Apple’s iPhone is too late to Canadian market

A source tells me that a Taiwanese company, HTC Corp., has recently introduced a smartphone product called Touch to Canada that looks and works pretty much like an Apple iPhone.

This may spell doom for Apple’s iPhone in Canada, assuming the product ever gets here.

One might wonder how can a small phonemaker such as HTC can make a product so similar to the iPhone and yet receive absolutely no fanfare for its features. It’s a mystery to me.

While would any prospective iPhone customers and channel partners wait for Apple to get its act in gear for a working Canadian iPhone model when a smart vendor has already forged ahead?

Why wait any longer for an iPhone when you can now get the next best thing – HTC Touch?

The HTC Touch uses Windows Mobile and features a built-in GPS and has 3G-HSDPA wireless connectivity. It has a 2.8-inch screen and, with the touch of a finger, you can zoom in on photos and slide shows, play videos, listen to music, scroll through Web pages and documents or email.

The HTC Touch also has TouchFLO technology, which enables users to navigate through the smartphone’s functionality with the point of a finger. If you’re not hung up on brand name and are more interested in iPhone functionality then HTC has delivered your product.

Telus is offering the HTC Touch for $99 on a three-year term.

Why wait for Apple when a similar, cheaper product is available? Give it a look.

One quick hit before I go. AnswerQuest has hired Tafari Alexander as its new practice director.

— Posted by Paolo Del Nibletto, 18/01/08 9:17 PM,

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