iPhone coming to Canada

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Canada will get its iPhone soon, writes The Star’s Chris Sorensen, with a deal being struck between Apple and the only local GSM network, Rogers Communications.

“We’re thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada later this year,” said Ted Rogers, the cable giant’s CEO, in a short statement. “We can’t tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned.”

I guess those trademark disputes with the owner of the iPhone trademark in Canada are all wrapped up, then. Right? Right!

Apple’s popular iPhone coming to Canada [The Star via TUAW]

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4 Responses to iPhone coming to Canada

  1. Ryan Waddell says:

    Great. And since it’s with Rogers, we’ll get a really good deal. Sign up for a 3 year contract @ $150 a month for unlimited usage, and get the phone for only $700!

    My question is, will it be 3G?

  2. detritus says:

    “Doesn’t Canada have a monopolies commission?”

    Yes, Canada has a Competition Bureau. However, we only have one national GSM provider at the moment. There’s a spectrum auction going on at the moment to open things up a bit, but it’s not yet clear how that’s going to play out.

  3. craiig says:

    Perhaps we’ll get some competitive data plans up here.

    All the main providers (Rogers, Fido, Telus) data plans up here contain a clause in their unlimited data agreement saying that third party applications are not covered by unlimited data packages?

    It’s a terrible practice that I hope the availability of the iPhone (and Apple’s pickiness when it comes to data plans) will correct.

  4. padster123 says:

    Doesn’t Canada have a monopolies commission?

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