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Rogers iPhone launch date busted, for now

You know what they say…if it seems too good to be true, it probably is! And that seems to be the case with the “leaked” Rogers ad we ran showing the iPhone making its way up north to Rogers on December, 7th. Rogers spokesperson Odette Coleman has issued the following statement: “The ad in Boy Genius, Mashable, Engadget blogs was not produced by Rogers. Nothing further to announce on iPhone.” Our favorite part of the article though, is this…

“So it looks like the ad was either made by a fanboy trying to milk the iPhone news here in Canada, or it was made by an advertising agency for Rogers.” “Roger’s execs promised a “device” announcement in November, a December date could jive with those promises. The leaked ad sure looks real. It promises a pre-order for the phone on Roger.com on November 20, so you can buy one before Christmas and get it in January.”

Oh well, there you have it! It started here, and ends here — no iPhone confirmation on Rogers, yet.

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Jonathan Geller founded Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, in 2006. It became the biggest mobile news destination in the world by the end of 2009, and BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010.

Jonathan is President of the newly formed BGR Media, LLC., and Editor-in-chief of the BGR website.

What started as a side project at the age of 16, quickly transpired into 24-hour days and nights of sharing exclusive and breaking news about the mobile communications industry. BGR now reaches up to 100 million readers a month through the website, syndication partners, and additional channels.