Archive: April, 2011
A Phone for Gamers
A major trend in mobile technology this year has been the hybrid device. As cellphones continue to improve, becoming faster, more powerful and with expanding storage media options available, the line between the cell phone and other types of digital device has blurred. Read the rest of this entry »
The BlackBerry PlayBook is literally days away from launching in Canada – April 19th. We haven’t seen the excitement for the PlayBook we expected to on our end and RIM is promoting it as, “The First Professional Grade Tablet” so not sure if that’s why. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that, in one hand RIM appears to be targeting the business community and on the other hand they are selling this device in several retail outlets like Sears. I also haven’t seen much in the way of marketing and promotions as yet either and most retail giants we spoke to haven’t registered many pre-orders to date including us.
None the less, we have been answering our fair share of questions about the PlayBook for months and if you have a little time to burn or you want to sell the decision makers in your company on why you need the BlackBerry Playbook, below is a really good tutorial on everything you would ever need to know about the BlackBerry PlayBook.
If you wanted to see how the BlackBerry Playbook compares beside the Apple Ipad2 or the Motorola Xoom we have you covered here too.
So, get started with the BlackBerry PlayBook Online Tutorial – Good luck with the test.
AT&T and T-Mobile Enter into a Merger Agreement
Recently AT&T entered into an agreement to buy out T-Mobile for $39 Billion US. It has caused a stir south of the border in part because T-Mobile and AT&T are the only GSM providers with national coverage in the USA. As such the loss of T-Mobile establishes an effective monopoly for AT&T in the GSM market.
Both T-Mobile and AT&T have extensive infrastructure and penetration into most American mobile markets although AT&T is three times as large as T-Mobile. Notwithstanding the size difference the loss of T-Mobile means a net reduction in the number of available choices in the market of one in most places. This brings down the number of available carriers as low as 4 in some markets, although most areas will still retain 5 or more available cellular carriers; just not using GSM technology.