updated 03:15 pm EDT, Wed October 10, 2007
Virgin Cdn. unlimited data
The Canadian division of Virgin Mobile has made a trio of announcements, foremost being the availability of a new unlimited data plan. Unlimited data options are rare in Canada, and often extremely expensive compared to American counterparts; under the company's new "Tidal Wave" package, however, subscribers can pay $10 extra per month for unlimited web browsing, e-mail and other normal data services, as well as access to streaming radio and video subscriptions. Basic voice and data plans through Virgin can cost as little as $10 per month plus by-minute rates.
Tidal Wave is only available on a phone new to the network, the Samsung m510. Its highlights include a 1.3-megapixel camera and stereo Bluetooth, as well as a mirrored external screen, and music playback software with access to a microSD slot. The phone is $199 without a plan.
Another Samsung phone that has made an appearance is the m300. Costing a full $100 less, it is not capable of any of the streaming services of the 310, and it has no external storage options.