The saga to become Canada’s fourth national wireless player continues. The latest report, courtesy of Bloomberg, suggests that US-based Providence Equity Partners Inc., is considering investing an unknown amount into WIND Mobile. Providence has previously invested in Univision, VoiceStream (now T-Mobile US), Warner Music Group, Western Wireless, and is part owner of Brampton-based Q9 Networks Inc. The finer details
CIBC says that over a million eCheques have been deposited using its mobile app for iOS and Android. It was only just back in late May when it was revealed that a million echeques across all banking institutions in Canada had been deposited. Now it looks like that number has likely grown by three or
One of BlackBerry’s continuing fundamentals is a core focus on security. The company has staked its future on providing secure and encrypted network options. During the BlackBerry Security Summit event today, CEO John Chen announced it has acquired Dusseldorf-based Secusmart GmbH, which is touted as being “a leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government
The Motorola Moto E is one of the most affordable smartphones on the market. This entry-level beauty has a 4.3-inch display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 1980 mAh battery, a 5MP camera and runs Android 4.4 Kit Kat — you can check our review here. Thanks to our friends at Motorola Canada we
Motorola’s entry-level Moto E has made it over to regional carrier Eastlink and can be yours for $0 on its 2-year easyTab, or a high $192 retail price – which Eastlink notes “is made to last and priced for all.” As a refresher, the specs of the Moto E have it coming with a 4.3-inch
Back in 2012, the CRTC forecasted that the coveted 416 Toronto area code would be depleted by July 2015. To combat this they came out with 647 and, years later, 437. In addition, area code 387 was also set aside is to be set aside for future relief. Glen Brown, project manager with the Canadian Numbering
Amazon announced its first foray into the smartphone market last month with the Fire phone. The device runs Fire OS 3.5, which is a customized version of Android, and sports a 4.7 IPS LCD HD display, 2.2GHz quad-core processor with Adreno 330 graphics processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP shooter. Most of the uniqueness
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.
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Fancy yourself a new smartphone and smartwatch? Here’s something for you! Up for grabs in the first of many summer contests is a Rogers Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Samsung Gear 2 Neo! Both devices were released earlier this year and the LTE-enabled GS5 runs KitKat, has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1920×1080, 432ppi),