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iPhone Coming to Holt Renfrew?


This is to be taken with as many grains of salt as you typically handle Apple-related rumours with, but here's a quick addendum to my earlier post on how the iPod Touch lacks relative to the iPhone.

DigitalJournal.com is saying that they have inside information that Holt Renfrew will be carrying the iPhone in Canada in as little as two weeks.

No one at Holt Renfrew or Apple would otherwise confirm the claims, so the best info otherwise available is the story so far:

iPhones can make their way to Canada and be unlocked, Rogers' infrastructure has the GSM capability to support such phones, and the photo to the right is an example of an unlocked iPhone operating on Fido, which shares Rogers' network.

However, Rogers recently told retailers to stop activating unlocked iPhones and publicly claimed that a deal with Apple is not coming any time soon.

To the skeptic, these signs all point to "no such luck," while to the eager fanboy types, these are no doubt all sure signs that something is up and Rogers is doing their best to maintain Apple's usual cloak of secrecy.

Like most such predictions, we'll probably just have to wait the two weeks and see.

Photo: Unlocked iPhone by dylanparker on Flickr.


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