Netflix now has 800,000 Canadian customers

California based Netflix announced this week that its online video subscription service added 3.6 million customers in the first three months of this year.

Netflix, which launched in Canada last September, ended March with a total of 23.6 million subscribers, 22.8 million in the U.S. and 800,000 in Canada.

Latest Pioneer A/V Receivers now in store

Pioneer Electronics Canada this week announced the arrival in Canadian stores of its newest 5.1 and 7.1-channel audio video (A/V) receivers .

Mobilicity launches 3G wireless service in Calgary

Alternate wireless provider Mobilicity has begun offering its 3G Wireless service to residents of Calgary. Phones and service plans can be purchased from more than 70 locations in the city.

Calgary is the fifth city in which the privately owned wireless company will offer mobile phone service after Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Sharp’s says World’s biggest LCD HDTV is now available in Canada

Sharp Electronics announced this week the Canadian availability of the Aquos LC-70LE732U, a 70-inch LCE TV which the company says is the largest LCD television in the market today.

Sporting a screen whose viewing area is twice that of a 46 inch screen, the new Aquos comes in black and features a 1080p panel with the companies Quad pixel technology, LED backlighting and built-in WiFi.

Sirius XM overhauling its channel line-up on May 4th

Subscription satellite radio provider Sirius XM has announced that its channel line-ups on both Sirius and XM radio will be reshuffled on May 4th.

The most notable change is that virtually all of the stations will have the same channel number whether you are tuned to a Sirius radio or an XM Radio. Sirius XM says some differences will remain between the Sirius and XM channel offerings due to technical reasons or agreements with content providers.

Rogers Wireless launching LTE in four cities this year

Rogers Communications Inc. said today it will launch its commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa this year.

The launch comes after Rogers and its technology partner, Ericsson Canada, successfully conducted technical trials in Ottawa last fall and winter.

White iPhone available in Canada tomorrow

After a ten month delay, Apple announced today that it will begin selling the white iPhone 4 in twenty-eight countries around the world including Canada beginning Thursday.

Rogers reports first quarter results

Rogers Communications Inc. today announced its consolidated financial and operating results for the company’s fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

For the January to March 2011 quarter, Rogers reported overall operating revenues of just under $3 billion, up 4 percent from the same period a year earlier. Net income for the quarter was $423 million, up 7 percent from $397 million in the first quarter of 2010.

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