This is no biggie – just another area on the Bell Mobility website that shows our old pals Frank & Gordon. We thought they ditched them back in August, however, just like Rocky Balboa, they have been resurrected on the promo area of the mobility site for some reason. See it here. (*Update* – This has since been removed)
What a difference a day makes! It was only yesterday we saw a screenshot of the inventory that shows the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 to be available at Future Shop for $49.99.
Today, Future Shop now lists the “Rogers Blackberry Pearl 8220 Handheld Cellular Phone” in Black and Pink as available on a 3-Year Agreement for $49.99 on their website, but the catch is you have to trek on over to a store to purchase… this is an “In-Store Only” offer….
Too funny… not even Rogers has released this baby yet! First it was the HTC Touch Pro from Telus that we saw an apology, now the RIM and Rogers Hammer will for sure come down. I’m sure we can expect this phone to be released very soon then…
Check it out here
This time we switch gears from Telus to Rogers. A couple weeks ago we saw a leaked ad that stated the Flip will be available for $49.99 on a 3-year plan. Now we look at the leaked image of Future Shop inventory info of the “Rogers BB KickstartB” will be available for $49.99, and this is not a promo price. Also, the “selling price” seems to be in line with T-Mobile in the States with $349.99.
More here from BlackBerry News
BlackBerry Partners Fund has released the finalist in their Developer Challenge. The object was to “create their own BlackBerry applications in one of five main categories: Most Innovative Game, Most Innovative Multimedia Application, Most Innovative Personal Productivity and Lifestyle Application, Most Innovative Enterprise Application, Most Innovative Web Application”. Now the 15 finalists will salivate over 2 grand price awards of $150k. The winners will be officially announced on Monday, check out the finalists here
Sony Ericsson has reported a Q3 net loss was 25 million euros ($33.8 million), sales fell 9.7 percent to 2.81 billion euros, they will be eliminating 2,000 jobs globally and unit sales fell to 25.7 million from 25.9 million a year earlier. More Q3 resultshere. They realy need to launch the XPERIA soon.
Qik has made added more phones that are capable of streaming live video to the web (in just two clicks). In addition to the iPhone, mass market phones that were added are Nokia 5300, Nokia 6300, Nokia 6500 (classic and slide), Nokia 6555, Nokia 8800 Arte/Carbon Arte, Sony Ericsson G502, Sony Ericsson K660i, Sony Ericsson K850i, Sony Ericsson K858c, Sony Ericsson W890i, Sony Ericsson W908c, Sony Ericsson W910i, and Sony Ericsson Z750i. Check out the lasted live mobile video here
It’s been a grand couple weeks for Future Shop! First we had the leaked “2-Weeks of Savings” newspaper ad promoting the upcoming HTC Touch Pro for $239.99. Then we saw a link on their website promoting the HTC Touch Pro for sale with no contract for $649.99…
After all has been leaked and done, an official apology has been make stating: “Correction Notice: Telus HTC Touch Pro T7279 Please note page 19 of the Oct 10th flyer, due to the vendor’s shipping delay, store will not have Telus HTC Touch Pro on time. To substitute it, please offer following sku to the customers on a new 3 year voice & Data plan. 10108904 Telus HTC Touch Diamond @ $99.99 save $100″
More here at Future Shop
London-based designer Zinc Chan has developed a really cool concept phone called “Icono”. In his own words “I have based my design on the iconic hand gesture people use to represent the telephone. The handset is divided into two parts, earphone and microphone. This invites the user to use the iconic gesture when using the phone. When the user dials the numbers, an animated path is shown on the touch screen. Therefore, people start to remember the person by their unique pattern rather than the numbers. This, together with the two-piece handset creates a more emotional interaction between the phone and the user.” More here
When Best Buy Mobile officially came into Canada last month they half heartedly launched their website BestBuyMobile.ca, which led people to a static page with their “promise” to customers. Now it seems they have fully integrated the site with carriers, accessories and latest promotions. By the way, you can get the Telus HTC Touch Diamond for $99.99, or hold out for the Touch Pro
AdMob has been reporting mobile Internet usage since September 2007 and they’ve seen a massive 1-year growth. The reports are based on the number of requested ad impressions from their 6,000 publishers. What is incredible on a Canadian front is that we finally cracked the top 15 with 30,846,195 requested impressions! Right behind Australia and in front of Kenya.
This can most likely be attributed to the release and popularity of the Apple iPhone
Some AdMob Highlights from the past 12 months:
- The number of monthly ad requests in the AdMob network tripled over the past 12 months from 1.6 billion in September 2007 to 5.1 billion in September 2008.
- This growth is widely distributed with 34 countries sending more than 10 million requests in September 2008, compared to only 16 countries in September 2007.
- More than 6,000 mobile sites and applications are now in the AdMob network. 4,308 publishers requested ads in September 2008, more than twice as many as a year ago.
More September info can be found here (PDF)