Category: Mobile

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.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Tab reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The Samsung Galaxy Tab looks great on paper. A powerful 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 512MB or RAM, a high-resolution 7-inch multi-touch screen, 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities the ability to expand memory from 16GB to 48GB (with a MicroSD slot) plus dual-cameras for video chats. The Galaxy Tab runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo, the latest and most refined version of the Android OS for smartphones.

Toshiba Tecra R700 thin and light notebook reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Most users may be put off by the premium price, but for frequent fliers, road warriors and jet-setting techies, the R700 is what you’re looking for. It really is one of the most powerful notebooks on the market today. As a bonus, it happens to be one of the most lightweight and most portable laptops, too.