Archive: May, 2009
With the debut of the Android based T-Mobile G1 in October 2008, and the coming of the “revolutionary” devices HTC dream and HTC Magic to be launched on June 2, and with a possible 18 more devices before year end, there is a sense that Google is setting to dominate the Smartphone OS (operating system) space. Can Google dominate the Smartphone market the way Microsoft dominates in the PC market?
Saving my iPhone Apps – from frustration to Success
A few days ago, I ran into a problem with my iPhone 3G. I tried running several of my apps and none of them were working. When I tried to run them, they immediately would turn off and go back to the iPhone home screen. After several attempts, I decided to reset the iPhone and then turn it back on to see if that would fix the problem… no luck.
Are Bell, Rogers and Telus set to cut contracts?
Wow! Are we at the precipice of a shakeup in the Canadian wireless market? Dare I say goodbye to contracts and hello to better pricing? It seems too good to be true. For as long as I can remember, we have had to endure the terms and conditions of Canada’s wireless providers. However, by this time next year, contracts and other items considered “a grab” should be disappearing. Read the rest of this entry »
Frustrated supporters gathered in front of the CBC Building on John St in Toronto, Ontario to support myCELLmyTERMS.com, an industry first web portal which will allow Canadians to negotiate their own cell phone deals. Read the rest of this entry »
Can Bell dominate the Cell phone market in Canada?
Currently Rogers dominates the wireless space largely due to a GSM/HSPA based technology advantage, one of the largest distribution networks along with an advertising power horse made available with their integration with cable and TV assets. Bell has consistently lagged Rogers and TELUS in industry net additions, in the last 9 quarters Bell came in third 8 times. Bell lags the industry in churn, ARPU and with a lower mix of postpaid net adds over the last 9 quarters.