Mobile Miscellany: week of August 19th, 2013

If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought a free TV streaming service for Bell subscribers, the arrival of NFL Mobile to BlackBerry 10 and little bit of Windows Phone love from General Motors. These stories and more await. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore all that's happening in the mobile world for this week of August 19th, 2013.

Bell TV debuts free streaming service

Mobile Miscellany week of August 19th, 2013

Bell now has its answer to Anyplace TV from Rogers, and it's a free service to subscribers of Bell TV. The latest version of the Bell TV mobile app lets users stream live and on-demand television over WiFi, even on networks away from home. TV Anywhere is available for Android, BlackBerry 10 and iOS, and is offered in both smartphone and tablet versions. As an added bonus, subscribers of Bell Fibe TV (the company's fiber service) can pause and resume on-demand shows between their television and mobile device. For those seeking convenience, Bell is also offering a $5 monthly add-on that includes 10 hours of TV over mobile data connections, which doesn't count against one's data usage. [PR Newswire, Bell]

NFL Mobile comes to BlackBerry 10

Mobile Miscellany week of August 19th, 2013

Just in time for preseason gridiron action, the NFL Mobile app is now available to BlackBerry 10 users. Along with scores, video highlights and custom team alerts, the app also lets users manage their fantasy football teams. As an exclusive perk, Verizon subscribers can tap into premium features that include live streaming of games, NFL RedZone and the NFL Network. [CrackBerry]

Windows Phone gains OnStar RemoteLink app

Mobile Miscellany week of August 19th, 2013

GM is showing Windows Phone 7.5 / 8 users some love with the debut of OnStar RemoteLink, which is compatible with all Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles from 2010 onward. The app requires an OnStar subscription, and it brings quick access to the vehicle's tire pressure, estimated fuel range and oil levels. Users can even remotely lock or start the car, or even sound the horn. [Windows Phone Blog]

Other random tidbits

  • Now through August 29th, Best Buy and Future Shop are offering the BlackBerry Q10 for free on a two-year contract with Bell Mobility. [MobileSyrup]

  • According to MobileSyrup, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is coming to Rogers and Telus. Alongside the 41MP shooter, it's reported that Telus will also carry the Lumia 625. [MobileSyrup 1, 2]

  • Virgin Mobile is now selling its first waterproof phone, the Reef, which runs Android 4.1 and costs $150 outright. Sadly, it's limited to slow EV-DO mobile data networks. [Virgin Mobile USA]

  • Leaked carrier documents suggest the HTC One will arrive at Wind Mobile on August 27th for $629 outright or starting at $329 on WindTab. [MobileSyrup]

  • The BlackBerry 9720 is now available to purchase SIM-free in the UK for £180. [CrackBerry]

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