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Apple reports Q3 results: 8.4 million iPhones sold

Apple’s been getting hit hard over the past few weeks regarding the iPhone 4, but they just reported their Q3 2010 results and it’s another one for the record books. They stated in a release that revenue hit $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion. Stellar results. On a product breakdown in this quarter they sold 3.47 million Macs, 9.41 million iPods, 3.27 million iPads and specifically when it comes to the iPhone: a massive 8.4 million were sold this quarter (up 61% compared to Q3 2009).

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO said “It was a phenomenal quarter that exceeded our expectations all around, including the most successful product launch in Apple’s history with iPhone 4. iPad is off to a terrific start, more people are buying Macs than ever before, and we have amazing new products still to come this year.” (more…)

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CRTC is on it Toronto: 416 & 647 area codes “expected to run out of telephone numbers by July 2015″

The CRTC issues a press release today that they have started the “process to resolve the projected telephone number shortage that will affect Toronto in 2015″. That’s right… for those who are located in Toronto it sounds like they’ll be adding to the 416 & 647 area code soon. Hopefully the CRTC moves fast because the numbers are expected to run out by July of 2015.

The release stated that “The Commission will establish a Relief Planning Committee to evaluate various relief options and make recommendations to the CRTC. The CRTC will then determine the most appropriate relief plan, taking into consideration the Committee’s recommendations.” (more…)

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Samsung looking for 30 “Mobilers” to be brand ambassadors

Samsung Canada is looking for some help. They’ve put together a Facebook contest called “Samsung Mob!ler” where you could take home a Android Galaxy Vibrant. That’s not event the best part of the contest. If you win you’ll get access to new devices, help develop future apps and possibly visit the Samsung headquarters in Korea.

There are 30 positions open and Samsung describes a “Mob!ler” as brand ambassador who “loves all things mobile and spends vast amounts of time online. Always at the hottest events in their city. Can be found on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube or blogging in their spare time.”

It’s interesting but it’s only for those living in Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal. The contest goes until August 11th, 2010 at 11:59:59. (more…)

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Quick Contest: Duracell myGrid up for grabs

We’ve got a Duracell myGrid up for the taking. It’s certainly not a new product but the good news is that it’ll get you all charged up. This is basically a charging station that can charge up to 4 devices (Nokia, Motorola, BlackBerry and LG). It costs about $70 but why buy one when you could win one for free.

All you have to do to win this one of these bad boys is one of the following: follow us on Twitter, become a member of our Forum or enter your name in the comment section below.  The contest ends Friday, July 23rd at 11:59pm.

Good luck to all who enter!

(Winners will be sent an e-mail or DM on Twitter)

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Forget a free iPhone 4 Bumper… here’s the real “Antennagate” solution

Gotta love these one-off inventions that are probably making a fortune. Here’s a vinyl sticker called “Antenna-Aid” that directly targets the iPhone 4 antenna issue. The tag line of “Apple made a boo-boo. Make it all better.”

The “Antenna-Aid” says it may improve signal performance when you put it on the lower left corner but it’s “for entertainment purposes only”. It costs $5 and you get 6 stickers in a few colours that can be seen with the human retina. (more…)

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Bell Samsung Gravity Touch to be $179.95 no-contract

A couple weeks ago we let you know that Bell was going to exclusively release the Samsung Gravity Touch on July 21st. This has a slide out QWERTY keyboard, 2.8-inch touchscreen (resolution of 240×320), 2 megapixel camera with video capabilities.

It’s no Android Galaxy Vibrant but the good news is that it’s priced cheap. Saw this ad in a paper this morning and it shows it’ll be $49.95 on a 3-year and a low $179.95 no contract. (more…)

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Video: Samsung’s Unbreakable AMOLED screen takes on a hammer

The video is old but it’s good to watch again… There’s nothing worse than dropping your phone and cracking your screen… mainly because the screen is where you do everything on your device. Samsung has created an “unbreakable” AMOLED screen that takes on a hammer, multiple bends and apparently slated to be in mass production by 2012. (more…)

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Samsung responds to Apple: “Reception problems have not happened”

Steve jobs had to hold some sort of press conference about the antenna issues on the iPhone 4. There’s only so much time that you let go by with people bashing your product. Jobs acknowledged that there is a problem with the antenna when you hold it a certain way and decided to give away free Bumpers/cases. During the presentation he also showed images of other manufactures and how their devices also suffer from this “Antennagate” issue.

We’ve heard from RIM, Nokia and HTC. Now Samsung has decided be vocal and stated: “The antenna is located at the bottom of the Omnia 2 phone, while iPhone’s antenna is on the lower left side of the device. Our design keeps the distance between a hand and an antenna. We have fully conducted field tests before the rollout of smartphones. Reception problems have not happened so far, and there is no room for such problems to happen in the future.” (more…)

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Curve 3G coming to Rogers in Grey and Violet

Yesterday we saw Bell put the ‘coming soon” on the BlackBerry Curve 3G and it looks like Rogers will also be releasing the 9300 as well. Thanks to Bla1ze over at CrackBerry for the tip that stated “This came from a recent q3 2010 training at Rogers… it appears bb 9300 is confirmed for Q3 in exclusive color”. Those exclusive colours are the stunning Grey and Violet models.

No word on launch dates. Any guesses on the price points this will come out at? Gotta be less than what the Bold 9700 is selling at.

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