Pricey Canadian cell phone plans

October 20, 2010
Viewsonic rolls out 24-inch V3D241wm-LED monitor with 3D glasses
Donald Melanson shares details on ViewSonic’s LED monitor with 3D glasses.

“We’ve yet to see the full wrath of Viewsonic’s ambitious 3D plans, but the company has at least now rolled out one new device: the 24-inch V3D241wm-LED 3D monitor. That naturally comes complete with a pair of (active) 3D glasses, and Viewsonic insists that the monitor’s 120Hz frame rate and 2ms response time make it ideal for both gaming and movies. You’ll also get a pair of built-in two watt speakers, 300 nits of brightness, a supposed 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and the usual Eco mode to cut down on power consumption. Still no official word on a release over here, but you can now grab this one in the UK for £330, or about $527.”

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The iPhone becoming as popular as American Idol
The Loop
Jim Dalrymple describes the popularity of the iPhone.

“According to a report from Flurry Analytics, the amount of time people spend playing social games on their iPhones is growing. Flurry says social gaming on the iPhone has a daily audience of more than 19 million who spend over 22 minutes per day using these apps. If you treat those numbers as a consumer audience, Flurry says social gaming on the iPhone falls between NBC’s Sunday Night Football and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The analysis also shows that the iPhone is only 4 million viewers short of beating the number one prime-time show on television, FOX’s American Idol.”

US, Canada have priciest cell phone plans in the world
Ars Technica
Jacqui Cheng writes about pricey Canadian cell phone plans.

“Mobile users in the US and Canada tend to pay more for a complete cell phone package than anyone else in the world, according to a new report from the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative (OTI). The foundation examined the different types of mobile packages in various countries in order to determine the minimum cost for voice minutes, texting, and data, and found that-surprise!-countries with more competition and more regulation tended to have the best pricing.”

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