Nokia Lumia 900 lands north of the border in Canada via Rogers with 4G LTE in tow
Specifically, Rogers will be selling the 4G LTE equipped Windows Phone exclusively, which is capable to delivering download speeds of up to 75 Mbit/s through the carrier's network. Just like AT&T’s version, Rogers will be selling the Nokia Lumia 900 at the aggressive price of only $99.99.
However, seeing that this is Canada that we’re talking about, prospective owners are required to sign a 3-year contract to pick it up. Yeah, we know, that’s pretty steep for those of us over here in the US, but that’s simply the way it is up there.
Nevertheless, the $100 on-contract price is still pretty darn good considering that it’s the latest and greatest Windows Phone out there. To reiterate things, you’ll need to go to Rogers if you want to experience all of the wonders surrounding the Lumia 900 – since it’s exclusive to Rogers and no one else.
source: Nokia Conversations
2. TrainFromUkraine posted on 10 Apr 2012, 13:12 0 3
It still amazes me that our friends up north are actually willing to sign on the dotted line for three years.
4. toaster posted on 10 Apr 2012, 14:11 0 2
Monopolization at it's finest. The big three have the best reception anywhere that's not a metropolis because they have the government in their pocket and essentially make it impossible for any smaller companies (Wind, Mobilicity, etc) to get spectrum of their own to extend in fringe areas. So they are relegated to non-GSM spectrum which limits their phone choice. Because of this, the big three can keep 3 year contracts and ratchet the prices skyward and still have people come back, present company included. :(
On a side note, I definitely want to try out the 900 :) the only thing that causes me to pause is the single core processor. Once MS adds dual core support, this may become obsolete immediately.
3. eaxvac posted on 10 Apr 2012, 13:59 2 1
Canada needs more competition to bring down the price & contract length