Canucks already have a few options when it comes to both the Motorola RAZR (the international name for Verizon’s DROID RAZR) and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In a few days, they’ll have at least one more. MobileSyrup reports that both phones will be hitting regional carrier Fido next Tuesday. Rogers will also be getting the Galaxy Nexus on the same day, though they’ve been promoting it for some time. Just one week until either RAZR-thin phones or Ice Cream sandwich comes to Fido’s customers – what a decision.
The RAZR has been confirmed for a $100 price point on Canada’s standard 3-year contract (yikes). Rogers has the phone for the same price. The Galaxy Nexus price isn’t currently known, but considering the phones’ relative value elsewhere, they’ll probably be pretty close. On Bell and Virgin Mobile, the Nexus is $159.99, with the same 3-year contract. Fido could score a real win by undercutting its competitors. though Rogers’ coverage is wide enough that it can probably match them or even exceed the price without breaking a sweat.
Of pissible interest to US residents is that Fido’s RAZR may come with the possibility of an unlocked bootloader. Motorola stated after the DROID RAZR announcement that it was prepared to unlock the bootloader on the RAZR on a carrier-by-carrier basis, and that Verizon had declined the opportunity. The Fido RAZR will be a GSM variant, compatible with AT&T’s non-LTE wireless frequencies… assuming you can find a way to buy the phone without signing up for a contract and getting the software unlocked. Next week might be a good time to call your friends in the Great White North.