Nokia has announced that the Lumia 710 and 800 will in fact be coming to Canada. The 710 will be carried by Rogers and the 800 will be on the Telus network. Availability of the 800 with Telus is still just a “coming soon” and the price is much of the same.
The 710 with Rogers will be available in February and have a price of $49.99 with a 3 year contract. I expect the full, non-subsidized price will be $349.99, but there is no confirmation of that at this point.
If you’re not familiar with the specs of the 710 and 800 models, you can check them out here. Basically the 710 is an entry level device that offers Nokia’s exceptional quality at an affordable price. The 800 takes it up a notch by adding a more unique design, and better camera optics with the Carl Ziess lens.
At this time Nokia had nothing to say in regards to the Lumia 900 device coming to Canada. This is the device that many are after as it has a larger screen and runs on the faster LTE network. Currently that is still just coming to AT&T. However, there is hope that it will come to Rogers to offset the entry level 710 with the high end 900. Or, perhaps Bell will pick it up. Either way, if it comes to Canada it would have to be on one of the carriers that support LTE.
More details on the 900, 800 for Telus, and 710 for Rogers when they become available.