AWS-3 spectrum auction rules to favour small wireless players

The Government of Canada today took steps to streamline its next spectrum auction and introduced some mechanisms that would provide smaller players a head start over the nation’s big three incumbents. The AWS-3

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Toronto misses out on Intelligent Community title to Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung City, Taiwan is the Intelligent Community of the Year as awarded by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), beating out Ontario communities Toronto and Stratford for the title. The announcement came on Friday

Published on: June 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 now available in Canada

Samsung Electronics' competitor to the iPad mini goes on sale in Canada today retailing at $429.99, the Korean firm announced. The Galaxy Note 8 has an eight-inch touch screen similar to the size

Published on: April 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mobilicity targets Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe for 2013

Upstart Toronto-based mobile carrier Mobilicity said Wednesday that 2013 will see it expand its “unlimited 4G network” to Ontario's Golden Horseshoe region and areas around Toronto, including Oshawa and Hamilton. Related Story |

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Mobilicity launches 4G service

Mobilicity has launched its 4G service by offering two new data plan options. The Toronto-based wireless carrier, which operates as an upstartalternative to Rogers, Telus and Bell, said in a news release that

Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Hands on with BlackBerry PlayBook LTE

Research in Motion (RIM) has a new BlackBerry PlayBook out on the market. So what's different about this tablet compared to the one it launched more than a year ago?Aside from two key

Published on: August 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Playbook with cell connectivity launches Aug. 9

Research in Motion (RIM) will release a new version of the BlackBerry Playbook in Canada Aug. 9 with support for 4G LTE networks, the Waterloo, Ont.-based firm announced today.The previous model of the

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Mobilicity latest telco to announce 4G roll out

Mobilicity has become the latest Canadian telecommunications company to announce upgraded wireless speeds to 4G, with a release issued yesterday.The new entrant into the wireless scene says its network, based in Canada’s urban

Published on: June 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Telus to invest $650 million, hire 900 over next three years in Ontario

Expansion of its 4G LTE network and other operations will result in investing no less than $650 million and hiring some 900 workers in Ontario, according to Telus Corp.This significant investment builds on

Published on: June 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Smartphones with quad-core chips and 4G LTE coming soon

Quad-core processors have not yet been combined with 4G LTE in smartphones, but that could change soon.Nvidia on Thursday said a quad-core Tegra 3 chip and a third-party LTE modem will be used

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Agam Shah

Is Siri coming to the iPad?

iOS 6, internally codenamed 'Sundance', could bring Siri to the iPad at last.That's according to TechCrunch,who reports that the delay in bringing Siri to the iPad has been causedby user interface issues."I've been

Published on: May 15th, 2012 Ashleigh Allsopp

Passing the buck on mobile privacy

Users of mobile apps need more information about the ways those apps use their personal information, a group of experts agreed Thursday, but they didn't agree on who is most responsible for protecting

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Grant Gross

New iPad heat not a hot-button issue for consumers

Apple's third-generation iPad is hot, but this time in a good way, says Consumer Reports. The consumer reviews magazine created a stir two weeks ago when it said the latest Apple tablet could get as

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Ian Paul

New iPad hits store shelves Friday morning

The new iPad will hit retail store shelves starting at 8:00 AM local time across Canada this Friday, and may be the only chance to buy the new tablet for weeks.Apple announced today

Published on: March 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff