Microsoft is ramping up its commercial distribution strategy for the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets in Canada and Europe. In Canada, Microsoft has added the following channel partners: CDW Canada, Compugen, Insight Canada, Long View Systems and Softchoice Corp. “In addition to offering Microsoft’s extended warranty and accidental damage, resellers bring a variety of [...]
Toronto-headquartered Kobo Inc. grew its e-reader customer base by 2.5 million in the first quarter. The Japanese-owned e-reader company now has 14.5 million registered users worldwide, with 15 percent of its new users coming from the United States. Kobo said that customers were reading 34 percent more in Q1 compared to the same time period [...]
Fans of the Apple iPad will have another option in a few days, however, the new fourth generation version will deliver twice the storage and Retina display to sweeten the deal. The new 128GB iPad with WiFi will cost $799 USD while the WiFi and Cellular model will retail for $929 USD in both Canada [...]
Apple hit another milestone over the past weekend: more than 25 billion apps from the iTunes App Store have been downloaded. As you might expect, the world’s most valuable company celebrated that achievement by awarding a US$10,000 iTunes gift card to the user who downloaded app number 25,000,000,000. Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China probably had [...]
The mad rush for Apple iPads appears to have finally subsided as wait times for one of this year’s hottest consumer electronic devices has virtually vanished.
The Apple online stores in Canada and the United States are now saying they will ship all versions of the tablet device within 24 hours of ordering, down from as much as two weeks when the product first came out.