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Review: Alcatel OneTouch Idol X

- March 31st, 2014

Before trying out the Idol X, I had never used an Alcatel OneTouch phone before.  In fact, I knew very little about the phones and TCL, the company that makes them.  So I wasn’t sure what to expect from a phone of a less recognizable brand than say, a Samsung, LG or HTC product.

But the Idol X makes quite an impression.

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A closer look at the BlackBerry Q10

- August 20th, 2013
BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10. (Supplied)

Now, I’m sure many of you hardcore BlackBerry fans have already ran out and bought the Q10. Having a smartphone with a physical keyboard is the main reason most BlackBerry fans have stuck with the company formerly known as Research in Motion over the years, even as Android and Apple phones took over the market.

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HTC offers the One true phone

- April 19th, 2013
HTC One

HTC One. (Supplied)

HTC needs a more creative marketing department. I understand the company wants to make it sound like its new phone, the HTC One, is the only you’ll ever need. But that philosophy doesn’t really work when it has already released a One X, a One S, the One X+ and so on. And, ultimately, in another year or so HTC will have another phone, it will want you to buy. It makes you wonder if the company can come up with different names.

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Telus, Rogers and Bell slash iPhone 5 pricing

- March 7th, 2013
Rogers iPhone 5

Rogers Offering

 

If you’re looking for an iPhone 5, now might be a great time to consider one. As rumours of the iPhone 5S and even an iPhone mini continue to circulate, Canada’s three major telcos are offering lowering pricing on the iPhone 5 models with a term plan only, with prices on the 16GB models being made available for under $100 or even free for a refurbished unit with one provider.

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Get the Windows experience on an HTC phone

- January 3rd, 2013
8x_8s

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (L) and HTC CEO Peter Chou display the Windows Phone 8X (centre in blue and green) and the Windows Phone 8S (L in yellow and R in orange) during their launch event in New York Sep. 19, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Sometimes it’s hard to remember there are more choices in smartphone operating systems than just iOS (which is installed on Apple’s iPhone) and Android. But if you’re looking for a more PC-like interface, you might want to check out a Windows phone. Up until recently, your best bet was Nokia’s Lumia line. But with the release of Windows Phone 8, that has changed. So if you’re not too keen on banking on a company, which financially speaking, is the Finnish equivalent of RIM, you might want to check out what HTC has to offer.

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