Sony Releases Music Unlimited Service in Canada

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 […]

NextBox™ 2.0 available in Ontario

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 […]

Dell launches mobile VoIP Service exclusively in Canada

Yesterday Dell Canada and Fongo launched Dell Voice (, 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 […]

Acer announces the Iconia Tab A200 Android Tablet

Acer America today announced the Iconia Tab A200, a new 10.1-inch tablet computer, will be available in the United States on January 15th.

When it’s released, the Iconia Tab A200, will be operating on the Android Honeycomb 3.2 operating system, however, Acer promises a free upgrade to Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) will will be available in mid-February.

44% of U.S. Mobile consumers now have a smartphone

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.

New app lets Rogers customers watch Live TV on their iPad while at home

Rogers Communications has released a new iPad application in Beta which enables its digital cable and high speed internet customers to stream live TV their iPads.

The Rogers Live TV app can be used by Rogers High Speed Internet and Digital Cable customers in Ontario with a My Rogers account and a 8300HD, 4250, 4642 or 8642 digital cable set top box.

Galaxy Nexus Smartphone goes on sale this week

Over the weekend, Samsung and Bell Mobility announced the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first Android device to come with Ice Cream sandwich (ICS) natively installed, will go onsale this Wednesday in select locations in downtown Toronto.

Early adopters will be able to buy the unlocked phone for $650 without a contact at the Bell, Source, Telephone Booth or Wireless Wave stores in the Toronto Eaton Center or at the nearby Virgin Mobile or Best Buy Canada stores beginning at 1pm on Wednesday.

Report: Smartphone adoption reaches 40% in Canada

In September, 20.1 million Canadians ages 13 and older used mobile devices according to recent estimates by research firm comScore.

The researchers, who extrapolate the ownership numbers using responses gleaned from online surveys, estimate that 40% of Canadian mobile users owned a smartphone, an increase of 7% in the past six months.

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