Speaking of Rogers LTE, we are currently giving away a LG Optimus G courtesy of Rogers! To be eligible stop by our forums here for full contest details. The contest closes Wednesday, April 10th, so make sure to enter now!
CIBC and Rogers Communications unveiled Canada’s first secure mobile payment solution on May 15th. Canadians will soon be able to pay for goods and services by simply tapping their smartphone at the checkout counter. In this particular case, your NFC-enabled (near field communications) Rogers smartphone would contain your CIBC financial information on a secure SIM [...]
The McGuinty Liberal government today announced that they would support legislation that would force wireless providers in the province to provide their customers a more straight forward experience when it comes to their wireless bills. The legislation essentially would force wireless contracts to be written in what is deemed as plain language, and would regulate [...]
If you’ve been waiting to share your Facebook status or Twitter updates with your BBM friends, Research in Motion finally got the memo. RIM announced on April 11th, that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry Travel, BlackBerry App World and BBM Music will include BBM connectivity within the next 10 days or [...]
Rogers released their second Innovation Report this morning, which focused on how Canadians use technology to manage their personal relationships. We have included the report below, but here are some highlight stats we found interesting: * Young adults (ages 18-24) spend roughly two and a half hours per day talking to their significant other. * [...]
Huawei, a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company, today unveiled the Ascend P1 S at CES which it says will be the world’s slimmest smartphone.
Expected to arrive on retail shelves in April, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered device will be just 6.68mm thick.
Last month if you wanted the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first Android device to come with Ice Cream sandwich (ICS) natively installed, you had to buy it from Bell Mobility or Virgin Mobility.
The good news is that by the end of this month, the unlocked device should also be available from most other wireless providers in Canada including Fido, Rogers wireless, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile.
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.