Tag: smartphone

Sony Xperia Z can take a bath, but can it take on the best?

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

It’s not often that you can pour water over a smartphone or dunk it in a pool and not expect irreparable damage to befall it, but Sony has done just that with its Xperia Z, a premium Android handset. But the competition for solid smartphones is tight these days, so how good can the Xperia Z measure up to the others? We take it for a test drive and find out.

BYOD Convenience Comes at a Cost

Cost analysis of ‘bring-your-own-device’ workplaces by a major mobile solutions company shows that companies can shift operational costs directly to their employees.

By Lee Rickwood

A ‘phone tab’ might be better for you than a contract

By Ted Kritsonis

Three-year contracts are not in the best interest of the consumer, contrary to what carriers might say, but putting payment for a new smartphone on a “tab” might be a good alternative to signing a contract that limits your options.

Rogers one step closer to being a ‘bank’

By Ted Kritsonis

Rogers’ efforts to expand and lead the wireless industry in mobile payments has led to the Finance Ministry to give the company a patent incorporating “Rogers Bank”. With that out of the way, Rogers will now seek to have its own branded credit card, and push mobile payments with smartphones to the next level.