More on the iPhone in Canada

Just to further my point on the iPhone in Canada! We could really use some competition in our mobile industry. I know it’s tough to do but…
clipped from www.tuaw.com
Could Rogers Wireless be pricing the iPhone out of the Canadian market?
As we all know, the iPhone is a GSM phone. Canada’s lone GSM provider is Rogers Wireless. Back in April, Rogers made a point of telling CBC that they had not announced their intentions to carry the iPhone. Two months later (this past June 17th), an article appeared in the Globe and Mail in which Rogers’ CFO said, “The truth is we aren’t very far with Apple….” Apparently, no progress had been made.
What’s the hold up? Perhaps Apple has been concentrating their resources on a successful American launch. Or perhaps Rogers’ plans would price the phone out of the reach of most Canadian customers.
It has been reported that Apple has demanded (and received) a substantial cut of subscription revenues for the US iPhone, leading to friction with potential European partners. Perhaps Rogers and Apple are stubbornly butting heads over who gets the bigger slice of the pie?
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