If you’re a Rogers customer and like Moby, Nokia has a contest that’s going on now until September 20th that could have you win a couple tickets to see and meet him. There is only one way to enter the contest and it’s through this website Nokia.ca/music and you’ll have to enter all your personal info to be qualify. (more…)
Read this: BlackBerry announces the Q20
Steve Jobs was present at today’s Apple event and from the pics I saw he was looking well. Good news for iPhone owners as Apple announced a new software update, OS 3.1. Apple states the new updated “iPhone OS 3.1 gives you Genius recommendations for apps, lets you download ringtones wirelessly, offers a new way to organize apps on your iPhons”. Also included are a number of bug related issues that were fixed. Here is a full list of features and updates (more…)
Public Mobile has been relatively quiet over the past few months. For those unfamiliar with them they are one of the new wireless carriers that will be launching soon. Public Mobile only spent $53 million to obtain the commercial G Band license that reaches 19 million people in Ontario and Quebec (Windsor to Quebec City). They will also offer unlimited flat-rate talk and text packages for around the $40 a month price point.
The last we heard from Public Mobile was at the 2009 Canadian Wireless Summit when the CEO’s from Globalive (now WIND Mobile), DAVE Wireless and Public we on stage battling it out. Back then, Public Mobile CEO Alek Krstajic had some suggestions for his new entrant counterparts “If you look and smell like an incumbent you cause them to become more competitive and they make it really tough, they’ll put their foot on your throat”.
What’s new on the Public Mobile front these days is how they introduce themselves. On their career section on their website they have a couple new additions: Bilingual Regional Sales Manager & Director, Information Technology. They now describe themselves as:
“Welcome to our community of unlimited conversation. Public Mobile is in business to help more people have more conversations. It’s why we will offer unlimited talk and text for a flat rate. Unlimited means our customers can talk and text all they want with no restrictions on minutes, or what day or time they can call. At Public Mobile we believe anytime is a good time to say, “Hi”, “I’m running late” or “See you soon”. We also believe that owning a cell phone shouldn’t be frustrating, difficult or unpredictable. With Public Mobile there are no contracts, no credit checks and no surprises. So no matter how much our customers talk or text, they always pay the same flat rate. This means they’ll never be surprised by a bill at the end of the month.”
Only a few more months until we see a number of new carriers in the market!
Even though us Canadians are still waiting for the next generation BlackBerry Curve 8520 to officially be available, you can start saving up your pennies for a new customizable case from ColorWare.
There are many styles and colours to choose from, but the bad news for us Canadians is that this is only currently available in the US and has a basic cost of $99 (USD). You can change either the front or back plate and shipping takes 2 weeks. (more…)
It’s not news that the eco-friendly Samsung Reclaim is coming to Bell this month. We first saw this in an internal document that showed all the green specs. Then the Reclaim showed up on a CTV Olympic sponsored contest. Today the über eco-device is now live on Samsung Canada’s website.
The launch is coming soon and to get you prepared here are some specs: Has overall dimensions of 92.8 x 59 x 15.5 mm, weighs in at 110 grams and will come in Blue and Green. Comes with 2.4 inch display (resolution of 320×240), a slide-out 4-row full QWERTY keyboard, MP3 Player, 2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, mold up to 16GB with a microSD card, 3.5mm headset jack, messaging options (IM, text and picture, plus e-mail), built-in GPS, web that displays full HTML pages, 1000 mAh battery. (more…)
RIM has noted on their Twitter page that”BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac: now available!”
Last week we saw this fully get leaked but now it’s official! All Mac users will be incredibly thrilled about this news. You can Sync your iTunes playlists, calendars, contacts, notes and tasks; Add/Remove applications; Update your device when new software becomes available; Backup and restore your device data with such features like automatically scheduled backups and optional encryption and Manage multiple devices”
It has yet to go live on their site yet as it still says available in September… I’m sure it will be updated soon. (more…)
It’s been a long haul for us Canadians who have an iPhone and wanted to use Skype. Good news as the app the free app is now available in the AppStore!(Get the App here with the iTune link)
The reason for the Skype app delay was due to a licensing issue and how the iPhone plays sound, specifically a territorial restriction on an audio codec (a program for compressing data). Tom Yeung, Skype’s director of market development for the Americas said “Unfortunately Canada was not part of the allowed geography at the time, but that’s been taken care of”.
All that specific tech talk is way beyond me… I just want to make free calls! Skype says that “Sign into Skype via 3G, WiFi, GPRS or Edge and see who is online – then instant message them whenever, and wherever the mood strikes”. To use it you’ll have to be connected to the web through a WiFi network and then you can make as many calls as your Canadian heart desires! (more…)
A new survey has cometh, this time by Sympatico.ca and it’s titled the “Mobile Use” survey. The results were gathered between May 13 and May 21, 2009 and are based on 1,062 Canadians aged 18-64 who own an Internet-enabled mobile handheld device.
The study showed that 45% “can’t leave home without their mobile device” and the primary reason for accessing the web from their mobile device is “to pass the time”. 47% of Canadian mobile users access the same sites on their mobile as on their home or office computer. 27% also access the same sites during a commute. 24% of the sites they access via mobile are not visited on their PC. (more…)
We’ve been hearing rumours of a new Palm device for some time now. It was codenamed the “Eos” and its real name was announced as the “Pixi”. This is the second device to run on their new webOS platform and the first device to ship with the Qualcomm MSM7627 chipset, essentially making the device preform faster.
This will be released by the holiday season on Sprint and is rumoured to be heading to TELUS for a Canadian launch in January 2010. Other specs of the Pixi are that it measures 55 mm x 111 mm x 10.85 mm and weighs in at a mere 99.5 grams. The Pixi has a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.63-inch multi-touch screen (resolution of 320×400), a 2 megapixel fixed-focus camera with flash (still no video), no WiFi, 8GB of built-in storage, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Check out these videos of the Pixi in action of what we can eventually expect:
Since the Palm Pre was released a short while ago we decided to hold a giveaway for one of the coveted new touchscreen/QWERTY devices. We are pleased to let Jasmine Oh know that she won herself a brand new Palm Pre and it will be shipped out shortly!
Congrats again… our next contest will be coming up soon!