Rogers to release the HTC Raider, $149.99 on a 3-year

Ian Hardy

October 26, 2011 4:36pm


Rogers is set to unload their big Q4 devices and we’ve been given potential launch dates and pricing. Rogers has already come forth and announced the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and the Motorola RAZR. The GSII LTE is $199.99 on a 3-year and the RAZR is $149.99 on a 3-year and both are expected, not confirmed, to be widely available on November 4th. Next, the HTC Raider, also known as the HTC Holiday, is a device that we were tipped on over a month ago will be coming to Rogers. This is their second LTE device and will join the Samsung Galaxy SII LTE. As for the price point, this is confirmed and will be $149.99 on a 3-year term, unfortunately we have no word on the no-contract pricing yet. The specs on the Android OS 2.3 Raider have it coming with a 4.5-inch qHD display (resolution of 540 x 960), 8 megapixel camera that shoots 1080p HD video. The other device that was forwarded to us is the Samsung Galaxy S Glide, we’ve seen pictures of this from a media event a few weeks ago but can now confirm the 3-year price to be $149.99 on a 3-year plan. Our tipster stated this is expected to be available as early as November 1st.

In addition to these devices, Rogers will unload a sweet promo. Rogers will give a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for those who activate a new family plan, this must be on 2 lines with a voice and data plan. However, if you’re only adding 1 new line to an existing account and change to a family plan, the Tab 10.1 will be $150 instead.

We’ll have more info soon!
(Thanks tipster!)

  • Rexuslexus

    So the Galaxy SII LTE is now 149.99?

  • kenypowa

    Did Rogers just copy Bell’s superphone playbook?

    My jaw just dropped…

  • drizzo613

    Haters gon’ hate. Just wait for it..

  • Lean-N-Supreme

    I hope they’re gonna announce the Galaxy Nexus soon. Nice to see that Rogers is catching up with Bell though.

  • Paulman

    I believe the Galaxy S II LTE is still being priced by Rogers at $199.99 with a 3-year contract ($649.99 outright).

    Also, apparently the HTC Raider 4G has a qHD IPS display (which means not AMOLED, but also not Pentile).

  • Rogerssucks

    Rogers has overpriced plans, overpriced phones, overpriced hidden fee’s, rogers sucks nough said.

    • You’reanidiot

      You are the d*****s. Rogers Customer relations is the best in the industry, you’re just the i***t that pays too much. Learn more about phones and plans then comment on posts. As for Rogers catching up to Bell; Rogers has 40% of Canada’s wireless marketshare they could care less about 1 stupid customer like you.

  • John

    This is just the Sensation in disguise isnt it?

  • Simon Sage
  • keiYUI

    I would have to say out of all the cell phone’s with unique cell phone names this one has to be the best!

    HTC Raider all black :)

  • Allan

    Finally!!!….just need to know when they’re going to release it now.

  • seller

    hmmm… free galaxy tab 10.1… nice! thats gotta hurt COA tho… i didnt think rogers were that hurtin.. lol maybe all those ‘government regulatory recovery fees’ are payin off lol..

  • Helgi S.

    iphone4s is out. Rogers can finally start competing again with bell

  • saffant

    Dang, Rogers is doin’ it up :/

  • lawfirm_fan42

    Hmm.. This is coming out at the same price contract price as the RAZR. LTE is a non-factor for me living in a city which won’t be getting it soon. The physical aspects of the RAZR seem pretty appealing but this has a better processor/bigger screen by a bit. I also want the higher resolution over the Rogers SGS2. Any thoughts on whether I should get the Raider or RAZR (given that LTE doesn’t matter for me)?

    • toaster

      As far as I know, the Raider uses the Snapdragon SoC, which is among the worst dual core you can get. The OMAP used in the RAZR is much better. In real life and in benchmarks, the OMAP is only bested by Samsung’s chip. The battery life also seems unacceptable for an LTE phone with a large screen and a lot of pixels

  • Jesse

    Well this would be it BUT, less then 1650mA battery? what the fresh? should have thought about this beforehand, it is LTE remember… Anyone know the CPU chipset?

  • Graham J

    Hope you don’t mind being stuck with the OS that comes with it.

  • Deli

    the tab offer is superb! spin!