It’s nice to see a Canadian company do well! Calgary-based Multiplied Media has announced that their Poynt app has been downloaded on over 3 million mobile devices. In addition they state that over 50% of users use the app on a monthly basis. In May there was over 22 million searches – an increase of 750% over May 2009. (more…)
Thanks to one of our tipsters for sending us their receipt of their brand spanking new Acer Liquid E. The good thing about this receipt is that if you’re looking to pick up this Android-powered device you can go to your local Future Shop and get it for the no-contract price of $374.99. This is $50 cheaper than what Rogers is selling it for.
Microsoft has releases the Windows Live Messenger app for the iPhone. We are one of 4 lucky countries (US, Canada, UK, France) to receive this and it can be downloaded via the App Store. Some features of this free app are that you can update your status, a “Social tab” that brings “together all of your friends’ activities” and photo sharing. Microsoft says that future features will be able to integrate Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin.
Samsung will be releasing the Wave soon (this will be their first device that operates on the Bada platform) and perhaps this should be the first app you download. Perfect timing with the World Cup happening now. The augmented reality (AR) game is called Kickball AR Juggling App and you use the display (via the camera) to juggle a virtual soccer ball using your real feet. (more…)
In an interesting move Best Buy Canada has started selling unlocked phones. You can now get the hardcore Sonim XP3 Enduro for the no-contract price of $449.99, then go activate it via your carrier.
The XP3 Enduro looks like it could simply dominate over any current rugged device that’s in the market – this thing can apparently handle dust, water, drops, shocks and extreme temperatures. Unfortunately as rugged as it looks it also weighs a brick at 166 grams. (more…)
Waterloo-based RIM has filed yet another patent, this time it’s called “BlackBerry Drive”. The official description is unclear but the filing states that it’ll be used for some sort of keychain accessory… possibly to lock/unlock or remotely start it your car. The “Identification” says “Key fobs; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; small items of metal hardware; goods of common metal not included in other classes”.
The only picture it gives is the font BlackBerry Drive spelled out. What’s your guess? (more…)
Apple has officially released iOS 4 – those who have an iPhone 3G or 3GS can upgrade the new OS via iTunes. There are over 100 new features but some of the key additions include multitasking (only with 3GS), folders, playlist creation, enhanced mail, iBooks, tap-to-focus video, home screen wallpaper.
The whole process should take about 18 minutes.
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Mobilicity launched their wireless network in Toronto on May 14th with a few Unlimited plans to choose from. Over the weekend that made some changes to their Unlimited Asia plan. The price is still the same but what used to include unlimited long distance calling to 9 countries (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan) now only includes four: China, Singapore, Hong Kong and India.
There is no word on why the plan was changed but those who have already signed up will be able to continue to call the previous countries. Mobility states that his is only available to those who have a $35 plan or higher and better “Hurry, this add-on is only available until July 31, 2010″. (more…)
A spoof of the iPhone 4 promo video has surfaced which is pretty funny. Apple execs have all be renamed and Actors “Jonny Five”, “Ronny Pang”, “Rob Mansfeld”, “Gregg Joswack” and “Phil Schillz” all show you how the new “FaceTime” is changing everything again, specifically phone sex.
“We’re bringing video calling to the world. We call it FaceTime and it’s going to change the way we think about phone sex. The very first time I had a FaceTime call, I was completely naked in a hotel room in Albuquerque in New Mexico talking to my wife. It probably saved my marriage.” (more…)
If you’re looking for a Prepaid device, PC Mobile just released the LG Rumour 2. This is a solid messaging device that has a full slide out QWERTY keyboard. This could be yours on a couple options: Bundle Box that includes a Bluetooth headset and car charger for $129, or just the phone for $99. Decent pricing for a device that was first released in Canada about a year ago. (more…)