Telecommunications Industry News
Ottawa's emergency operators dealt with some 27,000 inadvertent 911 calls in 2009, representing 12% of all emergency calls and resulting in many unnecessary police attendances, according to a recent report.
Wind Mobile has announced plans to offer the BlackBerry Bold 9780 at an outright cost of $450, about $50 cheaper than other Canadian carriers such as Telus Mobility and Bell.
Thousands of iPhone 4 users around the world inadvertently slept in today and yesterday, due to a New Year's software glitch affecting the device's alarm clock function.
LG Electronics is working on what is thought to be the world's slimmest smartphone, according to a leak on the mobile technology blog, Phandroid.
'Apple iPad' and 'Google Android' were among the most 'tweeted' terms this year, holding the fourth and fifth place spots on Twitter's annual trends list.
American cell phone carrier, MetroPCS, is making a new Android-based smartphone, the Huawei Ascend, available for $179 on a prepaid basis.
Bell Mobility has confirmed the release of a new Research In Motion smartphone, the BlackBerry Style 9670.
Rogers will seek to make 3G-enabled 'tablet' devices more appealing to smartphone owners, by allowing users to share a single data plan between tablets and phones.
Computer hardward manufacturer, Acer, which entered the mobile smartphone market last year, says it is facing a shortage of smartphone devices which could be indicitive of an industry-wide trend.
Shortly after banning the popular Kik Messenger application from its mobile software store, Research In Motion has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the developers of the app.
Kobo has released a new and improved version of its eBook reading software for Android smartphones, allowing users to read a multitude of eBooks in the popular ePub format.
Shares in BlackBerry manufacturer, Research In Motion, surged more than 6% this morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange, as analysts increased their expectations for the companyâ€™s 'PlayBook' tablet device.
Published by TeleClick Enterprises
Edited by Jeremy Maddock