Canada: Videotron launches cheap LG Wink slider and red BlackBerry Curve 3G
Videotron has launched the LG Wink cheap sliding featurephone. Videotron’s LG Wink is the third device to have this name that we’ve seen since August, and while it does resemble Mobilicity’s Wink, it’s not identical. It’s also a very long way from the touch-enabled Wink that LG announced back in August. So apparently there may be a shortage of good phone model names, or carriers simply love how ‘Wink’ sounds.
That aside, Videotron’s LG Wink clearly won’t win any awards for its features, but what it lacks there it may make up in pricing. The LG Wink has a 2-inch display with a resolution of 176×220, supports HSPA (at a maximum speed of 3.6 Mbps), it has quadband GSM, a 1.3-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities, 128 MB internal memory, a microSD card slot that can take cards up to 16 GB in size, and Bluetooth 2.1. The LG Wink’s dimensions are 99,5 x 48 x 16,4 mm and it weighs 109.5 g.
Videotron will sell you the LG Wink for $159.95 outright, no contracts involved, or for $9.95 if you opt for a 3-year contract.
Also at Videotron, the red BlackBerry Curve 3G has made its debut. This smartphone has been available from Videotron for about a week, and now they’ve added the nicely-looking red variant to their lineup.
The red BlackBerry Curve 3G is available for $49.95 on Videotron’s ‘reduced price’ plan, or for $349.95 without a contract.