If you are feeling frustrated at any level you must remember that you should never take it out on yourself, or anyone in your circle. Instead, let the fine people over at PhoneWreck take care of your pent up anger by showing you how to demolish perfectly good devices. (more…)
Read this: BlackBerry announces the Q20
Over the last few months, and certainly over the next few months more will be written about how the Canadian wireless market will be fixed, shaken up and maybe even revolutionized. This is mainly due to new wireless carriers such as Globalive, Public Mobile and DAVE Wireless entering the space this year.
Back on July 21st, after eight weeks and 331 rounds of bidding, a total of 292 licences were sold and the Canadian Wireless Spectrum Auction and grossed the government $4,254,710,327. The auction was set up to encourage more competition in the wireless market from Rogers, Bell and Telus.
Before the auction started, Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, said “Our government’s intentions are clear: to achieve lower prices, better service and more choice for consumers and business. We believe in relying on market forces to the maximum extent feasible because competition benefits consumers, and consumers benefit most when markets are as competitive as they can be.”
This brings us to today. (more…)
For the past few days we’ve been playing around with the LG Xenon, this was recently launched through Rogers. Knowing this is a touchscreen with a full slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, our first impression was that you can seriously have some fun with it.
The touchscreen is 2.8 inches and has a resolution of 240 x 400. I really like the brightness and size of the screen, it was great for typing my text messages (160 character limit) and also viewing my pictures (2 megapixels and has an LED flash). The overall dimensions are 105.5 x 53.5 x 15.8mm with a weight of 105 grams. This feels like a solid device without having a bulky feel to it.
Regarding the slide out QWERTY keyboard, it makes this device more enjoyable. It comes with dedicated messaging keys (e-mail, text messaging, IM), one touch button to the web, navigation buttons up, down, left and right) to make it easier to get to the places you want faster, plus it has a one-touch button @ symbol and a .com bottom for quicker access to the url you want. The keys feels nice but will take a bit of getting used to as they are a bit close together. However, this QWERTY keyboard is one of the main features that make this device one to consider.
The desktop is my favorite part of the Xenon. You can kinda customize this to your liking in unique ways. You can put your favorite contacts, have the most used applications or choose from a selection of widgets and place a max of 6 on your desktop. It certainly makes the Xenon have a bit more class.
Apart from the standard contacts, calendar and phone features, the Xenon can pack in up to 16 GB of memory for all your pics and videos. The call reception was clear and making calls can be done via the touchscreen or the QWERTY keypad numbers. Check out the review here:
You can get the Rogers LG Xenon on the following price plans:
New pictures of an unreleased BlackBerry has hit the net again… this time it’s a CDMA version of the upcoming Curve 8530 Aries. We have seen the unreleased GSM version before, the 8520 Gemini (This is the one that was on ebay last week).
The “Aries” will come out on Bell and Telus sometime in the near future. The most noticeable difference is the absence of the trackball replaced with with an optical mouse or as RIM calls it a “trackpad”. Overall specs are 109mm x 60 mm x 13.90 mm with a weight of 106 grams. This will come with a 2.46 inch display and a resolution of 320×240 and what is also new is this has dedicated media player buttons. This is not a 3G device, no GPS, and comes with a 2 megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom and no Flash. (more…)
The Sony Ericsson C905 has had a long journey coming to Canada. We first mentioned this way back on October 27th, 2008 that this is coming via Rogers. Over the past number of months we have even seen this advertised on websites and in magazines… but alas the 8.1 megapixel Cybershot is here! (more…)
Best Buy Mobile officially launched in Canada almost a year ago and they are continuing to expand at a massive rate. Today they have announced that all Best Buy locations in British Columbia will also have a Best By Mobile “Store within a Store” location inside.
To celebrate this news, they’ve decided to bring back some crazy prices and offer gift cards galore when you purchase a device or accessory. These deals below are good for this weekend only (May 22, 23, and 24th). They did the same back in April in the Toronto area and it was a great success. Here are some of the available sweet deals:
- Save $200 on a BlackBerry Storm with Bell – only $49.99 on a 36-month plan (more…)
The evolution of Indigo’s Shortcovers continues to make changes. Since their launch about 3 months ago they have always seek feedback from their users and actually make the necessary changes. The major changes are that you can now turn the pages faster as it a new “horizontal paging mode”, and they have also added the ability to change the text colours for easier reading.
Click here for full list of changes (more…)
If you’re looking to score yourself the very text friendly Samsung Slyde from Koodo Mobile, you might want to work your way down to Best Buy. Not only are they offering this for a whopping $0.01 cheaper but they are throwing in a free 1GB iPod shuffle at no cost. This offer is good until May 28th and for new activations.
Maybe, just maybe we’ll be seeing the Palm Pre very soon in Canada.
Future Shop has written a post on the community forum stating “The highly anticipated winner of the Best of CES 2009 award is coming to Future Shop! Exclusively available on Bell’s 3G network, you will be able to pick up the amazing Palm Pre at Future Shop when it becomes available in the 2nd half of calendar 2009. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available”.
Sprint has confirmed a June 6th launch at the $199.99 price. This might be a long shot, but with Bell setting up their distribution channels already this could mean we might see this within a few weeks after the U.S. release.
For those of you who are waiting to get your hands on the upcoming LG Rumour 2, this will be available on June 9th through Bell and now also through Solo Mobile in lovely Orange for $160.
This has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, changeable back plates, 1.3-megapixels with video capabilities, 2-inch display with a 240 x 320 resolution, expandable memory up to 16GB, GPS Nav, Music player, 2.5mm stereo headset jack, Bluetooth Connectivity, Speakerphone with overall dimensions being 4.41 x 2.05 x 0.70 inches and weights only 4.23 oz. (more…)