If you have an iPhone (or iPod Touch) you can keep your baby powered up and look super chic at the same time. This “holster” or as the product page says “iPhone Battery Case – Portable On The Go Recharging” can be yours for $25.79 Canadian. It’s made of “quality sheepskin and environmentally friendly ABS plastic” and has a lithium-ion battery pack jammed inside which you connect to your iPhone
According to a fresh post on HowardForums, PC Mobile is set to launch the LG 160 ($59 alone, or with a bundle for that includes a Bluetooth headset and car charger for $89). The Motorola KRZR K1m will only be avaialble as a bundle that includes a Bluetooth headset and car charger for $149. Both could be available August 7th.
CRTC issued its first “annual report on the communications industry”. Specifically for the wireless sector:
- The wireless market was the largest sector of the telecommunications industry with revenues of $14.4 billion, an increase of 14.4% from $12.6 billion in 2006. Overall, wireless revenues accounted for 38% of
all telecommunications revenues and grew at an annual rate of 16.2% between 2003 and 2007.
- There were 20.3 million wireless subscribers in 2007, an increase of 8.2% over the previous year.
- Prices for telecommunications services in Canada are in line with those in other countries (including the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Australia)
Samsung Canada released a very cool concept to promote the upcoming August 8th launch of the Instinct. The YouTube video series is kinda “Choose your own Adventure” and allows you to make decisions at the end of each video for the dude. There are 9 videos in total.
We will not give you the plot as you should check this out. Essentially it’s giving the benefits of the Samsung Instinct and how it can enhance your life:
Here is the first (enjoy your adventure):
“Follow your Instinct”
Nokia Growth Partners will get an additional $150 million to create and “innovative mobile applications and services that encourage rapid adoption of mobile solutions, such as context and location based services, mobile payments, mobile advertising, music and entertainment and other mobile services and software.” This brings the total investment from Nokia to $250 million since 2004.
Rick Simonson, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Nokia said: “Our funds are structured to reinforce the primary responsibility of any fund manager: to deliver superior return on investment. This increase of our commitment to Nokia Growth Partners is aligned with our strategic focus on consumer Internet services, reflecting the increased role that Nokia Growth Partners will play in our future success.”
Nokia is sponsoring a contest called “Nokia Simple Plan Contest”. If you are into Simple Plan and would like to party with them you now have a chance to do so… and you could also walk away with a spanking brand new N95 8GB.
The contest is on now and closes 11:59pm September 5th, 2008. You must be of legal age, Canadian citizen and can only register online at www.nokia.ca/simpleplan by submitting all your personal info. There will be 1 prize awarded for each Canadian concert date (15 in total) that is a Nokia N95 8GB loaded with Simple Plan’s new album creatively called “Simple Plan”. You also will have a chance to win 4 tickets and met the band.
Here is the latest single “You Love is a Lie” to get you in the mood to complete the form:
Dislike telemarketers calling you when you’re eating? Well, you are in luck! The National Do Not Call List (DNCL) will be up and running effective September 30, 2008. You will be able to register your number(s) (landline, cell or fax) online to reduce the number of unsolicited telemarketing calls you receive. Visit DNCL for more info
If you are into getting advertising sent to your mobile phone, MyScreen and WiseKey released a notice saying you can now “securely opt-in to receive advertisements, credits, coupons and transaction offers”. Raghu Kilambi, CFO and Director of MyScreen said “Our collaboration with WISeKey will result in a range of exciting and innovative technologies that protect the identity and security of our subscribers, while providing them with unique benefits and offers”
This is a basic music flip phone that has a 2 megapixel camera (4x zoom camera). It’s compact at 90×48.6×16.4 mm and only weighs 87.5 grams, display is good enough size at 240×320 and has 30MB of on-board user memory and an optional micro SD memory card for an additional 4GB , USB, Downloadable wallpapers, screensavers, Calendar, Voice command, Voice memo, Video capture and playback, and push email.
The main feature of this is the music capabilities as it has “Touch sensitive, digital external music keys allow you to control the music player from the outside, appearing magically on the display along with the name of the song and artist.” We will have a video review soon.
Patrick Hadsipantelis, VP, Fido Marketing said “Fido is pleased to add the MOTOROKR U9 to our extensive lineup of music phones. Fido customers are young and urban and music is a big part of their lives. The MOTOROKR U9 is an ideal choice for our customers who are seeking a stylish music phone at an attractive price point.”
“MOTOROKR U9 allows Canadians to talk and rock in style with the next popular spin on Motorola’s oval clamshell design, delivering the most stylish and dynamic mobile music experience,” said Jim Madigan, director of GSM sales at Motorola Canada.
Bell is looking to bang out a number of new phones in August: LG Wine, Samsung Instinct, BlackBerry Pearl in Titanium and White, HTC Victor, BlackBerry Curve in Red, Sanyo Eclipse and the HTC Touch Dual.
We’ve reported on basically all of the above except the HTC Touch Dual. The big difference between the Touch and the Dual is when you slide the phone up you will find a keypad. Very similar to the original Touch as it is 107 x 55 x 16 and comes in at 120g. This will be available at Bell for $399.95 with the $30 Unlimited Personal Email & Internet plan. Here are the features:
Touchscreen with TouchFLO technology, 20 key QWERTY keypad, GPS Nav with full audio and visual instructions, TV, video & radio, MicroSD Expandable Memory up to 8GB, 2 Megapixel Camera, Video, Stereo Bluetooth, Operates on EV-DO Rev.A network for data, HTML browsing with Opera Mini, Wireless Modem Capable, Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with Windows Live Messenger and Email, travel adapter, standard lithium-ion battery, charging, data cable, stereo headset, holster, extra stylus, multi-function audio cable. (Join the conversation at HowardForums)