Monthly Archive for November, 2008Page 2 of 25

Pink BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, Sandstone Pearl 8120 now live on Rogers site


Continuing with the quiet Rogers releases, the pink BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 we told you about a few weeks ago has finally appeared on Rogers’ website. Arriving itwh it is the ‘classic’ BlackBerry Pearl 8120 in a fancy pink sandstone color. Both Pearls can be yours for $49.99 on a 3-year contract, with a voice and data plan over $35.

To sweeten the pot, Rogers will also provide a $50 Canadian Tire gift card. You can learn more at the link below.

Pink Rogers BlackBerry Pearls

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Rogers soft-launching the BlackBerry Curve 8900


BlackBerry Curve 8900

Well, this is a bit of a surprise. It seems as though Rogers is very quietly rolling out the BlackBerry Curve 8900 to subscribers, with no notification being given to the press or sales employees. This seems a little strange, considering that a properly hyped Curve 8900 release could steal some of the consumer thunder (sorry, bad pun) from the upcoming Telus and Bell BlackBerry Storm releases. Here’s what’s known so far:

Soon Canadians will be able to exchange a cool $179.99 and 3-years of their life (with voice and data) to have the latest UMA-enabled BlackBerry. We’ve been told that those who don’t want a 3-year commitment will be able to get the 8900 for $499.99 on 2-year with voice and data and $549 month-to-month. Other than that we know jack all because there has yet to be a press release nor has there been any internal communication to management or employees.


Here’s the deal, it looks like the brand new Curve is out-of-stock for new activations. However, we have confirmed that those who are due for a Hardware upgrade have purchased the device already for $179.00. Rogers couldn’t tell me when they’ll have more 8900’s in stock for us regular folks, but if you’re due for an upgrade give them a call and let us know how it went below. We were told 3-5 shipping days.


Obviously, we’ll keep you informed as we (and Rogers employees, apparently) learn more.

Best Buy advertises Telus BlackBerry Storm for $299?


Hello, fellow Canucks. I come to you blogging from the Mid-Western United States, stuffed with turkey and ready to bring those above the 49th parallel the latest in BlackBerry news.

Following yesterday’s appearance of the Telus BlackBerry Storm on Future Shop’s site for $649.99, our friends at MobileSyrup got their hands on a Best Buy Canada banner ad promoting the Storm for $299.99 on a 3-year contract, with a supposed December 18th release date.

The Best Buy link is now dead, so hopefully someone is knocking an extra $100 off the price before putting it back up.

While your waiting for the BlackBerry Storm to drop in Canada, make sure to check out our hands-on impressions.

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How to get a carrier-subsidized BlackBerry Bold before you are eligible for upgrade


The Smoke Labs mobile entertainment and lifestyle blog QuicklyBored has posted an anecdote about haggling with carriers to get a new device at the carrier-subsidized price while you’re still on contract. The author, W4lnut, had a Nokia N95 with 2.5 years left on his contract, and he managed to get the BlackBerry Bold for $199 on a renewed 3 year contract. It’s a good article for anyone looking for some extra buzz words and jargon to spit at customer service in order to get exactly what you want.

[Via QuicklyBored]

TELUS BlackBerry Storm appears on Future Shop site


It looks like Future Shop is pricing the TELUS BlackBerry Storm 9350 at $649.99 on their site. Along with these new pricing details, they are also posting an “Estimated release date of December 18, 2008.” Is anyone taking?

[Via mobilesyrup]

Viigo thanksgiving tips for staying connected


What do people do over the Thanksgiving weekend? Simply put, most follow sports events, travel to see family and enjoy a great feast (or two). Use Viigo to make each of these activities more enjoyable.
Click through for a guide to using Viigo during the holidays