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SaskTel releases the Sony Xperia E1 and the Huawei Ascend Y530

Regional carrier SaskTel has made space on its shelves for a couple new Android devices. The Sony Xperia E1 and the Huawei Ascend Y530 are both priced at $0 on a 2-year contract — or $129.99 for the E1 and $119.99 for the Y530 no-term. The Ascend Y530 is an entry level Android that runs

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Samsung Galaxy F pictured, shows metal body and large display

Many enthusiasts and analysts were disappointed when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5, mainly because its design was so similar to previous flagship smartphones. The majority of the 5.1-incher is made of plastic and outfitted with a soft plastic backing. Even though the company successfully sold over 11 million units in its first month, Samsung is in

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WIND Mobile expands network into Brantford and Paris, Ontario

WIND Mobile recently announced that it surpassed 735,000 active wireless subscribers. During the 2014 Canadian Telecom Summit, Tony Lacavera, CEO of WIND Mobile, noted that the carrier is seeing an average customer usage of 1.5GB of data per month, and over 90% of all devices sold are smartphones, with 85% running Android. From a network perspective, WIND

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Volkswagen acquires BlackBerry’s R&D facility in Bochum, Germany

Apple’s CarPlay, Google’s Android Auto and Microsoft’s Sync system are all making a move to occupy the display and entertainment system in your vehicle, and BlackBerry is already involved in the “automotive infotainment” market with its 2010 purchase of QNX. Reports indicates that QNX has over 50% market share in this space with high-profile partners such

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Indiegogo for iPhone exclusively available to Canadians, Android version coming soon

Popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo has been around since 2008, but is only today moving into the mobile era with an iPhone app, launching exclusively in Canada. The company has deep roots in our nation, with many successful Canadian campaigns, like Whirlscape’s Minuum Keyboard, earning lots of money. Canada is Indiegogo’s second largest market and has “strong consistent growth with

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Koodo Mobile drops Nexus 5 price to $350

The Nexus 5 was released last November and was immediately available via Google Play for $350, after which a number of Canadian carriers quickly hopped on board to offer this device. Most carriers sell the Nexus 5 for a no-term price around $500, but TELUS’s sub-brand Koodo seems to be the exception as they have dropped its cost

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Unknown Nokia smartphone surfaces online, shows its aluminum frame

A new set of images have surfaced online that show what could be the first of many new Microsoft-Nokia branded Lumia devices. This beauty, which is pegged to be the successor to the Lumia 820, has a similar aluminum frame with a polycarbonate backing and is said to run Windows Phone 8.1. On the face

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