Research firm IDC reports that Google’s Android platform is extending its dominance in the smartphone market worldwide. iPhone owners under the delusion that they were in the majority, are in fact now in the minority by a margin of 4:1. IDC reports that there were four Android phones for every iPhone shipped in the second [...]
Hut2Hut Events will be organizing this year’s AndroidTO 2012 Conference scheduled for October 25th at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto. This year’s event will again play host to Canada’s largest gathering of Android developers and mobile professionals, but Hut2Hut aims to “raise the game.” Duncan Payne, President, Hut2Hut Events, says,”The staggering consumer adoption rates of [...]
There are a couple of reasons that this phone launch is an exciting one. First, the phone is exclusively available at the Sony Store, where you can buy it outright or on a contract through Rogers. Second, this phone ties into the Sony Entertainment Network, including the Sony Music Unlimited service we wrote about last [...]
Music fans throughout Canada will have the opportunity to sample a new digital music subscription service starting on March 15th courtesy of the Sony Entertainment Network. Sony’s Music Unlimited Service is a cloud-based service where users can access millions of songs on multiple devices including PlayStation3, Android handsets, PCs, Sony BRAVIA HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc [...]
Rogers announced today their new TV and home entertainment solution, called NextBox 2.0. The new offering essentially consists of three new feature sets: * Whole Home PVR: Exactly as it sounds, this allows you to watch anything you have recorded on your PVR on any other TV with a NextBox HD terminal. The rise in [...]
Yesterday Dell Canada and Fongo launched Dell Voice (dellvoice.ca), a VoIP service centered around the idea of saving Canadian mobile customers money by offering voice calling capabilities using a mobile app on your smartphone or Windows desktop. The service centers around Fongo and their access to Fibernetics, an across Canada network. This gives Dell Voice [...]
According to Nielsen’s most recent monthly survey of 25,000 U.S. mobile consumers, 44% of them now own a smartphone, compared to just 18% two years ago. In Canada, comScore recently estimated smartphone ownership at 40%.
Young adults continue to be the leading age groups for smartphone penetration. Among 25-34 and 18-24 year old mobile users, smartphone ownership is now at 64% and 53% respectively.