I have been waiting patiently for news as to when Canadians can expect to see the Apple iPhone in Canada. In fact I have even held off getting a new phone in hope of seeing the iPhone and/or Google gPhone product being released in Canada.
So I was researching for any news as to when we can expect to see the iPhone up here in Canada. I was surprised to see that there wasn't a whole lot of coverage on this. Is this because Canadians don't care about the iPhone, or is there just no information on the release date? Then I came across this:
Apparently Rogers will be selling the iPhone in Canada as of December 7th. Too bad, I refuse to deal with Rogers. Interestingly enough the folks at engadget.com came across the same ad. So if this rumor is true we can expect to pay $500 for the iPhone in Canada. Hmm, might just wait until Android is available on phones up here. Google's Android sure sounds more like my cup of tea anyway. The mobile market in Canada is a little out of sorts right now. As University of Ottawa Internet research chair Michael Geist points out:
a distinct lack of rivals in the Canadian cellphone business has let providers effectively monopolize pricing for accessing mobile Internet services, creating a situation where the companies can charge exceptionally high rates and refuse to offer unlimited data plans.
There's been a lot of discussion that the iPhone in Canada could cost users as much as $300 per month. Why is it that Canadians continue to get ripped off? (Speaking of ripped off, man have I got a story to tell you about Bombardier, but I'll save that for another time...).
More on the Apple iphone in Canada
- Hacked In Canada: iPhone Arrives
- Oh Canada: iPhone not coming anytime soon
- iPhone - Wikipedia
- Engadget: The Apple iPhone
- Apple iPhone User's Guide - All 137 pages
- Apple Store - Canadian Store
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