Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What's new for Q3?

As always there are rumours, speculations and forum discussions about the latest devices to hit the shelves - so, here at Cellworks, we like to keep our customers well informed.
Check out the latest additions to the Smartphone category:

Nokia X7 - $29.99 (3 year voice & data plan)
Nokia X7

Target Market

  • Young, adult, tech enthusiasts looking for a smartphone with high quality multimedia and gaming features
  • First time smartphone users looking for an affordable device

Features & Benefits

  • 8MP camera with 720p HD video capture
  • Wifi connectivity
  • Integrated GPS with Free Ovi Maps
  • Symbian Anna –latest version of the Symbian operating system. Includes fully customizable homescreens, widgets and social networking feeds.
  • 8GB memory card included in box
Stay tuned for a product review on this device as we currently have a demo being tested.

$149.99 (with 3 year voice & data plan)
Samsung Galaxy Infuse 4G

Target Market
  • Tech enthusiasts and fans of the latest cool technology trend
  • Samsung/Android advocates looking for the newest smartphone

Features & Benefits
  • 4G 21Mbps downloads means shorter wait times when watching videos or downloading the latest apps and games
  • Powerful 1GHz processor for faster performance and multi-tasking
  • Stylish, lightweight design - only 8.99mm thin
  • 8MP camera with 1080p video capture
  • Share your content with an HDMI output and DLNA support
  • Built in WiFi and GPS
  • 16GB internal memory; expandable to 32GB
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread

    HTC Evo 3D

    Target Market

    • 22 - 35 year old customers looking for the latest technology available
    • Mobile multimedia and gaming enthusiasts who demand high-end features like HD screens and dual-core processors

    Features & Benefits

    • 4.3” qHD touch screen with glasses free 3D display
    • Dual 5MP cameras for capturing stunning 2D or 3D photos
    • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
    • HTC Sense user interface - offers nearly limitless possibilities for customizing your phone's home screen, widgets, and social networking feeds
    • WiFi calling for Android - make and receive voice calls over a WiFi connection
    • HDMI output - allows content to be transmitted to a 3D enable HDTV for big screen viewing
    • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
    • WiFi and GPS built in

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    Thinking about business phone lines?

    Rogers now offers a Hosted IP Voice service for customers who require office lines for their business. Whether you are a large corporation or a smaller business, this solution might be of interest to you.

    What is Hosted IP Voice?
    This is a telephone service supported over the Internet (VoIP, or Voice Over Internet Protocol) and eliminates the need for previous cumbersome service requirements, separate voicemail services etc.

    An overview of Hosted IP Voice

    • Eliminates the need for Key System services and separate voicemail platforms
    • Requires Internet access to be enabled
    • North American Long Distance, 1000 incoming toll-free minutes/month and integrated IP fax are included
    • Features and extensions are managed by you, the customer, via a secure online administration portal
    • Signing up is easy via a Rogers Small Business Sales Channel partner
    • Live Agent customer support available 24/7
    For more information on a Business Phone for your company, visit

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011

    Understanding Geo-Tagging

    "Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification meta data to various media such as photographs, video, websites, SMS messages or RSS feeds." 

    This has some great benefits to Smartphone users, mainly as a way of finding information while out on the road. For example, Google Maps has an embedded feature that allows users to open a map, have their location pinpointed, and then find out what particular stores are nearby, depending on the user's search parameters.

    Software for geo-tagging is based on a Smartphone's GPS capabilities and embeds the image's latitude and longitude into the meta tag of the image itself - this is only able to be viewed by specific programs that are designed to use this particular information.

    For those of us who use our Smartphones to get around, find convenient stores or restaurants in unfamiliar cities, or even just like to know where we are, this is a fantastic option in our devices.

    So for those of you that don't like others to know where you are, and vehemently avoid the use of programs such as FourSquare or Places on Facebook, remember that every time you upload an image to your social media feeds, or even send a text message to friends, your device will let them know just where you are. Whether you like it or not - it even goes for regular cell phone users in terms of text (SMS) messages.

    This also stands as a warning to those that are quite happy utilizing these services - your images being innocently uploaded can give away your home location or other sensitive information. By all means, upload pictures of last weekend's party at the local bar, but remember to keep the private stuff private...