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Doug Muir

Doug Muir is an Associate Editor for Tek Tok Canada and avid enthusiast for all things involving technology. He is also a UX/UI Designer, Art Director, Mobile App Creator, Omelet Maker, Father, Husband, Car Nut, and Level 30 Ice Hero in DC Universe Online. He is proudest of that last title (don't tell his wife).

CIBC, Rogers partner to launch Digital Wallet

CIBC, the bank with CIEMCAM1 as its swift code, is Canada’s first bank to announce a Digital Wallet solution partnering with Rogers Canada. This system will allow CIBC customers who also subscribe to Rogers smartphones to pay at NFC-ready retail outlets (i.e. MasterCard’s PayPass) using their mobile phone as opposed to using traditional Mastercard, Visa, Debit cards, or cash. “Beginning later this year, customers will …

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Rogers launches LTE Network in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver

Rogers has finally flipped the switch on LTE in 3 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas. Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver now have the distinction of joining Ottawa as the first cities to enjoy the blazing fast speeds of Rogers newest mobile offering. Tektok attended the Toronto launch event today outside the Rogers offices, where they set up a fully branded …

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HP Touchpad Flies off the Shelves!!

      What may sound like an amazing success story for HP is in reality the nail in the coffin for their mobile device sales. This past weekend, all major retailers in North America (Best Buy, Future Shop, The Source, etc…) lowered their prices on all HP Touchpad models by a whopping $300 bucks to $99 for the 16 …

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HTC Design Event: Toronto

    TekTok was in attendance at HTC’s Design Day in Toronto yesterday, where we learned quite a bit about the overall process of building high quality smartphones and tablets the HTC way. On hand were various HTC representatives, PR people as well as Youenn Colin, the Manager of Design Strategy at One & Co.   One & Co is …

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TekTok’s Mobile “State of the Industry”


Time to check in on the current state of the “Smartphone Wars”. The battle for the hearts and minds of smartphone users rages on, and as we enter Q2 2011, statistics will start to be released outlining where we are post-2010, where we saw Google’s Android platform make huge leaps forward, Apple launched the incredibly successful iPhone 4, and RIM …

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Gameloft games – Buy One Get One Free + 80% Off!

Gameloft has an amazing deal right now on their mobile HD quality games. Every game is $0.99 cents (regular price is $5.00) and when you buy one game you get another title free. So basically $0.50 cents per game! These are A-List mobile games for $0.50 cents, which is a great value! I picked up Assassin’s Creed and Hero of …

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Rise of the Samsung Galaxy S – Giveaway

Posted by Doug Muir Since launching the Galaxy S line of Android smartphones in June 2009, Samsung has catapulted both its revenue numbers and its brand equity leaps and bounds within the super-competitive smartphone landscape. With sales of over 10 million Galaxy S devices by the end of Q4-2010, Samsung went from being almost dead last in smartphone penetration (4% …

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Samsung hints at 8.9 inch tablet for March 22

Posted by Doug Muir Today Samsung sent out emails to various media outlets promoting their “Samsung Mobile Unpacked” event at CTIA’s Mobile Life 2011 conference in Orlando, FL later this month. The email asks “What’s your Tab life?” followed by the cryptic number “78910”. So what does it all mean? Well since we all know Samsung has already launched a …

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Motorola Atrix coming to Canada March 17: Bell Canada

Posted by Doug Muir The fastest and most hyped Android smartphone is coming to Canada and will arrive on March 17, courtesy of Bell Canada. The Atrix packs a full 1GB of RAM and features a dual core processor, the first of its kind in Canada. The Motorola Atrix comes with a price tag of $599.95 (no contract price) or …

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Xperia Play “Playstation Phone” coming to Rogers

We all know Rogers has seriously been lacking in terms of mobile device selection, especially with regards to mobile gaming, but that will all change in late March when they release the Xperia Play (which up to now has been affectionately known as the “Playstation” phone). httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQqyUlQRB5g The device will be Rogers first official Android 2.3 Gingerbread device and will …

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