FACT: Every year, more and more Canadians are moving from cellphones to smartphones.
FACT: Smartphones continue to play a more vital role in our daily personal and professional lives.
FACT: Smartphones are for more than just makings calls. We email, store detailed contact information, use applications that connect us to communities, organize our lives and soon to be, our money.
That being said, we have to ask “How safe are we from malicious software or malware attacks on our devices?” One thing is for certain, hackers are working tirelessly to come up with new ways to hack into your smartphone.
Check out what Cell Phones are coming?
Smartphones, SuperPhones, Smartphone LTE Devices, 3D Phones …… and the list goes on. It’s all coming to Canada just in time for back to school. Android devices continue to dominate the Market with staggering 10 of the 15 cell phones listed below running on “Gingerbread” or at least “Froyo”. BlackBerry also officially announced its new suite of touch screen devices, with Nokia not being left out with the upcoming arrival of Nokia X7 running Symbian Anna OS on Rogers Network. The one category missing from this line-up is Window Phone 7 devices. No mention yet of any new WP 7 devices slated for Canada in the coming weeks. Also ,not forgetting the rumour that iPhone 5 will be here in the Fall, which could be a real game changer. Nonetheless, exciting times ahead for the cell phone industry with June/July typically being the slowest months of the year for retailers, it looks like Q3 will be hot for sales.
See complete list of phones with carrier, expected release dates and pricing for you to compare. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
When is the Right Time to Switch to a Smartphone?
I recently made the plunge and switched from an ordinary cell phone to a smartphone. The smart-phone is revolutionizing the mobile market and it is a good time to make the switch if you are considering it. There are some very strong reasons for switching to smartphones but they aren’t for everybody. I hope, by sharing my own experiences and reasoning for going to a smartphone that I can help you ascertain whether a smartphone is the right choice for you.
Kyocera Echo – What’s to come
Thought we have seen it all. The Kyocera Echo phone, manufactured by Japanese Company Kyocera Corp. has not one but two 3.5-inch, 800-by-480 LCD displays that will allow you to multitask at the touch of a finger. Sure sounds like a cross between a smartphone and a mini -tablet ,nevertheless, read on to see if really it lives up to either of these devices or if two screens is better than one.
In the age of social media and era of Facebook, it was only a matter of time when a phone manufacture unveiled a phone targeted to Facebook fanatics. The HTC Cha Cha, unofficially being termed the “Facebook phone”, hopes to be a hit amongst younger users that are active with Facebook. You can post and share pictures, video and messages with a press of a button.
A Review of the HTC Salsa
With a modest (in the age of dual core processor phones) 600 MHz Qualcomm CPU and a half-gig of storage in-built the HTC Salsa doesn’t immediately appear to be that different from most entry level smartphones.
Battle of the smart phone giants?
The race for smart phone market share and the hearts of the consumer has never been this heated, with Apple and RIM recently launching new devices – iPhone 4 and Torch 9800 respectively – and Android seemingly releasing a new smart phone every day. For customers there has never been a better time, competition in Canada appears to be heading in the right direction – albeit still early times – but smart phone penetration is increasing and innovation is rampant. With the enterprise market tapped out the name of the game is consumers and we are FICKLE. Yeah, I said it. So the reason for this post and the question we have been discussing in the office today is, is there room in the cell phone market for three giants the size of Google, RIM and Apple? It’s a valid question, because yesterday’s poster child of cell phones was Motorola with the Razr V3. Remember how hot, how revolutionary that phone was in terms of design and sheer sex appeal?
So can all 3 of these giants co-exist or will someone get the boot?
Samsung Galaxy S i9000
Samsung is gearing up for its mammoth simultaneous worldwide rollout of it latest Android Smartphone, the Galaxy S i9000, already available in Europe and expected later this month both in India and US. Canada is listed as one of the 100 + countries expected to get this device but chances are much later in the summer. It would not be surprising to see Rogers carry the Galaxy S as it has the network to support this quad-band GSM phone with tri-band 3G support.
Is the Sky the limit with this New Android Smartphone? Read the rest of this entry »
Which Canadian carrier will bring this “Incredible” Android Cell Phone?
The latest Android cell phone, HTC Incredible, is packed with an incredible punch of features and widely speculated to be available in Canada in Q2. Nothing stopping it coming to TELUS or Bell as they both have a CDMA EVDO network which supports this device. Wind Mobile has expelled the rumour that they would be bringing this CDMA device confirming the phone is not compatible with their network. In the US, the cost of this device is a whopping $529.99 without a contract or $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The back order on this device is 4 to 6 weeks according to Verizon the lone US carrier offering this device. Read the rest of this entry »