As you might have guessed from Bell’s banners, the iPhone 4 is arriving in Canada and elsewhere in the world this Friday, July 30th. It’s already out in the U.S., France, Germany, UK, and Japan, but other countries scheduled for launch on the 30th. are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Apple’s big plan is to have the iPhone 4 in 88 countries by the end of September, which is ambitious and awesome for those who have been hurting to get their hands on the phone.
The iPhone 4 is a pretty swanky piece of hardware, rocking an extraordinarily sharp display, a 5 megapixel camera, a front-facing camera for video conferencing, and a new operating system that includes multitasking. Sure, there are some niggling reception issues due to a faulty antennae design, but that can all be fixed with a free case.
Canadians can sign up for e-mail reminders at Rogers, Bell, and Telus, and can expect it to go for $199 on contract for the 16 GB iPhone 4, and $299 for the 32 GB version. A buddy at Telus tells me that The 16 GB iPhone 4 will be $649 and 32 GB $749 off contract.