Archive for 'Mobile'

Wireless Data Reform

Posted on 08. Dec, 2015 by .

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In 2013 consumers in North America used an average of 1.3GB of data per month. In 2018 consumers are expected to be using 9GB of data per month, an 11-fold increase in usage over 5 years before. Consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices for more of their daily activities every year and unfortunately this […]

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Canadian Wireless Price Discrimination

Posted on 21. Feb, 2015 by .

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Every one who engages in a policy of selling products in any area of Canada at prices lower than those exacted by him elsewhere in Canada is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years. This is Section 50, paragraph 1(b), of the Canadian Competition Act (1985) which outlines what constitutes […]

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BBM on the Blackberry Playbook

Posted on 18. Mar, 2014 by .

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Blackberry’s first and only tablet, the Playbook has had a long and tough life. Launching before the release of the Blackberry 10 OS, the Playbook was orphaned from the start due to it’s lack of apps, compatibility, and software updates.  While the Playbook itself is a sturdy and reliable tablet, the lack of a native […]

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The Failure of Mobile Payments

Posted on 08. Mar, 2014 by .

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US consumers alone purchased $38.8 billion worth of goods using their mobile devices in 2013, a number which is only expected to rise. While consumers are eager to make payments with their mobile devices few of these purchases were processed through traditional payment terminals due to the lack of compatible infrastructure. This lack of support is not […]

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Blackberry 10 UI Improvements for 10.2.1

Posted on 28. Jan, 2014 by .

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I have owned a Blackberry Z10 for nearly a month now and I can say without a shadow of a doubt the best phone I have ever owned is my Blackberry Z10. Having upgraded from my Blackberry Bold 9700 nearly two months ago I have found few flaws in my new phone (ignoring the issue […]

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The 700MHz Spectrum Auction: Screwed If You Do, Screwed If You Don’t

Posted on 01. Oct, 2013 by .

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On Monday September 23rd the CRTC released the list of companies that had put forward a deposit with the intention to bid in the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction. Unfortunately that list of companies is populated with only incumbent Canadian carriers and small regional players looking to pick up localized spectrum blocks, none of which […]

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A Fourth National Carrier: Windicity

Posted on 27. Jun, 2013 by .

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The announcement today of a $700 million bid for Wind Mobile by Verizon Wireless has caused quite the stir in the mobile Canadian mobile industry, and with the most visible indicators of the impact of this news being the stocks of ROBELUS dropping a staggering 9% in early trading today you can see not only […]

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What’s Killing the Android Tablet Market

Posted on 02. Jan, 2013 by .

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When you look at the current diversity in the smart phone market, statistics show, as you would expect, that Android is at the top, followed by iOS, then BB OS, then Windows Phone. When looking at the tablet market you get quite a different picture. With tablets, unlike phones, iOS is the predominant player with […]

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Crazy Things To Run On Your Tablet

Posted on 11. Sep, 2012 by .

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My tablet, being the now-discontinued HP Touchpad, has had a port of Android for quite some time. What I didn’t know was that you could actually run other (abait mostly older OS’s within android). The following is a screenshot of me running mac OS 6 (system 6) in an emulator on my Touchpad. Unfortunately I […]

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