- $199 for 16 GB in U.S. – $299 for 32GB version (on contract of course)
- pricing only available to new AT&T customers
- $700 Upgrade fee for current AT&T iPhone users
- [June 10 Update: Rogers has announced that Canadian pricing will be the same as U.S. pricing – in Cdn $. So, $199 and $299 Cdn for the 16 and 32 GB units respectively. Only available on 3 year contracts again. No pricing for un-subbed units announced – un-subbed 3G iPhones still cannot be purchased in Canada. 8-GB, 3G Units will be decreased to $99. No word on 16GB units]
- Available June 19 (U.S. & Canada)
- $99 for prior 16 GB iPhone
- “up to” two times Faster
- Voice Control:
- voice dialing
- ask iPhone what song is playing and it will tell you
- tell iPhone to play a song, or songs by an artist or a playlist and it will play it
- developers can integrate into any app
Continue reading “New iPhone 3G S Announced – Available June 19”
June 9, 2008 WWDC 2008 Keynote Announcing 3G iPhone
- New 3G iPhone: “Twice the speed, half the price” – Details on U.S. Apple Website here (Canadian details here)
- Launching on July 11: in Canada (on Rogers and Fido networks) and 23 other new countries
- 3G Speeds Approaching wifi Speeds: U.S. details here (Canadian details here)
- Lower Pricing (U.S. pricing – hardware price identical in Canada)
- $199 for 8MB iPhone (to put this in context the 8MB iPhone launched at $599 just last year and was $399 up to today )
- $299 for 16GB
- $30/ month for U.S. Consumers AT&T unlimited data plan (on top of voice contract).
- $45/month for U.S. Business Users.
- [June 28 Update: Disappointing Canadian tiered data plan announced – see details)
- Built in GPS: Satellite GPS supplemented by data from cell towers. U.S. details here (Canadian details here)
- Increased Battery Life:
- 300 hours (6 weeks) standby
- 24 hours audio (music/podcasts)
- 7 hours video
- 5-6 hours 3G surfing
- 5 hours 3G talk (10 hours 2G talk)
- no GPS battery details yet
Continue reading “3G iPhone Coming to Canada July 11 – $199 – $299”
Canada’s national television network, Global, is now broadcasting in HD in the Metropolitan Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas of Ontario on their Hamilton (CHCH) and Toronto (CIII) affiliates. Global is Canada’s last major nationwide network to start broadcasting in HD. It was facing a June 2008 hard deadline imposed by the CRTC to begin broadcasting. It had missed previous CRTC-imposed deadlines.
Global (CHCH on 11-1 and CIII on 41-1) follows CTV (CFTO on 9-1), CBC (CBLT on 5-1), CityTV (on 57-1), SunTV (on 66-1), Omni1 (CFMT), Omni2 (CJMT) and CRC (CBC French) all of which had been broadcasting in HD for some time. TV Ontario is not yet broadcasting in HD.
Depending on their southern exposure, Torontonians can also expect to receive ABC (WKBW on 7-1), CBS (WIVB on 4-1), NBC (WGRZ on 2-1), Fox (WUTV on 29-1), PBS (WNED on 43-1), Think Bright (on 43-3), CW (WNLO on 23-1), RTN (retro TV on 7-2) and other U.S. networks broadcasting in HD from up-state New York.
All these channels are available free to anyone in Metro Toronto that has an inexpensive UHF antenna and an HDTV or other settop box with an ATSC tuner (a.k.a. HDTV tuner). Many HDTVs have ATSC tuners built in as do TiVo HD and TiVo Series 3 units.
Continue reading “Global Begins HD Broadcasting in Canada”