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Poll: What category of apps are you downloading the most?

Let’s put a quick poll together. In the past we’ve asked what’s your favorite OS, device, carrier… but most readers by now have settled on a particular smartphone and have already started downloading various apps. A recent survey suggested that the average Canadian has downloaded 19 apps to their smartphone. The app business is a


MTS launching the BlackBerry Torch 9810 in August, Bold 9900 in October

If you’re a customer of MTS you’ll be able to purchase or upgrade to a couple new BlackBerry 7 devices. As expected, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be available soon… MTS stated “in coming weeks”, but a press release gives a bit more insight, “The BlackBerry Torch 9810 will make its


Motorola XOOM upgrade to OS 3.1 now available

It’s finally here XOOM owners! For months Motorola had the OS 3.1 Honeycomb update in testing but users are now reporting that it’s now live and available all to download. Check it out for yourself, grab the Xoom and hit Main System Settings > About Tablets > System Updates. Source: Facebook (Thanks Chris!)

Bell BlackBerry Torch 9860 now launching August 31st, $129.99 on 3-year

An internal Bell doc a couple weeks back pointed to the BlackBerry Torch 9860 being released today, clearly that’s not happening. However, we’ve been informed the new launch date has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 31st. The price points have been MIA, but Future Shop has listed the 3-year term at $129.99 so this might


CWTA: Canadians sent 18 billion text messages in Q1 2011

In 2010 the total number of text messages that Canadians sent climbed to 56.4 billion. From the first 3 month stats that of 2011 seems that we’ll blow right past that number this year. The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has announced that in Q1 2011 (January, February and March) there was 18 billion text


Sony Ericsson announces Android 2.3 “Live with Walkman” phone

Having a Walkman is nothing new in Sony Ericsson devices, these were all the rage back in the late 1990′s and early 2000′s. Some of them you might remember are the W760, W705, W508 but today it’s all about transitioning the Walkman brand into an Android device. Sony Ericsson has officially unveiled the Android 2.3


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 now available in Canada

The 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Wi-Fi has hit Canadian land and is ready for sale. This new Android tablet quietly launched on Friday at a couple retailers, from what we understand both The Source and Staples have this in stock. Big box stores like Best Buy and Future Shop will apparently have this


Rumour: QNX-based BlackBerry “Colt” Superphone will be all touchscreen

UBS analyst Phillip Huang says the new BlackBerry 7 device sales are “decent”. He took the time to visit 17 stores that started selling RIM’s new devices and stated that “While certainly not comparable to the iPhone launch, and still lagging Androids, sales appeared decent with several reps eager to point us to the new