Fido to Get 4GB iPhone with iChat? 32GB iPhones?

More next generation iPhone rumors coming your way, folks. Yesterday BGR reported that Fido is going to be carrying a 4GB iPhone that has iChat capabilities for $99. On top of that, Engadget reports iPhones have garnered approval by the PCS Type Review Certification Board in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities.

Regarding the so called Fido “leak”, I find it questionable that Fido is going to be carrying the iPhone now that they have been branded as a low cost carrier. iPhone commercials on TV don’t even include the Fido logo anymore.

On the flip side, a 4GB iPhone priced at $99 on a 3 year contract could definitely sell like hotcakes, but given that the original first gen iPhones in 4GB were discontinued due to unpopularity, not sure if this will fly. You could probably put your money that the next iPhone capacities will be at least 16-32GB.

Here are some screenshots from the Fido 2009 roadmap:

fido-leak-1

fido-leak-16a

So what do you think? 4GB iPhone coming to Fido for $99?!

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  • X1Zero

    I think our “leaker” got ahold of the PowerPoint and added the iPhone stuff and blackberry 8320 himself. It seems odd to have that many smart phones on Fido (iPhone, berry, nokia).

    The things people will do for fame….

  • X1Zero

    I think our “leaker” got ahold of the PowerPoint and added the iPhone stuff and blackberry 8320 himself. It seems odd to have that many smart phones on Fido (iPhone, berry, nokia).

    The things people will do for fame….

  • Guest

    This does look like a mock up, some more info… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5468

  • Dusty

    This does look like a mock up, some more info… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5468

  • thelouisguy

    I do not think it is “questionable” for Fido to carry the iPhone 4GB. They carry the 8GB and 16GB versions right now and since they are rebranding themselves as low cost, a $99.00 iPhone on Fido and the $199.00 / $299.00 versions ( presumable 16GB / 32GB ) on Rogers would fit right into both brands business models.

  • thelouisguy

    I do not think it is “questionable” for Fido to carry the iPhone 4GB. They carry the 8GB and 16GB versions right now and since they are rebranding themselves as low cost, a $99.00 iPhone on Fido and the $199.00 / $299.00 versions ( presumable 16GB / 32GB ) on Rogers would fit right into both brands business models.

  • Mirth

    Off Topic Question: I thought the purpose of a blog was to see a particular topic and then discuss via comments. Why are we always being pointed to the forums instead of the blog? I’m certainly not complaining or questioning those who rein supreme here, just wondering so that I can properly fit myself into the right discussion area!

    As for my partly on-topic discussion:

    I’ve purchased both iPhones for my wife and I via Fido due to the better reputation (at the time), the per second billing, the better evening and weekend hours… oh the list goes on. I’m one of those people that use the phone alot, enjoy the features it offers for work and for the “wait in line” aspects too. Basically, I can’t wait to find out what Rogers/Fido does for those of us who bought into the Fido brand before they announced the changes. If they lock me into an iPhone 3G for 2 more years without any upgrade path, I’ll be disappointed (although not shocked).

    Only time will tell how the treatment of their paying customers will pan out. I know that I’m paying for the premium service with 6gb data, and full voice. Well over $100 a month per phone. If they treat us badly, it will kill me to move away from the iPhone, but I’ll do it on principle.

    and for the fully on-topic part (even if it is a really really small part of the whole):

    Would a “low end” iPhone do well for Fido, probably yes. I will not question Apple’s ability to market products (that is what they “do” and I have no doubt that they will handle it properly).

  • Mirth

    Off Topic Question: I thought the purpose of a blog was to see a particular topic and then discuss via comments. Why are we always being pointed to the forums instead of the blog? I’m certainly not complaining or questioning those who rein supreme here, just wondering so that I can properly fit myself into the right discussion area!

    As for my partly on-topic discussion:

    I’ve purchased both iPhones for my wife and I via Fido due to the better reputation (at the time), the per second billing, the better evening and weekend hours… oh the list goes on. I’m one of those people that use the phone alot, enjoy the features it offers for work and for the “wait in line” aspects too. Basically, I can’t wait to find out what Rogers/Fido does for those of us who bought into the Fido brand before they announced the changes. If they lock me into an iPhone 3G for 2 more years without any upgrade path, I’ll be disappointed (although not shocked).

    Only time will tell how the treatment of their paying customers will pan out. I know that I’m paying for the premium service with 6gb data, and full voice. Well over $100 a month per phone. If they treat us badly, it will kill me to move away from the iPhone, but I’ll do it on principle.

    and for the fully on-topic part (even if it is a really really small part of the whole):

    Would a “low end” iPhone do well for Fido, probably yes. I will not question Apple’s ability to market products (that is what they “do” and I have no doubt that they will handle it properly).

  • Brian

    Looking at the picture, the 4GB iPhone only has a 2 mega pixel camera =S. I thought they were going with a 3.2 mega pixel camera… Also, I was wondering is anyone knows what they were going to call this iPhone because it’s the third generation (iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone the Third?!?).

  • Brian

    Looking at the picture, the 4GB iPhone only has a 2 mega pixel camera =S. I thought they were going with a 3.2 mega pixel camera… Also, I was wondering is anyone knows what they were going to call this iPhone because it’s the third generation (iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone the Third?!?).

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