This morning I awoke to some incredible (and I mean this in the true sense of the word; I can scarcely believe it) news:
Rogers Issues Statement on the Apple iPhone
TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ — Ted Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. today issued the following statement:
We’re thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada later this year. We can’t tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned.
About Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services
through Wireless, Canada’s largest wireless provider and the operator of the
country’s only Global System for Mobile Communications (“GSM”) based network.
Through Cable and Telecom we are one of Canada’s largest providers of cable
television, cable telephony and high-speed Internet access, and are also a
full-service, facilities-based telecommunications alternative to the
traditional telephone companies. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and
television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications,
and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B), and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For
further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit
Yes folks, Hell has officially frozen over.
But wait… let’s see: “later this year” could mean anything between April 30th to December 31st. So the longest I’ll have to wait will be 8 months. I guess that’s good news. I have to admit, this did look like an April Fool’s posting that is 28 days too late.
At the very least, we’ll see an end to the hand-wringing and cries of Why does Apple hate Canada? on so many of the web sites here.