile is actually rolling out their new 7.2Mbps 3G network at this very moment. At this point of writing, T-Mobile hasn't issued an official statement, but I think they will by the end of the day. Faster download speed for Americans on T-Mobile - who haven't had the best of years.

Up North, Canada's Bell Mobility launched their 21Mbps HSPA network yesterday! Telus also launched their HSPA network today.

[Engadget, Gizmodo]

Telus Launches HSPA Network In Canada, Full Pricing and Details of All of Their Devices Outlined!

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Yup, that's right! Bell launched theirs yesterday and Telus has launched theirs today! All the pricing plans are below, courtesy of Mobile Syrup. I've noticed just one mistake in the pricing details below though. The LG BL40 aka New Chocolate is actually available for $99.99 CAD on a 3-year contract and not $79.99 like it states below. The Bold 9700 is $249.99 on a 3-year contract, which is slightly more expensive than what Bell offers ($229.99) but cheaper than what Rogers is asking for ($299.99). I also think it's great that they decided to launch the HTC Hero for just $99.99! Yup, don't forget the iPhone 3G and 3GS.

Check out Telus' website here.

BlackBerry 9700 will be available on the following price plans:
Month-to-Month: $649.99
1-year contract :$599.99
2-year contact:$549.99
3-year contract:$249.99
“The HTC Hero is a touch screen device that operates on the Android platform. Personalization is taken to a new level on this device with the seven customizable home screens and multiple profiles making it easy to stay connected with integrated Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, IM and email updates. This new device allows TELUS users to experience applications integrated throughout the phone with the latest and greatest applications from the continuously growing Android Market.
Ideal for young men and woman starting out their careers, the HTC Hero is the ultimate device for the stylish, independent young professional wants to stay connected with multiple social networks. This device caters to those who have an appetite for daily browsing and regular downloads of applications. ”
HTC Hero will be available on the following price plans:
Month-to-Month: $499.99
1-year contract : $449.99
2-year contact: $399.99
3-year contract: $99.99
“LG’s flagship handset for 2009 is only available at TELUS—not just in Canada, but in North America. The amazingly thin LG New Chocolate offers the sort of premium design usually only seen in mobile devices in Europe and Asia. It’s finished with a unique tempered glass touchscreen and premium piano black finish, and its 4.12” widescreen cinema style display and Dolby® Mobile sound provide a phenomenal video viewing experience. The LG New Chocolate also allows users to dress it up for day or evening with four customizable home screens.
Ideal for the fashion forward male or female looking for a trendy device, the LG Chocolate appeals to those who see their phone as an accessory. This is a device for the sophisticated phone user looking for a stylish touchscreen that is stylish and differentiated.”
LG New Chocolate will be available on the following price plans:
Month-to-Month: $499.99
1-year contract : $449.99
2-year contact: $399.99
3-year contract: $79.99
“The Nokia E71 smartphone—the thinnest full QWERTY smartphone on the market. With its metallic accents, it looks terrific in any colour, but the stylish black and red versions are exclusive to TELUS! This fashionable device allows users to personalize their desktop and preferences with 2 profile modes to keep days separate from evenings, even with different ringtones, themes, email accounts, and shortcuts. The Nokia E71 comes equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera and is Wi-Fi capable and video and picture messaging enabled. It offers push email and seamless synchronization with desktop calendars and contacts through Mail for Exchange. The sleek Nokia E71 is the perfect device for fashion forward young professionals who maintain a busy lifestyle and like to keep it organized..”
Nokia E71 will be available on the following price plans:
Month-to-Month: $329.99
1-year contract : $279.99
2-year contact: $229.99
3-year contract: $29.99
“The new Sierra 306 Mobile Internet key is the fastest available, providing the best browsing, downloading and uploading experiences for consumer and mobile professionals who need and enjoy broadband speeds on a laptop. It’s manufacturer-rated for peak data download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second.”
Sierra Wireless 306USB will be available on the following price plans:
Month-to-Month: $249.99
1-year contract : $129.99
2-year contact: $79.99
3-year contract: N/A
[Mobile Syrup]

More Pictures of the Sony Ericsson Kurara Leak Out, This Time Without "HD" On the Back

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Just yesterday, we got our first look at the Sony Ericsson Kurara and it clearly had the letters "HD" printed on the back, which signaled that it could record some HD video of some sort. Well, another photo has popped up today, and as you can clearly see, it doesn't have the "HD" labelling on the back this time. We don't know which one to believe, but the picture we saw yesterday could've been photoshopped. Either that or this is an old production unit.

[Unwired View]

WireFly Already Cuts the Price of the T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ To $119

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WireFly has just slashed the price on the T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ to $119.99 USD on a 2-year contract. There's not much to say here, but the CLIQ has really only been available for about three days. Of course, you'll need to be a new T-Mobile subscriber to take full advantage of this offer. Check it out here if you'd like.


T-Mobile Officially Announcing the Android-Based Samsung Behold II On November 12th

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It looks like T-Mobile is just about ready to officially unveil and announce the Android-based Samsung Behold II. This event will take place on November 12th, just like it says, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. so mark that on your calendars if you're interested. You shouldn't be expecting much since we know all about it already. The Behold II features: a 3.2-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, aGPS / WiFi / 3G support, and 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot.

Let's hope T-Mobile really doesn't plan to launch it for $249.99 on a 2-year contract, because that's overpriced... especially with the Verizon Motorola DROID at just $199.99 starting tomorrow, November 6th.

[Tmo Today]

Asus Delays Eee Keyboard PC Again (To 2010), This Time With a Capacitive Touchscreen

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Well, surprisingly enough, Asus has just delayed the launch of their Eee Keyboard PC again! This time it's scheduled to launch in early 2010 with Windows 7 and a new capacitive touchscreen display. They've mentioned that touch input was more accurate with a capacitive touchscreen display rather than the resistive one that it used to be built with.

Early 2010... great. Make us wait even longer. Asus pulling that old Garmin-Asus Nuvifone G60 hat again.

Update: According to Netbooked, there will also be a stylus tucked somewhere in the keyboard, which I actually didn't know about. They also point out that there'll be a non-metallic model with integrated WiFi support. Sadly, they report a Q1 2010 release date though.


Rogers Announces That They're Launching the Nokia N86 Soon For $99

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Rogers has just announced that they will be launching the Nokia N86 pretty soon. This is not entirely new news, since we've been hearing this one for the past couple of months. All that we know right now is that Rogers will be launching the 8MP cameraphone for $99.99 CAD on a 3-year contract.

[Mobile Magazine]