Want to know what Windows Phone 7 devices are being offered by Canadian telcos? I’ve got the list below:
Telus offers two Windows Phones:
There are a number of people who refuse to use on-screen virtual keyboards and like the reassuring feel of a button’s “throw”. If you’re one of these people, Bell’s LG Optimus Quantum is the Windows Phone for you, with a slide-out keyboard. I’ve taken it out for a test drive at the store and it feels pretty nice.
I’m on Rogers (as are all Microsoft employees in Ontario – the company pays for our phones and plans), and their Windows Phone is the Samsung Focus. It’s sexy, skinny, much lighter than you’d expect for a device with this kind of horsepower and it sports a bright, crisp 4” Super AMOLED screen, just like the one on the Galaxy S. I end up doing a lot of impromptu demos with this phone, and everyone walks away impressed.
If you’re in the market for an unlocked WP7 phone, or perhaps a WP7 phone that the Canadian telcos aren’t carrying, Expansys are the go-to people. If you’ve been to one of the big Microsoft conferences in the US – PDC, TechEd North America and so on – you’ve probably seen their booth. They’re the go-to guys for all sorts of mobile devices, including the hard-to-get ones.
They have a Canadian site, www.expansys.ca, and they’ve got a very extensive selection of Windows Phone 7 devices. Better still, their service is great. When I screwed up my last order and accidentally ordered the European version of a phone that wouldn’t be compatible with HSPA+ over here, a quick email to their service was all it took for them to fix the problem and let me know it was fixed. I salute them with a filet mignon on a flaming sword!
This article also appears in Global Nerdy.
Nice post, Joey. What's the Jersey Shore theme? You're probably not referencing this video: www.youtube.com/watch but I wish you were!
Great post Joey. I have heard that Microsoft will be expanding their device to support CDMA networks. Has there been any talk about marketing to CDN telcos like MTS or SaskTel?
I haven't heard a thing about which other Canadian telcos are talking to Microsoft, but I'd love to see as many telcos as possible carrying WP7 devices.