Bell launches “Project Latte” video streaming service

The online streaming scene in Canada just got a little more crowded as Bell announced the launch of its new streaming service, currently code-named “Project Latte.” The announcement comes as Rogers and Shaw are next week set to launch their own joint streaming venture known as Shomi. The unlikely collaborators are positioning Shomi as a [...]

shomi strikes programming deal with FX, Fox

by Christina Peden The competition for your streaming dollars just got a little stiffer today. shomi, the Rogers-Shaw joint venture into subscription video-on-demand, announced that they have reached a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to secure the programming rights to past seasons of FX, FXX and Fox original series. These include the likes of Sons [...]

Bell still fastest ISP in Canada; Rogers makes huge gains, says Netflix

by Christina Peden Bell is still on top when it comes to ISP speeds, but Rogers is certainly gaining on them, at least according Netflix Canada’s monthly ISP rankings. Bell`s fiber optic service offers speeds of 3.29 Mbps. The rankings, which were released earlier this week, also show Telus in dead last amongst Canada’s major [...]

Samsung Galaxy Alpha to hit Canadian market September 26

Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Alpha, the latest in its lineup of Galaxy devices, will be released in Canada via Bell and Virgin Mobile on September 26. Price-wise, it’ll set you back $149.95 on a 2-year term or $700 outright. Boasting a sleek metal exterior, the Alpha is touted as one of Samsung’s slimmest [...]

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 [...]

ZTE Grand X now available at Bell, Virgin

If you’re in the market for an affordable smartphone, the ZTE Grand X might be just what you’re looking for. Now available through Bell and Virgin Mobile, the Grand X can be purchased outright for $149.9r or $0 on a 2-year contract. With a 5-inch, 1280 x 720 screen, 5MP camera, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor [...]

LG G3 now available at Rogers, Bell, MTS and Videotron

Last month, we reported that the LG G3 would be available in Canada come August. Well, August is here and so is the G3! The G3 features a 5.5” Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, showcasing detail and clarity at 538 pixels per inch. It’s also stacked with 13 MP camera with Laser [...]

Bell still first in Netflix ISP speed rankings

by Christina Peden Bell once again offers the fastest internet speed in the country on its fiber optic network, according to Netflix. The online streaming service yesterday released its ISP Speed Index for the month of May. April’s results caused quite a stir as communications giant Rogers came in dead last among 14 Canadian ISPs. [...]

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