If you’re with Koodo you will be extremely happy to know that late next week you can expect a brand spanking completely redesigned Self Serve portal. We’ve got a screenshot of what you can expect it to look like… overall it looks a great deal better and Koodo will also be adding a few new features that will make it easier to navigate through. Check it out here (more…)
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TELUS has been awarded with the 2010 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation… this is basically the top award an organization can get with it comes to is philanthropic work. Better yet it’s the first time a Canadian company received the nod.
TELUS has the tag line “We Give Where We Live” and the award recognizes “outstanding commitment through financial support and encouragement and motivation of others to take on leadership roles in their communities”. In total TELUS has given $158 million several charities and non-profits and their team have volunteered over 3 million hours of service to local communities.
Paulette V. Maehara, president and CEO of AFP said “A lot of companies talk the talk about philanthropy, but TELUS really makes giving and volunteering a priority. Their approach to philanthropy and their demonstrated commitment to employee involvement through their charitable giving and volunteerism programs sets the standards for corporations around the world. They are truly deserving of this honor.” (more…)
We saw last week ALL the upcoming devices that Virgin Mobile will offer: iPhone 3G & 3GS, Blackberry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Curve 8530, Samsung M330, Broadband2Go MC998D and the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372.
The first of the bunch are the iPhone and Bold 9700 for availability in February – these are both devices that will be part of their new HSPA+ network launch (thanks to Bell).
No word was given when until we received an invite to their upcoming launch party that clearly shows the date for the “huge new” network launching February 2nd, 2010. In true Virgin style they go all out as they have a that stellar cast of performers…
Who’s excited for the new devices and who’s going to get what?
Metro has become the world’s first news outlet to partner with social media mobile app Foursquare. If you are unfamiliar with Foursquare it’s a free location-based social network mobile app that lets users “check-in” to the places you hang out… then let’s you inform your friends of where you are. Built in as gaming aspect where you can get badges and depending on how often you visit a location you’ll eventually get the title of becoming “Mayor” of that spot.
Where Metro comes in is with their reviews of city attractions and restaurants. So let’s say you are walking by a restaurant and Metro has reviewed it, you’ll automatically get an alert or what they call a “tip” with a link to the full Metro review on their website. (more…)
Apple has released their Q1 2010 numbers and once again they are impressive. When it comes to the iPhone they sold 8.7 million of them… which represents a 100% growth over the same quarter last year. Looks like there is no stopping the iPhone. Will there ever be an “iPhone killer”?
Here is part of the official release with all the glorious numbers:
“Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended December 26, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $11.88 billion and net quarterly profit of $2.26 billion, or $2.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.9 percent, up from 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
Apple sold 3.36 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, representing a 33 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 8.7 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 100 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 21 million iPods during the quarter, representing an eight percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.
“If you annualize our quarterly revenue, it’s surprising that Apple is now a $50+ billion company,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The new products we are planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we’re really excited about.”
“We are very pleased to have generated $5.8 billion in cash during the quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2010, we expect revenue in the range of about $11.0 billion to $11.4 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share in the range of about $2.06 to $2.18.”
More here at Apple
Ericsson has reported today that another 1,500 will loose their job this year as profits declined by a hefty 92% in Q4. These cuts are in addition to the 5,000 announced last year. In their statement Ericsson said “When the initial program was announced in January 2009, it was anticipated that the actions would result in a reduction of the number of employees by some 5,000, of which about 1,000 in Sweden. The 5,000 has been exceeded and is estimated to reach approximately 6,500″.
Thanks to “urbnlgcy” in our Forum who gave us a quick peek into a couple entry level devices that will be making their way to bell soon. He states that “A few basic phones are coming shortly. The Samsung r100 (bar phone) and the r330 (flip phone) are on their way. Both are entry level phones.”
No word on price or when but most likely you’ll see them this quarter. (more…)
Wind Mobile is continuing to build out their network. They have announced today that their “network team is busy, busy, busy!” and over the next 8-10 weeks they will be “adding more than 60 sites in our GTA and Calgary Home Zones” to get better coverage.
Wind has had their share of problems though and have said “we’re not pretending that we got everything right day one”. Since launching they’ve had issues with porting numbers over, port blocking for internet, network coverage, mixed messaging for the home and away zone, towers, roaming… Today based on customer feedback the areas that will be worked on are the following over the next few weeks: (more…)
Photoshop.com for Mobile is a free app that gives you the ability to edit, view and share your images from your iPhone. The app has been downloaded over 6.5 million times since it was launched back in October.
Today Apple has approved the new 1.1 version and this update gives you new features such as a Sharpen tool to increase or reduce sharpness, a video playback if you host videos on Photoshop.com and 8 new borders to make your pics sexier. (more…)
Everyone is jumping on the visual voicemail bus these days. Although it;s been around for a while, last week we saw Wind bring on their partner… and now Bell Mobility has brought on Comverse Mobile for several new service add-ons such as Internet HUB, visual voicemail and multimedia messaging (MMS). (more…)