Hydro One wants you to stay on top of power outages in your area and a free mobile app helps you do just that. Compatible with iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices, Hydro One is the first Canadian utility to offer customers a free, downloadable outage tracking app. Laura Formusa, President and CEO of Hydro One [...]
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.
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.
Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the addition of two new smartphones to its line-up, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380.
Powered by the BlackBerry 7, RIM says both devices are faster than their predecessors and will feature an enhanced web browser, voice-activated searches, and support for Augmented Reality and NFC (Near Field Communications).
Over 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices in the third quarter with over a third of them – 87.4 million – saying they owned a smartphones according to a recent report by comScore. The number of smartphone owners was up 12 percent from the preceding quarter.
Mobilicity and Wind Mobile have added the BlackBerry Curve 9360 to their respective smartphone line-ups.
Running on the new Blackberry 7 operating system, the Curve 9360 features the iconic BlackBerry keyboard, 2.44 inch 480×360 pixel HVGA+ color display, 800 MHz processor, integrated GPS, a 5.0 megapixel camera, voice activated universal search, GPS and Wi-Fi support, and various pre-installed social media apps.
Research In Motion (RIM) today announced that it will offer Blackberry users a selection of smartphone applications to help ease the pain after a global service outage prevented users from emailing and texting for several days last week.
Blackberry customers, which number over 70 million, experienced service interruptions and delays over a period of approximately 3 days in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, 1.5 days in Latin America and Canada, and 1 day in the United States.