Moto Maxx not coming to Canada

Motorola Moto Maxx

Canadians hoping to get their hands on the recently announced Moto Maxx got some bad news today. The impressive device, essentially a rebadged Verizon DROID Turbo, will not be coming to Canada. Motorola Canada today confirmed the news via Twitter in response to a question for a Twitter user: @daniel_vescio @Motorola Thanks for reaching out! There are no plans to […]

Windows Phone 8.1 BLU smartphones now available in Canada

BLU Windows Phone 8.1 lineup

BLU, a U.S.-based company producing entry and mid-range smartphones, jumped on the Windows Phone 8.1 bandwagon last month. It unveiled the BLU Win JR and Win HD  at the CTIA Super Mobility Week 2014 in Las Vegas. Both have now made their way to Canada and are now available through the Microsoft Stores. Neither Windows Phone 8.1 BLU smartphone will impress with […]

IDC: Apple Pay to launch in Canada in 2015

Apple Pay

Apple unveiled its Apple Pay mobile payment service in September. Expected to launch later this month, it will initially do so only in the U.S. Needless to say, Canadians have been wondering when they will get to take advantage of the new service on their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones (and upcoming Apple Watch). IDC suggests in a […]

Google Glass coming soon to Canada?

Google Glass

When Google Glass first went on sale, it did so through a very limited program available only in the U.S. Resourceful individuals got around that limitation but it was not an easy process. Since then, Google has gradually made its first smartglasses easier to buy, first opening the program to everyone in the U.S. and now making them available through Google […]

TTC expanding subway station Wi-Fi coverage

TTC subway

Following the launch of Wi-Fi coverage at two stations last year, the Toronto Transit Commission yesterday announced that expansion of the program is now underway. The Bay station has now joined the original two stations, Bloor-Yonge and St.George, in offering wireless Internet service. The TTC also outlined its plans for further expansion. Work is now underway to bring wireless service […]

Deadline set for carriers to commit to AWS-3 spectrum auction

Wireless antenna

Industry Canada today held a technical briefing to explain some of the finer points of its recently announced Advanced Wireless Services-3 (AWS-3) spectrum auction. Consultation details were also published online, giving us a better understanding of how the auction will work. Industry Canada views the licensing of AWS-3 spectrum as an opportunity to release wireless spectrum to support investment and improve […]