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Video demo: Syfire 2.0 for the iPhone (“No Flash, No Problem”)


The Skyfire Mobile Browser 2.0 for iPhone was submitted to the app to the App Store on September 1st (coming up on 2 months now). They stated in recent video demo that they’ve been working closely with Apple to get it approved. In the video after the break you can check out how the mobile browser will look on your iPhone as one of the features is that it takes flash videos and converts them to HTML5, or in Skyfire terms “No Flash, No Problem”. The browsing experience looks decent and comes with cool features that gives you the ability to search within a web page for related items, or search Facebook. Plus they’ve added the ability to share via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. It also seems Skyfire is a big fan of Facebook as they’ve incorporated what they are calling “Facebook Quickview” that takes you immediately to your Facebook page and checks for updates.

Hopefully it’ll be approved soon. Check out the video after the break (more…)

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Rogers launching Samsung Galaxy S Captivate October 25th


Finally confirmation on the Rogers Samsung Galaxy S Captivate launch. After much delay this Android will be officially be available on Monday, October 25th. The reason for the delay was due to a “worldwide shortage in Super AMOLED technology screens” and a “limited supply of inventory” of devices are being shipped to stores.

As we reported yesterday the pre-order date was moved the 24th and you can get the Captivate for $149.99 on a 3-year contract… but on Monday the price increases to $179.99 on a 3-year contract (for new customers). Rogers states in their blog post that existing customers can do a hardware upgrade and get the promo price of $149.99 on a 3-year until November 2nd, 2010. The no-contract price is $549.99.

Check out the Captivate pre-order here
Via: RedBoard (more…)

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Koodo joins the others and intros Unlimited Talk within Quebec


This is getting a bit repetitive but everyone has to compete for market share. All the carriers have unleashed some sort of Unlimited Quebec plan… and now Koodo has jumped on board by creating their own. For $60 a month you get Unlimited Talk within Quebec (their zone coverage is lifted) and you also get 50 text messages.

The fine print is always important to read over. It states that “Unlimited calling within the province of Quebec for Koodo clients residing in Quebec only. Long distance charges do not apply to calls within Quebec made to or received from your Koodo phone. Calls to 900 numbers excluded”.

This now completes all the carriers for an Unlimited offering in Quebec. In addition to this plan, Koodo has introduced a $35 plan called “Unlimited Incoming Plus” Combo that is available until December 31st, 2010. This gives you Unlimited Incoming calls, Unlimited 6Pm evenings and weekends, Unlimited Messaging, 150 anytime minutes, call display and voicemail.

I think “Unlimited” is the new buzzword for Canadian mobile.

These plans have not yet made it on the Koodo site but you can check out both plans after the break.
(Thanks tipster!) (more…)

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Montreal man gets fined for using cellphone while driving… tells court it was between his shoulder and ear


Quebec banned using hand held devices while driving back in April of 2008. If convicted you’ll receive a fine of $115.00 plus be dinged 3 demerit points. Montreal resident Nicolas Perrette was nabbed by police on April 14th, 2009 using his cellphone and he finally appeared in court last week to defend himself.

Perrette stated that at the time he was caught he wasn’t actually holding his cellphone with his hands but it was between his shoulder and ear. In his mind this is still “hands free”. Municipal court Judge Martine Leclerc eventually convicted Perrette of the charge and said “adhering to the defendant’s case would go completely against the spirit of the law.”

Source: 24h

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Score Mobile apps “attracted over 1.4 million monthly unique visitors” in 2010


Here’s a quick shout out for one of the best sports apps out there. Score Media announced their fiscal 2010 results yesterday and and the ScoreMobile and ScoreMobile FC apps have now “attracted over 1.4 million monthly unique visitors who viewed over 50 million pages of content in peak months”. Features of the apps give you live scores, stats, standings, video content, latest news, highlights, live blog updates and game odds. The app is free and can be downloaded for the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices.

Check out the apps here at Score Mobile
Source: CNW

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Nokia CEO says “our company faces a remarkably disruptive time”… cuts 1,800 jobs


Nokia has announced their quarterly results and they shipped 110.4 million devices (83.9 million were mobile phones and 26.5 million were smartphones), revenue increased by 5% to 10.3 billion EUR… but all this was tarnished as Nokia stated they plan to again “accelerate its transformation and increase effectiveness” by cutting another 1,800 jobs. The job losses are mainly from Ovi services and those working on product creation for Symbian smartphones.

New CEO Stephen Elop stated that “In the five weeks since joining Nokia, I have found a company with many great strengths and a history of achievement that are second to none in the industry. And yet our company faces a remarkably disruptive time in the industry, with recent results demonstrating that we must reassess our role in and our approach to this industry.”

Source: Nokia
Via: Engadget

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Mobilicity confirms November launch for both Vancouver and Edmonton


When new entrant Mobilicity launched in Toronto on May 14th they also promised that Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver will also be launching by the end of the year. Good news as Mobilicity seems to be doing a road show with local newspapers in both Edmonton and Vancouver stating that we should expect them to go live sometime in November. As for the number of locations, Edmonton will have 40 locations that include stand-alone outlets and dealers. No official word on how many Vancouver locations will be open at launch. Hopefully at least one of the upcoming launch cities will be live before the Friends and Family promo ends on November 7th.

Source: Mobilicity Twitter

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Saskatchewan Roughriders “Rider App” now available for Android devices


If you’re into following the Saskatchewan Roughriders and have an Android device… then you’ll be happy to know that their mobile app is now available in the Android Market. The app has the same features as the iPhone and BlackBerry versions: view schedules, scores, standings, player info, latest team blog posts, weather forecasts and the ability to follow the team on Twitter.

The app is free and can be found by searching Rider App in the Android Market.
Source: Jump Twitter

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Effective today Rogers HUP eligibility now at month 30


Effective today Rogers has made changes to their Hardware Upgrade Eligibility Program (HUP). In an internal doc it states that “Customers will be eligible for new device price at month 30″… Still a long 2.5 years. However, this refers to all devices but the iPhone which currently has a separate HUP.

(Thanks Tipster!)

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