Moto X to be released October 1st as Telus exclusive

The new Motorola Moto X is set to be released tomorrow, October 1st, as a Telus exclusive. It will be available for purchase both in stores and online for $100 on a 2-year contract or $600 outright. The much-anticipated Moto X will only be available in in soft-touch black for the time being. A white [...]

Blackberry Passport officially unveiled in Toronto

Blackberry CEO John Chen was in on-hand in Toronto yesterday to officially unveil the company’s new flagship device, the Passport. While the device’s square design has raised more than a few eyebrows, it seems to be garnering relatively positive reviews. Time will tell if the Passport will be the kind of commercial success that Blackberry [...]

shomi strikes programming deal with FX, Fox

by Christina Peden The competition for your streaming dollars just got a little stiffer today. shomi, the Rogers-Shaw joint venture into subscription video-on-demand, announced that they have reached a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to secure the programming rights to past seasons of FX, FXX and Fox original series. These include the likes of Sons [...]

iPhone 6 Plus appears to have serious bending issue

Shortly after the iPhone 6 Plus’s release last Friday, early reports began to circulate on MacRumors that the phone may bend if the right amount of pressure was placed on the phone’s aluminum frame. Screen distortions were caused by actions as simple as sitting down the wrong way or wearing tight pants with the phone [...]

Bell still fastest ISP in Canada; Rogers makes huge gains, says Netflix

by Christina Peden Bell is still on top when it comes to ISP speeds, but Rogers is certainly gaining on them, at least according Netflix Canada’s monthly ISP rankings. Bell`s fiber optic service offers speeds of 3.29 Mbps. The rankings, which were released earlier this week, also show Telus in dead last amongst Canada’s major [...]

WIND Mobile founder partners with equity firm to buyout Vimpelcom’s remaining shares

by Christina Peden Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera has announced a new partnership with Canadian private equity firm West Face Capital and other investors to buy out VimpelCom’s majority share in the company. VimpleCom, a Dutch-Russian owner tech conglomerate, has been trying to offload its Wind shares since acquiring Egyptian-owned Orascom, which financed Wind prior [...]

Videotron rolls out LTE service in Quebec

Quebecor-owned wireless carrier Videotron announced this week the launch of LTE service for their 550,000 customers across Quebec. Videotron began offering cellular service four years ago and now sells a number of LTE-capable devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 and Note 3, LG Nexus 5, Sony Xperia ZL, Moto G LTE and HTC Desire [...]

Apple unveils iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday unveiled the long awaited and much speculated about iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Rumours and prototype photos had circulated on the internet for weeks leading up to the announcement, and for the most part, there weren’t any surprises. The iPhone will now be [...]

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