The first couple Android Wear smartwatches have officially left pre-order status and are available for purchase via Google Play. The LG G Watch is available for $249 and the Samsung Gear Live is available for $219.99, shipping out to Canadians in 1-2 business days. There is no word yet from any retail partners to carry either of
Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, announced today that its Q2 results were not up to par with analysts’ expectations. The Korean company declared sales of approximately $51.4 billion USD (52 trillion Korean won) and raked in an operating profit $7.1 billion (7.2 trillion won) across all its business units. This is the second straight
BlackBerry on the Passport: ‘We’ve been living in a rectangular world for quite some time… it’s Hip to be Square’
The BlackBerry Passport will have several unique features that will surely gain attention in the smartphone space. John Chen & Co. recently showed off this upcoming BB10 device and one of the main attractions will be the 4.5-inch display with its ‘touch-enabled keyboard.’
CEO Tim Cook is reportedly seeking out new Apple board members. The Wall Street Journal suggests that the Steve Jobs era of Apple is over and Tim Cook’s era is fully underway. An unknown former employee said in the report that “Steve was a wartime CEO, while Tim is a peacetime CEO.” Apparently, ‘people familiar
Sony is expected to unveil the Xperia C3 tomorrow, a self-proclaimed Selfie Phone that features an LED flash next to the front-facing camera. As selfie functionality becomes increasingly important to the vain masses of the world, companies like Sony are taking full advantage. The Xperia C launched a year ago and featured self-guided prompts for
While sales of BlackBerry 10 devices have not been able to turn the company’s finances around, the company has been recognized for the design of its latest smartphones. BlackBerry has won three Red Dot Awards in the category of product design, specifically for the Q10, Q5 and Z30. According to the press release, a 40-member
Government tipped to unveil a wireless auction for newer carriers, reportedly ‘designed to force smaller players to merge’
James Moore, Canada’s Industry Minister, sent out a press release late Friday that an announcement will be made this morning at 9:30 that will “support more consumer choice and better service in the wireless market.” The details were vague, but a report in the Globe and Mail suggest the government is set to unveil a
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The first time I realized the triage potential of a smartwatch, I was walking home from the grocery store with two bags in each arm, and a wrist vibrating because three separate family members were trying to get in touch at the same time. It was a small thing, to alleviate that anxiety, but it
It’s been almost six months since Alec Saunders became VP of BlackBerry’s newly formed QNX Cloud Business division. Since that time, we haven’t heard much from the division beyond the announcement of Project Ion, a portfolio of resources and partnerships designed to put BlackBerry at the centre of the burgeoning IoT (Internet of Things) economy.