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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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Public gives Montrealers 10-minutes of free long distance tomorrow, must visit a store.


Yet again another perk of being located in Montreal. New entrant Public Mobile is giving away a free 10-minute long distance phone call tomorrow at 3 Montreal locations. You’ll have to visit a store (location are below) between 9a.m.–1 p.m. and 5 p.m.– 8 p.m. and probably go through a sales pitch of sorts. But hey… free long distance to is a good way to connect with long lost friends.

Public states that “Because long distance calling is so popular with our customers, we’re letting people who visit select Public Mobile stores in Montreal make free overseas long distance calls this Thursday. Stop by one of three Public Mobile stores and make a free ten-minute long distance call to one of 45 overseas countries”.

1. Place Vertu, corner of Cavendish Boulevard and Côte-Vertu Boulevard
2. Plaza Côte-des-Neiges, 5630 Côte-des-Neiges Road
3. Boulevard Mall, 4270 Jean-Talon East corner of Jean-Talon and Pie-IX

Via: Public Mobile

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Rogers pushes Captivate pre-order date to October 24th


The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is launching soon – in fact you still have time to pre-order this as Rogers has pushed the pre-order date to Friday. The date was first scheduled to end on October 16th, then the 20th and now the 24th. Rogers stated last week that we can expect this Android to launch this week… so bank on it being available for sale online Monday.

Via: Rogers

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Sony Ericsson Facebook Fans vote the Xperia X10 as favourite handset


Sony Ericsson recently put a poll together on their Facebook page that asked fans what device they like the best. Not much of a surprise it was the Xperia X10 with 50.8% of the votes. No other device really comes close to touching it, hopefully the upgrade to Android 2.1 comes out soon. In a distant second place was the Vivaz with 10.99% of the votes.

Ben Padley of Sony Ericsson, said “The popularity of the X10 and the Xperia range in general illustrates how successful we have been in producing entertaining smartphones for the modern mobile user.”

Recently Bert Nordberg, President & CEO of Sony Ericsson said “it is our ambition to become the global number one handset provider on the Android platform”.

Source: MarketWire

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Mobilicity sells out of the Nexus One in less than 24 hours


Not even 24 hours ago Mobilicity announced the anticipated Google Nexus One was available… and today they have stated that it’s “Sold Out” and customers should “Check back soon for availability”. No word on how many devices were made available but hopefully they saved some or will have more stock available for their upcoming launches in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.

Source: Mobilicity
(Thanks Max!)

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