Category: Carriers


Samsung sells 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in 2 months

The Galaxy Gear is Samsung’s first attempt at a smartwatch, and today the company is claiming that sales “have been better than [our] own expectations,” reaching 800,000 units in two months. According to a report in Reuters, Samsung says the Gear is “the most sold wearable watch available in the market place… and we plan to expand



New Android Camera API to Bring Support for RAW

The camera on the Nexus 5 leaves something to be desired. Sure, it’s better than the camera on the Nexus 4, but it’s that doesn’t exactly say a whole lot. Suffice to say, the Nexus cameras don’t have a stellar reputation. The good news is that Google knows that. In fact, it looks like Android



BlackBerry cuts another 250 employees in Waterloo

Deja vu — Another Monday and more job cuts at BlackBerry. According to a report in The Record, BlackBerry has cut another 250 people from the Waterloo headquarters. The company previously reported plans to slash 4,500 employees with a bigger goal to reclaim their success in the smartphone space. These cuts bring the total loss



Rogers First Rewards loyalty program rolled out nationally

Coming off a major expansion of its First Reward loyalty program last week, Rogers has rolled out the perk nationally. According to an email we received, “On November 18, customers across Canada will be able to self-enroll for Rogers First Rewards!” The program gives Rogers customers a certain amount of points for the dollar amount



GO Transit expands Quiet Zone pilot to all rush hour trains

GO Transit implemented a pilot program back in July that saw a “Quiet Zone” arrive on the Barrie GO line. This allowed passengers to “enjoy the silence” by muting their electronic devices — cell phones, tablets and laptops — while riding the train. Today, GO Transit announced that the program has been extended to all



BlackBerry Z50 and Q30 could be the next flagship BB10 devices

BlackBerry has promised to release “2 high-end devices and 2 entry-level devices” in the near future. We’ve already seen the entry-level C-Series leak online, but new rumours have surfaced that could give a bit more insight into what the Waterloo-based company has planned for 2014. According to an overseas report, BlackBerry will release a full



Wearable Wars: Wrist to Wrist with Pebble & Galaxy Gear

The war for your wrist is on. The smartwatch market is heating up with a number of manufacturers all vying for that empty spot on your arm. To help you wade through these new (and murky) waters, we go hands-on with two heavy weights in this space: Kickstarter darling Pebble, and Samsung’s first wearable the



Hands-on with the Moto G

Motorola debuted a $400 phone for $200 this week, shortly after Google debuted a $550 phone for $350. If you think this is coincidental, or is the last time you’ll see the companies undercut their competitors, you’ve got another thing coming.