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Rogers Confirms iPhone, Canadians Rejoice

It took them long enough! Rogers has finally announced that it negotiated a deal with Apple to bring the coveted iPhone to Canada. Details are limited at this point but Rogers states that the popular Apple handset will be available to its subscribers “by the end of 2008”. Does this mean that our friends north of the border can expect the 3G model? Probably. We all recently saw that the Toronto Star reported Rogers intends to launch the iPhone by July, which is right around or just after the time the 3G iPhone is expected to be released. The only piece of the puzzle that hasn’t been addressed is the trademark dispute with Comwave, owner of the “iPhone” name in Canada. This isn’t the first time that Apple has had to buy the name of course. Cisco’s iPhone line was Apple’s roadblock here in the US and we’re sure they came out ahead in the end although specific details of the settlement were not released.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.