Dell’s bamboo packaging plans

May 13, 2010
Mobilicity gets the green light from CRTC, looks to launch in Toronto soon
Darren Murph writes about Mobilicity’s plans for Canada.

“The artist formerly known as DAVE Wireless has been given approval to begin operations in Canada … Mobilicity is looking to add some much-needed competition in the mobile operator space up north, and as predicted, the CRTC has given the initial stamp of approval needed for it to move forward with business operations. The company has to make a few minor changes up the ladder in order to appease the Canadian overlords that regulate this stuff, but the outfit’s top brass have stated that they have ‘no issues’ whatsoever in complying. If all goes well, the carrier plans to start up service in Toronto before the summer swings in, with Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa to get covered later in the year.”

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Apple locks resellers out of iPad sales
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John Oates writes that Apple is making pre-ordering for its iPad device only available through stores and not partners.

“Even Apple’s approved resellers are not allowed to take deposits or pre-orders from customers keen to try and lay hands on the genius-tablet. We were contacted by irritated Apple dealers, and passed on their questions to Apple: is it likely there will be shortages at launch so you have been forced to restrict supply? Or does Apple believe it will sell enough directly through its own stores? We asked an Apple spokeswoman for answers. She suggested we read the Apple press release which talks about ‘select Apple resellers.’”

Dell gets thumbs-up for bamboo packaging
Heather Clancy writes about Dell’s bamboo packaging plans.

“Dell, which has been using bamboo packaging for some of its netbooks since November 2009, has received a certification for that packaging from the American Society of Testing and Materials. The reason this is important is because the certification verifies that the materials are biodegradable and compostable, which means that they can be disposed of rather easily. Dell plans to extend its use of sustainable and renewable packaging significantly by 2012.”

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