We have seen several videos of what to expect for teh upcoming BlackBerry Storm 2 (9550/9520)… but this video shows the advancements from the original. The SurePress technology has been improved and just so you can see how fast you can type… check out this video by salomondrin here (more…)
Read this: Galaxy S5 specs?
Palm quickly shutdown the ability to install webOS version 1.2 yesterday as it was accidentally leaked online. Those who did have it installed have graciously put the new OS online in a video format for all to see. Some nice improvements are coming down the pipe!
- New browser copy and paste functions which allopws you to select both text and graphics.
- Copying and saving the URL
- Improved zoom on text-entry fields.
- Email searching
- LED notifications when a new message arrives
Coming off the successful launch of their iPhone app, Air Canada announced a new service that will be great for those with a BlackBerry. The service is called “Web Signals Service” and allows BlackBerry users to receive Air Canada information (electronic boarding pass and flight details) straight on their home screen.
Once you download the app (visit here) you’ll see a Web Signals logo appear. The logo will change colour when you have an incoming message – so this means instant updates. So what could get better than skipping past those nasty lineups at the airport? Sounds pretty easy and the best news is that the app combines web check-in with an electronic boarding pass.
If you travel a great deal and have a Berry this will save you some time. Just make sure you have everything you need to pass through Canada Customs!
We’ve just past the 1-week mark with the availability of the Palm Pre in Canada and there’s been lot’s of feedback from users regarding the build quality, battery life, price points and the ease of use when running multiple applications at the same time.
Even the App Catalog started off for us just shy of 30 apps and it’s now up to a staggering 50 apps (still in beta). Most conversations have been about the simplicity of their new webOS platform. Real time updates straight from the cloud.
Good news as there seems to be updates brewing over at Palm. A couple of forum members from PreCentral applied the webOS Doctor to reset their Sprint device and found out that it installed version webOS 1.2. A couple of new features were revealed, specifically the ability to enter your credit card and billing info into the App Catalog… hopes that we’ll eventually paid apps. In addition, more changes for the browser as a it shows a “Select All” option, changes in GPS location services and the data usage can be turned on and off. (more…)
Facebook recently launch Facebook for iPhone 3.0 and people have been very pleased with the new features. Canadians are one of the countries that are addicted to using Facebook, apparently the mobile version now has a user base of over 65 million people. Facebook noted on their blog that it was only 8 months ago they had only 20 million users.
Facebook Mobile was originally launched in 2006 and since then they “have translated the mobile site into other languages, launched Facebook SMS and deployed a wide range of applications for hundreds of mobile handsets, including Facebook for Blackberry, Facebook for iPhone and Facebook for Nokia.”
I would guess their next milestone is to get to 100 million, then a billion, then control the Social world… or until Twitter takes over. (more…)
Over in the UK Sony Ericsson has jumped on the “make. believe” tag line from parent company Sony. They have also have changed from the vibrant green to a shimmery blue. This is in hopes to reshape their brand and continue to focus on mobile entertainment, especially with the recent announcement of key devices.
I’m confident we will eventually have the tag line represented in Canada along with the new lineup such as the XPERIA X2 (rumoured to be launching with Rogers in Q1 2010). Other devices that are launching in Europe by the end of the month (hopefully in Canada soon also) are the Yari, Aino and Satio. Curious what the “make. believe” is all about, well an ad campaign says “what if dreams could become reality? …We’re here to make it happen. Make.believe”.
We always like to spot a good deal when we see one. Over at Future Shop they have dropped the price of some BlackBerry devices. So if you in the market you might want to check out these deals. The only downside is that you have to sign a 3-year contract and also get a Voice and Data plan for $45 per month.
They have a BlackBerry Storm for $99.99 and slamming a gift card for $75. Pretty good price for the Storm (hopefully cleaning house for the Storm 2). The BlackBerry 8900 with Rogers is going for $149.99 and finally if you’re want the tour 9630 from Bell it can be yours for $179.99 and they are throwing in a $50 gift card.
As alwyas, before you sign make sure you read the all fine print.
When it comes to the LG BL40, otherwise known as the “new Chocolate, is has been a very long and exciting road. We first mentioned this with an XML file we found back in May on the LG website.
News comes today with an official announcement by LG declaring a September retail release in Europe and “will be expanded to the rest of the world from October 2009″. This does coincide with the upcoming TELUS HSPA network launch and could be one of their first devices to be launched. The LG BL40 features a four-inch wide screen 21:9 ratio HD screen (800 x 345), 5 megapixel camera and measures a staggering 128 x 51 x 10.9mm.
There have been a couple videos of these in action. Check them out here:
As our Canadian carriers bring on new technology and the network speeds gets faster we get more familiar with how these mobile devices can actually improve our life, specifically our adoption to Smartphones.
In Canada it’s estimated that 20% of our 22 million mobile phone (4.4 million) have a smartphone. Predictions are that this number will increase by 4. 5 million within a year.
A study by Solutions Research Group Consultants Inc. shows some dramatic number when it comes to Smartphone users. It showed that 82% of smartphone users sent a text message in the past month, compared with 57% of cellphone users. 57% of smartphone users who used the Internet browser in the past month, compared with 24% of cellphone users. And 44% of smart-phone users who downloaded an application, compared with 15% of cellphone users.
Kaan Yigit, president of Solutions Research Group Consultants said “Smart-phone users show slightly obsessive learned behaviour. The more they learn what they can do with the technology, the more they want to do it.” (more…)
How does a free trip to Jamaica sound? If you are a Bell subscriber then you’re in luck as they have announced a new contest that could see you and a friend win and all-inclusive trip straight to the beach.
The contest is called “Party like Sean Paul in Jamaica” and ends ends September 29th, 2009. Although you most likely will not see Sean Paul, they do say you will party like him. This contest is valued at $2,500 and there are 3 ways to ente (more…)