Last year there were such prizes to be won as flat screen TV’s, free video rentals, % off a Rogers purchases, accessories, cameras etc…
Between November 3rd – December 14th if you are a Rogers cutomer of either PersonalTV; Wireless; Internet or Home Phone you can enter and be qualified to win prizes. Below is a complete breakdown of the Grand Prizes to be won (if you don’t win one of these you can walk away with magazines, cell phone skins, movie rentals or donate your prize to the United Way):
Also… visit RogersThankYou.com to see if you are a winner. Good luck!
Skyfire – a mobile browser that allows you to view the web on your mobile phone like you do on your computer – announced big news on Friday that it officially launched in Canada. We spoke with CMO Adam Sexton for a few minutes and caught his enthusiasm and excitement for Skyfire.com. Hear it here
A Motorola spokeswoman said in an e-mail confirms plans of laying off about 3,000 employees globally “across all businesses and functions… little over two-thirds of these layoffs in the handset division”
BMV, formally known as 6934579 Canada Inc. during the wireless spectrum auction, has hired former Bell Mobility President Alek Krstajic as its new CEO.
Their plan is to build a wireless network in Ontario and Quebec that will offer flat-rate affordable unlimited talk and text plans. Krstajic said “I came to BMV because we have a tremendous and exciting opportunity to create a unique product and brand in the Canadian wireless market… that will target an untapped, value-conscious, no-frills market.”
Bell is hitting the market with an onslought of phones this quarter: Voyager, Cleo, Diamond, Reveal BlackBerry Storm… and the HTC Touch Pro!
For this 3G touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard gem the target launch date is set for Friday, November 14th. Check out this ad promoting the Touch Pro… see something wrong? We do, the device is flipped backwards! The Pro slides the other way, an easy way to tell is the HTC logo letters are in the wrong order (CTH).
Early price plans are as follows: 3-year for $399.95, 2-year for $449.95, 1-year for $549.95 and the ever popular dent in your bank account no contract price for $599.95.
Will you be lining up?
Ted Rogers who turned 75 in May was admitted to a Toronto hospital for an “existing cardiac condition”. As a result, Alan Horn who is currently chairman of Rogers’ board will step in as acting CEO.
With this news the ongoing speculation of who the successor will be has started up again. Possible candidates are President & COO Nadir Mohamed and Edward Rogers )who is Ted’s son and in charge of Rogers Cable). We read an incredible story a few months ago about how Ted Rogers build Rogers into a major communications compnay in Canada. Read it here
Rogers officially informed us yesterday that the new flip phone from BlackBerry – the Pearl 8220 – will be available for purchase on November 4th.
A treat awaited us in our e-mail with a link to some pics of an already purchased 8220 from a Future Shop located in Ottawa by “ranxoran“. From the look of the store receipt it was purchased outright for $349.99 and with taxes the total came to $395.49. This was also available at a 3-year price of $49.99.
Here are the pics:
We got a nice little Halloween treat in our e-mail this afternoon. An official e-mail stating that Rogers will have the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 available on Tuesday, November 4th!
This has been heavily leaked and long anticipated… but finally the first flip phone from BlackBerry will be in our hands. Here is the image that came with our e-mail:
The HTC Touch Diamond was officially announced today and you can check it out on their site here and here – we had a one sent to us and you can see the unboxing here. The site called “Bell Interface” has all the “bells & whistles” needed to understand what the Diamond is capable of… basically an online user guide for the new user interface they created.
Want the BlackBerry Storm like most Canadians do? Well BlackBerrySync has received an update on the anticipated release date for the TELUS BlackBerry Storm 9530: November 17th. More here