Bell and Virgin Mobile have launched a new colour of the Samsung Galaxy S4, now in Aurora Red. This festive colour joins the Black Mist and White Frost models that have been available since the flagship Android was released back in May. The specs are the same, just a new coating, and comes with a
Koodo Mobile is throwing itself into the ring to compete with Fido and Virgin Mobile in a bid to win back Quebec-based customers lost to new entrant Videotron. All three subsidiary brands have introduced $45 plans that offer unlimited calls and messaging, along with voicemail, call display and 1GB of data, though the monthly price
When the Samsung Galaxy S4 launched in Canada earlier this year, it was available across most carriers in both Black Mist and White Frost. Samsung promised that “additional colour options” were to come later in the year. Well, for those holding out until the end of the year, it looks like a new colour is
Bell sued for $3.2 million in Québec for ‘inserting clauses in contracts which are prohibited by law’
Bell seems to be under pressure from the Office of Consumer Protection in Québec. According to a press release Bell, along with it’s sub-brand Virgin Mobile, have been “inserting clauses in contracts which are prohibited by law. Other charges relate to calculating the costs of termination, which is not in accordance with law.” The Office
Update: This contest is now closed. We’re happy to announce that Brad Reynolds takes home the Nexus 5 and gift card. We have more contests happening now – specifically our 15 Days of Giveaways. Fancy a new phone? How about a Nexus 5? How about a Nexus 5 from Virgin Mobile? Up for grabs this
You can’t get much cheaper than this for a smartphone; you’ll pay $200 for the Sony Xperia M from Virgin Mobile and Bell. The device has a 4-inch 854×480 pixel display, a 5MP camera that shoots 720p HD videos, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1700 mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
There are a lot of smartphones out there, and I’ll be the first to admit we don’t do a great job reporting on the lesser-known ones. It’s always exciting to cover a powerful flagship with an extensive feature set, but many factors, from price to size, lead people to purchase cheaper, smaller, less powerful devices.
Virgin has had several “Tester Team” programs in the past, but this one takes the cake. Virgin also states that the “total retail value of all prizes is approximately $2,500.00,” which brings further truth that Canadian carriers will sell the Nexus 5 for $500 outright. Source: Virgin
Though we’re still getting over the excitement of the announcement — go buy one and return here, quickly! — but the Nexus 5 is here and we’ve had a brief chance to play with it. The TL;DR version is that this is a very nice phone, and is a bargain at $399 CDN for the 32GB LTE version.
Though it wasn’t specifically mentioned during the keynote, Apple has updated its iPhones and iPads to iOS 7.0.3. One of the major improvements is the ability to turn off those garish and too-long transition animations when opening and closing an app. Though they are still on by default, you can head to Settings/General/Accessibility/Reduce Motion to