Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Canada Gets iPhone

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Rogers Communications announced that they have tentative agreement with Apple to be the provider of the iPhone in Canada. What isn't known the pricing, date of availability or even Canadians will get the expected 3G iPhone or get stuck with first generation iPhone that used the EDGE standard for data delivery. Providing only the EDGE based iPhone will allow Apple to use Canada as a dumping ground for their old technology simililar to how Tivo uses the Canadian market to dump their standard definition DVR boxes, while Americans have the latest technology.

What else remains to be seen is if Apple caved in and will allow Rogers to continue to charge a King's ransom for their data plans, or did Rogers cave in and charge rates comparible to those charged in the United States and Europe.

Look for the price for an unlocked iPhone on eBay to drop sometime soon.

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