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View Full Version : HTC S621 (Excalibur) Arrives in Canada with Rogers Wireless

Mike Temporale
03-22-2007, 03:45 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2007/03/21/htc-s621-excalibur-now-official-on-rogers/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2007/03/21/htc-s621-excalibur-now-official-on-rogers/</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The S621 from HTC is now available all official-like through Canada's Rogers Wireless, offering the same glorious QWERTY experience (and somewhat controversial "JOGGR" touch strip experience) that T-Mobile customers have been enjoying for a little while now. Grab it now for a cool $250 CDN (about $213) on three-year agreement."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Temporale-20070321-Rogers.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />While it's true that it's listed on their website and you can <a href="http://www.shoprogers.com/store/wireless/products/phones/products_details.asp?shopperID=TBJPMRSAK2TN9JVBFKA8DBJ507490B66&amp;PRODUCTID=S621R&amp;summary=1">view it right now.</a> I can't seem to be able to browse to it. I'm thinking the official launch is still a couple days away. Regardless, it's nice to see Rogers pick up a new hot device like the Excalibur and get it out on their network inside of 6 months from the actual device release date. Unfortuantely, it's listed as a Windows Mobile 5 device. I sure hope that they plan to release an upgrade for it - but I wouldn't count on it. If anyone manages to buy this, please let us know!

03-22-2007, 08:55 PM
Needless to say, though, they've gone an awfully loooooong time without getting any new Windows Mobile devices.

03-23-2007, 05:39 PM
This is the first Windows Mobile 5 smartphone offering from Rogers, almost two years after WM 5 was launched. Pretty pathetic, isn't it? Well, better late than never.

Mike Temporale
03-24-2007, 02:31 PM
lets just hope they offer an OS update. :lol: - sure like that would ever happen. :roll: