Rogers LTE network live in St. John’s: Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC One X coming soon

Expanding to the east, the Rogers LTE network is now live in St. John’s making Rogers the first carrier to bring the fastest wireless speeds in Canada to Newfoundlanders. We’re now offering LTE to a total of 11 million Canadians and we’ll double our coverage this year with plans to expand to more than 25 cities in 2012, including Halifax and surrounding areas.

With Rogers LTE network, customers have access to speeds similar to broadband connections, making it easier to use mobile devices to download apps, stream HD videos and music or play on-line games, with virtually no delays or buffering.

In addition to expanding our network, we’re also expanding our leading lineup of LTE smartphones with two new exclusive LTE devices available this spring:  the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC One X.

Nokia Lumia 900

After winning best in show at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year from CNET and a variety of prominent websites, the Nokia Lumia 900 marks a strong leap forward for Nokia it will be exclusively coming to Rogers as Canada’s first Windows Phone LTE smartphone.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is packed with a large 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED touchscreen, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor and runs on the LTE network, offering an impressive option for new and loyal Windows smartphones users.  If you’re looking for a smartphone and camera in one, this device also features Nokia’s exclusive Carl Zeiss 8MP back-camera with F2.2 large aperture and 28mm wide angle lens for snapping high-quality images on-the-go. It also has a 1MP front facing camera for high-quality video calling.

Visit for more information and to register for updates on the upcoming pre-order


Announced at Mobile World Congress yesterday, HTC One X will be the first smartphone in Canada designed with Beats Audio for an incredible audio experience. It  runs on Canada’s largest LTE network, comes packed with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the latest Android 4.0 software (Ice Cream Sandwich), HTC Sense 4.0 and HTC’s amazing new camera experience.

We’re happy to bring these devices to Rogers customers first. Stay tuned to RedBoard for more information on both of these devices or check out more information about Rogers LTE network here.

Katie is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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90 comments on “Rogers LTE network live in St. John’s: Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC One X coming soon

  1. RS

    Will the white Lumia 900 shown at MWC be available on Rogers too?

  2. MattthieuGD

    Do you have a release date for the Lumia 900 ?

  3. bryce

    been waiting for the Lumia 900 to be released in Canada, and glad Rogers is carrying the device!

  4. Dennis

    Soooo happy the 900 is coming (I read it’s hitting in April)! I wrote Rogers when the 710 was released voicing my disappointment that the 900 wasn’t coming. I’ve already filled out the pre-order form on the Rogers website.

    1. Frank

      Where is the pre-order form?

      1. MattthieuGD

        There’s a problem with the page, to see the form you need to change the province to Ontario

  5. AK

    Isn’t the HTC One is a quad-core not a dual-core as stated on here?

    1. RogersNicolas

      HI AK,

      Here are the HTC One’s tech specs on HTC’s website:

      1. AK

        Nicolas, thanks. I went back to their press release and apparently there will be 2 versions a quad-core and a dual-core. It appears the quad-core is not LTE.

        Link to the press release and some info from the site:

        “HTC One X
        The HTC One X features a beautifully crafted polycarbonate unibody that has the ruggedness of metal but is super lightweight. With seamless construction, the unibody combines a unique high gloss ‘piano’ finish and a matte back. HTC One X is blazing fast with the new NVIDIA® Tegra 3 Mobile Processor for clear graphics, faster applications and longer battery life. It includes a 1.5GHz Super 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core with an integrated fifth Battery Saver Core and a high-performance 12-Core NVIDIA® GPU. The HTC One X also has an amazing 4.7-inch, 720p HD screen crafted from contoured Corning™ Gorilla Glass. HTC One X will also be available in select 4G LTE markets with a LTE-enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon S4™ processor with up to 1.5GHz dual-core CPU’s.”

      2. gabby131

        Oh so Rogers will be grabbing the Qualcomm version. I was excited to read until I saw the specs. Did hope that it’s the Tegra 3.

