Category: Various News

Calgary man racks up $8k bill while visiting France

These kind of stories will never get old. Another mobile user who has racked up a bill while ravelling overseas. This time it’s Calgary resident Jason Boutang who went to France between June 1-7th to see some of the local attractions. He pulled out his Virgin iPhone and started to use a translator app to

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SaskTel to go live with 3G+ network August 16th, 2010

SaskTel has just announced that they’ll be launching the “first phase” of their 3G+ network as a “technical trial” for select employees. This trial will last for 6 weeks and will “resolve any technical issues prior to a commercial launch”. For the rest of us we’ll have to wait until August 16th, 2010 as this

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Bell delivers the CFL live to your mobile phone

Bell announced that they’ll stream live CFL games to your smartphone. The partnership is with TSN and includes all 2010 regular season and playoff games produced by TSN and RDS. Of course this is not a free service and Bell customers will have to pay $8 per month plus data charges for Mobile TV access.

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CAA releases the “CAA Roadside App” for iPhone

Just in time for the Summer road trips CAA (Canadian Automobile Association) has released the “CAA Roadside App” for iPhone. The app is free via the App Store and gives users quick access to connect for roadside assistance. You can either use the app for a one-touch button call for help, or click the “request

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How much data do you use in a month?

A new Nielsen report based on 60,000 mobile phone bills in the United States shows that a significant number of Smartphone owners are using less than 1 MB a month of data. Roger Entner of Neilsen said “The top 6% of smartphone users are consuming half of all data. More than a third of smartphone

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HTC reports Q2 results… on track to ship 20 million handsets?

HTC is continuing to gain traction when it comes to the handset market share. They reported their Q2 results and it’s another record… $268 million in unedited profit (up 33% from last year), shipped 50% more devices than last year at 4.5 million units and analyst Bonnie Chang of Yuanta Securities believes that HTC will

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SaskTel making 3G+ announcement tomorrow

For all those located in Saskatchewan and are waiting for SaskTel to give an update about thier anticipated 3G+ launch… it’s coming in a few short hours. SaskTel stated on Twitter that “3G+ announcement is coming tomorrow morning.” We’ve been hearing that it’s still in a soft launch scenario but they will be announcing their

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Nokia 7020 now available at Rogers

Another flip phone that looks like it came from the 90′s has officially launched at Rogers. We’ve got to remember that there are still people out there that don’t need a smartphone and want a basic device. The Nokia 7020 is certainly that basic device. You can get this for the 3-year contract price of

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