Budget-friendly Moto G5 launching in Canada on May 3

Budget-friendly Moto G5 launching in Canada on May 3

Budget-friendly Moto G5 launching in Canada on May 3

The Moto G5 was officially announced at MWC back in February. The smartphone, which is already available in quite a few markets across the world, is soon coming to Canada. You’ll be able to get it from Bell MTS, SaskTel, Videotron, and Virgin Mobile starting on May 3. The budget-friendly device will set you back $250.

As a refresher, the Moto G5 is a mid-ranger and sports a 5-inch Full HD display. It is powered by the Snapdragon 430 chipset and offers 16 GB of storage, which can be expanded with an additional 128 GB. It has 2 GB of RAM and features a 13 MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). There’s also a selfie snapper on board that has a 5 MP sensor and an f/2.2 aperture.

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ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe dropped in Canada, US regular model abandoned too

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe dropped in Canada, US regular model abandoned too

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe dropped in Canada, US regular model abandoned too

Canadian consumers eagerly awaiting the arrival of the ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe will be disappointed to hear that the phone’s debut in the country has been cancelled. Company representatives have officially confirmed the cancellation, but haven’t provided a reason.

ASUS had previously stated that the phone would be launching in the country in early November with a CAD$699 price tag. This was a not unreasonable cost for a phone boasting a Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 23 megapixel rear camera. The phone was scheduled to go on sale at a wide range of national retailers, including Best Buy, Canada Computers, NCIX, Newegg, and Staples.

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Rumor: Nexus 5 release date set for October 31 (Google Play), November 7-8 (Canada)

Rumor: Nexus 5 release date set for October 31 (Google Play), November 7-8 (Canada)

Rumor: Nexus 5 release date set for October 31 (Google Play), November 7-8 (Canada)

Google did not announce new products during its October 24 event, but the company is now rumored to soon launch its next flagship Android smartphone, the Nexus 5.

According to a tip received by MobileSyrup, the Nexus 5 will start selling on October 31 from the Google Play Store, with November 7-8 reportedly being the release date set for various mobile operators from Canada that will apparently launch the device. The carriers list for the handset includes Rogers, Bell, Telus, Koodo and Virgin.

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Moto X, a Rogers exclusive in Canada, to sell for $189.99 with two-year contracts

Moto X, a Rogers exclusive in Canada, to sell for $189.99 with two-year contracts

Moto X, a Rogers exclusive in Canada, to sell for $189.99 with two-year contracts

The Moto X will be a Rogers exclusive in Canada, which is exactly what one rumor said well ahead of the phone’s official announcement.

The mobile operator has officially confirmed the arrival of the Moto X, but didn’t mention launch details for the handset. The Rogers Moto X will ship at some point in August and will be available in black or white. The phone will cost $189.99 (that’s Canadian Dollars) with new two-year contracts.

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Canada adopts $50/month data overage cap, is immediately dubbed ‘genius’.

Canada adopts $50/month data overage cap, is immediately dubbed ‘genius’.

Canada adopts $50/month data overage cap, is immediately dubbed ‘genius’.

If you’ve ever looked at your monthly cellphone bill and wondered where those extra charges came from, you’re not alone. Maybe it was going over your SMS limit, or call minutes. Increasingly, the culprit is data. As our mobile devices get more data hungry, and mobile providers offer less of that precious cell sustenance, we’ve got to throttle ourselves.

In Canada, there is new wireless code, issued by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, allowing customers to have a $50/month overage limit. That would stem the threat of a massive cell phone bill, but the new code doesn’t stop there. The full breadth of changes afforded to customers are:

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HTC Canada Trade Up program: get up to $300 off the One, this weekend only

HTC Canada Trade Up program: get up to $300 off the One, this weekend only

HTC Canada Trade Up program: get up to $300 off the One, this weekend only

The HTC Trade Up program can get you up to $300 CAD off a new HTC One, provided you live in Canada and act fast.

I’m saying you should act fast because, while easy to take advantage of, the offer (which is not a first,  HTC did a similar promo not long ago) is only available until May 27. Here’s how the program, called “One Phone, One Weekend, Premium Upgrade”, works.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 arrives in Canada

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 arrives in Canada

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 arrives in Canada

Last week the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 arrived to the U.S. market, and now it is Canada’s turn to get the 8-inch slate.

So what does the Samsung Note 8.0 bring to the table? The tablet features a 1280×800 8-inch display, an Exynos 4412 quad-core processor, 16GB storage, 2GB RAM, a stylus and a camera on both the front and the back of the tablet. As for the OS, you get the power of Android 4.1 with TouchWiz and stylus-optimized apps.

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Acer, HP and Samsung Chromebooks now rolling out in six new countries across the world

Acer, HP and Samsung Chromebooks now rolling out in six new countries across the world

Acer, HP and Samsung Chromebooks now rolling out in six new countries across the world

Only available on American and British soil until a couple of days ago, Google’s Chromebooks are now one step closer to becoming the global devices they deserve to be. The Pixel has hit the ground running in Australia, while Acer, HP and Samsung’s Chromebooks are themselves ready to start selling down under, as well as in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.

“Select” JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman stores in Australia already have the Samsung Series 3 and Acer C7 in stock. The former goes for $349, while the latter is $299, which is basically a hundred bucks extra than what US retailers charge for the two. As for HP’s Pavilion 14, that’s on its way down under, but we don’t have an exact release date or price tag yet.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Canada availability: what we know

Samsung Galaxy S4 Canada availability: what we know

Samsung Galaxy S4 Canada availability: what we know

As you know, the Galaxy S4 was unveiled on Thursday evening in New York City, and we’re sure you’re dying to know when Samsung’s new flagship will be launching and what carriers it’ll be on in Canada.

We’ve already talked about the device’s availability in the United States, and now it’s time to show you what we know about the launch in Canada.

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