Category: Mobile News

Canadians sent over 35 billion text messages in 2009

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) have released some statistics when it comes to text messaging in Canada. In 2009 they state that Canadians sent 35.3 billion peer-to-peer text messages. This is a whopping 70% increase from 2009 where the number was 20.8 billion text messages. The largest number again was in December 2009 with

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Bell releases Samsung Messenger Free on 3-year

If you’re looking for the latest Windows Mobile 6.5 device then you best be getting over to your local Bell store. The Messenger has been released and according to Bell’s website it shows it’s available on the following price plans: 3-year contract: $0.00 (promo price until June 30th with a $45 monthly Voice and Data

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Rogers NOT getting the Motorola Cliq… image changed on ad

It was a long shot as Bell has exclusive rights for the upcoming Motorola DEXT (named Cliq in the States), but Rogers put the device on their ad promoting their upcoming and very mysterious “Social View”. It seems that the Android device was placed there by accident and has now been replaced with the Quench.

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Motorola BACKFLIP now available at TELUS

Another Android-powered device has landed in Canada – this time it’s the Motorola BACKFLIP. This can be yours on the following plans through TELUS: 3-year contract: $99.99 (Promo with a min. $50 voice & data plan) 2-year contract: $299.99 1-year contract: $349.99 No-contract: $399.99 The BACKFLIP currently has Android OS 1.5 (possible an upgrade to

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Rogers says decrease in Q1 subscribers due to 2010 Vancouver Olympics

Rogers has reported their Q1 2010 results and quickly looking over the numbers it seems a trend has come into effect. A trend in the wrong direct as they have decreased the number of activations in both Postpaid and Prepaid. Postpaid net subscriber additions was 47,000 in Q1 compared to 104,000 last year (a drop

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Microsoft’s Kin eventually coming to Fido?

Even there are no formal plans for Microsoft’s Kin 1 and 2 devices to come to Canada – currently only going to be available in the US on Verizon and in Europe on Vodafone – but according to hacker Conflipper who went through the system provisioning files found other carriers might be getting these devices.

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz hitting Rogers in September?

We’ve been getting a great deal of tips when it comes to Sony Ericsson lately. Recently we let you know that Rogers is rumoured to bring on the Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro in the May or June period. We are told that early thoughts on price points for the X10 Mini is

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Allerta’s inPulse BlackBerry watch shipping June 8th?

Over at WES in Orlando today the crew from Waterloo-based Allerta is hanging out showing “inPulse” again. This is the world’s first BlackBerry “smartwatch” accessory. CEO of Allerta Eric Migicovsky recently said “We have prevailed! Allerta is proud to report that inPulse has entered final production, and a ship date announcement will be arriving shortly”.

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Carrier billing comes to the Canadian Nokia Ovi Store

Nokia’s Ovi Store launched late 2009 and has free and paid apps available for download. One of our readers pointed out that carrier billing is now available… you’ll see on the screenshot from his Nokia E71 it gave an option to charge the paid app to your phone bill. Apparently this only started as an

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