Bell recently rebranded themselves and want to extend you the chance to rebrand your new BlackBerry. If you buy a Curve 8330, Pearl 8130, or a 8830 World Edition you will get a free decal from Decal Girl and free matching wallpaper for your display. There are over 65 different designs to choose from such as Bird Song, Camo, Gypsy. This promo lasts until February 28, 2009 – Check it out here
The Samsung Cleo from Bell has been officially launched today in Pink, Blue and “Champagne” only available through Solo. This measure 5.5 inches and has a full QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player with expandable memory up to 8GB.
To make things sweeter there is a holiday promo that has 15% off coupon for Cake Cosmetics, and a Cleo phone “Charm”. The price plans are as follows:
Special holiday promo for $49.95 (between November 7th – December 24th)
Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of Products at Bell said “The CLEO is a great smartphone capturing a uniquely elegant combination of form and function. Along with text messaging our clients will love using the QWERTY keyboard to send picture messages and email, and access their favourite social networking sites.”
A full interactive site has been produced to promote this phone and its features. It gives a good breakdown with pictures. In addition, Canadian fashion designer Katya Revenko will be creating “stylish and eco-friendly” accessory bags for CLEO to be viewed at the Fashion Takes Action Gala. Check out the websites here: www.kissesfromcleo.com or www.baisersdecleo.com.
- External revenues increased by $96.5 million or 8.7% to $1.2 billion in the third quarter of 2008
- Wireless data revenue increased $65 million or 56% due to the continued adoption of full function smartphones and increased adoption of data services such as text messaging and e-mail
- ARPU (average revenue per subscriber unit per month) declined by 1% to $64.14 compared to the same quarter a year ago, but was up sequentially from the second quarter of 2008 by $1.41. The fast-growing data component of $10.19, represented 16% of ARPU, while the voice component continued to decline as a result of pricing pressure, lower Mike service ARPU, use of included-minute rate plans, subscriber loading from the new basic Koodo Mobile service and lower inbound roaming
- Total wireless subscriber base reached the 6 million milestone (5.98 million to be exact). Normalized net subscriber additions increased by 32% to 176,900 from the same quarter in 2007, a TELUS third quarter record. Postpaid net additions were 158,500, an increase of 61%, while net prepaid loading decreased to 18,400. When including the impact of the analogue network turndown, net additions increased 11% to 149,300. These results include those from TELUS’ postpaid Koodo service launched in March 2008
- Cost of acquisition per gross addition decreased 10% year-over-year to $341 reflecting slightly higher advertising and promotions costs spread over the 23% increase in gross additions, a higher proportion of new subscribers from lower cost distribution channels and efficient marketing spending on a per-unit basis
- Normalized blended monthly subscriber churn increased slightly to 1.52% from 1.43% a year ago, excluding 27,600 deactivations from the analogue network turndown this quarter
The Bell LG Reveal is a flip phone that will officially be available starting November 7th.
This new fashion phone honestly looks like a make-up kit, or for us guys a really tiny flask. This will come in two colours: the flowery designed purple will come with a “Shimmer Kit”, and your basic Black with come with the standard battery and charger (see unboxing video below). It has a 2.4 inch high res screen, full QWERTY keyboard, 3G, 2 Megapixel Camera with zoom, video recorder, speakerphone, Bluetooth enabled.
The price plans will be:
We unboxed this beast of a phone and found that it’s really light – only 105 grams. We will have a full review over the next few days.
UPDATE: Bell has launched the LG Reveal and it’s on the Bell site here
MTS reported its Q3 results: Wireless subscriber base grew by 11.4% now totals 420,612 subscribers, wireless reach in Manitoba was approximately 59.5%, wireless data services revenue increased $2.9 million (48.3%) and average revenue per user (“ARPU”) decreased by 2.9% to $57.51.
CEO Pierre Blouin “MTS Allstream delivered another quarter of solid growth despite challenging economic conditions”. Read full report here
JD Power has completed its “2008 Business Wireless Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Study” and found that Apple iPhone tops the list for business users.
The survey (conducted in the US) between August and September 2008 and asked 1,388 current smartphone owners their satisfaction in 5 key areas: ease of operation; operating system; physical design; handset features; and battery aspects.
The survey says: “Apple ranks highest in overall smartphone customer satisfaction with a score of 778 on a 1,000-point scale, performing particularly well in the ease of operation, physical design and handset feature factors. BlackBerry manufacturer RIM (703) and Samsung (701) follow Apple in the rankings.”
After being admitted to Toronto General Hospital last week for heart conditions, Ted Rogers health is improving. “I am grateful for the quality of care I am receiving at the Toronto General Hospital, a world-class facility”. Must be that he stepped aside as CEO, or the introduction of the BlackBerry Flip that helped him!
Unsatisfied with your job and need a change? The Workopolis “panic button” is truly outdated and a new solution has been created: Workopolis Mobile.
Canada’s largest job site just got easier to use with its new mobile version that searches all the job categories you want. You can even pretend you are stepping out some “fresh air” and log on. A cool aspect of the mobile edition is that you have the capability to email the job to yourself (or other friends and co-workers). However, the only downside so far is that you cannot apply online, only search.
Patrick Sullivan, President of Workopolis, said :”Canada’s workforce is becoming increasingly mobile and savvy about services they can use when they’re not plugged in. Workopolis Mobile gives job seekers the opportunity to access our job postings when, where and how they want to. It’s an added value for employers as well because their postings will automatically appear on the mobile version, thereby giving them access to hard-to-find candidates.”
Viigo is one of those must have apps for your BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device – it brings you the content you search online such as news, sports, entertainment, weather, markets, or any RSS feed you sign up to.
With the excitement of the upcoming Storm, Viigo has presented us with a video of how the app will look on BlackBerry’s first touchscreen. It’s about 5 minutes in length and also is a great peek into the Storm itself – which will be available at Bell and Telus “soon”.
Check it out below and while your at it sign up for Viigo here