Blackberry Passport to launch September 24th

by Christina Peden Blackberry today announced the launch of what they hope will be the crown jewel in the company’s new line-up of devices: the Passport. While the device’s appearance has certainly met with mixed reaction since it was announced in June, anticipation has reached a fever pitch as the weeks to launch wind down. [...]

Canadians now eligible for Apple’s iPhone 5 battery replacement plan

by Christina Peden Noticed a drastic change in the battery life of your iPhone 5? If so, you may be eligible for a free battery replacement, Apple announced on Friday. The models in question were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range.  According to Apple, the percentage [...]

Bell announces major upgrades to 4G wireless network

Bell today announced an up to 45% speed increase on its existing 4G LTE network. Download speeds on the company’s LTE network have increased from 75 Mbps to 110 Mbps. The telco giant also claims speeds of up to 150 Mbps will be available in some locations. Bell previously announced plans to expand its 4G [...]

Rogers and Fido launch Device Tune-Up

Rogers and Fido today announced the launch of a new program dubbed “Device Tune-Up”. The free, in-store service will be available Canada-wide and uses diagnostic tools to help reps solve customers’ smartphone issues on the spot. The program is expected to save customers time and money. Plus, they won’t have to part with their phone. [...]

WIND Mobile lowers domestic roaming rates

by Christina Peden Wind mobile announced Thursday a plan to reduce fees for domestic roaming rates across their partner networks in Canada and the US.  The new rates come into effect immediately. Previously, Wind customers could expect to pay 20₵ per minute for incoming and outgoing calls in the US and Canada if they were [...]

Alcatel OneTouch brings three new mobile devices to Telus, Koodo

Three new mobile devices from Alacatel OneTouch will be available in Canada starting tomorrow. The Chinese manufacturer today announced that the IDOL X + smartphone and POP 8 tablet will be available nationwide on August 20th at Telus and Koodo. The two devices join the POP Icon smartphone, launched last week as a prepaid device. [...]

Wifi comes to public transit in Vancouver and Toronto

Live or work in Vancouver or Toronto? You may just have some new options for free wifi on the go. In Vancouver, TransLink has just added wifi to three buses as part of an advertising agreement with Telus. The buses will operate on the 351 White Rock-Richmond route, the 555 express at Braid-Carvolth route, and [...]

Geek Squad unveils ClearPlex screen protection partnership

by Christina Peden Ever dropped your smartphone or tablet and gotten a nasty crack in the screen? Don’t you wish there was some way you could have prevented it? Well, your wish is Geek Squad’s command. Geek Squad today announced that it will be joining forces with Clearplex, a company that makes invisible touch screen [...]

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