Back in November J.D. Power gave out the “2008 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study”… and suddenly over the past couple days both Virgin (first) then Koodo have been promoting how thankful they are to have your business with dedicated webpages. Virgin was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Prepaid Wireless Service”, while Koodo was just ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Postpaid Wireless Service”. (Must be the big holiday push to bring on your family and friends)
For those who are eager to get a BlackBerry Storm from Bell you’ll be happy to know that a new shipment is coming in. Initially when they went into panic mode after Telus announced their launch, Bell followed suit and kicked the Storm into action… only to sell out within hours.
To help those who have wanted to get their hands RIM’s first touchscreen, Bell has posted “Limited quantities available to ship immediately” on their website with a link to reserve and order online. The price is $249.95 on a 3-year term with a minimum $45 voice and data plan. Move fast as I’m sure these will be gone soon…
Toronto-based QuickPlay Media has been named a 2008 Mobile Excellence Award winner in the “Best Mobile Video” category for its role in the Rogers Vision service. Wayne Purboo, president and CEO, QuickPlay Media said “To be recognized by a panel of mobile industry experts is an honor for our team and a compliment to the success of the Rogers Vision service”
Get ready Canada! Bell is ready to knock your socks off with the January 12th release of two entry level phones: the Sanyo PRO 200 & 700.
The Sanyo PRO 200 is a Bell exclusive and both devices offer 3G, 10-4 capability, Bluetooth, speakerphone, GPS. The Sanyo PRO 700 provides more durability as it meets military specifications 810F, which basically means it can withstand dust, shock, vibration and Canadian winters. The 200 weighs in at 96 grams and the 700 comes in at 108 grams.
Sanyo PRO 200 will be available on a 3-year contract for $149.95, 2-year contract for $199.95 and outright for $349.95.
Sanyo PRO 700 will be available on a 3-year contract for $199.95, 2-year contract for $249.95 and outright for $399.95.
More info soon
With all the rage being the iPhone and now the BlackBerry Storm, Sony Ericsson wants you to remember them and their full line-up of motion sensor games. An online movie has been created that shows a guy holding a phone and kinda pretending to play while a bunch of whacked out images flows from his phone. All we want is the XPERIA in Canada…
TELUS revised their 2009 targets and are expected to increase their wireless revenues by 8-10% which will take them to $5.1 billion.
In addition, they made a statement saying some aspects that will effect growth are the “wireless industry market penetration gain of approximately 4.5%; downward pressure on wireless average revenue per unit; new competitive wireless entry beginning in the fourth quarter of 2009 with most entrants starting in 2010; approximately $50 to $75 million restructuring and workforce reduction expenses”… huh, up to $75 million set aside for workforce reduction expenses?? What do they know that we don’t?
Also, Telus’s CFO Robert McFarlane told Reuters in an interview. “We’re not working on an acquisition of BCE.
The latest release has live scores while games are played (including scoring summaries), Skater and Goalie standings to track your Fantasy picks, Division and Conference standings. Check it out here.
The TELUS Gift Guide has been awarded today as the “Site of the Day” by FWA.
For any web designer being on this page is a great accolade and honestly the Telus guide is a piece of work. It allows you to pick and choose the phones you want, understand the specs in a fun holiday roller coaster kind of way.
Check it out here
According to a survey conducted with Elon University in North Carolina from December 2007 to March 2008 of 578 leading Internet activists, builders and commentators mostly agreed that mobile phone technology would be among the most significant developments in the years to come. “The mobile phone — now with significant computing power — is the primary Internet connection and the only one for a majority of the people across the world, providing information in a portable, well-connected form at a relatively low price”.
2020 is so far away… I hope we get to the point of using the internet as our primary option way before this date. I mean, it’s 11 years away and look what we are doing these days.
We’ll have to wait a few months for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic to come out in Canada, but this does not mean we cannot enjoy some early unboxing videos. Here is a 11 minute video with good background music to pass the time. The 5800 is smaller than I actually though and looks impressive.