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
I don’t like writing iPhone reviews. Everyone gets on your case because they have a preconceived notion of what an iPhone is. It’s the industry’s saviour; it’s the industry’s most insidious conduit to conformity. In truth, the iPhone is no longer either of those things. With the release of two new products this year, Apple
There’s nothing like watching a child open up a new toy. The smile, the unbridled ferocity of his imagination or her curiosity. It’s all very inspiring. Apple customers seem to relive this joy annually, but this year there is a new colourful alternative to “last year’s model.” The iPhone 5c replaces the iPhone 5 on
Thieves may be less inclined to swipe smartphones from Canadians’ pockets after today. The CWTA and its carrier partners, including Rogers, Bell, TELUS, EastLink, Videotron, SaskTel, and MTS, have launched a national cellphone blacklist to ensure lost or stolen devices are not used without authorization. The announcement is part of an overarching push to educate
HTC One owners are in for a treat today, as the device is receiving Android 4.3 directly from its shipping version of 4.1.2. Rogers, Bell, TELUS, and Virgin Mobile users are getting notifications of the new software, jumping to build 3.22.631.1 with a 573.96MB file. On top of the low-level improvements that come with Android 4.3,
The iPhone 5C and 5S are coming to Canada on September 20th, and here is the outright pricing and availability. The iPhone 5C will be available for pre-order on September 13th, while the 5S will only be available for online and in stores on September 20th. It appears that the iPhone 5S will not be