Google I/O 2015 Extended Events Happening in Canada

It is that time of year again when Google has its big ‘party’ called Google I/O.  This is their annual developer conference and it is occurring on May 28 and May 29 and Google promises it to bring the “next generation of technology, mobile and beyond” to all those that attend or watch it livestreamed.  […]

Canada Retailers Quickly Selling Out Of ASUS ZenFone 2

Just this morning we announced that, the new ASUS ZenFone 2 was available in Canada at Newegg, NCIX, Canada Computers and Memory Express.  The 16GB version was selling for $249 CAD and the 64GB version would cost you $379 CAD.  Just in this short amount of time, you will have to do some calling around […]

ASUS ZenFone 2 Arrives In Canada Starting At $249

We are happy to announce that the new ASUS ZenFone 2 is available for purchase in Canada at an unlocked price starting at $249.  The ZenFone 2 is available for purchase at Newegg, NCIX, Canada Computers and Memory Express.  The ZenFone 2 will be sold in two different configurations – one with an Intel Atom […]

Samsung Donates 200 Galaxy Tab S’ to ‘Autism Speaks Canada’

As Samsung says, many children with autism struggle to make eye contact.  As you can see in the video below, this lack of eye contact can stir up emotions, not only for the child, but also for the parents struggling to make some sort of connection with their loved one.  The bond between a parent […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and 9.7″ Now Available in Canada

After arriving in the US a couple of weeks ago, Samsung Canada has announced that their new Galaxy Tab A has arrived in Canada and can be purchased at Best Buy stores or online.  The Galaxy Tab A comes in two variations – there is an 8-inch version that comes in White or Titanium for $279.99 […]

Latest Study Gives Us Insights into Canadian Mobile Usage

Canada is not just a huge country that sits above the United States, but a valuable testing ground for apps – as Canada goes, so does the rest of the world.  Flurry from Yahoo measures 38 million active devices in Canada to follow their mobile usage to help understand what apps Canadians use and how […]

Rogers: Android 5.1 For Galaxy S6 Devices Coming In June

According to the latest Android software listing from Rogers, it looks like they are planning an upgrade from Android Lollipop 5.0.2 to 5.1 on both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge next month.  It is nice to see Samsung jump on their new flagships to get out the Android updates as soon as […]

LG G4 Set To Launch In Canada On June 19

Near the end of April, LG announced that their new flagship, the LG G4 would be arriving in Canada, “beginning this June.”  A WIND Mobile tweet today made that June date official as in June 19.  No pricing was officially announced, but earlier today, LG invited Canadians to enter a contest where 35 contestants would […]

The #TRYLGG4 Campaign Comes To Canada

It is not unusual for mobile device manufacturers to try anything to increase potential sales of their products – one only has to look at Apple and Samsung…two of the largest offenders.  They have the money to spend on large TV ad campaigns and putting out lots of videos…Samsung, especially, tries to focus on one […]

Canada’s 2500MHz Auction Results: Telus and Videotron Big Winners

The results of the 2500MHz spectrum auction in Canada have been announced by Industry Canada.  This coveted spectrum provides a lot of ‘space’ for high-bandwidth activities such as video streaming.  However, there were really no surprises as TELUS was the only one of the Big Three able to take advantage of the auction as both Rogers […]

Best Buy Canada To Launch A ‘Marketplace’ For Retailers Soon

Ever since Best Buy purchased Future Shop for $580 million in 2001, many said the writing was on the wall for Future Shop – Canada’s largest electronics store and part of the Canadian way of life for 33 years.  Earlier this year, Future Shop was closed and 65 of them re-opened as Best Buy stores, […]

CRTC Fines Five More Companies for Violating Telemarketing Rules

Canadians are taking the National DNCL (Do Not Call List) very seriously and so is the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) as they continue to be Canada’s communication ‘watchdog’ protecting the more than 12.8 million numbers on that list.  They are doing so, by fining the companies making unwanted, unsolicited telemarketing calls to those protected […]

TELUS Reports Strong 1Q Earnings With Wireless Revenue up 6.4-Percent

TELUS is having a good year, so far, according to their first quarter earnings report for 2015.  This was in no small part due to their excellent wireless division performance, in which wireless revenues increased by $92 million – up 6.4-percent to $1.54 billion when compared to the first quarter of 2014.  Contributing to all […]

Best Buy Canada Slashes $80 off Moto 360 Pricing: Today Only!

Motorola has quietly been slashing the price of its popular Moto 360 smartwatch – one of the most anticipated devices of 2014 and the first round smartwatch to hit the market.  The Moto 360 bucked the square or rectangle look that Sony, LG and Samsung were pushing and produced a beautiful smartwatch, worthy of wearing […]

CRTC to Dictate what Big Three can Charge Other Companies for Roaming

There is no busier Federal Government agency in Canada than the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).  Less than a week ago, they issued a “Three-Year Plan,” defining six goals that are to be implemented during the years 2015 – 2018 and “is the Commission’s commitment to Canadians to pursue its efforts to modernize the […]

Rogers’ Chatr Mobile Expands to Over 200 Canadian Cities

Chatr is a Canadian wireless provider that targets entry-level customers and is the third network owned by Rogers Communications – Rogers Wireless, Fido Solution and Chatr and the last one to update plans.  Chatr was previously only in seven Canadian markets – Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Southwest Ontario, Toronto and Vancouver – but today announced […]

Canada To Auction 700 MHz And AWS-3 Wireless Spectrum in August

The year 2015 may be the year of spectrum auctions in Canada – we are barely into May and the Industry Minister James Moore announced the third auction this year for some time in August.  There they will auction off the unallocated spectrum licenses from their recent 700MHz and AWS-3 auctions.  Spectrum, though invisible, is […]