Category: Mobile News


Tête-à-Tête: Are mid-range phablets killing the tablet?

Welcome to Tête-à-Tête, a series where two of our writers converse on interesting topics in the mobile landscape — through chat. Think of it as a podcast for readers. This week, Douglas and Daniel ponder whether the rise of mid-range phablets in the 5.3″ to 6.3″ range are killing tablet sales, or whether people are tired


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PlayStation Now open beta launches in Canada, PlayStation 4 only (for now)

After a few self-conflicting reports on its potential availability, Sony has confirmed via its PlayStation Blog that the PlayStation Now video game streaming service has launched today in Canada and the U.S. as a public beta. The public beta contains over 100 PlayStation 3 titles available for rental with prices varying by time-period: 4-hour ($2.99),


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BBM for Windows Phone now available to download

Attention, Windows Phone users. BlackBerry has announced that after a short one-week beta, BBM will be available today from the Windows Phone Store. The overall experience is the same as iOS and Android, but the team has focused on creating a native design on Microsoft’s mobile platform. BBM for Windows Phone focuses on 3 different screens, Chats,


Samsung Z Tizen OS

Samsung postpones Tizen-powered Samsung Z launch indefinitely

Samsung’s Tizen woes continue. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company has placed the Tizen OS-powered Samsung Z smartphone on indefinite hold. The Samsung Z was only officially announced one month ago, and was expected to go on sale in Russia later this year. Samsung has stated that the reason for the delay


Google Hangouts for Google Apps for Business

Hangouts added to Google Apps for Business, drops Google+ requirement

Google is stripping Hangouts of its Google+ heritage as it makes the communications service a core component of its Google Apps for Business package. Starting today, Google Apps customers will no longer require a Google+ account to log in and join or start a Hangout. However, there are some some restrictions. The lack of a



Roam Mobility gets cutthroat with new unlimited U.S. plans

Roaming is for suckers, according to Roam Mobility. The Canadian company has staked its reputation on providing better service and significantly cheaper rates for customers travelling to the United States, and today is announcing a new range of plans, bundles and add-ons to undercut Canadian carriers even further. Earlier this month, we told you about Roam’s