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TELUS and Rogers to start selling the iPad with Retina display and iPad mini “in the coming weeks”

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TELUS and Rogers have announced plans to start selling the 4th gen iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular “in the coming weeks.” There’s no specific dates or prices listed on their respected sites, only that it’s coming soon. Rogers declined to comment on the versions they’ll stock, but TELUS will have the iPad with Retina in black and white in 16GB and 32GB variations, plus the iPad mini in black and white in 16GB and 32GB models.

iPad with Retina display ranges in price at the Apple Store:
16GB: $629
32GB: $729

The iPad mini prices are:
16GB: $459
32GB: $559

In addition, similar to other retailers, Rogers and TELUS will be selling the iPads on a no-contract model so you’ll just need to sign up on one of their tablet plans – which they note you “can activate or cancel a plan at any time.” No word yet if Bell plans to join the iPad party.

Source: TELUS, Rogers

  • silver_arrow

    And these are unlocked like the ones sold at Apple Stores or carrier locked iPads

    • spammenotdisqus

      There’s no such thing as a carrier locked iPad. Only misinformed reps.

      Let me put it this way: if there was a carrier locked version, Telus would be the first ones selling it.

  • Tom

    A $130 premium just to have a cellular data connection? Not worth it if you already have a smartphone with a data plan since you can just use wireless tethering.

    • That dude

      The $130 also adds a 24 band gps/glonass receiver accurate to 10 feet, so it’s not that bad. That plus it demands a $100 used premium when it comes time to upgrade.

    • KrispyInTO

      All newer smartphones have GPS/Glonass already.

    • That dude

      Irrelevant when you just want to use a tablet with GPS, like when flying. Just because you only ride the subway doesn’t mean others float the same boat.

    • SupaDawg

      Obvious troll is obvious.

    • That dude

      Ya, the whiners that come to cry about android in an article about carriers retailing iPads is pretty sad.

    • Tom

      Oh, I didn’t realize the WiFi-only model lacked GPS. I guess that makes the $130 premium a little more worthwhile.

    • Davidyyz

      Not everyone wants to toggle their mobile hotspot on and off nor do they want to drain their smartphone battery by running a hotspot just for their tablet.

  • Bri

    I didn’t know this new iPad was so pretty.
    wow I’m amazed by this black one

    • EvanKrosney

      The photo’s of the iPad Mini.

  • EvanKrosney

    Anyone who wastes almost $500 on a 16GB iPad Mini with cellular is being ripped off, the 32GB N7 with unlocked HSPA+ connectivity is only $310.

    • That dude

      Ya and the nexus has 1/10 of the apps which make the tablet a useful device in the first place. The build quality of the nexus is also nowhere near that of the iPad. Also, resale value is significantly higher with the ipad so its not like you’ll lose that cash, unlike the nexus.

    • Sanjay Kumar

      I have used nexus 7. You are over exaggerating your facts upon it.
      I am not implying its the best tablet in the market right now. But it’s not the worst.
      Its justified with its price.
      However iPad mini is over priced.

    • That dude

      To the cheap or welfare bound yes. To normal people no.

    • Rhett H

      Wow, you really are “That Dude.”

    • That dude

      …and window washers.

    • Rhett H

      I can afford a real name.

    • Tooty Fruity

      But not an iPad.

    • Guest

      Lol normal people…
      That dude, normal is going to Rogers and TELUS to get iPad and iPad mini in contract to get device on cheaper price.
      They are sure normal and not cheap or welfare bound.

    • That dude

      People don’t buy tablets on contract. Never.
      What planet do you live on exactly?

    • Sanjay Kumar

      Small business owners, corporations, construction, contractors etc..
      For them its a business write off.
      that’ss the reason big 3 keeps tablets.

    • That dude

      Huh wha?
      News flash: this is new news. Carriers until now haven’t really sold tablets let alone iPads. They also don’t sell them on a contract.
      This has nothing to do with what people can use as a business wright off.

    • hyperhyper

      but you probably would because you’ve already proven to everyone how ignorant you are.

    • Shane

      Yes they do.

    • hyperhyper

      he’s the type of person who has more money than brains. It looks like he upgrades his tablet often because he needs the latest processor to surf the web and read email. We all know the type don’t we? haha

    • That dude

      ^ clueless.

