TELUS has had the BlackBerry Torch 9860 “coming soon” for a few days now. Rogers started to sell RIM’s new all touchscreen device on August 23rd and Bell officially put this online yesterday. As we’ve stated before TELUS will have this available to customers on August 30th, but additional confirmation is always a good thing!
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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
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
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,
Virgin Mobile has also come forward today and launched the BlackBerry Curve 9360. The only choice of colour so far for them is Black but the price points for this QWERTY smartphone retails at $349.99 and dips down to $49.99 on a 3-year. This is only available online for now, we’ve been informed that it’ll
WIND CEO speaks out on handsets, coverage and competition, specifically says the Mobilicity $25 plan “reeks of desperation”
There’s a great interview today on the website Cartt.ca titled “Wind Mobile CEO Anthony Lacavera talks competition, regulation and the upcoming auction”. Greg O’Brien had a conversation with Tony Lacavera and there are some choice quotes about the above topics. We’ll break them down for you but you should really head on over a read
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
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
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
Virgin Mobile is keeping the fun going for their Members and also ensuring brand loyalty. They’ve kicked off a program again that gives chosen Members (customers) the opportunity to test out the latest devices and become part of the “Virgin Mobile Tester Team”. In total, Virgin needs to fill 14 spots and you’ll have a