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Nokia C3 Could Be Hitting Chatr In the Future

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Unless Nokia slipped this accidentally it looks like the Nokia C3, which is already available on Rogers, could also be hitting Chatr in the future. This messaging phone would actually be a good addition to their low-end line-up since it'll be the best one on there. This one features a 2.4-inch display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot, WiFi support, a QWERTY keyboard, a 2MP camera, and the S60 OS. Check it out on Nokia Canada.

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Dell Thunder To Launch as the Dell Venue Says the FCC

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The first thing I thought of when the Dell Venue Pro got official was what the non-Pro model was. It looks like my question may have been answered. Apparently, the Dell Thunder, which has popped up a couple of times, may actually launch as the Dell Venue (V03B) according to the FCC. Specs are just about the same except this one doesn't have a portrait slide-up QWERTY keyboard. The weird thing about this whole fiasco is that the Venue / Thunder will be running Android, while the Venue Pro is running on Windows Phone 7. Check it out at the FCC and it has also been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG.


Verizon Releases the LG Octane For $99, $49 Pantech Crux Should Be Available Soon Too

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Verizon has made two of their cheap handsets official and one of them is available right now. The handset that is available is above and it's the LG Octane. This is going for $99.99 on a 2-year contract which is quite a bit to pay for a dumbphone. This packs a 3.2MP AF camera, a microSD card slot, a QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.1 support, and Skype Mobile support (but no front-facing camera). Check this one out on Verizon right now.

The other handset that is now official is the Pantech Crux. This handset sports a 3-inch touchscreen display, some social network integration, a rear-facing camera, a microSD card slot, and 1GB card pre-installed. Thankfully, this one will only cost you $49.99 on a 2-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Rogers Dummy Units Pop Up Across the Nation; Dell Streak, BlackBerry Bold 9780, and Samsung Galaxy S Captivate

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A few new Rogers dummy units are starting to get shipped to stores and the first one is above. Pictured beside an iPhone 4 in the above photo is a dummy unit of the Dell Streak, which will be hitting Rogers in Canada in early November. This one features a 5-inch touchscreen display, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 5MP AF camera with a dual-LED flash, a VGA front-facing camera, 512MB of ROM / SDRAM, a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS support, a 1,530mAh battery, and Android 1.6 that should be getting an upgrade to 2.1 soon after.

What you see directly above is the dummy unit of the BlackBerry Bold 9780, which is just a slight upgrade over the Bold 9700. This one just got official yesterday and all that you need to know it that is has OS 6.0 pre-installed which comes with the new and improved WebKit browser. It should be available sometime in November.

It took them long enough. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is finally starting to arrive in stores after a couple of months of waiting. Not much left to tell you here, but they're probably already sold out at this point - I'm kidding, but it'll be rare to find one.

Dell Streak Dummy Units: Mobile Syrup
BlackBerry Bold 9780 Dummy Units: CrackBerry
Samsung Galaxy S Captivate's Finally Arriving In Stores: The Cellular Guru

Verizon Launches the WiFi-Only iPad, AT&T Now Offering the WiFi + 3G Model

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If you're interested in the WiFi-only iPad from Verizon then the wait is over. You can pick one up right now for $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model, and $829 for the 64GB model. In case you forgot, these will all be launching with Verizon's own MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot device. Check it out on Verizon.

Don't forget AT&T though. Starting right now you can also pick up the WiFi + 3G model of the iPad in their stores right now. They cost the exact same and actually don't come with a mobile hotspot of any kind- but that's because it has AT&T 3G connectivity. Check it out on AT&T.

US Cellular Also Plans To Launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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US Cellular is another carrier who has been persuaded enough to launch the 7-inch Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab. They have just announced that they'll be launching said tablet in the future. Unfortunately, the price and release date is still unknown for the time being. Look out for it before the end of the year though - hopefully.

Android-Based 5-Inch Sharp IS01 MID Available For $246 If You Want Japan 3G

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If you're actually interested in getting an Android-based Sharp IS01 MID then you're in luck. If you live in the US, you can pick it up right now for $246 on Conics. This MID packs a QWERTY keyboard along with a 5-inch multitouch display, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, WiFi b/g / Bluetooth support, a microSD card slot, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a front-facing camera, and, unfortunately, version 1.6 of the OS. It also comes with a 1-Seg TV tuner and some Japanese 3G connectivity so you'll be stuck with using this one over WiFi if you pick one up.

