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Nokia 925

Why Nokia may fail in North America

Fancy high-end phones will not hide the reality that Nokia’s customer service is substandard

Nokia 925
Nokia Lumia 925 set to launch on May 16th will be dead in the water unless Nokia can fix service issues

Nokia is set to launch the Lumia 925 on May 16th with a lighter phone and better camera than the Lumia 920 but it’s a futile effort when the existing Lumia phones are trouble prone and service from Nokia slow to non-existent.

If Nokia had no competition, one could understand arrogance and bad service. Up against Apple and Android, it looks like Nokia has a death wish, or at least watched “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight” once too often.

When your business-use phone is dead and gone back to Nokia for service, its hard to remember the screen is cool and it takes good pictures.  Continue reading


Rogers Wireless has best initial price for Samsung ATIV S

Free phone, 1 month service credit, no activation and up to 12 months of streaming video

Samsung ATIV S picture
Samsung ATIV S picture (Samsung photo)

UPDATE – Here’s a quick update to – Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 arrives in Canada

Rogers (AML) has the best initial pricing for the Samsung ATIV S – free phone, no activation fee, 1 month free, up to 12 months of free video streaming. Bell wants $89 for the phone. TELUS wants $79.

Rogers, TELUS and Bell have the ATIV S handsets at their dealers in limited quantities – 2 to 3 sets per dealer. I have one and will review it shortly.  Continue reading

Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8

Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 arrives in Canada

The largest screen and last of the three Windows Phone 8 handsets arrives in Canada

Samsung ATIV S
Samsung ATIV S

Bell Mobility announced pricing but not availability of the 4.8″ Samsung ATIV S.

This completes releases from Nokia, HTC and Samsung of Windows Phone 8 handsets.

Bell pricing is $99.99 on a 3-year contract, versus $0 for the HTC 8X. Rogers Wireless are offering the phone for $79.99.

The ATIV S name for this Samsung phone is weird. What does the acronym stand for? At least HTC were cute enough to put 8, as in Windows Phone 8, in their HTC 8X.

I also got an email from Costo offering a $150 store cash card for the phone, so I’m going to check that out this afternoon.  Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 920 in yellow, red, white, grey and black polycarbonate

Rogers does not have colors for Nokia Lumia 920

As sales of Nokia Lumia 920 take off – AT&T has 3 colors for Lumia 920, Rogers has black

Nokia Lumia 920 in yellow, red, white, grey and black polycarbonate

AT&T is offering the hot Windows Phone 8 Lumia 920 in 5 3 colors. 2 colors are out-of-stock.

Rogers Wireless in Canada has the Nokia Lumia in the color of your choice, as long as you want black.

Sales have been so strong in the EU for this phone that Nokia is having supply chain issues. At AT&T, the Lumia 920 is the 3rd best-selling phone according to sources. Continue reading

Windows Phone 8 - be prepared to be different (Microsoft photo)

Rogers Wireless Offers Nokia 920 for $0 – beat that!

Rogers is promoting HTC, Nokia and Samsung Windows Phone 8 smartphones for $0 each

Windows Phone 8 – be ready to be different (Microsoft photo)

Rogers Wireless in Canada is featuring the top Windows Phone 8 smartphones for $0 on a three-year contract.

That makes Rogers the best place to find any of the top three Windows  8 phones –  the HTC 8X, Nokia Lumia 920, and the Samsung  ATIV S.  Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant, brilliant screen and fast processor on Android smart phone

Android coming on strong in Canada

New models are arriving weekly with more to come by September

Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant, brilliant screen and fast processor on Android smart phone (image: Bell Mobility)

Exactly one month ago we reported that Canada was an Android wasteland. The landscape has changed dramatically since then with most cellphone carriers releasing new and hot Android smartphones.

In the United States, one company T Mobile announced it will ship 16 new handsets this year which demonstrates the variety available for customers. All of these are Android and do not include the iPhone.

Bell Mobility

Bell has released the Samsung  Galaxy S Vibrant this week with a sharp 4″ AMOLED screen and 1 GHz processor running Android 2.1. The phones will automatically upgrade to Android 2.2 this fall but this is a weak point for Google with some phones running the more advanced and desirable 2.2 version.  Continue reading