Category: Telecom

Rogers newest android phone: Motorola Quench

Rogers is set to release yet another Android device into their line-up of device’s this one packed with Motorola’s very own Motoblur. I’m not 100% sold on the Motoblur yet but for some it might be exactly what they are looking for, its perfect for people who are heavy into social networking *Twitter/Facebook* as it gives you nice home screen widget’s to help you with your tweeting or Facebooking right from your home screen. This phone will feature an outdated Android OS 1.5 (rumours of an upgrade to OS 2.1 but nothing confirmed from Motorola), a 3.1-inch touchscreen display (320×480), WiFi, 5 megapixel camera with flash, auto-focus and video capabilities, Bluetooth, can hold up to 32GB with a Micro-SD card, full HTML browser. has a price up at $49.99 on a 3 year contract and $374.99 on a no contract price. So if you’re coming up on contract renewal or if this phone just catch’s your attention go into your local Rogers Wireless store and check this phone out tomorrow!

For now here is a video preview thanks to the guys at MobileSyrup:

Source: MobileSyrup

HTC Trimuph .. aka HTC Desire for TELUS?

Well it was announced earlier this week along with a blurry picture but clearly shows that it is the HTC Desire re-branded for Canadian carrier TELUS. I’m excited about this phone as should you be, its basically the Google Nexus One with a few minor changes. biggest change noticeable being HTC Sense UI.

With that being said, it will more then lilely feature, 3.7″ AMOLED screen, 1GHz snapdragon processor  512/512 ROM/RAM, can hold up to a 32gb micro sd card, the card that comes with it is still unknown but more then likely a 2gb or 4gb card. 5MP camera with flash, HTC Sense UI, Track PAD instead of Track BALL, Hard buttons for “Search, Menus, Home, Back”. Like i said earlier HTC Desire re-branded. It will be Canada’s biggest and best android phone to date. So mark down July/August on your calender’s as that has been said to be when this phone will hit TELUS!

Apple’s iPhone replaces Blackberry for some bankers

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) – British bank Standard Chartered is replacing the Blackberry, currently its standard corporate communication device, with the iPhone, a move that could eventually result in thousands of its bankers switching to the Apple device for business communication on the go.

Standard Chartered bankers in Asia told Reuters that the London-based lender was giving its corporate Blackberry users the option of switching to the iPhone, with the company agreeing to continue to pay monthly billing for business-related telephone and data services.

“It’s a group-wide initiative involving wholesale and consumer banks globally,” said a Singapore-based spokeswoman for Standard Chartered, told Reuters.

The process of migrating corporate email services from the Blackberry to the iPhone started about a month ago, said the spokeswoman, although she did not know how many of the Asia-focused bank’s 75,000 employees used company-issued Blackberries or when the switchover could be completed.

Mobilicity launches service in Toronto: all plans unlimited, no contracts to speak of

My, talk about a breath of fresh air. Canadian wireless subscribers have long since dealt with inhumane three-year contracts on mainstays like Rogers and Bell, signing over their cellular soul on a whim in order to get a marginally subsidized phone and a guaranteed bill for 36 months. We’ve heard for awhile now that Mobilicity was jonesing to change things up in the Great White North, and change it has. Shortly after receiving an all-important green light from the CRTC, the company has gone live with mobile service in Toronto, with a number of other large Canadian cities to follow in the months ahead. What’s most unique about the service, however, is that every single plan it sells is unlimited in nature, and there’s nary a contract to be found — you simply pick the phone you want, the plan you want, and then you pay upfront. It’s most akin to the various prepaid options here in the States (Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, etc.), but still — it’s a lovely alternative to have if you’re a Canuck. Unlimited calling and texting can be had for just $35 per month, while $65 per month nets you unlimited everything (including global texting, US long distance calling and data usage). The phone selection ain’t half bad either, with the only major “gotcha” being that extra roaming fees can apply if you use your mobile outside of metro Toronto (or in the future, away from the carrier’s specific coverage cities). Hit up the source link to get the facts straight from the horse’s moose’s mouth.

Source: Engadget

The Incumbent’s Curse: HP

Last week’s acquisition of Palm by HP makes a clear statement: HP recognizes we are at the beginning of the end of the classical PC era — and we’re witnessing the birth of a new generation, really personal computers, currently called smartphones (and tablets).
HP doesn’t want to be left behind, as it has been with its iPaq line of Windows Mobile devices, nor does it want to join the race to the bottom, again, to make profit-challenged Windows Phone 7 or Android clones.
This brings to mind an almost forgotten episode in HP’s past, one exemplary turn of events to keep in mind when looking at companies who dominate a market — for a while.

Full Story: Here