Author: Ian Hardy

I write articles on the happenings within the Canadian wireless scene since Brick Breaker was cool. Building the wireless community is my gig and I'm probably the biggest fan of Tim Hortons in Canada.

Freedom Mobile launching new ‘Ready To Go, South’ roaming add-on on March 23

Freedom Mobile has been busy expanding its new LTE network and also strengthening its device lineup by adding the Samsung Galaxy A5 (available now) and the LG G6 (available April 7th) — which are both Band 66 LTE-compatible. Freedom will also be adding to its roaming options and coming out with the “Ready To Go,…

Samsung Galaxy S8 shown off in blue, black, silver and violet

Samsung will officially show off the Galaxy S8 on March 29th and is encouraging the world to “unbox your phone.” What this means is not clear but the company is set to reshape its brand after the Note 7 debacle. Several images and videos have surfaced online that show off the final design, specs, colours…

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus colours, accessories, and pricing leak

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to officially be unveiled later this month on March 29th in New York City. While many of the specs and the physical design have leaked, there are still questions about pricing, colours and specific availability. According to reputable device leaker Evan Blass, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S8 and…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days: BCE completes acquisition of MTS and forms Bell MTS in Manitoba [Read here] Samsung Galaxy A5 now available in Canada [Read here] Samsung’s Galaxy A5 is a toned-down S7…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hits 3 million Twitter followers

Justin Trudeau, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, has hit the 3 million follower milestone on Twitter. For those interested in stats, Trudeau is the first Canadian politician to reach this number. The PM has gained more than two million Twitter followers since assuming office on November 4th, 2015. A distant second from a politician…

Super Mario Run is coming to Android on March 23rd

Nintendo is following through on its promise to bring Super Mario Run to Android users worldwide this month. After teasing the masses with a registration page, Nintendo announced today that the popular game will be available on March 23rd with the version 2.0.0 update. Android version of #SuperMarioRun will be available on 3/23 with the…

Weekend tech deals from Amazon Canada

We previously posted some solid deals from Amazon earlier this week and it seems the March Break discounts keep coming. If you’re in the market for some good deals, check out the list below: August Doorbell Cam for $258.83 (save $24) August Smart Lock HomeKit Enabled for $249.99 (save $49) Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell…

Samsung’s foldable smartphone could finally be unveiled this year

Samsung has reportedly been working on a smartphone that features a foldable display for a number of years. Early roadmaps revealed the company would break the “technology barrier” necessary to start producing a foldable smartphone at scale at some point in early 2017. A new report from the Korea-based ETNews indicates Samsung will, in fact, first…

BCE completes acquisition of MTS and forms Bell MTS in Manitoba

Bell MTS is the brand you’ll see in Manitoba selling telecom and wireless services to Manitobans. BCE’s massive acquisition is officially completed after all shareholder and regulatory approvals have been granted. The conversation between Jay Forbes, president and CEO of MTS (Manitoba Telecom Services), and BCE CEO George Cope occurred on April 21st while the…

Samsung Galaxy A5 now available in Canada

Samsung and its Canadian carrier partners have added the Galaxy A5 to their arsenals. This mid-range smartphone is available in Black Sky and Blue Mist and comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a fingerprint sensor, 5.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 1.9 GHz octa-core processor, and 16-megapixel rear and front-facing cameras. The device is available through Bell,…

Virgin Mobile releases the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

While the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are expected to be unveiled on March 29th at a press conference in New York City, Virgin Mobile will be adding the 2016 flagship device to its lineup at the end of the month. According to sources, Virgin is set to launch the dual-curved Galaxy S7…

Freedom Mobile to add two new LTE-enabled smartphones to its lineup

Freedom Mobile went live with its LTE network this past November in Toronto and Vancouver. The carrier recently expanded its coverage map to include Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown, with new locations expected to come online in the coming weeks. During our initial speed tests, download speeds on Freedom’s LTE network clocked in at 45.81Mbps,…

March Break tech deals from Amazon Canada

Seems like several retailers are discounting various tech in March Break sales, such as Microsoft Canada. Below are the latest deals from Amazon Canada. We’ll continue to update this post when we see more discounts. Samsung UN60JS7000 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $1,799.99 (save $930) Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone- 32GB — Unlocked…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days: Google is testing Assistant’s Canadian French capabilities [Read here] OPP says distracted driving is the leading cause of road deaths [Read here] BlackBerry responds to the CIA listing its…