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Review: Palm Pre 2 a decent phone, but webOS 2.0 shines brighter

By Ted Kritsonis

In a slightly surprising launch, HP puts out its first phone under the Palm brand since acquiring the company earlier this year. The Palm Pre 2 is an intriguing device on paper, but it’s the software inside that makes more of a compelling case than the hardware itself.

Canadians get Rogers and Fido to unlock phones for $50

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The benefit of an unlocked handset is that it can be used on multiple networks simply by exchanging the SIM card and updating the device’s settings. For frequent travellers, this means tremendous savings as opposed to the draconian roaming and system access charges.

Microsoft Office 2011 for the Mac reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Speed is the biggest and most noticeable aspect of Microsoft Office for the Mac 2011. The older Excel 2008 spreadsheet application, for example, takes around 18 seconds to start up while the 2011 version gets up and running within 4 seconds. PowerPoint 2008 takes around 15 seconds compared to the newer version’s 5-second start up, the same goes for Word where the newer version simply leaves the previous one in the dust.

Google launches 3 million title cloud-based eBookstore for multiple devices

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad, Android devices and Sony Readers now all have access to Google’s eBookstore which has a 3 million book selection and will be an entirely cloud-based solution. Released in the US today and expected to hit Canada in the coming months, the Google eBookstore is a huge step towards the ubiquity of eBooks.

Mobilicity unveils 3 month service and phone combo for $99

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The upstart prepaid carrier now covers Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Ottawa and announced their UNLIMITED to GO pack that bundles a feature phone plus three months prepaid service including unlimited local talk and text, unlimited province-wide long-distance, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, 3-way calling starting at $99.00.

Windows Phone 7 is impressive, but can it compete?

Video featuring Ted Kritsonis

This may very well be Microsoft’s last chance to make any serious impact in the ongoing smartphone wars. Windows Phone 7 is undoubtedly an impressive combination of design and function, but it will take some time to see if there’s enough support for it to begin competing against the likes of the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android.