HTC Mecha Shows Up Briefly On the New Sense Website

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This morning, a tipster from Engadget mentioned that there's a new HTC handset that they spotted on the HTC Sense website. It may be a codename right now, but it was seen for a brief moment as the Mecha. Yes, this smartphone is unheard of at this point but it could be the name of a new HTC smartphone with Android and the new Sense UI on board. Sadly, the picture they used for the Mecha - below - is actually a picture of the HTC Hero. It has been pulled off of the website for the time being.

Rogers' Samsung Focus Shows Up, Should Be Ready For Launch Day

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Something that Rogers may actually launch on time is the WP7-based Samsung Focus. You may already know about the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate fiasco but it's time to move on - even though Rogers still has a very limited stock of said smartphone. The first Windows Phone 7 smartphone that Rogers will launch is the Samsung Focus and it's one of the best that has been announced to date. This sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz CPU, a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash and 720p HD video recording, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 8GB of internal storage, WiFi support, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth / GPS, and a 1,500mAh battery. This one's a good looking handset so you might want to wait for this one to launch, which will be soon.

HTC Wildfire Hitting the US Before the End of the Year, Carrier Still Unknown

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It has been available overseas for a while now, but it looks like the US will be getting the HTC Wildfire in the near future. It'll be hitting the US before the end of the year, but the carrier is unknown right now. In case you're interested in the HTC Wildfire, it looks like a mini HTC Desire / Nexus One. This features a 3.2-inch QVGA touchscreen display, WiFi support, GPS, Stereo Bluetooth, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash, a microSD card slot, and the Android OS with the Sense UI.

Bang & Olufsen Shows Off Their $5,500 32-Inch BeoVision 10-32 TV

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Bang & Olufsen has just unveiled their latest TV and this one's one of their cheapest to date. Sadly, it'll still cost you a gut-wrenching €4,000 (or $5,500 USD). Dubbed the BeoVision 10-32, this TV sports a 32-inch LED edge-lit display, a DVB-HD module, and two built-in speakers that you should blast the audio. I hope you've saved enough money for it at this point.

Samsung To Unveil a Google Nexus Device On November 8, Gizmodo Source Gets Their Hands On One?

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There's a new rumour going around regarding the Nexus Two. Apparently, it could actually be coming from Samsung since the company does have an event taking place on November 8th in New York City. While this may be the Samsung ContinuumAndroid and Me mentions that it could be when they plan to unveil the Google Nexus Two. This will be running the next version of Android, "Gingerbread", and will likely have "superphone" like specs. If this is true, let's hope we see a new Hummingbird CPU or even a new 1GHz Snapdragon CPU from Qualcomm.

Looks like I'll be holding off buying my Rogers Samsung Captivate for a couple more days.

Update: According to a Gizmodo source, this device is real and is in the wild. The Google Nexus Two - built by Samsung - reportedly looks like the many Galaxy S variants. Apparently, the source thought it was a Galaxy S from afar but it was actually the Nexus Two. It looked like it was sporting a 4-inch AMOLED display, a thin black and glossy plastic body, and the next version of Android which was still buggy. The source also mentions that this was sporting a front-facing camera so you'll be able to make video calls if you want. A Google Nexus Two could be very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S - I'm hoping it has an optical trackpad.

Update: According to Android and Me, the Nexus device from Samsung won't be called the Nexus Two, but it is a Nexus device. The device is in the wild and has been spotted on the site's own analytics and it'll be available later this year running the next version of Android. I'm thinking it'll be the Nexus S but that's a complete guess.

AT&T Confirms That They're Getting the Red and White BlackBerry Torch On November 7th

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It was just a rumour at this point but AT&T has just confirmed what you wanted to hear. They have just announced that they'll be launching two new models of the BlackBerry Torch (9800), the red and white. This will be available on Sunday, November 7th, and will likely cost you the same price as the original Torch, which is $199 on a 2-year contract.

Update: I changed the picture above - thanks to Engadget - and the red doesn't look as red as I thought it would have.