Fido's Q2 plans and devices leaked

March 29th at 5:18 PM

Fido's Q2 plans and devices leaked


It looks like Fido’s corporate security team isn’t having its best month because someone aptly nicknamed “FidoMarketing” has leaked the details of its Q2 handset and price plans. There’s not a heck of a lot of exciting things here, although the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 is listed and is apparently coming very soon:

  • BlackBerry Pearl 9100 – May 4th
  • LG GW300 – April 13th
  • Nokia 3710 – May 18th
  • Nokia X3 – May 18th
  • Novatel Wireless MC988DF – May (singled out for being 28.8Mbps, a sign of things to come to Fido/Rogers no doubt)
  • Sony Ericsson Aspen – June

In terms of plans, Fido is still struggling to find its identity. It has really cheap handsets, yet the plans that go along with them are pretty mediocre for Canadian standards. FidoUNO, Fido’s UMA service, will be decommissioned as of June 1st, but a new CarryOver Minutes plan (not available to City Fido or corporate customers) will be introduced which allows one to accumulate rollover minutes over 6 moths. Data plans will also get a bit of a change with news plans with the introduction of Wireless Internet Options. Basically what it all boils down to according to the documents is this:

  • $15 – Unlimited Email and IM
  • $15 – 100MB/100MB BIS
  • $25 – 500MB/500MB BIS
  • $30 – 1GB/1GB BIS
  • $40 – 2GB/2GB BIS
  • $40 – 3GB
  • $50 – 5GB
  • $50 – 15GB [sic]
  • $80 – 8GB
  • $150 – 15GB

Be honest, people. What are you thinking? More →


Sony Ericsson announces the Aspen

February 2nd at 8:13 AM

Sony Ericsson announces the Aspen


Sony Ericsson today announced the Aspen, the latest handset in its GreenHeart line of eco-friendly devices. A no-nonsense Windows Phone geared towards business users, the Aspen’s features include a full-QWERTY keypad, 2.4″ QVGA dispaly, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and SPB Mobile Shell floating on top of Windows Mobile 6.5.3. Pricing has yet to be announced, but the Sony Ericsson Aspen is scheduled to drop in Q2. And yes, this puppy is available with some US 3G love, albeit only on the 850 MHz band. Oh well. 1900 is teh suck anyway. Right, AT&T? More →