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The BlackBerry Q5 in Canada Will Cost $50 Across All Carriers

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The BlackBerry Q5 is coming in at a very reasonable price at $50 across all carriers in Canada. Considering you get the latest OS, a solid keyboard and all the cost savings of the new BBM, it looks like a very solid offering. Official pricing listed after the break.
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Fido Launches LTE Network in 6 Canadian Cities

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Canadian Carrier Fido has launched their LTE network in 6 cities today with more to follow in the coming months. They begun the LTE services with a mobile hotspot product and also offer LTE SIMs for people who bring their existing LTE device to Fido.
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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available from Fido

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Fido have announced they are carrying the BlackBerry Curve 8520. The device comes in black, and will run you $50 on a three year contract (voice and data). You could also shell out $400 for the device without a contract, which seems like an awful lot for a BlackBerry that bills itself as an introductory smartphone. I hope this device becomes free on Fido shortly as others have managed to work out the economics.

Rogers and Fido make SMS based Twitter available to customers

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Rogers and Fido have announced that customers can now send and receive updates from Twitter by SMS text message, via short code 21212. The feature comes at no additional cost for customers on text messaging plans.

The service hasn’t gone live just yet, but when it does, customers who subscribe to a text messaging plan will be able to update their Twitter status and receive updates via SMS. Twitter texts are treated as standard messages under all text messaging plans.

Kudos to the Rogers/Fido group for making a deal with Twitter. Now if only carriers would preload devices with App World.

Unlock your BlackBerry at great discount prices

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If you’re looking to unlock your BlackBerry, we have set up a partnership with the good people at cellfservices.com to provide you with great deals and discounts for unlocking your device. Here are some of the prices you can expect:

AT&T, T-mobile USA, Rogers and Fido Blackberrys: $9.99
Verizon Storm: $19.99
Bell/Telus Storm: $34.99
List of 96 other Worldwide Providers Blackberry: $24.99

Go to our BlackBerry Cool and Cellfservices BlackBerry unlocking page for more details.

Fido launches the BlackBerry Pearl 8100

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After a few months of speculation, Fido has relaunched BlackBerry service with the BlackBerry Pearl 8100. That’s right, not the BlackBerry 8120 or even the 8110, but the BlackBerry 8100. However, Fido is Rogers’ low-end consumer brand, so there must be some sort of deal involved, correct? Well, the promo image above shows that the Pearl 8100 can be purchased for $25 with a 3 year Fido agreement/data plan. Hmm, three years is a long time, so what about some sort of month to month option? $400 freaking dollars? What about the data plans?

    * $15 – Unlimited personal email and IM
    * $25 – 500MB
    * $30 – 1GB
    * $60 – 3GB

Ok, at least that’s pretty sane. For the youth demographic, though, $15 a month for email and IM (what they want the BlackBerry for anyways) and another $15 for phone service (based upon their cheapest rate) isn’t that bad. But instead of paying $400 or signing a three year contract, swing by the BBCool HQ first: we have a box of old 8100s that we’d be willing to give away, guaranteed (guarantee void in Tennessee).

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