Feast your eyes on the upcoming LG BL40 Chocolate Touch. We’ve seen a review a couple weeks ago, but it’s always good to get another one under the belt! This is rumoured and most likely will be available at TELUS early next year and 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 (more…)
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Fresh off the CWTA announcing a new “Code of Conduct” for our wireless carriers, news comes today that TELUS will be launching a new service called “Device Protection Plan” on September 10th.
It’s basically cellphone insurance that will cost $7 per month (similar to when Bell announced their Insurance back in October) and from what we hear it’s for new activations only. The manufacturers usually have a 1-year warranty and this new service will cover almost all the scenarios that a manufacturer’s warranty doesn’t, such as: Loss, theft, damage (including water damage) and normal wear and tear and out of warranty repairs.
We’ve been informed that the “goal of Telus’ new Device Protection Plan is to ensure minimal interruption, inconvenience and out-of-pocket costs to our clients when their device is deemed an out of warranty issue or beyond economical repair. A replacement device will be shipped to the client within 2 business days, ready for over-the-air activation.
Replacement Fee: The Replacement Fee is determined by the phone tier of the clients’ device model. The 3 Replacement Fees are: $40, $80, $150 to be paid at claim. Business and Corporate Clients charged Replacement Fee on invoice. Consumer Clients charged Replacement Fee via Credit Card. These clients are not charged $25 for a swap fee.”
We’ll have more info soon… but it looks like the Future is getting a bit more friendly!
It’s always tough to be a loner, always by yourself with nobody to talk with except your own mind. Imagine working by yourself all day! Good news for those who fit into this category as those days of blabbering are gone! A new Alberta legislation mandates employers to keep in constant contact with their employees who work solo, also known as “lone workers”.
Rogers is taking this opportunity to comply and also help out to keep lone workers safe. Steve Roberts, VP for Rogers Wireless in Alberta said “The lone worker legislation may be new, but we’ve been doing some real pioneering here in Calgary on this topic for some time. We’re proud to partner with innovative companies like Blackline GPS, Premier GPS and NelTrak to create and provide simple wireless technologies that help keep people safe, no matter where and when they’re working.” (more…)
Anthony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive and new wireless carrier WIND Mobile have always been upfront about wanting to offer Canadians a better choice when it comes to wireless. So when the CWTA announced their new “Code of Conduct for Wireless Service Providers“ yesterday, he embraced it and was one of many to sign up.
Lacavera said “We think it’s a great step to bring some transparency and some clarity to what is really a very confusing product purchasing experience and product experience for consumers”. Even WIND CEO Ken Campbell stated “We know that the purchasing and product experience for Canadians up to this point has been highly confusing and frustrating. WIND Mobile applauds the CWTA’s decision to enact the Code and we hope its members embrace both the letter and the spirit of it. For us at WIND Mobile, our approach will be to exceed these Code requirements by working with our customers to create a superior Canadian wireless customer experience.”
Over the past few months it’s been very interesting to watch Wind Mobile come of age. Although still in its infancy, have zero market share and have yet to officially launch, they know how to publicly make a brand known. When the time comes down to considering a new wireless carrier, whether it’s a current carrier or new one such as Public Mobile or DAVE Wireless, chances are you might first look at WIND Mobile… simply because they are top of mind. (more…)
Sony Ericsson has officially announced the XPERIA X2 – an updated and improved model from the original. It’s rounded and will come with more panel options.
We’ve seen a fair share of leaked pics but not you can see something official. The X2 is officially being released “in select areas” and will come with Windows Mobile 6.5, and 8.1 megapixel camera, 3.2 inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480, can hold up to 16GB with a microSD/microSDHC card, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, weighs in at 155 grams and has overall dimensions of 110.0 x 54.0 x 16.0 mm.
Rumours of a targeted release date for us Canadians is expected to be Q1 2010 and to be available from Rogers.
Check out this video of it in action (more…)
We are looking forward to what Videotron will come up with regarding their wireless network over the next few months. More competition and faster speeds are always welcome!
This is really nothing special but we like the direction they are going in. Vidéotron has released a new promo that gives a little back to customers who subscribe (or intend to subscribe) to their residential cable-telephone service. If you do, you can get the “Duophone” offer. (more…)
Canadian singer Cindy Gomez is having a great year… she has already worked with Nokia earlier this year on the Dace Fabulous mobile game and now has last been spotted at Nokia World 2009 as a “surprise guest”. At the event they are announcing several new products such as the N97 Mini and the Nokia Booklet 3G. From watching the video she is giving it all she has – just like a proud Canadian would! Check her out here:
Following up to the video we posted yesterday about how the upcoming BlackBerry Storm 2 is a great deal better than the original model. Today, BlackBerry Storm 2 enthusiast “salomondrin” has put another video online that shows the “SurePress” technology with the ability to ture on or off that wonderful “clicking” noise. Seems to be getting more and more like the iPhone – but with better e-mail. Check it out here:
Originally when Nokia Siemens Networks acquired Nortel’s LTE and CDMA assets for $650 million, CEO Simon Beresford-Wylie said the “good economic sense”. However, the days past and the merger fell apart only for rival Ericsson to snatch up the assets instead.
News came down the pipe that Beresford-Wylie is “stepping down” and the Nokia Siemens Networks Board of Directors has appointed Rajeev Suri as Chief Executive Officer. He will take over effective October 1, 2009. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nokia CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Siemens Networks said “We began a comprehensive succession process when Simon shared his desire to depart at the appropriate time. That process has made it clear that Rajeev brings the right values, experience and industry expertise to take Nokia Siemens Networks forward.”
The Virgin Mobile brand simply screams a good time and by taking a look at the pics from Virgin Fest you know they know how to throw a party. Now that some of the Canadian banks have declared the recession as “over” the “Screw You Recession” site is almost null and void… so Virgin has come back to the table with the “Be Fearless” launch. Earlier we earlier a re-design of their website homepage and they have even launched a couple text friendly Samsung Link devices. Hopefully they will release the BlackBerry Storm soon too… this is rumoured to happen before the end of the year.
Virgin’s “Be Fearless” advertising campaign has teamed up with StudentawardsInc. to create the “Virgin Mobile’s Be Fearless Scholarship Award Program”. This is the best back-to-school promo we’ve seen yet. Other carriers and manufactures are giving away backpacks, $250 worth of textbook, cellphone discounts… Virgin is topping them all off by offering up 2 cash scholarship awards worth $1,000.
Sounds like there is no catch either. To qualify for the scholarship you have to sign-up for Studentawards and check your e-mail for the link, then confirm. However, in order to enter this contest you must be 17 years or older and a resident of Québec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Alberta, British Columbia or Newfoundland. The winner will be notified by phone and/or email. Good luck! More here