Rogers, a Canada carrier has confirmed that it is taking pre-orders for the HTC One. Those who want to get hold of HTC's flagship phone can already pre-order online, so they will beat out others who would also want to try it first among themselves.
Order before March 22nd and you will be eligible to win a Sharp HDTV along with a media accessory from HTC. Furthermore, Rogers will slash at least $100 off if you would exchange your old smartphone for an HTC One. This amount could even be higher if your smartphone's value is more than $100.
However, the caveat is that you will have to stay with the carrier for at least 3 years, which is a typical term for a plan in Canada. Rogers is putting it at $149.99.
Also, HTC looks like they are already allowing bootloader unlocking and are already supporting developers may have better custom ROMs than what the stock HTC One has. This makes it a really attractive smartphone to own.
Rogers has announced today on its official Twitter account that the Canadian carrier will be offering Samsung's latest gigantic handset, the Galaxy Mega 6.3. If you somehow missed this one, the Galaxy Mega is so far the largest phone device in the "Galaxy" lineup for Samsung, with a very familiar build but a pretty crazy screen size.
Just like the rest of the Galaxy series, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 it runs the Android OS. It looks like an Galaxy S4 on growth hormones - just as plasticky but much larger. The Galaxy Mega has a 6.3-inch screen. Samsung also makes a slightly smaller 5.8-inch version of the Mega, which sells for around £100 less.
Galaxy Mega 6.3 also eatures a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 processor; 1.5GB RAM; 6.3-inch 720p LCD screen; TouchWiz UI; 8-megapixel camera with LED flash. Rogers has yet provide dates and prices of the release just yet.
Nokia and Rogers today announced that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be exclusively available to Rogers' customers in November, adding its name to the global list of wireless operators selling the Windows Phone 8 device.
"Rogers is proud to bring the new Nokia Lumia 920 to our customers looking for the best unified experience and to further extend our leadership as the carrier with the largest LTE superphone selection in Canada," said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Communications. "With seamless access to entertainment, sports and business content, the Nokia Lumia 920 offers customers a world leading internet experience powered by the Rogers LTE network."
"Rogers' decision to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 in Canada is another example of the forward momentum behind our Lumia devices as well as the broader Windows ecosystem," said Don Leeke, Canada General Manager, Nokia.
The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken.
In addition to built-in wireless charging, the Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite and the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps. Along with enhancements to Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit, the Nokia location suite of services represents the most comprehensive, integrated mapping experience of any smartphone.
The Nokia Lumia 920 will operate across the Rogers national wireless network and will take advantage of the fastest mobile network technology in the world when operating on the Rogers LTE network; available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.
Price and other details for the Nokia Lumia 920 to be announced closer to the launch date.