Lilbits 339: Smartphone leaks (LG V40 ThinQ and OnePlus 6T)

October is going to be a busy month for smartphone launches, but thanks to a series of leaks we already have a good idea of what to expect from some upcoming devices like the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, LG V40 ThinQ, and some other devices. Now MySmartPrice is giving us an idea […]

Amazon Prime Music and Echo speakers head north to Canada

Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus smart speakers are now available in Canada… and if you’re looking for something to do with them, you can now stream music to them through Amazon Prime Music in Canada. It’s one of the perks that’s been available to Prime members in the US for a while, but […]

Canada requires all new smartphones to be carrier unlocked (starting in December)

Buy a smartphone from a wireless carrier in the United States, and there’s a pretty good chance that it’ll be locked to that carrier, making it difficult to switch from Verizon to AT&T, for example, while keeping the same phone. The situation is pretty much the same in Canada… for now. But starting in December, […]

BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE now available in Canada, it’s faster than WiFi-only model

About a year and a half after launching its first tablet, Research in Motion is now offering an upgraded BlackBerry PlayBook in Canada. The BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE is the first version of the 7 inch tablet to support mobile broadband, and it’s available from wireless carriers Rogers, Bell, and Telus, with prices starting at […]

BlackBerry PlayBook 4G to run $550 in Canada (without contract)

As expected, it looks like the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G will go on sale in Canada next week. Unfortunately (and also as expected), it looks like it won’t come cheap. MobileSyrup reports that Canadian wireless carriers Telus and Rogers will offer the 7 inch BlackBerry tablet for $549.99. That’s the price for a tablet without a […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 hits Canada for $249 and up

Samsung is now offering its latest Android tablets in Canada. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) runs $249 CAD, which is about what it costs in the US. Samsung is charging $349 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), which is about $50 lower than the suggested retail price in the States. The Galaxy Tab […]

BlackBerry PlayBook was top-selling tablet at Future Shop, Best Buy Canada last week

The BlackBerry PlayBook was the best-selling tablet at two major electronics chains in Canada last week. Both Future Shop and Best Buy Canada have tole Research in Motion that the 7 inch tablet outsold the competition… including Apple’s iPad 2 for the week. Before you break out the champagne to toast RIM though, there are […]

HP Canada is all out of HP TouchPad tablets… forever

The HP TouchPad became the surprise must-have tablet of the summer after HP discontinued the tablet and slashed the price from $499 to $99. Unfortunately there weren’t that many tablets to go around, and all the stores that had them in stock sold out almost immediately. The good news is that HP decided to make […]