SaskTel is improving its functionality when it comes to the 9-1-1 service. Effective October 15, 2008 “when a 9-1-1 call is placed from a SaskTel wireless device the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) operator will receive the originating cellular telephone number as well as the tower location from which the cellular 9-1-1 call originates.” Also, with this new service comes added costs to it customers: “cellular customers will increase from $0.11 per month to $0.21 per month as the Phase 1 Wireless E911 service is provided on a cost recovery basis”. More here
We had the recently launched Bell Mobility LG Wine all wrong… maybe because we are not seniors. You must check out this promo site that gives all the details for the LG Wine. Honestly, we couldn’t sit through the whole site maybe beacuse we’re not “regal and classy”, or it could be that we’re border line being “sophisticated” like the phone is labeled. The slow talking women got to me and perhaps we needed a few glasses of wine before watching it.
This phone is clearly targeted a more elegant individual who needs alot of assistance. For one, the keypad is mongo and belongs in the 1980′s…and so does the price ($79.95 for a basic 3-year plan). The screen is a good size (2.2 inches – 320×240 pixels) and just like the women said on the site “You’ll never have to squint to read text”. Only comes with a 1.3 mega pixel camera and has GPS built-in for when you fall down or loose your way (this will cost you a great deal per use).
We promise this is the last we’ll write about the Wine… Every age group wants the BlackBerry Stom Bell… bring it on!!
Like the Firefox browser for you computer? Well, a fresh Firefox is in the works for your mobile phone and as we last heard it might be available by the end of this year. You can see by these screenshots that Firefox Mobile is operating on a Windows Mobile Professional. Also, “Fennec” is the name of the mobile browser.
If you’re a fan of how Richard Branson became Sir Richard Branson, you can pick up a copy of his new book entitled “Business Stripped Bare”, or simply walk to Indigo Books at 2pm in Toronto on October 21st and see the legend in person. More info here
We thought this was an interesting tip of the day. We might see a change in advertising direction from Bell over the next couple weeks – away with the confused “er” and changing to something like “Everything on Bell”. Most likely to communicate you can get all your technology needs at Bell… which is true. However, if you want the best phones and plans you best be going somewhere else. We created this image of the possible new tagline here
Do you have a Rogers BlackBerry Bold? A new operating system has been released – version 220.127.116.11. This will give you greater device stability, better battery life, improved web browsing, less dropped calls, better memory management. Here is the link to the download from RIM. Also, if you do not know how to upgrade, click here for a great tutorial
You must check this video out of the parody about the anticipated Apple iPhone launch by Rogers Wireless. Classic line being “Where is your left arm…”
Enjoy, here is the link
Some industry experts are saying now is the prime time for Microsoft to snatch up RIM. During the last 4 months Research In Motion has suffered a 45% reduction in stock value. Currently RIM sits at about $67 and Microsoft is standing by with a reported $50 a share even it the price dips to $40. More here and here
This rumour has been going around for months and the day has finally arrived with Bell & Telus both investing in their technology to build a better high speed network… for future growth and upcoming Fourth Generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.
George Cope, President and Chief Executive Officer of BCE and Bell Canada said: “This investment initiative builds on our industry-leading wireless service – which already offers access to the largest and fastest network across North America- to deliver Canadians the broadest choice in high-speed wireless service, while confirming our path forward to LTE, the global 4G wireless broadband standard.”
Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO said “This technology evolution is a win for Canadian consumers. TELUS’ investment in next generation wireless services will give our clients more wireless functionality including; international roaming, fast network speeds and a compelling selection of globally-compatible handsets and devices. As the next evolution in our multi-network strategy, this initiative will position TELUS to actively participate in the future global LTE eco-system and leverage economies of scale, offer timely access to handsets, and enhance global roaming relationships and revenues.”
Just in time for the hockey season to begin, Viigo now gives you all the NHL stats, scores, standings, schedules, headlines and team news striaght to yoru mobile phone (Windows Mobile or BlackBerry). More here. Go Leafs!