Archive for January, 2009

Samsung f266 Coming to Fido

It appears the Samsung t336 is stepping aside to make room for the Samsung f266.  Pictured on the Samsung Canada website with Fido branding I think it is safe to say this is not a rumor but a confirmation.  Check out the picture below and follow the link to see the f266 on the Samsung website.


The Samsung Canada website says the following about the f266:

Sleek and skinny from the outside—and jam packed on the inside! From music to movie clips, the SAMSUNG f266 lets you do it all. Store up to 8 GB of your fave songs with expandable memory and play it all back on the built-in MP3 player. Take photos and video with the 2.0 megapixel camera and Bluetooth® lets you almost-instantly share clips with friends. You’re always in the loop with the f266.

No word yet on pricing or launch date.

Source: MobileSyrup


4 comments January 21st, 2009

Sprint Increases Administration Fee

It looks like Sprint has increased the Administration fee once again, this time $0.24 ($0.75 to $0.99), which means you are FREE!


As this price increase is an alteration to your contract that you signed with Sprint, for a limited time, you are able to back out of you legally binding contract Early Termination Fee (ETF) free.  So if you have had enough with Sprint  you better hurray and “sprint ahead” to the competition as the loophole closes January 31, 2009.

It has been suggested to notify Sprint of your cancellation through their online chat, avaliable on their website, besure to mention the reason for you cancelation otherwise the ETF may not be credited.


3 comments January 21st, 2009

UPDATED-BlackBerry 8100 Coming to Fido

As has been rumored before-the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 is making its way to Rogers’ discount brand Fido.  HowardForums member “WorldIRC” has revealed launch date is February 4, 2009!  Data training for Fido reps started last week and according to reps in attendance BIS pricing will be similar (if not the same of Rogers) but no BES will be offered.  Pricing for the 8100, according to HowardForums member “WorldIRC” is as follows:

month to month-$400
2 year term-$350
3 year term (with data)-$25


Add comment January 20th, 2009

Job Cuts Coming to Bell

In a move to “streamline and cut operating costs” Bell Canada is going to cut 1 500 jobs “through a retirement incentive to qualifying unionized employees”.  The retirement incentive is only avaliable for employees who are eligible to retire either this year (2009) or next year (2010).

Source: YAHOO! Canada-News


Add comment January 20th, 2009

Apple Keyboard (concept)

This Apple Keyboard concept pictured below and featured on Blosmo charges and syncs your mobile Apple device (iPod or iPhone) by induction charge.  Six user customized OLED keys above the four directional arrows can be set to open either applications or your favorite websites, such as HowardForums and HowardChui.  Pricing for the keyboard has been set at $79.99-no word if this concept will actually be made into a reality.


2 comments January 19th, 2009

VMC Curve-Price Increase


Not even three months after the launch of the BlackBerry Curve back in November Virgin Mobile Canada has already increased the pricing of the device.  Only the 3-year term (with BB bundle) saw an increase in price-with the 2-year, 1-year, and 30 day terms remaining the same.  Original pricing for the Virgin Mobile Curve was $49.99 (on a 3-year term with a BlackBerry Bundle) as the image above reveals current pricing is now $79.99 (on a 3-year term with a BlackBerry Bundle)-an increase of $30.


Add comment January 18th, 2009

INcalling Changes-Verizon Wireless

With the recent purchase of Alltel Wireless the following changes have been made to Verizon Wireless’ INcalling.

1. INcalling has been renamed to “Mobile to Mobile” (unlimited calling and messaging to Verizon numbers)
2. Verizon’s “Mobile to Mobile” now includes Alltel Wireless numbers (Alltel customers are still charged regular fees when calling/messaging Verizon numbers)

Verizon is also rebranding two other services.

1. inpulse pay as you go is becoming just “prepaid”
2. Broadband Access becomes Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband

Source: Engadget Mobile


Add comment January 18th, 2009

BlackBerry Cuve 8900 on T-Mobile

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is on its way to T-Mobile is the very near future.  Today T-Mobile posted a teaser for the new BlackBerry on their website-see the image below.  Rogers released the BlackBerry Curve 8900 on December 8, 2008.  The 8900 replaces the 83XX series Curve launched mid 2007.  The 8900 features a 3.2 MP camera, built in GPS, Wi-Fi, bluethooth, and like the 83XX series-a full qwerty keyboard.



Add comment January 16th, 2009

500 Million App Downloads


The Apple App Store has reached another milestone.  There are currently over 15 000  applications in the App Store avaliable for download.  Apple is reporting that 500 million applications have been downloaded since its lauch half a year ago (July 2008).

Source: Engadget Mobile


Add comment January 16th, 2009

Cell Phone or Coffee?


Well I am a member of Angus Reid Forum and recently received an invitation to take part in their Monthly Mosaic. The last question in the January 2009 questionnaire was as follows.


If you had to give up either coffee or your cell phone for a month, which one would you choose to do without?
Please select one response only.

Cell phone – Coffee is an essential!
Coffee – I need to communicate wirelessly!


Well-what can you give up for a month-cell phone or coffee?
Register your response by leaving a comment below.

For more information on Angus Reid Forum or to become a member head over to their website.


5 comments January 15th, 2009

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