Tag Archives: Smartphones

Surprise! (Now Pay Up)

Originally posted on Angelus Novus:
One of the first things people ask me when we’re talking about wireless services in Canada is this: why should we care how much cell phones cost? Aren’t they a luxury? Well, the way we’re using our cell phones these days suggests otherwise – more and more Canadians are ditching…

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The iPhone: the Zen smartphone choice

Originally posted on WordsByNowak:
The Venerable Nohyu says smart smartphone use is about apps, not models. Apple has taken its share of grief for supposedly being slow to release new models of the iPhone. Some industry analysts have suggested that by sticking to its one-a-year release schedule, the company is falling behind faster-iterating competitors and…

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Wireless contracts: an endangered species soon

Originally posted on WordsByNowak:
The funny thing about Canada finally getting in line with the rest of the developed world in making two-year cellphone contracts the norm rather than three years is that, as per usual, we’re probably still going to end up behind the times. Don’t look now, but one-year contracts are about to…

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It’s time to look at splitting up Canadian telecoms

Originally posted on WordsByNowak:
So Canadians finally have a set of rules that will shield them from the worst practices of cellphone carriers – three-year contracts and exorbitant roaming rates among them – thanks to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and its new Wireless Code of Conduct. But will the regulator’s manifesto result in…

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Blackberry Gets Clobbered and Windows Phone Picks Up Momentum

I would have thought Blackberry would have posted better numbers with their new phone but maybe it’s too little too late.

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CANONICAL UNVEILS UBUNTU FOR TABLETS, DEVELOPER PREVIEW AVAILABLE FOR NEXUS DEVICES ON THURSDAY

Other than “Wow! This is so cool! We can actually do this! I iz teh h@ck3r!!”, I’m not sure why we would need yet another mobile OS.

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