Archive: June, 2009
In a continued effort to gain more consumers, RIM is set to introduce the Blackberry Tour, targeted at executives and non-executives alike. Blackberry took the best of the Bold and Curve to come up with the Tour. Blackberry hopes that their latest device will offer strict competition to the Apple iPhone and the Palm Pre. Read the rest of this entry »
New Software Update
All iPhone users will be happy to know that as of June 17th, the new software update for the iPhone 3G will be available for free. There are many improvements including Cut and Paste, the much anticipated Landscape Keyboard, MMS, Spotlight Search, Voice Memos, Improved Calendar, and Enhanced Stocks App. Read the rest of this entry »
Why have unlimited data plans disappeared from the market?
Do you remember the good old days of unlimited data? Well let me refresh your memory. Bell actually started the unlimited data “revolution” way back in Q3 2007, around late September, when they introduced a $75 unlimited data plan for PC card or Internet Stick users. This was unprecedented when Bell introduced this plan. Considering that PC card users at the time were paying as high as $12 per MB (that’s over $1200 per GB) to use their air card. Read the rest of this entry »
First off, I have to admit this blog is a personal pet peeve of mine and it has to do with Canada’s wireless industry as it relates to data. That’s right the buzz word of the 21st century – data – because our lives will continue to become increasingly depend on it.
So Bell, Rogers and Telus finally got smart over the last few months by allowing their customers to use Twitter on their networks the way it was meant to be used. Bell was the first to announce it had reached a deal with Twitter allowing incoming messages at no extra cost in February, Rogers followed last week and Telus joined the party this week.
So what’s my peeve? Well since the days of the pager we have been sending text messages on first generation networks. So why do we need to have a data plan for accessing the internet and sending and receiving emails and a separate plan for text messaging. Isn’t it all the same data?
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LOL, L2G, LMAO, MTF, ADN, CUL… A new language is emerging. There are over 1000 different text messaging abbreviations out there. Many of these are used by different groups of people with all sorts of hobbies and interests. The average texter only uses about 20 of the most common ones such as LOL (laugh out loud), TTYL (talk to you later), and BTW (by the way). Not only is this a faster way to communicate with each other; it saves money! If you are not on an unlimited text plan, typing out every word you are trying to say would cost you a small fortune every month. Read the rest of this entry »
Great opportunities exist to recycle cell phones
Why is it when we think about reusing or recycling, we rarely think about our old cell phones? It either goes in a drawer somewhere or straight into the garbage. But you can do something about it. Give it to someone who needs it, donate it to charity or recycle it.Why are we not making every reasonable attempt to reduce our carbon footprint? When we think of going green, why don’t we think of cellphones? In Canada, there are over 20 million cellular phone subscribers and studies show that Canadians, on average, keep their cellphones for roughly 24 months. Read the rest of this entry »
Netbooks. The future or the past?
Many recent articles have cited the increase in Netbook sales as one of the most interesting stories of 2009. The surge in sales and the quick popularity has changed the computing landscape. This is exactly the reason why many US cellular companies have decided to get on side and bundle their offerings. “Thank you for calling, would you like a Netbook with that”? But how about the Canadian marketplace? Will we follow suit. Read the rest of this entry »