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…)
Read this: BlackBerry announces the Q20
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…)
All the wireless carriers (and their subsidiaries) are mandated to have details on their website and their customer bills the info and contact details for the CCTS (Commission for Complaints for Telecommunications Services). You might have seen this being updated on several sites last week… and for those who have yet to do so have until the end of January.
Back in August the CCTS stated they will have more of a presence in the Canadian market with a new website and advertising. They even have a new tag line that’s “Let’s Talk Solutions”. The purpose of the CCTS is to for us to file a complaint with one of the telecom players such as contract terms, commitments, billing disputes and errors.
Their new site has launched and it’s incredibly easy to find your way around. It’s broken down into several categories when filing a complaint: Complaints Process, Guide to Making a Complaint, How to Make a Complaint and Online Complaint Form. (more…)
Rogers Sportsnet has released their free mobile app that gives you live coverage of the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, EPL Soccer. Some of the features are scores and boxscores, statistics for players and teams, latest headlines from around league, full pre and post-coverage of all major league games and is available on BlackBerry, Apple iPhone and Android devices. (more…)
If you’re with Koodo you will be extremely happy to know that late next week you can expect a brand spanking completely redesigned Self Serve portal. We’ve got a screenshot of what you can expect it to look like… overall it looks a great deal better and Koodo will also be adding a few new features that will make it easier to navigate through. Check it out here (more…)
TELUS has been awarded with the 2010 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation… this is basically the top award an organization can get with it comes to is philanthropic work. Better yet it’s the first time a Canadian company received the nod.
TELUS has the tag line “We Give Where We Live” and the award recognizes “outstanding commitment through financial support and encouragement and motivation of others to take on leadership roles in their communities”. In total TELUS has given $158 million several charities and non-profits and their team have volunteered over 3 million hours of service to local communities.
Paulette V. Maehara, president and CEO of AFP said “A lot of companies talk the talk about philanthropy, but TELUS really makes giving and volunteering a priority. Their approach to philanthropy and their demonstrated commitment to employee involvement through their charitable giving and volunteerism programs sets the standards for corporations around the world. They are truly deserving of this honor.” (more…)
We saw last week ALL the upcoming devices that Virgin Mobile will offer: iPhone 3G & 3GS, Blackberry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Curve 8530, Samsung M330, Broadband2Go MC998D and the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372.
The first of the bunch are the iPhone and Bold 9700 for availability in February – these are both devices that will be part of their new HSPA+ network launch (thanks to Bell).
No word was given when until we received an invite to their upcoming launch party that clearly shows the date for the “huge new” network launching February 2nd, 2010. In true Virgin style they go all out as they have a that stellar cast of performers…
Who’s excited for the new devices and who’s going to get what?
Metro has become the world’s first news outlet to partner with social media mobile app Foursquare. If you are unfamiliar with Foursquare it’s a free location-based social network mobile app that lets users “check-in” to the places you hang out… then let’s you inform your friends of where you are. Built in as gaming aspect where you can get badges and depending on how often you visit a location you’ll eventually get the title of becoming “Mayor” of that spot.
Where Metro comes in is with their reviews of city attractions and restaurants. So let’s say you are walking by a restaurant and Metro has reviewed it, you’ll automatically get an alert or what they call a “tip” with a link to the full Metro review on their website. (more…)
Apple has released their Q1 2010 numbers and once again they are impressive. When it comes to the iPhone they sold 8.7 million of them… which represents a 100% growth over the same quarter last year. Looks like there is no stopping the iPhone. Will there ever be an “iPhone killer”?
Here is part of the official release with all the glorious numbers:
“Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended December 26, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $11.88 billion and net quarterly profit of $2.26 billion, or $2.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.9 percent, up from 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
Apple sold 3.36 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, representing a 33 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 8.7 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 100 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 21 million iPods during the quarter, representing an eight percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.
“If you annualize our quarterly revenue, it’s surprising that Apple is now a $50+ billion company,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The new products we are planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we’re really excited about.”
“We are very pleased to have generated $5.8 billion in cash during the quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2010, we expect revenue in the range of about $11.0 billion to $11.4 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share in the range of about $2.06 to $2.18.”
More here at Apple