First responders seek public feedback for wireless test-bed

Since 9/11, when First Responders charged into New York’s Twin Towers without interoperable communications equipment that could have told them what they were really facing, many nations have adopted measures to strengthen security

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Barry Gander

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

Panasonic smartphone talks to appliances

Panasonic will launch smartphones that sync with its household appliances, including its ovens and rice cookers, from this summer. The two new phones, which will be available under domestic operator NTT DoCoMo, are

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Jay Alabaster

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

LTE Test-Bed Coming to Canada

by Barry Gander Canada is getting a new facility to test broadband-level LTE wireless communications. The Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) has brought on the Networked Vehicle Association (NVA) to create a First

Published on: April 9th, 2012 Barry Gander

Electric vehicles meet the network – happening soon?

by Barry Gander Electric Vehicles (EVs) have a desperate need for communications, to help them get over “range anxiety.”  At a recent Networked Vehicle Association (NVA) Executive Workshop, a few EV factoids leaped

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Barry Gander

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

Telus launches 4G LTE in 14 municipalities

Fourteen Canadian municipalities will receive 4G LTE (long term evolution) wireless service from Telus on Friday, as the telecom company kicks off a plan to expand its LTE service to the rest of

Published on: February 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Samsung Galaxy Note: anything but a ‘me too’ device

Samsung's Galaxy Note is a mobile device without a clear identity, and while that may be a detriment in most cases, it seems to be the Note's most enduring and intriguing element.The Galaxy

Published on: February 8th, 2012 Ted Kritsonis

Hands-on with LG Optimus LTE at CES

One of the emerging trends at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year is HDTV technology making it to the smartphone. LG Canada's Frank Lee explains how LG's expertise in HDTV panels

Published on: January 11th, 2012 Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Samsung Galaxy Note has

The Samsung Galaxy Note, with the world's largest smartphone screen at 5.3-in, doesn't really feel all that big at all. I got a few minutes to play with the new device at the

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Matt Hamblen

Motorola’s new Razr is one sharp smartphone

Sometime last year, a presenter talking about smartphones used to purchase products got a lot of laughs for saying that people still using the Motorola Razr have defintely fallen behind the times.Clearly he

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Cut-throat competition to push smartphone specs further next year

Competition in the smartphone sector will remain cutthroat in 2012, as vendors will improve performance using LTE, high-resolution screens and quad-core processors and GPUs. Put together, vendors will be able to build smartphones

Published on: December 13th, 2011