How-To: Use Spotify in Canada and Any Other Country! *Update: New Method + Country Fix!*

Spotify is a music streaming service that bring content from a large number of various artists and many record labels under one single roof. Spotify is accessible through home computers and even on the go with smartphones. The problem with these types of services, mainly anything streaming, are licensing issues which unfortunately for us regularly obstruct these services from ever being offered here in Canada. A neat little workaround allows Canadians to experience the power of Spotify without having to be in the UK or US, where the service is legitimately available.

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Is the BlackBerry Bold 9900 Headed to Mobilicity?


From a recent conversation Dave Dobbin, Mobilicity CEO, had with Howard from HowardForums, it sure seems like the Bold 9900 is headed to Mobilicity. During the conversation, Dave commented that he is currently using a Bold 9900, which is yet to be released anywhere, across Canada during the Mobilicity We’ll Prove It To You Tour. In addition to overall great sales numbers associated with the Mobilicity BlackBerry’s and the announcement of a T-Mobile version, this news should come with no surprise. As a consumer, while network is a very important factor in evaluating a carrier, phone selection is a close runner-up. The unofficial confirmation that Mobilicity will be offering the Bold 9900 sometime this year is a great addition to their line-up.

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Bell to Waive ($35) Activation Fee Starting Today

We have received a tip that Bell will be waving customer activation fees, which cost 35$ (to be credited to the customer’s monthly bill, of course), starting today. No word yet on when the promotion will conclude. However, this is definitely at a perfect time for Bell to introduce this promotion as the Samsung Galaxy S II is nearly 5 days away from its launch on the Bell Network and any extra savings may go to buying additional accessories. This device is at the front of the line as far as smartphones go and has even faced consumer praise across the pond, boasting over 3 million global channel sales in just 55 days. 

Bell’s decision to do go forward with this promotion may have been swayed by Telus’ recent promotion in waiving activation fees, which had just ended June 30, 2011.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Launch Event

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Samsung held the launch party for their new flagship device yesterday and Techfibe had front seats to the entire event! Head on after the break to catch all the pictures and videos (to be added later on today).

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3D is Going Mobile : HTC Evo 3D and LG Optimus 3D Headed to Rogers this Summer

The US have been experiencing 3D on their mobile devices for almost a month and now its Canada’s turn. Rogers needed something to combat the Bell Samsung Galaxy S II and they might have actually stumbled upon them. Confirmed today are two 3D-capable Android mobile phones headed to Rogers exclusively this summer. The two phones are the HTC Evo 3D and the LG Optimus 3D.

The Evo 3D features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 with HTC’s latest Sense 3.0, and as the name suggests 3D photo and video capabilities through the dual 5MP camera’s which can be seen sans-glasses on the beautiful 4.3″ 3D qHD touchscreen display. On the other hand, the LG Optimus 3D will feature a 1.0GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.2 with LG’s 3D UI, 3D photo and video capabilities through a similar dual 5MP camera’s which can be seen without glasses on the 4.3″ touchscreen display.

More Information after the break.

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Could the Microsoft + Nokia Deal Push Their Handset Sales To 100 Million/Year?

Well, Microsoft thinks so. Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO, was quoted saying “we have dreams and aspirations that we can get to 100 million units per year with that single deal” during his WPC 2011 keynote. Although Steve Ballmer did comment on saying Windows Phone 7  market share is still very small, the Nokia deal could very well multiply current sales numbers. However, whether they can reach 100 million is an overestimation especially considering past sales number, including sales at launch, have yet to surpass 1 million/month. While many manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, and LG have all made Windows Phone 7 devices, there hasn’t been the same eagerness and passion that has gone into developing Android devices such as the recent HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II. With Nokia’s global reach and undivided focus in maturing Windows Phone, it will be a make or break situation for Microsoft.

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Its Official; Bell to Launch Samsung Galaxy S II 4G July 21st

There you have it folks, for all those Canadians desperately waiting on an official release date for this incredible device, Bell this morning has tweeted that they will be launching the GalaxyS2, on the rumored date of July 21st. You can expect the 3-year term price of $169.95 and the off contract price of $599.95. You better grab your tent and have your thermos, it seems like alot of us will be waiting in line! See you downtown.

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Confirmation Of Rumors For The Galaxy S2 Delay, Now Points At July 21st Release

A Bell image has leaked depicting the Galaxy S 2′s release date for July 21st. This confirms the rumor we heard from our sources earlier this week. Hopefully this will be the first and last delay we see for this device, as forums groan for each day that passes and the people are noticeably getting restless.

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Swiftkey Exits Beta Phase And Becomes Full Fledged App, Supports Tablets [Video]

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Swiftkey X is a third-party keyboard for the Android OS and offers a fantastic alternative to the manufacturer made or even stock Android keyboards out there. More after the break.

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Paypal Introduce Phone-2-Phone Payment Transfers Via Android + NFC


NFC is slowly, but surely, impacting a larger part of our daily lives. Google is in the forefront in implementing NFC through their Google Wallet service and many companies are gradually starting to see the potential for NFC. Laura Chambers, the Paypal senior director, has announced today at MobileBeat 2011 that they will launch their new phone-2-phone payment transfer application by this summer. The process is simple and straightforward consisting of a “tap” between the two phones and sharing of a custom PIN. Currently, the only supported phone is the Nexus S but the application is available to any Android phone with NFC capabilities going forward. Check the video after the break.

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Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy S II Official Accessories With Pricing


For all of you who can’t wait to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S II come July 21st, here’s an exclusive look at the pricing and images of the upcoming accessories to accent the self pronounced ‘King of Android Devices’. Continue after the break for the full-sized list, additional photo’s, and information.

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Mobilicity Unveils New Referral Program

Mobilicity has been doing a great job with their recent promotions lately. Following up on their $200 dollar port in credit promo officially called “National Break Your Wireless Contract Day”, Mobilicity has been actively looking to attract more customers. Mobilicity is rolling out a new referral program that offers you a credit of up to $30 and up to $15 for the new Mobilcity customer depending on which plan they choose. You are also entered to win additional prizes including a Playbook and a year worth of service and best of all there is no limit to the amount of people you can refer.

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