This was a busy week in mobile. Over the past seven days several a number of new devices were announced, namely the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Sony Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet, BlackBerry Q20 and the Nokia X (not coming to Canada). In addition, Canadian carriers made some shocking news – TELUS removing itself from
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This is an incredibly compelling price for those wanting an affordable BlackBerry. The Q5, it’s current entry-level BlackBerry 10 device in Canada, launched last August for as low as $350. Koodo Mobile has now price dropped the QWERTY/Touch Berry to a low $150 no-term – this is even cheaper than the newly announced Z3. A
Apple rumoured to announce ‘iOS in the Car’ next week, auto partners include Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo
In-car systems to-date are somewhat unappealing. BlackBerry’s QNX, Telsa and Ford have all done an impressive job over the past few years to bring more life to the car with touchscreen displays and new features. More and more automobile makers are stepping up to make the screen in your vehicle another source of information and
Users of the Rogers BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 (and, for some, the Z30) and Fido Z10′s and Q5′s can check their phones for a small update to software release 10.2.1.2102. Depending on the previous version installed on the device, the update looks to be between 15MB and 37MB in size, and is likely to fix
Earlier this week Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 (check out our breakdown here). As for Canada, this 5.1-inch KitKat-powered device will be heading here sometime in April, probably on April 11th with the rest of the world, and eleven carriers are on board: Bell, Eastlink, Fido, Koodo, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron, Virgin Mobile and
A year ago Apple claimed that they deliver over 2 billion iMessages per day. Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook, declared during their annual shareholder meeting that the company has seen a dramatic increase in adoption with activity surging to “several billion” iMessages per day. FaceTime calls are seeing between 15 to 20 million per day.
TELUS has decided to pull its support from the industry-funded Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. In an email to us, TELUS noted that its “decision to withdraw from the CWTA reflects our desire to continue progressing our highly differentiated strategy and our unique Customers First approach. We are grateful for Bernard Lord’s excellent leadership. He effectively
Rogers will discontinue its little-used One Number Phone Add-on on April 15th, according to a marketing document we received. Citing “limited customer demand,” Rogers will end support for the adapter, which turns a customer’s regular phone into an IP phone, allowing them to make and receive calls from a mobile number.
Industry Canada has denied a request to transfer 83 spectrum licenses in the WCS range (2300Mhz) to a Rogers-Bell partnership, Inukshuk Wireless. The government received a request last October to transfer the spectrum from NextWave to Inukshuk, which comprises 83 licenses across Canada at 30Mhz each. WCS is a little-used non-contiguous strip of two 15Mhz
Quick update for those who have the HTC One Mini. Rogers, as promised, has made available the upgrade to OS 4.4.2 KitKat. If you’re rocking this Android then you might want to check to see if it’s hit your device yet. Head to Settings >> About Phone >> Software update. Source: Rogers Via: HTC (Thanks