Category: Mobile

200,000 Android phones sold daily says Google

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

In two years, Android will possibly have a 19.4 percent market share worldwide among smartphone operating systems, up from 2.7 percent in 2009. That’s tremendous growth in a highly profitable yet competitive market.

Windows Phone 7 demo impresses but questions remain

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Microsoft faces a real uphill battle in trying to compete with entrenched mobile powerhouses like Apple, Google and RIM, and Windows Phone 7 is likely the last chance for Redmond to have any hope of staying relevant in the smartphone wars. At a gaming event in Toronto yesterday, I got a firsthand demo of the new operating system, and here’s a little of what you can expect.

Is this RIM’s answer to the iPad?

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

RIM’s own failed attempts to compete with the iPhone, the now discontinued BlackBerry Storm and BlackBerry Storm II reflect products that looked good on paper, managed to generate a lot of interest and hype but which were hindered by poor multi-touch implementation and kludgy hardware.

Unlocked Canadian iPhone 4 reviewed

Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

We’re happy to report that so far, we’ve not seen the iPhone 4 signal bars go down during normal use. We did squeeze the bejesus out of it just to see if we could replicate the attenuation and we did manage to bring down two bars, but we were squeezing it with unnatural force.

Wind Mobile, Mobilicity challenge Rogers budget prepaid brand ‘Chatr’

Text and photo by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Wind Mobile, together with Mobilicity and Public Mobile are new entrants in the wireless game and have been trying to compete with the big three by offering more affordable handsets and prepaid plans. Rogers Wireless also owns Fido and Chatr will be its third wireless cellular company.

Virgin Mobile’s HTC Legend: The unibody Android

Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

An added plus is that the HTC Legend runs on the sweet looking Sense UI that offers up widgets and updates for news, weather and social media all atop of the Android OS. These widgets are intuitive, non-obtrusive and stylishly render as much information on the screen without looking too busy.

iPhone 4 comes to Canada on July 30, bumper included

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
iPhone 4 has sold three million units since its June release and is considered by Apple as its most successful product. Jobs stressed that since the reports of problems with the iPhone 4 came out, Apple has “been working our butts off,” to rectify the situation.