If you are heading back to school and have a sony Ericsson phone, hop on over the to the SE website as they are giving away free ringtones, software, videos, themes and games. Here are a few sample images you can score… these are beauties:
We recently felt generous and decided to giveaway a mobile phone, the HTC Touch in white. We called this the “Great Canadian Mobile Giveaway and had over 250 people sent in comments and e-mails to answer our skill testing question: “What do you love about Canada?”.
Here are some answers:
“We are persistent and resiliant than those in other countries”, “I love Canada for its hockey, Rick Mercer”, “beautiful scenery”, “Tim Horton’s all the way baby!”, “Our health care system makes me stay in Canada”"I love our loonies”.
Did you win this HTC Touch? Watch the video and find out:
We will have our next “Great Canadian Mobile Giveaway” soon!
Thanks again for all who entered!
Advertising has begun for the upcoming release of the Sony Ericsson W760i. According to the ad sent in by one of our readers Peter, the W760 will be “available late August” for $0 after a $50 rebate on a three year contract… however, our sources say the launch has been pushed back to September. Time will tell, more to come soon.
As competition heats up, the CRTC loosens up! Effective October 6, 2008, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has allowed the traditional telephone companies (Rogers, Bell, Telus) to change most of their telecommunications rates without the CRTC’s approval… and take effect the day they are filed. The only stipulation is that the telecoms must stay within the existing pricing rules.
Leonard Katz, the CRTC’s Vice-Chairman of Telecommunications said: “While the new procedure eases the regulatory burden for traditional telephone companies, it does not permit them to exceed the pricing limits previously imposed by the Commission for regulated services. This change enables the traditional telephone companies, as well as the CRTC, to streamline their operations without any impact on consumers.”
With increasing amounts of accidents due to texting while walking, driving, eating and bathing(?)… SpinVox, a service that converts voice messages into text, has found a creative way to get press and also give tips on how to practice safe texting. Here are the 5 useful tips:
1. Before texting, survey your surroundings. If there is a chance of something striking you, such as a ball near a basketball court, move to a safer location.
2. Never text while your body’s in motion. Texting while driving can be fatal, but even a sidewalk can present many hidden dangers to the distracted. You could walk into a telephone pole, trip on a crack in the concrete, or skate into a dog’s leash.
3. Don’t just consider your own safety — consider the safety of others as well. You may think you’re safe from serious injury while texting on the go, but more serious injuries could result from walking into a small child or an older person with a cane. Never text when you have younger children with you — it is easy to get “lost” in a cell phone screen.
4. Don’t text while in the middle of cooking, mowing the lawn or other dangerous chores.
And finally – the sales plug – otherwise known as “Tip #5″:
5. Take advantage of new voice-to-content services such as SpinVox, which allow users to speak messages that are then converted to text and delivered simultaneously to as many people as they want.
Want to possibly win a brand spankin’ new white HTC Touch? Register for the “Great Canadian Giveaway: HTC Touch” here
We briefly had a conversation with RIM VP Patrick Spence about the Bold. He’s enthusiastic about the newest addition to the BlackBerry family and showed us how video looks on his Bold. See it here
If you got some extra cash laying around, you might want to invest in the Canadian Wireless Trust, they have declared a cash distribution of $0.034 per Trust unit.
Rogers officially released the long awaited BlackBerry Bold – A North American first and we were there to witness and video this event.
Started off with a video presentation of the Bold and its capabilities, then a short speech by John Boynton, Rogers Wireless Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and RIM Vice President Patrick Spence. See it here:
The BlackBerry Bold is available at Rogers from $399.99 on a 3-year voice and data plan of $45 or more. More info at Rogers here.