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By: Digital Home  09-12-2011
Keywords: Content Management, Mobile Devices, Video Game

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Mobilicity this week added the BlackBerry Curve 9380 and the Android powered HTC Amaze 4G to its line-up of smartphones.
The popular which have just arrived in the Canadian marketplace this month will sell without a contract for $300 and $550 respectively. New subscribers are also eligible for a 50% discount off the the carriers regular monthly rate plans.

Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal , today announced it has expanded its roaming coverage to the United States.

The company’s U.S. roaming rates will be the same as in Canada, 15 cents a minute to send or receive a call. Incoming texts are free and outgoing texts are 15-cents.

In September, 20.1 million Canadians ages 13 and older used mobile devices according to recent estimates by research firm comScore.

The researchers, who extrapolate the ownership numbers using responses gleaned from online surveys, estimate that 40% of Canadian mobile users owned a smartphone, an increase of 7% in the past six months.

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The HTC Amaze 4G smartphone, currently a Telus Mobility exclusive, will be available from Wind Mobile beginning Friday, December 2nd.

The Android 2.3-powered device, which will sell for $569 outright and $249 on the Windtab, features a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 4.3-inch super LCD HD (960 x 540 pixel) capacitive touch screen, 1GB RAM, microSD slot for up to 32GB of additional storage 8 megapixel camera, and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.

Sony this week is releasing new firmware (Version 4.0) for its Playstation 3 video game console which will enable the device to act as a content management server the Playstation Vita.

The PlayStation Vita, also known as “PSVita” or “PSV,” is the upcoming handheld game console from Sony which is set to be released in Japan and parts of Asia on December 17, 2011 and in Europe and North America on February 22, 2012.

Sonos, makers of wireless music systems for the home, announced today the release of Sonos System Software 3.6 along with a new Sonos Android Controller app which supports Android tablets and the Kindle Fire.

In addition to taking advantage of the tablet’s larger screen size, new features of the app include alarms, music library management and Twitter support.

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Following a recent iPad announcement, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. announced today its encyclopedia is now available as an iPhone App through the Apple App Store.

The Britannica App gives iOS users the ability to find information and explore subjects which has been researched and edited by professional editors and expert contributors.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Blackberry Curve, Capacitive Touch, Content Management, Content Management Server, Game Console, Library Management, Mobile Devices, Music Systems, Video Game, Video Game Console, Wireless Music,

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