Author: Ian Hardy

I write articles on the happenings within the Canadian wireless scene since Brick Breaker was cool. Building the wireless community is my gig and I'm probably the biggest fan of Tim Hortons in Canada.

Here’s everything we know about the BlackBerry ‘Mercury’

During CES 2017, Steve Cistulli, president and general manager of TCL Communication in North America, unveiled BlackBerry’s fourth Android-powered smartphone. Currently going by the internal codename of ‘Mercury,’ the go-to-market branding will most likely be the DTEK70, which follows the DTEK60, DTEK50, and the Priv. Mercury is set to be the first of many devices…

OnePlus 3T in Soft Gold is back in stock in Canada

OnePlus launched the follow-up to the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T, on November 22nd. While the phone was small step forward, the “Never Settle” manufacturer added some substantial hardware improvements over its predecessor. Packing in a Snapdragon 821 processor, 3,400mAh battery, 16 megapixel front-facing camera, 6GB of RAM and a 1920 x 1080 pixel Optic…

Swarovski to unveil first smartwatch in March

Swarovski continues to expand its connected offerings following the reveal of plans to release a smartwatch later this year. At CES 2017 during a press conference unveiling Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 processor, a teaser video revealing Swarovski’s plans to release its first smartwatch, which the company states is “for her,” was revealed. The full unveiling of…

Samsung will reportedly soon reveal exactly why the Galaxy Note 7 caught fire

After a glorious entry into the market, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 quickly went down in flames in 2016. The device was one of the nicest looking handsets the company has ever manufactured, but also came embedded with a faulty battery that caused several to explode, bringing on a full recall of its flagship smartphone. According…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days: Amazon says it delivered over one billion items with Prime this holiday season [Read here] Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is ‘thinking a lot’ about allowing users to edit tweets…

Ian’s favourite things of 2016

For me, 2016 was a mix of love of the usual dose of Tim Hortons, Taylor Swift, eBikes, exploding phones, Tesla, and trying to understand the hype of Pokémon Go. Overall, thankfully, it was a tremendous year for tech in Canada, and one that laid the foundation for an exciting 2017. Here are five of…

Volkswagen acquires Vancouver-based PayByPhone

Volkswagen has acquired Vancouver-based PayByPhone for an undisclosed amount of money. According to the Wall Street Journal, Volkswagen is interested to clean up its image from the 2015 diesel-emissions controversy and this deal is about solely a play to gain access to proven technology that makes the overall driving experience easier and convenient. “This is…

Amazon says it delivered over one billion items with Prime this holiday season

Amazon seems to be one of the places Canadians decided to shop this holiday season as the company has released some impressive statistics, which also includes Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Boxing Day. Noting a “record-breaking season,” Amazon stated that it shipped over one billion items shipped to Prime members worldwide. In addition, its app…

Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. The best Canadian Boxing Day deals [Read here] The best Canadian carrier Boxing Day deals [Read here] Minister of Transport approves Santa to operate sleigh in Canada [Read here]…

Amazon Canada 2016 Boxing Day deals

Amazon Canada has revealed its 2016 Boxing Day deals and opened a dedicated section on its site showcasing all the retailer’s various discounted items. Below you’ll find some of Amazon Canada’s top overall discounts on various product categories, as well as a few specific deals on items that caught our eye. Check out all our Canadian carrier…