Bell is in a faceoff with Rogers about the new GamePlus mobile app, which is available exclusively to Rogers subscribers through the NHL GameCentre Live subscription. Bell says this goes against CRTC rules, and has filed a complaint with the regulatory Commission.
Sonim Technologies, manufacturer of tough mobile phones for field workers, has launched its first two ultra-rugged LTE Android 4.4 smartphones in Canada. The XP7 is available starting this week through Bell, and the XP6 will debut in November from Telus.
Jabra's new Step Wireless earbuds are both water and dust-resistant for use during various activities.
The 2015 International CES will feature a new exhibit on Personal Privacy and Cyber Security, which will showcase personal cyber security products and systems, like smart wallets and safe payment apps.
Stiffer penalties for drivers using handheld wireless devices become law in BC on Monday. Ontario's government is aiming to introduce even harsher laws. A first offence for using a handheld device in BC is now $167.