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  1. Dell launches mobile VoIP Service exclusively in Canada

    Industry News
    Yesterday Dell Canada and Fongo launched Dell Voice ( dellvoice.ca ), a VoIP service centered around the idea of saving Canadian mobile customers money by offering voice calling capabilities using a mobile app on your smartphone or Windows desktop. The service centers around Fongo and their...
  2. Dell Voice in Canada (now called Fongo)

    VoIP Providers
    Dell appears to be offering, for free, something similar to Google Voice. However it includes a personal Canadian phone number and a wide range of free calling, voice mail and forwarding options. Available on PC, IPhone/pad and Android platforms with Blackberry coming soon. Just wondering if...
  3. Acer announces the Iconia Tab A200 Android Tablet

    Industry News
    Acer America today announced the Iconia Tab A200, a new 10.1-inch tablet computer, will be available in the United States on January 15th. When it's released, the Iconia Tab A200, will be operating on the Android Honeycomb 3.2 operating system, however, Acer promises a free upgrade to Android...
  4. 44% of U.S. Mobile consumers now have a smartphone

    Industry News
    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...
  5. Motorola Xoom WiFi Android 3.2 update now available

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    See here for more details To check for a software update Connect the XOOM to a Wi-Fi access point Open Apps and tap Settings Tap About tablet Tap System updates Follow the instructions on the screen to download and install the update
  6. New app lets Rogers customers watch Live TV on their iPad while at home

    Industry News
    Rogers Communications has released a new iPad application in Beta which enables its digital cable and high speed internet customers to stream live TV to their iPads while at home. The Rogers Live TV app can be used by Rogers High Speed Internet and Digital Cable customers in Ontario with a My...
  7. Motorola Update on Ice Cream Sandwich

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    From Motorola corporate blog today. Note Step #3 for timeframes and the bolded bit for what devices.
  8. Galaxy Nexus Smartphone goes on sale this week

    Industry News
    Over the weekend, Samsung and Bell Mobility announced the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first Android device to come with Ice Cream sandwich (ICS) natively installed, will go on sale this Wednesday in select locations in downtown Toronto. Early adopters will be able to buy the unlocked phone...
  9. ZTE N762 and Max Android phones on Public Mobile

    Wind Mobile
    from recent Public Mobile Blog post ZTE N762 - $149 Android 2.3 3.5" touch screen display Email and web-friendly 2 MP camera Speakerphone Max - $169 Android 2.3 3.2" touch screen display Email and web-friendly 3.2 MP camera Front-facing camera
  10. Report: Smartphone adoption reaches 40% in Canada

    Industry News
    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...
  11. HTC Amaze coming to Wind Mobile December 2nd

    Industry News
    The HTC Amaze 4G smartphone, currently a Telus Mobility exclusive, will be available from Wind Mobile beginning Friday, December 2nd. The Android 2.3-powered device, which will sell for $569 outright and $249 on the Windtab, features a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 4.3-inch super LCD...
  12. Galaxy Nexus Smartphone coming to Bell and Virgin Mobile in December

    Industry News
    Last month Google and Samsung announced the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first Android smartphone to come with Ice Cream sandwich natively installed. Today in a downtown meeting with representatives from Samsung, I had the chance to see the new smartphone in action and learn more about its...
  13. Motorola Droid Razr now on sale in Canada

    Industry News
    Back in 2004, the Motorola Razr was the sleekest, coolest phone to own. For the next several years, until the introduction of the Apple iPhone in 2007, it was the top selling phone in North America. This month, Motorola is back with a new Android powered Razr, which the company hopes will help...
  14. LG Optimus LTE coming to Bell Mobility later this month

    Industry News
    The LG Optimus LTE smartphone, which launched in South Korea last month, will be launched in Canada in coming weeks by Bell Mobility. It will be the second LTE smartphone offered by Bell following the HTC Raider. Features of the device include LG’s Optimus LTE features a 4.5" 720p HD display, a...
  15. Report: 87 Million Americans own a Smartphone

    Industry News
    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. In its online...
  16. Tablet sales expected to rise fivefold by 2017

    Industry News
    Global tablet computer sales are predicted to reach nearly 330 million units by 2017, up from less than 60 million units in 2011 according to a recent report by DisplaySearch. By comparison, worldwide sales of personal computers (which includes desktops, laptops and netbooks) in 2010 were 350...
  17. Apple App store offers 44% more apps than Android Market

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    For anyone keeping score. The result is the Apple Store now offers about 50% more Apps than the Android Market (460K to 320K). read more
  18. Report: Number of Android Market apps now over 300,000

    Industry News
    A recent report by Research2Guidance detailing the size of the Android Market has found that more than 320,000 apps are now available for download from the Android Market. The researchers estimate that, by the end of September 2011, over 500,000 apps had been initially published on the Android...
  19. Update: Samsung Nexus will come with Ice Cream Sandwich

    Industry News
    Google and Samsung have announced that the Galaxy Nexus smartphone which will be the first Android smartphone to come with Ice Cream sandwich natively installed. For those readers who don't know, Ice Cream Sandwich is the code name for the fourth major version of the Android mobile Operating...
  20. HTC confirms massive security hole with its Smartphones

    Industry News
    This past weekend, Android Police, a website specializing in all things Android, published an article which uncovered a "massive security vulnerability" with HTC Android devices, many of which are currently sold in Canada. The site said that a recent HTC updated loaded a program called...
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