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Canadian carriers detail iPhone 4S pricing

10/07, 2:45pm

iPhone 4S pricing, pre-orders go live in Canada

Many Canadian wireless providers have began offering the newly announced iPhone 4S for pre-orders. We've summarized the prices for the various capacity models at each. The device is available in either black or white at all, and the prices are in Canadian dollars.

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Bell confirms Samsung Galaxy S II arriving July 21

07/15, 7:30pm

Phone makes official N. Am. in Canada

Late last month, Samsung confirmed that it was bringing the Galaxy S II smartphone to North America by way of Canada. None of the three Canadian providers, Bell, SaskTel and Virgin, offered any date, beyond generically this summer, as to when it would be available. Bell has now quietly revealed that it will arrive July 21.

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Galaxy S II hits North America on Bell, SaskTel, Virgin

06/30, 11:55am

Galaxy S II confirmed for Bell, SaskTel, Virgin

Samsung brought the Galaxy S II to North America for the first time with word it was coming to three wireless providers in Canada. This includes Bell, where the handset will be known as the Galaxy S II 4G, along with SaskTel and Virgin Mobile. The dual-core, Android 2.3-powered handset sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen and supports 3G HSPA+ data networks for up to 21Mbps download speeds.

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SaskTel first North American carrier to confirm Galaxy S II

06/16, 9:30pm

Handset to be available "in the next month"

Saskatchewan-based cellular carrier SaskTel is the first North American carrier to confirm plans to launch Samsung's Galaxy S II smartphone. The timing of the announcement, which promises a ship within the next month, suggests the device may be on track for a wider launch through several North American carriers sometime in July.

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SaskTel to launch HSPA+ August 16, still talking iPhone 4

07/06, 4:45pm

SaskTel promises to launch HSPA+ on August 16

Canadian wireless provider SaskTel on Tuesday said it is beginning a technical trial of its HSPA+ 3G data network. Called 3G+, the service will be limited to certain SaskTel employees, and last for six weeks. The idea is to find and resolve any technical issues for a problem-free commercial experience, which is due to go online August 16.

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SaskTel: Next-gen iPhone statements 'not a confirmation'

04/16, 3:15pm

Carrier retracts earlier confident assertion

An earlier claim by SaskTel's CEO, Robert Watson, should not be taken as evidence of a new iPhone coming in June or early July, a carrier spokesperson now says. Watson's response was "not a confirmation of a release of a new version of the iPhone," the spokesperson insists. "The President was commenting on information that has been reported publicly and on the Internet for several months, which has speculated on the timing of a new release," a statement concludes.

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SaskTel CEO hints at July 1st launch for next iPhone

04/15, 12:30pm

May back hints of June 22nd announcement

The fourth-generation iPhone should launch by or before July 1st, hints the CEO of regional Canadian carrier SaskTel. Speaking in an interview, Robert Watson comments that the carrier is currently finishing up its 3G network, which should become active by July 1st. A new iPhone will be available for SaskTel subscribers at the same time, says Watson.

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