Archive: November, 2011
If you’ve ever contemplated switching banks then you already know it wasn’t an easy decision and chances are – you didn’t. Despite the frustration or anger or what ever the reasons for thinking so were, the hurdles associated with switching are often to high to make the jump. But, what about switching smartphones? Well, a study by research company GFK, concluded that switching smartphone platforms is more difficult than switching banks. Ouch… I cant say I fully agree with that, but no doubt the more Apple products you purchase the deeper you get sucked into their eco-system.
Many users with Apple iPhones and iPads with iOS 5 have complained about the weak battery life from the minute they bought their
devices. Battery drainage so alarming that blog and message boards have been lit up. Apple acknowledged the battery life issue
by saying it could be fixed with an iOS 5.0.1 update. But the verdict is out. Many users have said the issue still exists and some have even said the battery draining problem has gotten worse. For its part, Apple has tried to get in front of the issue after its own message boards were lit up with users still complaining of the drainage issue. They say that although it worked for most users, there is still a handful out there with the issue. In my opinion, wait till there is a confirmed update that actually works. Visit various Apple blogs and communities and see what fellow users are saying. Stay tuned.
E-Reader turned Tablet: Who will steal the show Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire?
Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet will both be released this week, so if you’re in the market for a low-priced tablet, then it’s probably worth checking these two devices out. You will recall the earlier models (Nook Color and Kindle) were known as e-Readers but with supped-up specs and access to other widely available and expanded online services, through apps or in the case of Amazon their own eco-system, the newer models are labelled as advanced e-book readers and/or tablet.
What’s in it for you: Read the rest of this entry »
My revealing visit to the US?
For years I’ve been hearing how much more competitive the US market is than in Canada. So imagine my surprise to find that maybe that is not the case anymore. You will be surprised at what I learned from my visit to the big apple a few days ago….
For months TELUS has been kicking some serious ass on our network, yet still, prior to the very last quarter, Rogers has been consistently holding that top spot, but finally the metrics are starting to make more sense. From our vantage point, Telus has been the most aggressive wireless carrier in 2011 and with the lion’s share of proposals being created by clients in Ontario they are trampling on Bell’s and Roger’s turf, so a real competitive assault maybe in the works, so stay tuned. But what other insights can we share… Read the rest of this entry »
With the iPhone now accounting for more than 50% of all proposals on our site and more and more wireless companies offering this iconic device, finding the best iPhone plan has become a lot more complicated. It was only a few years ago that Rogers was the only iPhone player in town and thank heavens that ended, but making things a little tougher now, is the fact that you can also buy your iPhone directly from Apple and then go shopping for a cell phone plan for your iPhone. But what does a decent iPhone plan look like?
What is sure to be the one of the first in a series 4G capable devices, the HTC Raider looks to deliver a quality smartphone loaded with features and functionality. Compatible on both the 4G(HSPA) and LTE networks, this smartphone is sure to be lightning quick. But who will carry the device and for how much? Read the rest of this entry »