    • EvanKrosney

      That’s a bit of an exaggeration, don’t you think? I’ve found plenty of excellent first and third party applications for Android tablets, along with excellent web apps as well. And since when we’re apps the only thing that made a tablet useful? In regards to build quality, they’re both excellent in their own ways. While the iPad’s aluminium feels premium, good luck recovering it after a drop or a fall, and the N7 feels by no means cheap. Have you ever even held one? And as for resale value, how does it matter if you’re spending $200 more in the first place?

    • That dude

      You seriously can’t be this ignorant can you?
      Without going on for ages ill name a few categories that you won’t find anything useful (or at all) on android.

      1) professional music recording apps
      2) professional dj mixing apps
      3) excellent star finding/charting apps
      4) professional photo editing apps
      5) extensive assortment of child education apps
      6) architectural design apps
      7) certified aviation mapping and navigation
      8) quality measuring utilities (level, sound, vibration, plum, etc)

      And on and on the list goes. If all you do is surf, email, and play the odd game – of course an android tablet will do. As for the nexus, I went through 5 of them before I finally gave up due to abysmal build quality. If you know ANYTHING about the nexus, you’ll know EXACTLY what I’m talking about.

    • EvanKrosney

      First of all, no, many if those apps are available on Android. In terms of pure numbers, Android’s exceeded iOS in application selection. And in regards to the apps that you listed, I provide you with an extensive list of each category. And really, unless you’re an architect/DJ-photographer specialising in mobile tablet photography with an odd affinity for tons of children’s apps, why would it matter?

    • That dude

      Blah blah blah is all I heard there. The money is with iOS and furthering its app ecosystem. From medical professionals to law enforcement to government and so on. I only provided you a small sampling of what’s available (or not) just to expand on what I previously mentioned.
      Android will never get the same treatment for many reasons including ease of theft and more difficulty with producing a quality product. Get over it.

    • hyperhyper

      lol.. I know right? “That dude” really takes the cake. He sounds like an Apple commercial (including the distortion reality field). I suspect he was the popular jock at high school but never found his place in the real world. He seems to be concerned with popularity and making sure that he is using the same tech as all the ‘smart’ people around him. He fits the stereotype.

    • That dude

      Read above. Ignorance is bliss for the uninformed I guess.

    • hyperhyper

      Err resale value? If you are having to upgrade so often that you have to take into account the resale value of your tablet, then there is something wrong with your tablet. I expect to have my tablet for at least 3-4 years and at the end of it, I’ll give it to someone who can use because it won’t be worth much.

      Btw, 1/10 the apps? Do you ever read mobile news? That is the worst troll comment I have read in a long time. Also, I have a N7 and the build quality if pretty damn good. Maybe you like to throw your tablet at your dog or something and I guess if you are such a hillbilly or klutz, then maybe the iPad mini is right up your alley.

    • That dude

      Cracker, I know the market because I make a couple grand extra a month buying and selling this crap and in the process upgrade my sheet for free. It’s a firm fact that iOS sheet retains its value, and for a significant length of time, unlike pretty much every other tech gadget out there. Too bad for you I’m such a hillbilly that I average $150/hr tax free in the process.

      And yes 1/10 the “useful” apps. Useful as in quality product. Not poorly coded junk slaughtered with ads or phone ports and crappy imitations. And again, the n7 is a piece of junk. It took ASUS 6 months just to get the screen issues sorted out, and it still suffers from the hallmarks of a cheap, rushed to market product. Popping speakers and microphones. GPU glitches after video playback. Auto brightness weirdness. Overheating. Etc, etc. Heck, and I hate to admit it, but even the crapberry playnothing is a better built device. It’s useless, but put together better.

      You don’t have to like it, but to state claims contrary to the obvious is plain silly.

  • Me Ted

    And now weather and traffic.

  • spammenotdisqus

    Can they run Android 4.2?

    • Henry

      yes of course :|

  • Statingtheobvious

    Why is it the clowns always have to spout off completely off topic garbage in the comments of stories? If you like android fine. If you like iOS fine. If you like win phone fine. If you like blackberry… Who f’in cares? Be happy with what you got or like and be done with it. Complain about crap elsewhere and stop tainting the comments with your dribble.

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