Rogers and Fido launch Device Tune-Up

Rogers and Fido today announced the launch of a new program dubbed “Device Tune-Up”. The free, in-store service will be available Canada-wide and uses diagnostic tools to help reps solve customers’ smartphone issues on the spot. The program is expected to save customers time and money. Plus, they won’t have to part with their phone. [...]

Alcatel OneTouch brings three new mobile devices to Telus, Koodo

Three new mobile devices from Alacatel OneTouch will be available in Canada starting tomorrow. The Chinese manufacturer today announced that the IDOL X + smartphone and POP 8 tablet will be available nationwide on August 20th at Telus and Koodo. The two devices join the POP Icon smartphone, launched last week as a prepaid device. [...]

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 [...]

1 in 5 Canadians have ditched their landlines for cell phones

by Christina Peden The landline is beginning to go the way of the dinosaur, according to a new Statistics Canada report.  In 2013, 21% of Canadian households had eschewed their landlines in favour of their mobile, up from 13% in 2010. Unsurprisingly, cell phone-only households is most prominent among the under 35 set, with 60% [...]

LG G3 coming to Canada this summer

by Christina Peden If selfies are your thing, this might just be your dream phone. LG electronics today announced the release date for the LG G3. The company had previously revealed the phone at a press conference in May. The G3 features a 3,000Ah removable battery and a 5.5 inch Quad HD display with 2560 [...]

BlackBerry Passport to launch in September

by Christina Peden BlackBerry will release their next phone, the Passport, in September according to CEO John Chen. The news was announced yesterday during the company’s release of their quarterly earnings report. The Passport will feature a 4.5 square display with 1440×1440 resolution and a QWERTY keyboard underneath. The keyboard, a staple on Blackberry devices, [...]

Virgin Mobile and Samsung Canada ‘do good’ with Samsung Galaxy S5

by Christina Peden Virgin Mobile and Samsung Canada announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be the latest phone to take part in Virgin’s RE*Generation campaign. Beginning today, $15 from every Samsung Galaxy S5 bought through Virgin Mobile will be donated to the Virgin Mobile RE*Generation, a fund that assists at-risk and homeless Canadian [...]

Bell brings Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone to Canada

Bell announced today the exclusive Canada-wide availability of Sony’s new Xperia Z2 smartphone.

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