When is it Canada’s turn to get some Android love?

15th October 2008 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

So the Google/HTC/T-Mobile G1 is apparently already shipping in the US – a week ahead of its scheduled launch date.

And T-Mobile have just announced a launch date for the UK.

Isn’t it about time someone brought it up here to Canada?

The problem here is that we only have one GSM provider as Rogers owns Fido – and Rogers/Fido is already committed to the iPhone. Would they want to launch a device that is being touted as an ‘iPhone killer’? Probably not.

But maybe there’s a glimmer of hope… Bell have announced that they’re going to be rolling out a 3G GSM network in time for the 2010 Olympics. Wouldn’t the ‘iPhone killer’ be a great way to launch their new network with a bang and grab a heck of a lot of publicity and market share?

Of course they’re not going to have a network for it for another year. But people are already talking about the G2. Maybe the timing will coincide for Bell and they can launch the G2 on their new network next year? And hopefully with more competitive data rates than those that brought Rogers international publicity of the wrong sort.

Pure speculation on my behalf. But next autumn I’ll be digging out this blog post and saying “I told you so!”

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