Tag: Rogers Wireless

Rogers to release the BlackBerry Classic, online reservations now open

The BlackBerry Classic will bring back the one-time popular “belt” row of function keys (call, menu, trackpad, back, and end buttons). BlackBerry CEO John Chen stated earlier this week that the Classic will officially be unveiled during three simultaneous events in New York, Singapore and Frankfurt on December 17th. BlackBerry went live with Classic pre-orders…

Rogers Q3 profits slide, but revenue rises on higher data usage

Rogers net profits slid 28% to $332 million in Q3 compared to the same period last year, indicating the company is in a transition period where investment in new products and services is taking a toll on its bottom line. The company posted revenue of $3.25 billion for the quarter, up 1% over last year,…

Rogers and RIM partner to bring NFC magazine ads to Canada

Rogers customers that take a look inside this month’s Connected magazine will find an ad that allows them to download some late holiday gifts with an NFC-enabled phone. Created through a partnership with NFC marketing company Crosscliq, it’ll let them download premium Blackberry apps, check out new details about Blackberry 10, and also download CIBC’s Suretap mobile…

Xperia SmartTags app now available to download from the Android Market

Even more Sony new today as their SmarTags app is now available to download from the Android Market. Right now it’s not terribly useful as you need the actual SmarTag tags and an NFC enabled device, such as the upcoming Xperia S or the Galaxy Nexus. Sony said they’ll be selling the Smartags separately for…

Upcoming Xperia S gets unboxed, reveals Sony’s retail branding

If you’re into the unboxing thing then this will certainly appeal to you. “Sony Mobile Communications” is the new name for the now defunct Sony Ericsson and the first device us Canadians will be able to officially hold is the Xperia S. It’s expected to arrive sometime in the Spring, carrier currently unknown, but in…

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gingerbread update coming this week?

The little Android that could just keeps on going. Almost a year and a half later, the X10, a device that most never thought would be upgraded above Android 1.6, is ready to receive the newest version, Gingerbread. Sony Ericsson’s Facebook page confirmed this news: “The launch of the 2.3 software for X10 is getting…

Rogers Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and arc now available!

Rogers has added 2 stellar Android 2.3 devices to their lineup today. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and arc are now officially available online and at retail outlets across Canada. These are very different devices but are priced the same: $549.99 no-contract; $499.99 on a 1-year; $449.99 on a 2-year and $99.99 on a 3-year…

Rogers Q1 2011: Subscriber base now over 9 million

Rogers just announced their Q1 2011 Financial and Operating results and they brought in 45,000 new postpaid subscribers but lost 10,000 prepaid subs when compared to the same quarter last year. This brings their total wireless subscriber base to 9,012,000 (now 7,370,000 postpaid and 1,642,000 prepaid). Other numbers revealed that Rogers “activated and upgraded 534,000…

Rogers releases the Samsung T249 for $79.99 on Pay As you Go

The Prepaid market is getting competitive these days in Canada – more so since the new entrants started offering affordable no-contract phones. Rogers has added the Samsung T249 to their “Pay as You Go” prepaid lineup. The T249 is a basic slider that has a 2.1-inch display and a 1.3 megapixel camera. I can see…

Video: Palm shows of 9 seconds of an upcoming webOS device

HP/Palm has joined the others and created a teaser video of an upcoming product. They have their “Think Beyond” event on February 9th and to get people excited a 9-second video can be viewed of different angles of an upcoming black webOS device (probably a phone not a tablet). The video shows buttons, speaker and…

HP on their upcoming tablet: “focused on enabling that with webOS”

A couple weeks ago HP/Palm encouraged us to “Think Big. Think Small. Think Beyond” and sent out a notice to mark February 9th down on the calendar… this is when they’ll be making an exciting webOS announcement. During CES HP Personal Systems Group Executive VP Todd Bradley was interviewed by CNBC and stated “We’re totally…

Palm writes a poem about upcoming exciting webOS event

HP/Palm is holding an event on February 9th for a new exciting webOS announcement. To get people talking past all the CES news HP exec Jon Zilber took the time to write a poem titled “Twas the week after Christmas”. Nothing really revealing except that “More smartphones are coming” and that “you’ve heard that a…

HP holding webOS event on February 9th to reveal something exciting

HP/Palm just released the Pre 2 here in Canada via Rogers but on February 9th there will be a webOS event in San Francisco. The theme: “Think Big. Think Small. Think Beyond”… so they could be unveiling a few new products such as the new phones they promised or possibly their venture into the tablet…

Fido Post Holiday Sale hopes to clear inventory

We’re hoping Fido comes out with some great devices in 2011 – would be nice to see them increase the number of Smartphones to their lineup and compete with other carriers. More up-to-date BlackBerry and Android devices (Rogers certainly has many to choose from). In the meantime they have a “Post Holiday Sale” happening now…

Contest: Win a Rogers Palm Pre 2 Prize Pack

The Palm Pre 2 launched today on Rogers and let’s give one away! This little beast comes packed with a 1 GHz processor, runs of the incredibly smooth webOS 2.0 (now with “Just Search”, “Stacks”, “HP Synergy” and the new “Exhibition” feature), 3.1-inch touchscreen display with a full physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 16GB of storage,…