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


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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BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE 32GB Review and WiFi PlayBook Comparison


RIM has released the latest version of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and this latest piece of hardware comes with a radio that supports LTE and HSPA+ networks. Other than the radio connectivity, there’s really not much separating this PlayBook from its predecessor. Therefore, the best way to approach this review is a discussion around the decisions to make a radio-enabled PlayBook, as well as some of the advantages and use-cases around why you may want a 4G LTE PlayBook.
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Mobile Providers Are Increasingly Selling Devices in Strange Places


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Increasingly, wireless providers are selling their devices in places you wouldn’t expect people to purchase them. The most recent example of this is a 7 year deal struck by Mobilicity with 7-Eleven in which the provider’s phones will be sold in the chain’s convenience stores in three Canadian cities. Who walks in to a 7-Eleven for a Slurpee and walks out with a Bold 9700?

There are several similar stories like the Mobilicity deal. Wind Mobile partnered with Blockbuster to offer mobile devices in movie rental outlets. Rogers sells devices in Shoppers Drug Mart and Bell and Telus sell devices in Black’s retail outlets. Even the grocery store chain Loblaws is beginning to sell mobile phones.

Other places you can purchase a BlackBerry include Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart etc.

So where did you buy your BlackBerry? Would you ever buy one at a grocery store or 7-Eleven?

BlackBerry Bold 9780 Available Across Canada: Rogers, Bell, TELUS and Virgin


Rogers let us know that they’ll be carrying the BlackBerry Bold 9780. This means that the Bold 9780 will be launching on virtually every Canadian carrier including Bell, TELUS and Virgin. The device looks like a small upgrade to the Bold 9700, and it would have been nice to see something with a bit of a larger leap forward. In any case, this is nothing new and it’s always been RIM’s strategy to take small incremental bumps over long leaps.

Bell Offering the BlackBerry Torch on September 24th


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We recently heard Rogers will be offering the BlackBerry Torch on September 24th and it looks like Bell is offering the same deal. On September 24th, the BlackBerry Torch will be available from Bell for $199.99 on a three year contract. The BlackBerry Torch will operate on Bell’s HSPA+ network.

Read our review of the BlackBerry Torch here.

Rogers Introduces Zoompass Mobile Payment Solutions


When we last wrote about Zoompass, they had partnered with Telus and Bell to provide users with a means of sending payments to one another from their device. Considering the last two partnerships happened back in March, the launch on Rogers took a little longer than expected. Zoompass is a joint venture with all the major Canadian carriers, so this Rogers announcement nearly completes the rollout plan and from now on we’ll hopefully see some cool updates. Even though the announcement was sent out, there doesn’t seem to be any mention of a preload of the Zoompass App.
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