Rogers is really making a strong case for GSM networks in the Great White North. With the iPhone 3G already under its wing, and the BlackBerry Bold now bolstering its high-end GSM smartphone stable, Rogers is leveraging their position as Canada’s GSM carrier to good effect. Rate plan costs aside, we’ve got to hand it to Rogers for bringing the latest and greatest in the mobile space to our Canadian friends.
The latest rumors swirling around the newly announced Palm Treo Pro point to Rogers picking up Palm’s newest Windows Mobile smartphone on September 17. With 3G (HSDPA), GPS, 2 megapixel camera, QWERTY keyboard, 320×320 touchscreen, and microSD card slot, the Palm Treo Pro sounds (and looks) like a real winner for Palm. The once-pioneer of the smartphone industry sorely needs a blockbuster like the Palm Centro to help bring the company back to the top of its game, and the Palm Treo Pro could be just such a handset.
We’re hearing that Rogers could start offering the Palm Treo Pro on September 17th at an as-yet undisclosed price. AT&T will be offering the Palm Treo Pro at a $549 price-point, so it’s not too far-fetched to think the Palm Treo Pro will hit Rogers with a similar price-tag.