Weekend Reading: Remembering Steve Jobs, print magazine video ads & Rogers LTE

The Thanksgiving weekend is upon us. Whether you’re travelling, spending time with family, eating turkey, or all of the above, you’ll probably find yourself with some down time this weekend. While you’re recovering from your turkey induced coma, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s edition of Weekend Reading.

Remembering Steve Jobs

In light of the anniversary of Steve Job’s death, many blogs and online publications wrote article commemorating his life. Wired had an interesting perspective saying that even if you’re not talking about Jobs directly, he’s still in our conversations – every time we talk about things like mobile, apps and  hardware design, we’re talking about Steve Jobs. Check out the whole post here.

Connected Magazine also wrote a great piece made up entirely of memorable Steve Jobs’ quotes. For some inspirational reading, you can check out the full post here.

There’s a smartphone in my magazine!

Entertainment Weekly magazine had a 2.3 inch LCD screen inside its pages that ran live video and tweets. Crazy, right? What’s more, the issue only cost $3.95. This post in Read Write Web has all the details about the print magazine video ad, including a video where author Adam Popescu dissects the magazine to show how it was done.  Apparently this is not the first time a video ad has been inserted within a print magazine. Marie Claire magazine in the UK was the first to pull this off. This older post from Mashable has all the details.

Rogers LTE: more network, more phones

Earlier this week, we announced that we’ve completed the rollout of LTE in 18 new Canadian markets. That means that Rogers LTE now reaches nearly 60% of all Canadians! To see a list of all new cities added, check out recent RedBoard post.

Also this week, we announced that we’ll be adding yet another LTE phone to our lineup: The Nokia Lumia 920. This smartphone, coming exclusively to Rogers this November, features Windows 8 and is preloaded with familiar apps such as Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. Check out this post from Digital Home or this one from Mobile Syrup for a few more details about the device.

On behalf of everyone at Rogers, we wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend!

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  1. Black only for the 920? Are you kidding me, Rogers? The entire Lumia brand is all about vibrant colours. At least make all the colours available online or special order or something.

    The Nokia Canada specs for the 920 only show 2 LTE bands compared to the 5 bands available in other areas. Is the Rogers version crippled compared to the rest?

  2. I finished the Steve Jobs book a couple months ago. I highly recommend it! He is very interesting. Apple = Steve Jobs, nothing more to say.

    The LCD screen in the Entertainment Weekly Magazine is a really cool idea! One of those things you wish you thought of!

    The Nokia Lumia 920 is a very nice looking device (I can window shop, can’t I?).

    Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating! Gobble Gobble!!! :)

  3. “This smartphone, coming exclusively to Rogers this November, features Windows 8 and is preloaded with familiar apps such as Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer.”

    It runs Windows Phone 8, not Windows 8. WLM is not an app, it is built directly into the messaging system of Windows Phone. Office and IE are also not really apps as they are built into the OS. The fact that you aren’t making a big deal about having the Lumia 920 and not knowing basic things about the OS it will run leads me to believe you don’t care. Wish more carriers actually cared enough to research the product they will be receiving.

    • Technically it runs Windows 8. NT kernel now instead of CE. And those non-apps you mentioned there are apps. Them coming with the phone doesn’t mean they’re not apps. Stop nitpicking and being a generally depressing annoying person. Thanks.

  4. Please bring the lumia 920 out in other colours. Those that have been eagerly awaiting the release of this phone, don’t want to purchase it in black. Whether I buy this phone from you or order it unlocked, from someone else is up to you Rogers….. All, what’s it going to be?

    • RogersNicolas says: October 11th, 2012 a 5:30pm

      Hi Philip,

      Thank you for your feedback regarding the Nokia Lumia 920. We’re always reviewing our device selection to ensure its meeting the needs and preferences of our consumers. We’ve announced that the device will launch in black, which is the most preferred choice by customers but we have shared your interest in the different colours with our internal team. Please follow @RogersBuzz for the latest news and updates and we’ll keep you posted!