Samsung Omnia II coming to Bell Mobility

Bell announced today that it would be the exclusive provider for the Samsung Omnia II smartphone in Canada.

Bell becomes the first vendor in North America to offer an HSPA version of the touchscreen device for use on Bell Mobility’s new HSPA network, scheduled for launch next week.

287 million mobile phones sold in third quarter

Worldwide mobile phone shipments totaled 287.1 million units in the third quarter of 2009 according to report today from IDC.

IDC`s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker shows that sales in the July to Septembers time frame were down 6.0% from the same period a year earlier but up 5.6% from the second quarter of this year.

Toronto Hydro increases electricity prices for winter

Toronto Hydro will be changing to winter pricing on November 1st and will be increasing increasing its Regulated Price Plan (RPP) rates by 0.1 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh).

Customers on Time-of-use (TOU) pricing will also see their rates changed.

Virgin Mobile tops in customer satisfaction

J.D. Power’s 2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study was released this week and topping the list once again was Virgin Mobile.

Now in its fifth year, the study, based on responses from nearly 15,000 mobile phone users, examines perceptions of Canadian wireless customers with their service, mobile phone and retail experience.

Sony XBR10 now shipping in Canada

Sony Canada has announced that its new line of Bravia XBR 10 LCD HDTVs which feature 1080p wireless transmission of HD signals is now available in Canada.

Additional features include 1920 x 1080p resolution, an edge-lit LED backlight system, Bravia Engine 3, four HDMI inputs and Sony’s 240Hz frame quadrupling technology.

Cogeco revenues and income continue to climb

Cogeco, the nation’s fourth largest cable provider, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and 2009 fiscal year which ended August 31, 2009.

Despite the severe recession Canadians find themselves in, Cogeco said overall revenue for the fourth quarter increased by 8% from the same period a year earlier to $316.3 million while operating income grew a whopping 23.9% to $151.2 million.

CRTC says Wind Mobile not eligible to operate in Canada

In a telecom decision handed down today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced that Globalive Wireless Management (Globalive) cannot operate in Canada because it says the company is not Canadian controlled.

Globalive Wireless, under the brand name Wind Mobile, was expected to launch wireless phone service in Toronto and Vancouver later this year.

iTunes 9.0.2 Released

In addition to the release of Apple TV Software 3.0 today, Apple has also updated iTunes to version 9.0.2.

The latest version of iTunes adds support for Apple TV software version 3.0, adds an option for a dark background for Grid View, and improved support for accessibility.

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