Posts tagged as: Canada

Rogers Marks Canadian LTE Anniversary with Expansion Plans

Rogers is celebrating the first anniversary of its LTE deployment in Canada by expanding its coverage. After spending $2.2 billion in 2011 and 2012 on the network in general, the carrier will be putting close to $500 million towards its goal of covering the majority of the Canadian population with LTE access by the end […]

In Canada, Tim Hortons and Bell Join Forces to Give Customers Free Wi-Fi

Tim Hortons and Bell on Thursday announced they have began rolling out free Wi-Fi access at Tim Hortons locations throughout Canada. By September, the two hope to offer such access to 90 percent of the locations, or more than 2,000 locations. The announcement comes after six months of testing of the hotspots using the services […]

Sony Xperia U Coming to Fido in Canada

Sony’s Xperia U Android smartphone will soon be available in Canada at provider Fido.The 1GHz, dual-core handset launches with Android 2.3 with the promise of Ice Cream Sandwich later in 2012. The Xperia U measures 112 x 54 x 12mm and weighs 110g. The battery is listed as 1320mAh. The cell only comes stock with […]

Deezer Comes to Three New Countries

French music streaming service Deezer on Wednesday spread its service Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The service has more than 20 million users worldwide and offers about 15 million tracks from 2,000 music labels, including majors Universal, Warner, Sony, and EMI. It’s browser-based, though mobile listening options exist through Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. […]

Canada Close to Standardized NFC Payment System

Canada is leading the race to develop a fully integrated NFC smartphone payment system according to Reuters. While NFC systems have been set up in other countries for commuters, Japan and South Korea being examples, no country has yet been able to establish more comprehensive transaction system for wider use. Canada is said to have […]

Nokia Lumia 900 Now at Rogers, Hits the UK on April 27

Nokia’s Lumia 900 has now arrived in Canada in LTE guise, with Rogers offering the Windows Phone for $100 on a three-year voice and data contract. At the same time, Pocket-Lint reported that the HSPA+ version of the handset will be available in the UK on April 27. Electronics retailers Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse […]

Samsung Galaxy Note LTE May Come to Canada First

AT&T’s launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note might be preempted by a very wide Canadian release. Bell, Rogers, and Telus have all committed early this week to carrying the LTE version of the 5.3-inch phone and tablet crossover. Although Bell and Telus have only listed it as “coming soon,” Rogers has officially committed to a […]

The Toshiba 10.1″ Excite Tablet Hits Canada in January 2012

Although Toshiba has yet to announce US launch plans for its Excite tablet, the company has confirmed that it will be arriving in Canada early in 2012. The 10.1 inch tablet, which was first officially unveiled earlier this year at the IFA expo, will serve as the successor to the company’s Thrive tablet, bringing a […]

BBC iPlayer Hits Canada – Should Reach US Shortly After ‘Pilot’ Effort

The BBC​ has expanded its Global iPlayer service for the iPad to Canada, says The Hollywood Reporter. Users can access BBC TV shows on demand, something normally reserved for UK license fee payers, who can tap various forms of iPlayer for free. In Canada iPlayer access costs $9 a month, or $85 a year. Content […]

PlayBook Gets $300 Price Cut in Canada

RIM in Canada has cut the price of PlayBook. Best Buy, its sister chain Future Shop, and Staples all dropped prices on every capacity. The prices drop to as little as $199 for a 16GB version and peak at $399 for the 64GB model. US retailers so far haven’t joined in. The promos are all […]

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