The 6,000+ Nortel patents that were on the auction block were expected to fetch over $1 billion, Google was the front runner with an initial bid of $900 million. Late last night, after a multi-day auction, Nortel announced that “a consortium emerged as the winning bidder with a cash purchase price of US$4.5 billion”. A
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A smartphone that has weak voice reception, comes with apps and has good marketing behind it. What brand do you think was purchased? Source: Dilbert (Thanks Tim!)
The countdown is now on… 14 days until the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G is officially available in Canada. This incredibly desired Android 2.3 device is en-route to Bell, Virgin and SaskTel. The no-term pricing will be $599.95 and SaskTel revealed the 3-year at a respectable $79.99. Let’s shuffle over to some Virgin Galaxy S
For those who were waiting until the Sony security issues were resolved can now hop on board the Rogers promo. This free 160 GB PS3 promo was set to expire today but has now been extended until July 17th. You will still have to activate 2 smartphones on a Couples Voice/Data contract do get it
RIM responds to the open letter: We are “aggressively addressing” the company’s challenges and opportunities
This is getting serious now. RIM has fired back from the “open letter” that was supposedly written by high-level RIM employee to RIM execs. You can read parts of it here (or the full letter here at BGR), but it basically blasted RIM for not moving innovation forward, failing as a company and falling behind
Unconfirmed reports have Facebook with over 750 million users, which is a completely astonishing number in itself. According to Reuters the powerhouse social network will “launch something awesome” next week. No details were officially revealed, but a couple possible hints at what this upcoming awesomeness could be is an official Facebook for iPad app (finally),
The HTC Sensation 4G will officially be available on July 5th through both Bell and Virgin. This anticipated Android is rumoured to be priced at Virgin for $499.99 and Bell for $549.99 on a no-term model. Looks like the shipments have started to fill retail shelves, including bix box locations. We’re betting someone will be
The upcoming Sony S2 tablet has had limited time in the spotlight since it was announced on April 26th, mainly because it was quickly shown off in a promo video and finely sketched drawings. However, this Android 3.0 tablet has made its first official leaked presence online, only for about 18 seconds but gives a
Apparent open letter from RIM employee to RIM Senior Management urging “It’s time to change the culture”
First it was an open letter to RIM execs from a frustrated developer, then another open letter from a disgruntled shareholder… and now, yet another open letter from a high-level RIM employee to RIM Senior Management has surfaced online. BGR posted the very lengthy note that starts off by stating that “I have lost confidence”.
If these concept designs come anywhere close to what the “iPhone 5″ will look like are you going to purchase one? It’s rumoured that the next iPhone will change everything, again. Specs might have it coming with a bigger edge-to-edge screen, an A5 processor, thinner, lighter, sport an 8 megapixel camera and have an aluminum