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?