iPhone Comes to Canada: Rogers Sales Tank Until Q4

Today “Robbers” have announced that they will be getting the Apple iPhone this year.

BoyGenius Reports
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It took them long enough! Rogers has finally announced that it negotiated a deal with Apple to bring the coveted iPhone to Canada. Details are limited at this point but Rogers states that the popular Apple handset will be available to its subscribers “by the end of 2008”.

The way I read it: Rogers are shooting themselves in the foot as their sales will tank until Q4 as everyone hangs on to their crappy pre-3G Nokia’s and Sony Ericsson’s that little bit longer. If you are Telus or Bell, you should be breathing down RIM’s neck to get the 9000 series out before the end of Q2! From the specs I’ve read it will please enough would-be iPhone switchers to hold off the biggest number port in history since they aloud in March of 2007.

So if you are shopping for a new phone, hold off until the dust settles or until His Steveness clears the air.

2 comments

  1. Umm, The Nokias and SonyErricsons have high end 3G phones so your point comes out wrong.. I would suggest you replace those by crappyer brands like : LG, Samsung and last but not least Motorolla.

    Adi

  2. Are seriously trying to compare Chavvy Nokia’s and Walkman Phones to the JESUS phone?

    S60 is a good OS and the high end devices are well built. But if you’re going to fork out N95 dough, you’re either really into your QIK.com lifecast a la Robert Scoble or Jason Calacanis or you’ll wait for the iPhone.

    The Walkman phone is so full of typically proprietary Sony crapware and and unusual media format (Micro MemoryStick???) that they are not even a contender anymore.

    Everyone knows LG and Samsung are cheap and nasty disposables, I won’t contest that. In all honesty if you are the type of person who is going to plonk over your hard earned Loonies on a decent Smartphone, you would be foolish not to wait till Q4 and at least look into the Jesus Phone!