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Old 10-09-2008, 04:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dynot View Post
Question: is it possible for these 3 carriers to carry the same model? Would Telus or Bell ask RIM to keep it away from Rogers out of spite for the iPhone exclusivity deal they got from Apple?
Yes, look at the Curve and Pearl. Same phone essentually, just different antenna's on the inside. Same there here - there will just be differences in the cellular frequencies in the antenna's (antennie?) depending on the carrier.

It is likely that RIM started with CDMA SKUs first due to the fact that people jumped over to the iPhone will not likely invest in another touch screen so soon. RIM will be getting the best bang for buck by releasing with CDMA providers first, targetting the market of customers and did not buy out their current contracts to switch to a GSM provider just for the iPhone.
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