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Paid apps pop up in the Canadian Android Market

March 16th, 2010

Google finally jumped over whatever hurdles were holding it back from offering paid apps in the Canadian Android Market, as all of a sudden, they just started showing up on some Canadian devices. Sadly, however, it seems the love is not being evenly distributed as the majority of the Bell and TELUS customers we spoke …

Root access obtained for TELUS MILESTONE

March 12th, 2010

In our review of the TELUS MILESTONE we lamented Motorola’s decision to digitally sign the bootloader which makes rooting quite difficult. Thankfully, over the past couple of days there has been a lot progress within the Android community and root access for the TELUS MILESTONE has obtained by way of a Brazilian sbf. Sadly kernel …

BACKFLIP headed to TELUS, DEXT headed to Bell, QUENCH a mystery

March 9th, 2010

A few days ago when we learned that Motorola is going to bring its complete line-up of MOTOBLUR handsets to Canada, we didn’t know which carrier was to be getting which handset. In the span of a couple days however, things have changed. We now know that the BACKFLIP, that crazy concoction of a device …

TELUS Motorola MILESTONE Review

March 7th, 2010

It’s been out in Canada for a little under three weeks now, but the Motorola MILESTONE has already proven itself to be quite the popular handset thanks in part to all of the Canadians watching American TV and witnessing Verizon’s huge media blitz for the DROID. For a device that has been on sale in …

Moto's iDEN Opus One is the i1, will have MOTOBLUR

March 6th, 2010

Remember the Opus One, the Android-powered iDEN handset from Motorola we scooped and then spec’d just before Christmas? Well apparently it’s going to be made official sometime in the next few weeks (hello, CTIA!) and will feature one added but obvious goodie: MOTOBLUR. Since we know most of you don’t have encyclopedic memories, here’s a …

Canadian government set to open wireless industry to foreign investment

March 4th, 2010

As the Canadian Parliament opened yesterday for a new session, Governor General Michaëlle Jean dedicated a small portion of her Speech from the Throne to highlighting the Conservative government’s plans to open up the wireless industry to foreign investment. As anyone who even closely pays attention to Canadian news will remember, it was just a …

Canada's Big Three readying cross-carrier video calling

February 25th, 2010

Although cross-carrier video calling is likely to rank very low on the wireless wish list of Canadians, don’t try telling that to the Big Three who have just completed the testing phase of the service. Intra-network video calling, which has been available in Canada since April 2007 with Rogers and became available with Bell and …

TELUS releases the Motorola MILESTONE

February 16th, 2010

A huge leap forward in the Canadian smartphone world today as TELUS has started to sell the Motorola MILESTONE. The first Android handset to go on sale in Canada that’s actually capable of holding its own against the likes of the Bold 9700, iPhone 3GS and Touch Pro2, the MILESTONE goes for $199.99 on a …

TELUS rumored to launch the MILESTONE on the 18th

February 4th, 2010

Canadian Android aficionados who wait with bated breath for TELUS to release the Motorola MILESTONE might soon be able to breathe easy if a new rumor has any truth to it. According to the folks over at MobileSyrup, TELUS recently sent out a memo its employees that the MILESTONE will make its debut on February …

How WIND Mobile changed Canada in less than 24 hours

December 16th, 2009

For our non-Canadian readers, it might be pretty hard to understand why there’s been so much hype about WIND Mobile finally launching. It is just a cell phone carrier after all, right? Kind of. It is a business at the end of the day, and a business hopes to be profitable (they want to make …