Tag: bell

BlackBerry Q5 reaches its End of Life on Bell

Almost eleven months ago, the entry-level BlackBerry Q5 was released in Canada. The device resembled a QWERTY BlackBerry Q10, but sported a plastic body with squared-off corners. With the new wave of BlackBerry devices upon us, it seems that Bell is making space on its shelves, giving the Q5 an “End of Life” notice.

LG G3 priced at $700 no-term, launching August 1st

LG declared last week that the new G3 will start arriving at Canadian carriers on August 1st. This new flagship smartphone will be available at Rogers, Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Videotron and Canadians will only see the Metallic Black colour option available at launch. LG and the carriers have been secretive on the price points,


Nokia begins rolling out Lumia Cyan Windows Phone 8.1 updates, coming soon to Canada

Nokia has unveiled the rollout schedule for its Windows Phone 8.1-based Lumia Cyan update, which will eventually come to all Canadian-sold Lumia devices running WP8. The update folds in Microsoft’s general Windows Phone 8.1 improvements with some Lumia-specific functionality, such as improved Nokia Camera, Creative Studio, Storyteller, as well as a new Device Hub, which


BNN Go for iOS and Android brings stock news, tips and on-demand shows

Another Bell media outfit has received the on-demand mobile app treatment. Business News Network, the company’s 24/7 financial reporting portal, has been miniaturized to the mobile screen in a clean, well-designed app. While it lacks the live viewing capabilities of CTV Go, it makes up for that omission by offering full on-demand shows hours after


Wind loves the AWS-3 auction, but Bell wants a ‘level playing field’

Two companies on very different sides of the wireless competition argument have come out for and against the upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction. Wind Mobile and its Chairman, Tony Lacavera, was anticipating such an announcement, claiming it a “significant and important step in encouraging more competition, more choice and more value in the Canadian wireless industry,”


SyrupCast Episode 3: Canada Day Google I/O Spectacular!

Welcome to the third week of SyrupCast! By now, we’re a lean, mean podcasting machine — except for the fact that each episode has been over an hour. This week, we talk about Android, Android and more Android. Oh, and BlackBerry. And LG. And Bell. Google I/O just ended, but that doesn’t mean we have


Bell to start charging a $4.95 SIM card fee on July 3rd

Many Canadian carriers charge customers a fee for a SIM card when signing up a new activation, while many others don’t. For example, TELUS started to charge customers $10 for a SIM back in October 2012, and WIND Mobile has priced them at $25 (if you bring your own device). Effective July 3rd, Bell will


CRTC makes registered numbers on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) permanent

The CRTC announced today that the numbers registered with the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) are now permanent. Canadians were previously informed that they would need to re-register their numbers at some point in time, but this move “enhances the CRTC’s ability to protect the privacy of Canadians from unwanted telemarketing calls.” The DNCL


Update: Drake rumoured to be BlackBerry’s new brand ambassador (Nope)

When BlackBerry unveiled BlackBerry 10 to the world they also brought on Alicia Keys as its Creative Director. That partnership bombed and even saw Keys sport an Apple iPhone and tweet from the device. Prior to this it was revealed that Canadian-born Justin Bieber, who has a massive worldwide following, wanted to be BlackBerry’s brand