Redline Communications announced the addition of the Tranzeo Wireless Technologies subscriber units to the Redline Ecosystem Verification program. (FYI – the Redline Ecosystem Verification program verifies connectivity and performance between Redline’s RedMAX and RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX products that enables carriers to accelerate the deployment interoperable networks)
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Motorola named new leaders for its cell phone businesses in China, India, Europe and North America
Rumour of the $1100 minimum to get out of your Rogers Apple iPhone contract that is floating around is NOT true. It’s only a max of $400. Here are the real terms and conditions.
Nokia has now signed all three large music labels (Warner Music Group, Universal and Sony BMG) for its “Comes with Music” program
Rogers certainly received some backlash and disappointed from customers and potentially new customers who are looking to purchase an affordable Apple iPhone. Data and voice plans for the upcoming Rogers/Fido Apple iPhone start at $60 a month and require a 3-year contract.
In response to the online petition that has generated to date over 22,500 signatures, Rogers spokeswoman Liz Hamilton said:”As always, our customers have many choices, they can use their existing voice and smartphone data plans if they wish, including for example, selecting from our new data pricing and then adding a voice plan that suits their own needs, or they can choose a voice and data plan to best suit their individual need. With respect to existing customers, all customers’ accounts are unique. If desired, customers can keep their existing voice service plan and pick a separate data plan to meet their needs.”
With our rates still coming in at 2-3 times higher than our friends in the USA, there are a couple key peices of info you should be aware of.
1. BlackBerryCool.com has put together a head-to-head comparison regarding the Rogers Apple iPhone vs. Rogers BlackBerry plans. If you are considering buying one of these for your next smartphone, this will be of value to you. Depending on which plan and BlackBerry you go with (low end or high end) either device comes in a little bit cheaper or higher. Please note that you have to include the cost of the iPhone ($199 8GB or $299 16GB) and what ever the cost of the BlackBerry you go with.
2. MP David McGuinty has put Bill C-555 forward. This is called the “Get Connected Fairly Act” and encourages Canadians to get good value for their money, have the cell phone companies be transparent when it comes to fees and reduce the confusion when it comes to contracts.
For those following the Canadian Wireless Spectrum Auction: Round 165 has now reached $4,173,181,942 with Rogers, Telus, Bell, Quebecor and Globalive in the top 5. The auction will be suspended on Tuesday July 1st, 2008 to honour Canada Day.
BlackBerry BIS 2.5 (BlackBerry Internet Service): how to set it up, what you can and can’t do
Google has released an international version of the Nokia search shortcut for us in Canada, and for those of located in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia and the UK. According to Google, this will have a “40% faster search”mobile, smartphone,
If you want to download the Google search for your S60 phone and go to m.google.ca and then press the shortcut key download link for Search.
Here is a video of the difference in speed:
Toronto-based MyScreen Mobile has continued to make significant moves in hopes of dominating the mobile advertising space. This time they have taken their technology to India and filed a patent application. Myscreen has filed patents for its technology in the USA, Canada and other parts of the world.
MyScreen recently secured a $10 million investment to grow the company in other counties and it seems like India is the first move. If you are unfamiliar with MyScreen, they are a permission and incentive-based advertising for your mobile phone. It allows mobile subscribers to be compensated for the advertising (images, text or video) that shows up on their device. Supposedly you’re in control of when, what and how the advertisements shows up and the payout is in cash, ring tones, extra air time, music downloads, and games.
About the move into India, Christian H. Meissner, Executive Vice President, Myscreen, said “The mobile phone market in India is predicted to grow to 500 million subscribers by 2010. One of our strategies is to target the rapidly growing BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) where we feel advertisers will now have a utility to reach these consumers with ease”
Online petition grows regarding recent Rogers iPhone 3G data plans