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Vidéotron focus group talks about the limitations of infinite talking (Video)

Vidéotron launched their new 3G+ network last week to much fanfare… one of the most popular devices they brought on was the Nexus One which we were informed was sold out within hours. Videotron held a “focus group” that was based around their price plans and how customers can talk until “infinity”. It’s pretty funny and worth checking out.

Source: Twitter


Bell President on the future of mobile advertising: “Ads work best on the best network” (Video)

One of the good lines that has come out from the Mobile Media Day in Toronto was from Wade Oosterman, President & Chief Brand Officer at Bell Mobility. He was talking about the future of mobile advertising and how more focus will be put on this media as more people are adopting cellphones. The stat shows that by 2019 mobile/digital advertising in Canada will reach $17.5 billion dollars. The mobile ads will be permission based and you’ll need to opt-in, but soon we’ll be able to get ads when we pass by a specific store we like, ads based on our interests, or as something simple that we need to pick up out dry cleaning (with an ad in the text message), location based coupons etc.

With their current ad campaign they promote how “Apps work best on the best network”. Oosterman believes that the slogan will eventually change and head towards “Ads work best on the best network… so we think the whole mobile media environment tremendously exciting, has tremendous promise but the vast majority of the enabling elements are actually in place today. So it just a question of getting to it.”

Check out the video after the break (more…)


Bell to announce BNN is coming to your mobile phone

We’re at the Mobile Media Day in Toronto today and one of the speakers is Wade Oosterman, President & Chief Brand Officer at Bell Mobility. He’s said a number of great things that we’ll be putting on the site. First is that they’ll be announcing that BNN (Business News Network), which is part of their CTV acquisition will be coming to your mobile device today.

This is the first of many channels that we can see coming over the next few months. Over the past few months Bell has secured partnerships with the Olympics, NFL, CFL. So watching TV or getting content on your mobile device is a massive focus Oosterman says this area “exploding”.

Update: Looks like this is now live, full press release here



Upcoming webOS 2.0 gets caught on video

We’ve seen leaked screenshots of Palm’s upcoming revisions to their webOS platform. Life would not be complete if a video didn’t arrive online and thanks to “webos1337″ for making this happen. The video confirms most of the rumours out there of DropBox and MobileMe integration, plus shows QuickOffice and the new dialer. In addition, Stacks (the “next-generation of multi-tasking”) looks pretty cool.

Check it out after the break: (more…)


BlackBerry Curve 9300 arrives at SaskTel

Another day, another new device released by SaskTel. This must make the people in Saskatchewan very happy – so much choice. The BlackBerry Curve 9300 is now available in “Graphite”. Price points range from $50 on a 3-year to $375 on the no-contract. As for specs, the Curve 9300 has a 2 .4-inch display (resolution of 320×240), full QWERTY keyboard, 2.0 MP camera, built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, holds up to 32GB with a mircoSD card.

More here over at Jump


Samsung Gravity 3 arrives at SaskTel

SaskTel is pushing out the devices and there are a couple good things about it. First is that they offer a wide variety of  devices on their new network. Second it seems the no-contract prices are getting more affordable, but still more expensive than any other carrier. Today, as expected, they released the Samsung Gravity 3.

The Gravity 3 has a slide out QWERTY with a 2.4-inch display (resolution of 240 x 320), 2 megapixel camera, MP3 player and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card. No contract price is $215; 1-year is 165; 2-year contract is $90 and the 3-year is $40

More here at SaskTel


Bell & TELUS launching BlackBerry 9670 “Style” first week of November

Want more upcoming Canadian BlackBerry news? How about the heavily leaked BlackBerry 9670. This is the clamshell device that’s apparently going to be called the “Style” and it’s heading for Bell and TELUS’ CDMA network during the first week of November. We’ve got no price plans or an exact date but can confirm that this will be on Canadian soil soon.

Known specs have this also coming with the new BlackBerry 6 OS, a full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Wi-Fi, trackpad, microUSB port, microSD slot, Bluetooth.

More soon!
Thanks Tipster!
(Image courtesy of CrackBerry)


Rogers releases Nokia Surge 6790 in Red

Blast from the past here… The Nokia Surge (6790) has been around for almost a year in Canada and Rogers has now released a new colour to the mix: Red. Very complimentary to the their brand colour. Prices have slightly dropped since originally launched to the no-contract price at $249.99 and range to a 3-year at $19.99. The Surge has a 2.4-inch screen (resolution of 320 x 240), full slide-out QWERTY keypad, 2 megapixel camera with video, IM, GPS, OviMaps, MP3 player, and holds up to 8GB with a microSD card and weighs in at 78.5 grams.

If you fancy Red then check it here at Rogers


Fido launches “Technical Community” to answer customers technical questions

Making a connection with your customers is always a good thing – and becoming a trend in wireless these days. Rogers launched their Community Forums back in August and now it’s their sub-brand Fido’s turn. The “Fido Technical Community” has the same structure and is a place to have “Fido customers to have their technical questions answered”. It’s pretty simple, you ask a question and either a Fido moderator or another forum member will answer it. The forum is available in both English and in French. If you don’t like this route you can always call customer service.

We’re just looking forward to Fido releasing the Android-powered Acer Liquid e.

More here at Fido
(Thanks Stacey!)