If you’re one of the many that bought (and still can buy) the Telus Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 – you’ll be very happy to know that you helped dontate $1.15 million for Rethink Breast Cancer. MJ DeCoteau, executive director, Rethink Breast Cancer said “We are thrilled to receive this support from TELUS, especially as we near the end of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The entire TELUS team has demonstrated incredible dedication to the cause and this $1.15 million contribution is really going to help us to expand our programs and continue to raise awareness.” Purchase the PInk Pearl here
Hopefully with the recent news about Bell dealers taking Bell Canada to court will not delay the upcoming Q4 launches. With this said, Bell will be releasing many phones… one of them being the LG Voyager with release date of November 7th and availability on the 9th(?).
The Voyager comes with a QWERTY keyboard, 3G, 2.0 Megapixel camera, External Touch screen,MicroSD up to 8 GB. Weighs 133 grams and has dimensions of 118x54x18. Talk time is 240 minutes.
No word on price yet, but Verizon is currently selling this on a 2-year plan for $199.
More info to come soon.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs said “Apple just reported one of the best quarters in its history, with a spectacular performance by the iPhone—we sold more phones than RIM”. Straight from the Apple press release: “In July 2008, the Company began selling iPhone 3G, the second-generation iPhone, and significantly expanded distribution by establishing carrier relationships in over 70 countries. Unit sales of iPhone 3G have been significantly greater than sales of the first-generation iPhone. During the first quarter of iPhone 3G availability ended September 27, 2008, 6.9 million units were sold, exceeding the 6.1 million first-generation iPhone units sold in the prior five quarters combined.
Quebecor President & CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau and Vidéotron CEO Robert Dépatie are set to give a greater insight into their wireless plans Wednesday. During the wireless spectrum auction Quebecor Media acquired $555-million and is expected to invest between $800-million and $1-billion over the next four year in its network in Quebec.
RIM has announced their plans to launch a developer storefront like the Apple AppStore and Google Android, this is targeted to be available March 2009. If you’re a developer you can put in your this December in your calendar to submit app for inclusion. You’ll be able to set your own price and keep 80% of the revenue. More info here at RIM
Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO of Globalive Communications Corp. has appointed Ken Campbell as CEO of subsidiary Globalive Wireless. “We are delighted to welcome Ken to Globalive. Ken has proven to be a strong leader who can drive an organization to succeed in a dynamic, highly competitive market. Given his background, enthusiasm, dedication and experience, Ken is well equipped to succeed in this position and we look forward to working with him to bring a new wireless offering to Canadians.”
We have news about the long delayed and anticipated release of the Sony Ericsson Z780. Our source has said the “Sony Ericsson Z780 has definitely been officially cut and will no longer be available in Canada”. No reason was given as it was just a carrier choice to pull the product from its upcoming launches.
Bell Independent retailers, who represent 80% of Bell stores, have officially sued Bell Canada alleging “abusive, arbitrary” business practices.
Doris Ronca, President of ICDAC, and owner of two Bell World stores said ” Years of Bell’s mismanagement has resulted in losing customer and investor brand loyalty and falling from first to third place in the wireless marketplace. Now, Bell is punishing its own, exclusive dealer channel by not honouring agreements and systematically destroying our competitiveness, reputations and the value of our businesses that we have built, some of us for over 20 years.” More info here
All you have to do to be entered into the contest to potentially win a BlackBerry Storm (the approximate value is $650). is give them your personal info… this will most likely be used for marketing purposes later. The contest is open to everybody in Canada except those who work or have family or friends at Bell.
The actual draw will take place on January 9th at 1:00 pm and the winner will be reached by mail(?) and will have five days to respond as the winner. However, it will take “four to six weeks for delivery”.
Pretty basic but a stellar phone by RIM. More here
Toronto-based QuickPlay Media has been named a finalist in the “Best Mobile Video” category in the first annual Mobile Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced on October 27th