Goodbye 2010… Hello 2011!

2010 was an incredible year for wireless in Canada. Intense competition with the new entrants coming into the market, a few price drops on both handsets and plans and even time for a few lawsuits.

Here’s some (not all) of the top stories over the past year in no particular order:

– Dave Wireless selects Mobilicity as their go-to-market name (launches wireless service)
Rogers decides to launch new low-cost sub-brand Chatr Wireless
Mobilicity starts legal action for Rogers for launching Chatr
– Apple iPhone 4 launches
– BlackBerry Torch 9800 is release (RIM’s first slideout QWERTY touchscreen device)
– Videotron launches their new 3G+ network (along with the Google Nexus One)
– SaskTel launches their HSPA+ network
– Microsoft launched their new mobile platform: Windows Phone 7
Shaw announces they will launch their wireless service in 2011
– Finding distribution partners was a key part mobile this year
WIND Mobile opens up in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa
Virgin Mobile credits man $6k for his own error in roaming charges
Public Mobile launched their wireless service in Montreal and Toronto, states data is coming in 2011
Competition Bureau asks Court to have Rogers to pay $10 million for “misleading advertising” of Chatr
TELUS and Rogers say they will start unlocking phone in 2011 (for a cost)
Android devices become a bigger player in 2010

Those are just a few… what do you think 2011 will bring? More tablets, mobile money becomes part of our everyday life, carriers merge, lower monthly plans, abolish the 3-year contract (hopefully), every carrier will offer some sort of data offering and true unlimited plan, devices will get more powerful with bigger and brighter displays.

Leave your comments below with what you think 2011 will look like…