Mobilicity this week added the BlackBerry Curve 9380 and the Android powered HTC Amaze 4G to its line-up of smartphones.

The popular which have just arrived in the Canadian marketplace this month will sell without a contract for $300 and $550 respectively. New subscribers are also eligible for a 50% discount off the  carriers regular monthly rate plans.

Blackberry Curve 9380

Powered by the BlackBerry 7 operating system, RIM says the new Curve 9380 is faster than its predecessors and features an enhanced web browser, voice-activated searches, and support for Augmented Reality and NFC (Near Field Communications).

Features of the smartphone include:
  • 3.2” HVGA+ touch screen
  • 480 X 360 pixel resolution
  • 512 MB on-board memory, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card
  • Camera 5MP camera with flash, image stabilization, 4x digital zoom, scene modes.
  • VGA video recording (640 X 480)
  • GPS Integrated GPS with A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz – 802.11 b/g/n enabled
  • Network Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Tri-Band UMTS networks : Variant A: (800/850)/1900/2100 MHz UMTS networks /
  • Variant B: 900/1700/2100 MHz UMTS networks
  • Size (L x W x D) 109mm x 60mm x 11.2mm

HT Amaze 4G

The HTC Amaze 4G smartphone is an Android 2.3-powered device which features a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 4.3-inch super LCD HD (960 x 540 pixel) capacitive touch screen, 1GB RAM, microSD slot for up to 32GB of additional storage 8 megapixel camera, and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.

Additional features include: HTC Sense 3.0; ability to choose from theme based or manual video editing to create movies; Wi-Fi hotspot capability to share access to the mobile internet with multiple devices; Wireless surround sound to enjoy music and videos; free Google Maps navigation that provides turn-by-turn voice guidance and Google Maps in 3D.

To date, the HTC Amaze 4G has been very well received by reviewers. PC Mag was impressed with its fast speeds, beautiful high resolution screen, top notch web performance, and excellent camera features. Other U.S. reviewers echo the excellent performance sentiments but did complain about poor battery life and HTC sense which Gizmodo says slows things down and adds minimal functionality.

In Canada, MobileSyrup called the Amaze a "breath of fresh air" and HTC's best device ever.

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