Category: Manufacturers

BlackBerry Z30 Air Hockey

Want to see a BlackBerry Z30 play air hockey? Of course you do

The Astonishing Tribe, now called BlackBerry Sweden (TAT), is well-known for its inventive mobile technology and design demos. Of course, TAT also knows how to have a little fun when it’s not presenting new UX paradigms. Such was the case one weekend this spring, when BlackBerry Sweden employee Stephen Lau took it upon himself to



SaskTel and MTS to launch iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display

Apple launched its latest iPads, the Air and Mini with Retina Display, in October of last year. Apart from being available directly from Apple, many Canadian carriers decided to begin selling the tablets this past June. And, better last than never, regional carriers SaskTel and MTS have announced plans to launch the iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular



LG G3 priced at $700 no-term, launching August 1st

LG declared last week that the new G3 will start arriving at Canadian carriers on August 1st. This new flagship smartphone will be available at Rogers, Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Videotron and Canadians will only see the Metallic Black colour option available at launch. LG and the carriers have been secretive on the price points,



Google pulls in income of $4.26 billion for Q2 2014

It’s earnings call season and Google is joining the slew of companies releasing quarterly financial results this week. The company announced Q2 earnings just after trading closed on Thursday and kicked off an earnings call with investors at 4:30 p.m. ET. Google’s earnings were below expectations, coming in at $6.08 per share when analysts had



Google now lets you call yourself ‘The Dude’ on Google+

Google has finally relaxed its real name requirements for Google+, its social-network-cum-photo-storage site. Since the service launched three years ago, Google has insisted that people use their real names so that the site can easily hook into its other services like Gmail and Hangouts, as well as to “protect” the community from trolls and other



LG announces mid-range G3 Beat to take on GS5 Mini and HTC One Mini 2

LG’s latest smartphone, the G3 Beat, is a sports car chassis with a golf engine. Like many other “mini” devices on the market today, it takes after its namesake, the G3, in looks and features, but dials down the specifications to a more mid-range price point. Coming in at a still-massive 5-inches, the 720p display


BlackBerry Passport gets sized up next to a Canadian passport

The BlackBerry Passport was officially announced last month and the company has been promoting its design all over the place, even going as far as to say “We’ve been living in a rectangular world for quite some time… it’s Hip to be Square.” Apart from the design, BlackBerry has also embedded a 3-row “touch-enabled keyboard”


OtterBox Symmetry Series Brazilian Pop for Nina Garcia

OtterBox partners with Nina Garcia for fashionable Symmetry Series case

When OtterBox announced its new Symmetry Series of cases earlier this year, the company really pushed the whole ‘fashion and function’ thing. OtterBox cases don’t have the best reputation for being very stylish, but the Symmetry Series sought to change that with a moulded plastic and rubber design in a range of fun colours. Now,