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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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TELUS & Koodo officially release the BlackBerry Curve 9360

The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is now available at TELUS and Koodo Mobile. Over at TELUS this can be yours for $349.99 outright, or drops down to $49.99 on a 3-year. As expected, Koodo is selling this a bit lower for $300 outright and $150 on the Tab. The Curve 9360 is one of the few

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Samsung lawyers confirm the existence of the Nexus Prime

Rumours are great in tech, the truth is better though. The next generation of Google’s Nexus is rumoured to be made by none other than Samsung, makers of the incredibly popular Nexus S. The “pure Google” device is expected to launch in October with the new Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS, a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED

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