Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 to be Released July 17 in Canada

Samsung today announced the Canadian release date for the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a virtual reality headset that works in conjunction with its Galaxy S6 smartphone. “We are thrilled to bring our innovative Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 to Canadian consumers,” said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President Mobile Solutions, Samsung Electronics Canada. “The availability of […]

Mobilicity Accepts $465M Takeover by Rogers

Another one bites the dust. Mobilicity today announced it would accept a $465 million takeover bid by telco giant Rogers. As part of the deal, Rogers will sell off some of Mobilicity’s wireless airwave spectrum to competitor Wind Mobile, a condition the federal government demanded before approving the sale. Mobilicity has around 157,000 customers in […]

Telus, Rogers Bidding to Purchase Mobilicity

After fighting off takeover rumours for the better part of two years, The Globe and Mail reports that Rogers and Telus have quietly submitted proposal transactions to the government for review in a bid to purchase struggling telco Mobilicity. However, a source also tells the Globe and Mail that if a deal cannot be reached […]

Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 Coming to Canada June 30

Alcatel OneTouch today announced that their new flagship phone, the IDOL 3, will soon make its Canadian debut. Starting June 30, the IDOL 3 will be available via Bell, Telus and Videotron. Pricing has yet to be announced, but Alcatel is known for its high-quality, low-cost smartphones, so expect the price point to be reasonable. […]

Wind Mobile Launches Cellular Service in Toronto Subway

Toronto Mayor John Tory, the Toronto Transit Commission and Wind Mobile announced this morning that starting today, Wind customers will be able to use their cellphones underground. Currently, WiFi is available on many of Toronto’s subway platforms, but cellular service has remained elusive. BAI Canada, which won the $25 million bid to roll out WiFi […]

Rogers Ranks Last in Wireless Network Quality

A new cross-Canada study indicates that consumers rate Rogers as worst overall when it comes to reliable network connectivity. The Canadian Wireless Network Quality Study, conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, is based on responses from more than 13,000 wireless customers who used their phone in the previous 48 hours over the course of two […]

Telus Expands Free WiFi Across BC, Alberta

Telus has announced that it will be rolling out free public WiFi at more than 8,000 hotspots across BC and Alberta. The WiFi will be open to everyone, not just Telus customers, though Telus smartphones will automatically establish a connection with the #TELUSdirect network when they are in range. Non-Telus users can connect to the […]

LG G4 to Launch in Canada June 19

LG today announced the launch date for its highly anticipated LG G4 smartphone. Starting June 19, the G4 will be available across Canada via Bell, Rogers, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile. While pricing has yet to be officially announced, Mobile Syrup is reporting that the LG G4 will retail for $199.99 on a two-year plan […]

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