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It's official: iPhone is coming to Canada

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Apr 2008 17:33 User comments (3)

It's official: iPhone is coming to Canada Rogers has finally announced that it will indeed be bringing Apple's iPhone to the Canadian market, meaning Canadian residents will no longer have to buy unlocked phones from the United States.
Rogers is the only GSM service provider in Canada so the choice seemed logical. However, Apple and Rogers had been in talks for over 8 months without getting anywhere.

Ted Rogers, president and CEO of Rogers Communications, announced the deal today. "We're thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada later this year," he said. "We can't tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned."

Rogers reported a nice profit for the Q1 2008, $344 million CAD on $2.4 billion CAD revenue. Besides being the only GSM provider, the provider has a large chain of retail outlets making it easier to sell the phone from different fronts.

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3 user comments

129.4.2008 18:19

And it only took them two years.

21.5.2008 0:50
drach
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Rogers is expensive enough without all that extra iphone stuff added on.

31.5.2008 18:13

Anyone who really needs all the crap an iPhone supplies would already have gotten a blackberry or will get one. The only people who are going to buy them are people who do so simply because they think they're cool by having one.

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