Author: John Connors

Apple holding iPhone 4 press conference Friday

Apple is holding a press conference that is starting at 10:00am (PST) Friday… the only details that have surfaced is that it has to do something with the iPhone 4. Early guesses are that they’ll be addressing the antenna issues. What do you think will happen?

XM app for Android “will be available later this summer”

XM Canada recently released an app for called XM online+ for the iPhone and BlackBerry and iPhone. This app gives you access to the all the music, talk, sports and entertainment shows on XM and will cost $7.99 per month or $2.99 a month when bundled it with a XM Canada subscription. They do have…

Opera Mini 5.1 for Android officially released

Opera has officially released Opera Mini 5.1 for Android smartphones. They stated in a press release that it’s lightning fast and highly suggest you make it your default mobile browser. Some of the new features with this update are that it brings better kinetic scrolling, auto-saves your browsing sessions but unfortunately does not support Flash.

“Refreshed” iPhones arrive at Bell

It’s been a long time since carriers started to offer refurbished/refreshed iPhones. Bell has now jumped on the bus and started to get rid off all inventory possible by throwing up their “refreshed” iPhone 3G and 3GS models. The prices range from $9.95 to $99.95 and Bell states that “Each phone carries a 90-day warranty…

Android Market to hit 100,000 app milestone this month

There’s no doubt that Google’s Android platform is gaining popularity. In Canada we have several devices that run their OS. To name a few we’ve got the HTC Hero, Legend, LG Eve, Samsung Galaxy, Acer Liquid E, Motorola Milestone, Quench and Dext… and more coming such as the HTC Desire and Galaxy Vibrant. When it…

Samsung sells 1 million Wave devices in 4-weeks

Samsung’s first Bada-powered device called the “Wave” just launched in Canada last week but the results are in globally. Justin Hong, project lead and architect of Bada stated on Twitter that it only took a quick 4-weeks to sell 1 million units. Very impressive and with the price points we can see why. You can…

RIM announces free security app called “BlackBerry Protect”, now in private beta

RIM has announced that their “BlackBerry Protect” will be released in a “limited beta” next week and then officially available in an “open public beta later this year”. This is a free security application that basically give users the ability to wirelessly backup, restore, locate, remote device lock and remote wipe your BlackBerry device. We’ve…

Video: RIM releases another look at the upcoming BlackBerry 6 OS

RIM is scheduling the release of their new BlackBerry 6 for sometime this Summer. They have gracefully released another sneak peek into how the OS will work. It’s looks promising and we’ve seen many leaks of this over the past few weeks. However, it’s always good to get an “official” video. Check it out here……

Consumer Reports says “we can’t recommend the iPhone 4”

With Apple selling over 1.7 million iPhone 4 devices – there has been much talk about the reception issues and screen discolourations. Many people have done video reviews, drop tests and some people have even gone to the length of taking a .50 caliber sniper rifle to it. Consumer Reports has just released their review…

Video: Upcoming BlackBerry WebKit Browser in action

This is what RIM has been working on for a long time and what BlackBerry fans have asked for. Check out the video below of the new WebKit browser in action. Big improvements from it’s current state which will make the BlackBerry a greater experience with pinch and zoom, tabbed browsing and pages render complete…

TELUS HTC Hero to be upgraded to 2.1 mid-August?

For all the TELUS HTC Hero owners out there who are looking for the official Android 2.1 OS updrade it could be coming soon. It was apparently supposed to be released in June but delayed.  We’ve been tipped several times this week that TELUS is currently testing it and is expected to push it out…

Text the TTC for the next streetcar!

Another TTC story for you this morning… but this one has already available. If you plan on taking the TTC streetcar you can now receive text messages when the next streetcar will arrive at your stop. There are over 600 stops that are outfitted with a unique stop number. All you have to do is…

The iPhone 4 is so hot it catches on fire!

Here’s how this story goes. After an AT&T customer connected his new iPhone 4 to his home computer via the Apple USB. It then apparently caught fire! You can see the pic below of the charred iPhone 4. He went back to the store and asked and received a brand new device. It’s been confirmed…

Samsung Wave now available at Bell for $299.95

We’ve got to hand it to Bell as they actually have come in with some good pricing. The Samsung Wave is now available and Rogers and released this today for $99.99 on a 3-year and $474.99 on no-contract. However, Bell has come in at the promo price of $29.95 on a 3-year; $149.95 on a…

Bell to launch Samsung Wave at $29.95 on 3-year, $299.95 no contract

Bell will launching the Samsung Wave tomorrow and it’s the first device that’s powered by the Bada platform. You can expect to see this available for a acceptable intro price of $29.95 on a 3-year contract and $299.95 no-contract. If you want to take a look at this before you purchase head on over to…

Rogers new “Chatr Wireless” details… apparently launching within a couple weeks

“Chatr” is Rogers new wireless brand that is going to launch soon… we’ve been informed it’s actually within a couple weeks. Last week we quickly spoke with Rogers EVP John Boynton who stated the Chatr brand has is targeting “the very basic need customer with above average usage, average to below average income, sophisticated in…

CRTC’s “Do Not Call List” fines $73,000, only collected $250

Then CRTC “National Do-Not-Call List” launched almost 2-years ago with a mandate to stop telemarketers from bothering you once you registered. Now well over 7 million Canadians have signed up. In the past there has been talk that the CRTC sold the list to customers to profit from, but was quickly denied by CRTC Chair…