Back on Sept 1st, I mentioned that I had taken on the task of finding a shiny new Apple iPhone 4 for my lovely wife. At the time the iPhone had been in Canada a little over a month.
It really shouldn’t have been that difficult. According to Rogers Wireless, I was eligible to upgrade to the 16 GB model for $160; assuming I could find one. They didn’t have any in stock so they advised me to pick one up at a Rogers Wireless dealer store.
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Although launched almost a month ago in Europe and Australia, today marks the official launch of Windows Phone 7 in North America.
As of today, phones should be available either online or in store for Rogers, Bell and Telus.
Online, Rogers lists the Samsung Focus for $200 on a 3 year term ($600 with no term).
Bell lists the LG Optimus Quantum for $100 on a 3 year ($450 with no contract).
Telus lists both the HTC 7 Surround and LG Optimus 7. Prices are $100/$450 for the Surround and $100/$500 for the Optimus.
As usual, Rogers pricing is the worst and Telus has the best selection. I would be temped to upgrade to the LG Optimus Quantum since I prefer a hardware keyboard, but Windows Phone is missing too much of what I need. Most importantly Remote Desktop. Currently, nothing matches Windows Mobile for Remote Desktop support and I can’t see switching to Windows Phone until it does.