The anticipated Motorola Milestone will be launching soon (very soon) and even though there were several rumoured dates about the TELUS release… the fine folks at Moto have started the official teasing by releasing 4 very quick “How-to” videos about the new Android-powered device.
Check them out below, you’ll see it gives greater insight on how to “Get to Know Your Phone”, “Run Multiple Apps”, “Mobile Web Browsing”, “Home Screen & Notification Panel”:
Who’s excited about this device? More importantly… who’s looking to buy?
With all the devices coming out with faster processors, bigger screens and the ability to basically do anything you such as e-mail, pictures, video, web… mobile TV will eventually become more popular and even become standard. A new patent has surfaced that shows Motorola getting into the game to develop a rating syste,
The patent titled “Method for Collecting Usage Information on Wireless Devices for Ratings Purposes” is described as “A system for collecting usage information from a mobile device includes at least one ratings server configured to communicate with a population of mobile devices over a network… A method for collecting usage information from a population of mobile devices includes reporting usage information for each mobile device of the population with a ratings application installed on each the mobile device; and receiving and analyzing the usage information with a ratings server to produce ratings of content available to the mobile devices based on the usage information.” (more…)
Public Mobile will be launching their wireless service in both Ontario in the coming months and the Montreal where they have the capacity to reach over 19 million people.
It’s always nice to know the people behind the scenes. We’ve interviewed CEO Alek Krstajic before, then saw a bunch of people from their Toronto office… but Public has released a new video that has the employees based in Montreal speaking about their upcoming services. Some of the employees state that Public Mobile is an “honest and straightforward company”, “a company that really listens”, “has a new vision for cellular phones”, “will completely change the face of telecommunications for the consumers benefit”.
What do you think… will Public be able to take on Rogers, Bell Videotron?
RIM has confirmed on their Facebook page that states the The BlackBerry Tour 9650 is coming! Check back soon for official news!”. Can’t get more clearer than that… now it’s just a matter of when TELUS or Bell will release the new smartphone. In the meantime there has been several videos released that show the Tour2 in action (more…)
Today we caught up with Neil Dutton and Peter Farmer of the Marketing team over at Sony Ericcson. They gave me a quick demo of the upcoming Rogers Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10. First and foremost the device does not even compare to anything Sony Ericsson has put out in the past. This is a new brand new beginning for them and the X10 clearly shows it.
This will come with Android OS 1.6 and has a beautiful 4-inch screen WVGA touchscreen that’s scratch-resistant (resolution is 480×854). You’ll see in the video the movies take up the entire screen with no wasted space. Overall the X10 weighs 135 grams and has an elegant look/feel to it. If comparing to other Android devices even the iPhone, this is one you should consider as the design is a massive shift to a better overall experence. This will be available in Black and also Rogers will be releasing a White model at release (sometime in Q2).
It comes with everything you could want: 8.1-megapixel camera with auto-focus, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack and the new “Mediascape”, “Timescape” and an “infinite” button” that brings everything in your world together.
Check out the video here (still being processed by YouTube so it may be a bit pixelated)
Nokia has come out with another video demo of a future technology they’re working on… this time it’s the capabilities of putting a radar in your pocket. Seriously… it’s similar to the police version just on your mobile phone now.
Nokia researchers Jani Ollikainen, Terhi Rautiainen and Risto Kaunisto show how it works by measuring the distance, speed, and direction of walking.
In addition, the first part of the video shows another cool technology that gives the ability to use your hand to simply adjust the volume on your device without ever touching the hardware. Check it out on the video. (more…)
680News has released an iPhone app that gives you up-to-the-minute news, weather and more importantly traffic updates. All the news you want is live but the traffic cams are even live too via video streams (you can set up the roads you want to watch so you don’t have to sit in traffic). Sounds like people might be downloading this app, checking traffic while driving… perfect app to introduce when the law comes into effect to ban the use of hand held devices while driving.
This is a free app and from what we are informed it’s only available for Rogers and Fido customers only (680News is a Rogers radio station). (more…)
Vancouver-based Flowfinity has announced their business app Flowfinity Forms now supports the TELUS BlackBerry Curve 8530. With Flowfinity Forms you can create and send digital forms, plus also collect data, conduct surveys, accept orders or track activities from your Berry. (more…)
Fido has launched the CityFido PrePaid option and if you’re into prepaid it’s pretty decent. For $45 you get 1,000 in-zone anytime local minutes (billed by the minute), unlimited incoming/outgoing SMS messages, call display, voicemail and call waiting. Out of zone rates and Long Distance are about $0.10 higher than everyone else at $0.40 a minute but still ok. In addition, outgoing SMS to the U.S. or international is $0.25 per text.
One thing you must do is read all the fine print and be sure to check out the coverage zones… just so you fully understand what you’re getting into. This is available in nine cities across Canada: Toronto, London, Ottawa/Gatineau, Calgary,Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. More here at Fido
As people in Canada become more dependent on our devices we actually find that we want higher end smartphones like the iPhone or BlackBerry. With this it seems that those who are in the fraud business are raking in the cash. They’ve found a bit of a loophole in Canada as they fraudsters walk into a store, show fake ID and skirt around credit checks then sign up for a discounted 3-year contract price… eventually sending the device overseas to Asia or India, never paying a monthly bill or cancellation fee.
Telus spokesman Shawn Hall said “This is still fairly new. People can come in with a fake ID, buy a handset, ship it overseas – we understand they’re probably going to Asia – and reselling them… is certainly an issue”. Specifically about the iPhone, Bell spokesperson Claire Fiset said they’re working with authorities as they’ve “indeed encountered this issue since we launched the device back in November”. (more…)