Mobile payments to take off in Canada by the end of 2012

Canada NFC
by 2 years ago

In a previous article we published a few days back, we talked about how smartphone payments are expected to replace cash and credit cards as the main payment method by the end of this decade. Following up, if a recent report from Reuters is to be believed, Canada is poised to be there first, as the invasion of smartphone payments is expected to commence there as soon as by the end of this year. According to Reuters, Canada is currently the leader in developing smartphone payment methods, a title won thanks to the high number of retailers and smartphone owners…

ICS to come soon to Telus’ Samsung Galaxy S2 X

by 2 years ago

News about the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S2 and its many variants is one topic that we’d relentlessly report to our readers. We know how hard it can be to feel left out from the ICS party, particularly if you have an insatiable sweet tooth. You’d think that since the user guide has been published and the ICS source code has been shared, things would move along at a faster speed. But obviously, there’s something that’s holding back the update from reaching your phone. If you happen to have a Samsung Galaxy S2 X on…

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Available at Telus for Less Than $100 With 3 Year Contract

by 2 years ago

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich is now available with Telus. Comparing to the previous model, the handset has a new look, feel and functionality. Apart from the latest OS, the device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and a 4.65-inch super AMOLED touchscreen display. The unit also has new Android widgets, notifications, multitasking and a lock screen option. Plus, Gmail, Google+, and Google Maps are integrated onto the device. Games, websites, apps and contacts can easily be shared by simply accessing the Android Beam. As for the camera, the Galaxy Nexus has a 5MP…

Best Android Smartphones in Canada for the Holidays

by 2 years ago

With loads of new smartphones coming out and Black Friday in our rear-view mirror, your head is probably spinning looking at all of the different choices, and we are here to help! In this article, we’ll be looking at the best Android devices for our Canadian readers on Virgin Mobile, Telus, Rogers, and Bell. However, some of the devices listed below can be found in other countries as well. Galaxy Nexus Features Ultra-slim and curved design Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Android Market™ Single motion panoramic view and zero shutter lag Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor 4.65″” HD Super AMOLED…

HTC Amaze 4G Coming to TELUS Canada on November 4

by 2 years ago

It will be Canada’s turn to be amazed by the high-end image capabilities of the HTC Amaze 4G, which is now en route to TELUS Canada and arriving on November 4. A tipster has generously provided MobileSyrup a leaked screenshot of the mobile phone’s official release date and corresponding prices culled from an internal TELUS document. The device will carry a price of CA$100 with 3-year contract with TELUS. A two-year contract with the carrier will raise the cost a bit to CA$500, and a one-year contract will put the phone price at CA$550. Full retail price of the HTC…

TELUS Canada to Unleash 4G Samsung Galaxy S2 X on October 28

by 2 years ago

TELUS Canada, one of the leading Canadian telecommunications companies, has finally provided a release date for its bigger-screened variant of the Samsung Galaxy S2–October 28–from which date the handset will start becoming available. The Canadian carrier’s variant of the Samsung blockbuster Android smartphone will be branded as the 4G Samsung Galaxy S2 X, and although TELUS has not yet revealed its pricing, the handset will most likely bear a US$99 price tag under a three-year contract. Unlike its other siblings in the U.S., the 4G Samsung Galaxy S2 X will run faster with its  dual-core processor blazing trails at a clock speed…

Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S, HTC Desire Android phones now available in Canada

by 3 years ago

Two of the latest Android smartphones, the Samsung Vibrant and the HTC Desire, have been launched in Canada.  Mobile users can pick up the Samsung Vibrant, a Galaxy S phone, on Bell for $79 with a three-service agreement or the Desire, which is available from Telus for $79.99 with a three-year service agreement.  Those that want to buy the Android smartphones outright can plunk down $450 for the Desire and $499 for the Vibrant without a contract.

Motorola Droid sells 100,000 units, coming to Germany and Canada

by 4 years ago

The Motorola Droid reviewed by Michael last week is heading to Europe and also Canada (exclusively on Telus) as the Motorola Milestone. The Motorola Droid is estimated to have sold over 100,000 units during its opening weekend with Verizon, which according to Mark McKechnie with Broadpoint AmTech should hopefully see Motorola back to an operating profit sometime next year . O2 Germany have recently announced the Milestone which will be available for €549,99 on a range of tariffs including unlimited calls to landline and other O2 Germany Network devices. Some of the differences between the Milestone and the Droid include…