Will Android make it to Canada
By Duleepa Wijayawardhana on Oct 22, 2008
You know I really need a new cell phone. Really. My current cell phone feels like a brick in my hand, is four years old and for a guy who likes technology, every time I use it makes me feel like I've gone back to an age of carving on stone. Granted, this Motorola phone has worked throughout Siberia and Mongolia so I do have a small bit of fondness for a phone that has worked in more odd places for me than any I've had before.
So that leaves me with a new choice seeing as how just a couple weeks ago I am now finally out of my contract with my cellphone provider. Now I can choose between an iPhone or an Android based phone. The only problem is that I live in the grand country of Canada where sometimes technology seems to seep slowly through the land. Current reports have no indication whether the G1 released by T-Mobile in the US today will ever see the light of day on the only GSM network available here. I'm a big fan of open source and truly Google's open platform is much more inspiring to me, even if the iPhone is the sexy beast that it is (hey I own an iPod and a MacBook Pro so I'm not exactly Apple-free).
Granted, if you can get yourself an unlocked G1 phone then this might be a guide for you to get it working in Canada, though true 3G is apparently not quite there in the land of Maples and hockey.
Ah phone choices... what will I end up with?