TELUS Preparing To Sell Tablets

by Gaurav Kheterpal on March 12, 2010

TELUS Tablets Coming Soon?

TELUS Tablets Coming Soon?

Businessweek reports that TELUS is soon planning to sell Tablets in Canada. “We’re definitely going to have tablets and that mix in our lineup,” David Fuller, Telus’s senior vice-president for product marketing, said in an interview. This is a massive move by Telus to lure customers away from its larger rivals in the Canadian telecom market space.

Though TELUS has revealed its intentions to sell Tablets, the carrier has decided not to disclose its cards on whether it would be selling the Apple iPad which goes on sale in the US on April 3. Though Apple has suggested that the iPad will be available in Canada by the end of April, it has not disclosed a definite date for iPad’s release in Canada as yet. To make it even more interesting, David Fuller confirms that the iPad is ‘compatible’ on the new TELUS network.

There is no doubt that the competition in the tablet market space is heating up and this year will see many new players making their entry. Amongst the ones to watch out for are Microsoft Courier and Google Tablet. Has TELUS managed to ink a secret deal with one of these technology giants? I’m not so sure. Interestingly enough, TELUS has spent a whopping $1-billion on its network in 2010 to make it compatible with world wide GSM standards.

The TELUS Apple relationship dates back to November of last year when TELUS started offering the iPhone. This marked the end of Roger’s iPhone exclusivity in Canada. In February, TELUS became the first Canadian carrier to sell Motorola Droid.

So, is the iPad coming to Canada on the TELUS network ? Or is it the Google Tablet? Perhaps, even Microsoft Courier? We will know soon enough.

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