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Images of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 surface online again

Last week images of the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS surfaced online (v2.0.0.2992), showing off many of the features that users have been waiting for since the tablet launched back in April, such as the ability to configure your mail, calendar, contacts, BBM – but some say it’s lacking BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) support. The screenshots

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MTS releases the BlackBerry Torch 9810 for a whopping $624.99 no-term

Here it is Canada – the most expensive no-term price for the new BlackBerry Torch 9810. This QWERTY touchscreen slider topped off at $599.99 at Bell, Rogers, TELUS and Virgin. SaskTel came in a bit cheaper at $574.99… but it’s regional carrier MTS that takes home the belt with a mind boggling price tag of

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ABI: 97% of all Smartphones will have touchscreens by 2016

Over the past few years there has been an influx of touchscreens on mobile phones, the iPhone was the catalyst which made this feature truly popular and mainstream. A new report from ABI Research states that in 2006 the total percentage of smartphones that had a touchscreen aspect to it was only at 7%. This

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Samsung to announce an LTE-enabled Galaxy SII next week?

When Rogers deployed their LTE (Long Term Evolution) network in Ottawa this past July they also stated that “LTE-enabled smartphones from Samsung and HTC will be available later this year”. Here’s a slight possibility of what the upcoming Samsung LTE device might be. At the upcoming IFA trade show in Berlin on September 1st Samsung

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Bell releases the BlackBerry Torch 9860 and Curve 9360

What a couple weeks it’s been for RIM. The launch of several new BlackBerry devices, putting BlackBerry App World 3.0 into Beta testing, plus announcing a brand new revenue stream for BBM called “BBM Music”. Very busy and we’re hoping it all pays off for them. Various Canadian carriers have released the BlackBerry Bold 9900,

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New 639 area code coming to Saskatchewan May 25th, 2013

Saskatchewan is joining other Canadian locaitons and will be adopting a new area code soon. The CRTC already announced 10-digit local call dialing is coming February 25th, 2013, but now says residents can expect to see area code 639 be introduced as well. the 639 area code will be officially implemented May 25th, 2013. The

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