MTS launching LTE sometime in 2012

Manitoba’s MTS today announced today that it had it has begun work on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology planning, infrastructure development and internal system work with a goal of starting deployment in 2012.

The company, which has almost half a million wireless customers in the province, did not provide any specific timeframe for the first phase of the rollout or where it might take place.

Zune Music Marketplace coming in October

Microsoft Canada has announced that it will be expanding its Zune Music Marketplace next Monday October 3rd along with the Zune Music Pass.

The company says the Music Marketplace now offers more than 14 million songs from the four major labels – EMI, Warner Music Group, Sony BMG and Universal Music Group – as well as and tens of thousands of indie labels.

Sportsnet gets a makeover

Rogers announced today that it will be giving its Sportsnet television, radio, print and internet properties an makeover starting Monday October 3rd.

Gone is the old red dot surrounded by a rotated and stylized C which was a throwback to when the station was called CTV Sportsnet, replaced by the word Sportsnet with a red and blue swoosh underneath.

Blackberry Bold 9900 now available from Mobilicity

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is now available from Mobilicity.

Wrapped in a brushed stainless steel frame and running on the BlackBerry 7 operating system, the device features a 1.2 GHz processor, 2.8 inch 640 x 480 pixel display with touch interface, a 5.0 megapixel camera and built-in support for Near Field Communications (NFC).

Windows Phone Version 7.5 (aka Mango) released

Microsoft yesterday released the next version (V 7.5) of its smartphone operating system, code named Mango, which brings many features to Windows Smartphones which previously only found on Android and Apple smartphones.

WinDVD Version 11 offers HTPC users a streamlined interface

Ottawa based Corel Corporation announced today the eleventh version of its popular WinDVD media player.

Features of the updated software include a revamped user interface, improved performance with the latest GPUs and CPUs from AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA, new 2D to 3D conversion tools, SD to HD upscaling capabilities, and an integrated online movie search engine for searching popular video sources such as NetFlix and Hulu.

Amazon Fire Tablet announced

The Kindle Fire will feature a 7-inch touchscreen, dual core processor and sell for $199, considerably less than recently announced Android tablets from Acer, Asus, Motorola, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.

Rogers LTE Network goes live in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Rogers Communications Inc. announced today its Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network service is now live Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The company had previously launched its LTE network launched in Ottawa on July 7th.

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