Today Rogers has officially announced the N86 will be available “in the coming weeks” for $99.99 on a three-year voice and data plan. They describe the N86 as “Coming soon to Rogers in time for the holidays is the sleek and stylish Nokia N86 smartphone featuring an impressive 8 megapixel camera and 8GB of onboard memory to store music, movies and photos.”
More importantly is the essence of new competition. On the day that Bell launches their new HSPA network, Rogers comes in storming and declares their dominance. The press release title stated “Unparalleled HSPA smartphone lineup underscores Rogers’ network superiority“… sound like the networks are friends right. You’ll see I’ve highlighted the important statements. Us Canadians are very humble.
Rogers continue to inform us Canadians that “Rogers has been perfecting the GSM family of technologies for nearly ten years. Today, with a selection of more than 30 HSPA devices, Rogers offers the broadest portfolio of the wireless products Canadians want including the widest range of HSPA smartphones, Google Android and BlackBerry devices, and the best variety of Quick Messaging phones.”
John Boynton, EVP Marketing at Rogers said “Rogers customers can choose from a device lineup that is the envy of wireless companies around the world. We are proud to offer 30 HSPA-ready devices – more than ever before – more than our competitors combined. Only Rogers offers the right handset at any price point, including five incredible Webphones priced at under $100.”
Bob Berner, EVP Network & CTO at Rogers said “Customers looking for a proven HSPA network will continue to choose Rogers,” said “We introduced our HSPA network back in 2006 and we continue to invest significantly in our network technologies. Our proven network lets us offer seamless communications on the widest selection of high-performing HSPA devices to our customers.”