We had heard briefly that the BlackBerry Storm would be coming to Rogers back in August, but we’ve got further confirmation that all three of Canada’s carriers will be getting the touchscreen BlackBerry before the end of the year. Bell and Telus have been pretty open about supporting the BlackBerry 9530, but we haven’t heard a peep from Rogers about the BlackBerry 9500. To date, Vodafone is the only GSM carrier to be launching the Storm, but with world phone capabilities, network technology is a bit of a moot point. Good on Rogers for lining this one up, but they’ll need to be a little more vocal about the BlackBerry Storm than they’ve historically been with new devices if they want to hype it as well as the competition.
UPDATE: … or not. Rogers has promptly quashed the rumour of a holiday release for the BlackBerry Storm, but I still figure Canada’s biggest carrier will get it sooner or later, likely as a higher-end iteration. There are still some spectrum issues too, that either Rogers would have to take care of, or RIM would need to hardwire in the device before it could support a Canadian 3G GSM network.
[via BlackBerry Cool]