Netflix Canada for iPad review

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Netflix for Canada has launched today, giving access to unlimited movies and TV shows streamed right to your device for just $7.99 a month. The service is available to PCs, Macs, PS3, Wii, iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) and even Samsung and Toshiba Blu-ray disc players. Netflix plans to add streaming support to XBOX 360 later this fall, VIZIO and Insignia Blu-ray players down the road, as well as Internet TVs from Samsung and Apple TV.

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Rogers to sell Apple iPad end of May, the world waits

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Right now, the only version of the Apple iPad that you can buy comes with Wi-Fi alone with a 3G radio nary in sight. In fact, Canadians can’t officially buy one within our borders yet, having to trek down to the United States to get an iPad. That’s going to change very soon.

That’s because Rogers will sell it and, hopefully, this will be at a subsidized price. That can help you save hundreds in the short run, though you’ll be stuck with a data contract in the long run.

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Paid Android Market opens to Canada

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I don’t see why this has taken so long, iPhone users have been able to purchase paid apps from the Apple App Store since it was first made available in Canada, so why would Android users have to wait this long? For whatever the reason, the powers that be have now lifted the restriction which once blocked the Android Market from the great white north. This could have something to do with regulatory restrictions, as the Nexus One phone just became available to Canadian’s today. Or some marketing tactic by Google.

Up until now, Google Android smartphones owners in Canada have only been able to download free applications from Android Market.

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Foreign investment getting green light in Canadian wireless industry?

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In case you didn’t already know, the Canadian government has some rather stringent restrictions on how the wireless industry can operate within our borders. They do not allow much in terms of foreign investment and control, but it seems that these shackles will soon be loosened.

Do you remember the hiccups that Wind Mobile had to overcome prior to its launch? Do you remember how the CRTC almost stopped Wind from opening its doors due to a sizable investment from a German firm? If these new changes do take place, situations like that will truly be a thing of the past.

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DAVE Wireless to Join Canadian Landscape in Early 2010

The wireless climate in Canada is abuzz this week with the launch of Wind Mobile, finally offering some real competition to the “big three” wireless providers. What about that other guy that won a bunch of spectrum during the auction? Oh, he’s coming. And soon. While Wind Mobile is rolling out its services across major […]

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Rogers Wireless Comes Under Fire, Charges for “Free” Text Messages

And it seems like Rogers Wireless is getting itself in trouble again. Rosanna von Sacken is the mother of three teenagers and she is very displeased that the terms of her agreement have been changed on her. More specifically, she was told that all text messages received would be free (with the exception of “premium” […]

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First Look: Wind Mobile Kiosk Inside Blockbuster Store

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Given the rising price of DVD movie rentals and the relative ease of use offered by digital downloads as an alternative, I guess it’s not all that surprising that Blockbuster Video is facing some tough times. Heck, much of the time, it can be more worthwhile to buy the DVDs outright than it is to […]

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Industry Canada Finally Gives Green Light to Wind Mobile

After taking out the wind from beneath their sales, Industry Canada has suddenly become the wind beneath their wings. It’s been quite the epic journey for Globalive in its quest to become another major Canadian wireless provider and now it seems that they can finally open up shop. Wind Mobile lives! Industry Minister Tony Clement […]

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Amazon Kindle Finally Comes to Canada

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The original Amazon Kindle only worked within the United States and then we were introduced to the Kindle US & International Wireless edition for some foreign roaming. Unfortunately, you still needed to be in the United States to get it. That has now changed. Canada, as well as several other countries around the world, can […]

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WIND Mobile Blocked by CRTC, CEO Not Deterred

This fall was supposed to bring all sorts of wonderful competition to the Canadian wireless industry. Rogers would no longer have a stranglehold on the GSM end of the equation, since Bell and Telus would be launching their own HSDPA networks, not to mention the introduction of Wind and Dave. Well, Wind Mobile has hit […]

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