Regional carrier MTS is approaching 2-years of offering LTE speeds in Manitoba. The company went live on August 28th, 2012 and at the time LTE (Long Term Evolution) was only available in Winnipeg and Brandon. Now, a couple of years later, MTS has dramatically expanded the coverage and reaches 97% of the province’s population, or
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BlackBerry’s upcoming three-row QWERTY/Touch Passport has been receiving a fair amount of attention over the last couple of weeks. The company claims that the BB10 device ‘reinvents the mobile keyboard,’ as the the physical keyboard also doubles as a trackpad for various actions. The Passport is currently scheduled to hit the market in September, but for
Existing customers of Public Mobile, now owned by TELUS, can now purchase the entry-level Huawei Ascend Y330, one of two devices the carrier is releasing this month (the other being the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini). Originally priced at $150, the Y330 has since dropped to a respectable $69 outright. The Ascend Y330 is nothing special from
WSJ: 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones coming, Apple tipped to produce 70 to 80 million units by year’s end
This story has been around the block a few times. A new report from the Wall Street Journal is citing Apple has requested its manufacturing partners to start producing larger sized smartphone displays, specifically 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. “According to people familiar with the matter,” Apple is expecting them to produce between 70 million and
It looks like Bell is adding a number of new devices to its lineup. We previously reported that the LG G3 flagship would be making an appearance on August 1st, and that ZTE Grand X would debut on July 31st. Now our sources say that the Alcatel OneTouch 2S is scheduled to launch next week.
Guy Laurence and his Rogers 3.0 vision is coming together. According to a report in the Toronto Star, Rogers has shed several hundred middle management positions and approximately 15% of its employees at the VP and above level. Rogers spokesperson Patricia Trott stated that the company is currently overhauling its customer service experience and “as
We first saw the Moto E way back in May, when Motorola told us that its newest budget smartphone would be available in Canada sometime this summer. Well, sometime is today, because Motorola’s budget Android smartphone has finally arrived. Big box retailer Staples has released the unlocked Moto E and it’s ready to sell for
BlackBerry has announced the appointment of Marty Beard as its Chief Operating Officer. Beard was previously Chairman and CEO of LiveOps, a cloud-based company that specializes in customer service, and has also served as President of Sybase 365 and various roles at Oracle. As COO of BlackBerry, Beard will be “responsible for cross-functional organizations, including
Almost eleven months ago, the entry-level BlackBerry Q5 was released in Canada. The device resembled a QWERTY BlackBerry Q10, but sported a plastic body with squared-off corners. With the new wave of BlackBerry devices upon us, it seems that Bell is making space on its shelves, giving the Q5 an “End of Life” notice.
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