Blackberry launches the new Classic worldwide

Blackberry launches the new Classic worldwide

The Blackberry Classic is now available across Canada via Rogers, Bells, Telus and SaskTel. The device is similar in appearance to the popular Blackberry Bold 9900, and brings back customer favourite Blackberry features like the trackpad, band of navigation buttons under the screen and the traditional QWERTY keyboard that appeared on prior versions. Blackberry’s latest release runs on Blackberry OS 10.3.1, a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and 2GB...


CraveTV now available to Bell TV customers

CraveTV now available to Bell TV customers

Canada’s latest streaming service is now available — for some Canadians at least. Image credit: mediaincanada.com As previously revealed, CraveTV made its debut yesterday for Bell Fibe TV and Bell Aliant FibreOP TV subscribers. Bell TV subscribers who have The Movie Network included in their cable packages receive automatic access to CraveTV at no additional cost. If you’re a Bell TV customer and don’t have TMN, you add CraveTV to your cable...


Apple’s carrier agreements under investigation by Competition Bureau

Apple’s carrier agreements under investigation by Competition Bureau

The Canadian Competition Bureau has announced they are investigating allegations that Apple Canada used anti-competitive clauses in its contracts with domestic wireless carriers. The competition watchdog has said that no wrongdoing has been found so far and would not divulge who made the allegations. Apple has yet to comment on the accusations. The probe is currently underway, with the bureau seeking a court order to compel Apple to turn over records...


Bell to launch CraveTV streaming service on December 11

Bell to launch CraveTV streaming service on December 11

At a press conference yesterday, President of Bell Media, Kevin Krull, announced the December 11th launch date of CraveTV, the telecomm giant’s new subscription TV streaming service. Originally codenamed “Project Latte” when it was announced in October, the monthly cost of CraveTV clocks in at just $4 per month. But, there’s a catch — you have to have a cable or satellite TV subscription with Bell, Telus or Eastlink to subscribe. Apparently,...


Wind Mobile joins forces with Telus to expand national network

Wind Mobile joins forces with Telus to expand national network

Wind Mobile has announced a new partnership with Telus that will give new and existing Wind customers better service than ever before outside of Wind’s ‘Unlimited’ zone in Canada. The agreement provides Wind customers with access to Telus’ mobile network at no extra charge. According to Wind, the deal has increased their coverage area by 14 per cent nationwide, covering 1.2 million square kilometres and reaching 97 per cent of the Canadian...


CRTC kicks off hearings on high-speed internet cost, access

CRTC kicks off hearings on high-speed internet cost, access

The CRTC today kicked off hearings that could determine the future of internet service in Canada. The purpose of the hearings is to determine how much access small internet service providers should have to high-speed service across the country. A few years ago, the regulatory body introduced rules that forced the large telcos to share access to their networks with smaller ISPs such as TekSavvy and Primus. The CRTC also set the rates that smaller ISPs...


Mobile devices have nearly doubled the time Canadians spend online

Mobile devices have nearly doubled the time Canadians spend online

A new report has revealed just how much time Canadians are spending online. Hint: it`s a lot. According to measurement firm comScore, there were almost 28 million Canadians accessing the internet with a computer as of August. They spent an average of 39 hours a month on the web when using a desktop or laptop. But the big numbers come into play when we look at internet use on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones: with these accounted for, the...


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Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

During the course of this summer, Fido customers will start being able to access LTE throughout Canada. This will begin in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St.John’s, and their surrounding areas.. By the end of 2012 it should also include Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria. It looks like at launch Fido will be offering an LTE Hotspot device, with LTE compatible smartphones launching later in the year. “We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year,” said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. “Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™,...


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