Rogers Announces iPhone in Canada!


We're number 7! We're number 7! (OMG 7!!11)

During their Q1 Press Conference Call this week, Rogers Mobile announced that they had finally (finally!) finalized a deal to bring the iPhone to Canada:

"We're thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada later this year. We can't tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned."

This would make Canada the 7th country to officially announce an iPhone deal, after the US, UK, Germany, France, Ireland, and Austria. (Whether they launch 7th will be another matter...)

Now, I can't say Phone Different bringing attention to this matter just last week played any role in the big announcement (El Jobso, are you reading us right now?), but it is quite a coincidence, n'est ce pas? ;)

In any event, if this pans out, I'll be ecstatic. Heck, I might even sing! (mercifully after the break...)

{clears throat}

O, iPhone!
Is finally coming to this land
True Apple love, but what about data plans?

With glowing heart, Canadians dare to hope
For rates cheap and cap free

Though only later this year,
O iPhone, we will see!

Jobs struck the deal, Ted heard my plea
O iPhone, please, oh please, let it be!

O iPhone, but will it be... 3G?

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Rogers Announces iPhone in Canada!


I just want to know what kind of back-room deal Rene struck to make this happen? Kinda scary knowing someone wields that kind of power just north of the border ;)

I called them into a Job-style pod and just went ballistic, is what I did. Pure El Stevo unleashed style. Then I fired all of them.
Then I woke up : (

The track reminds me of some track by other atrist that I very much liked . I can't recall which one is it :-/ does anyone know which track I am talking about?