    2. Kami

      Should also mention that the HTC One X (ATT/Rogers) variation uses the new dual-core S4 processor which is actually faster than the Tegra3 quad-core.

      Quad-core is not currently compatible with LTE but even so, this is a nice upgrade, spec-wise.

      Now… just waiting for pre-order to be come available as my contract is up…. Options, options, heh.

  6. DH

    I can’t wait to get one Lumia 900.

  7. phoney

    I’ll definitely be picking up a Lumia 900. Your link doesn’t seem to go anywhere useful though…

    1. phoney

      I mean this link – doesn’t have any content

      1. RogersNicolas

        Hi Phoney,

        More information will be added soon.

      2. MattthieuGD

        yep you need to change the province to Ontario, there’s a problem for others provinces.

  8. I’m very eager to get my hands on the Lumia 900. Can you tell us any more details about pricing (i’m an existing customer with an upgrade coming up soon). If you know any details about release dates it would be appreciated as well. Thank you!

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Chadwick,

      We’ll share more details closer to launch. Stay tuned!

  9. Gordon

    Will the Lumia 900 require an LTE data plan?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Gordon,

      All our data-plans work on our LTE devices.

  10. Jason

    Wah? Still no LTE in Edmonton??? ;)

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Jason,

      We’re always working on expanding and improving our services, including our LTE network.
      Stay tuned, more cities will come in 2012!

  11. MattthieuGD

    The page for the Lumia 900 seems to be empty. Here’s what I get!/tewmgd/status/174510812474523648/photo/1/large

    I tried on two computers(PC/Mac), 3 differents browsers.

    1. MattthieuGD

      It appers that others provinces than Ontario don’t have access to this page.

  12. Conrad Foucher

    Will there be a 32 Gb version of the One X? I really want it, but 16 Gb just isn’t enough.

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Conrad,

      Thanks for your feedback. We don’t comment releases before they may/may not launch but we’ll keep everyone posted.

  13. Hsiao-Kang Jao

    omg they are really taking their sweet time with this.
    but I am glade we are getting closer to release, I have been waiting for sooooooooo long man.

  14. Chris

    My contract is up today and I’d like to pre-order the HTC One X as my subsidized phone.
    Is there any way I can do that?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Chris,
      You’ll be able to reserve to reserve it. However, you won’t be able to get it until the HTC One X is actually available.
      We’ll share more details closer to launch. Stay tuned!

  15. AppleCrumble

    Will Rogers ever have full coverage/presence in Oakville, Ontario? Right now you are available only to the border of Mississauga/Oakville which is very frustrating for us that’s west of that!!! No LTE service for us.

    1. RogersNicolas


      We’re always working on improving and expanding our network. More cities will be coming in 2012.

  16. Andy

    Great… so Rogers will soon have the world’s best Windows Phone, yet your website still labels it as a “Windows Mobile” when looking at phones to buy. When will someone fix this so it says “Windows Phone” instead? Talk about poor marketing and website management.

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks for your feedback. We’ve already flagged this to our team.

      1. rwalrond

        I’m hoping I can finally walk into a Rogers Store and ask them if they have a Windows phone and they can tell me something other than, “We don’t even have a fake plastic one, want to see the new iPhone?”
        Step 2, change your website.

      2. Andy

        It is now a full 10 days later… the website still says Windows Mobile. Doesn’t look like you’re changing it any time soon. Bunch of empty promises. As usual.

      3. MattthieuGD

        Yep and it has been a week since the picture is not disaplyed on the registration page :

        Amateur hour….

      4. Rogers_Kelly

        Hi Matthieu,
        Thanks for your patience and excitement for the Nokia Lumia 900. We’re working to get the pre-order page up very soon.

      5. Rogers_Kelly

        Hi Andy,

        The request has indeed been submitted – sorry for the delay, it should be corrected shortly.

    2. I wish I read your comment before I added my own about the same issue. I can’t believe that it’s been almost 2 years and Rogers still has the wrong name, “Windows Mobile”, on their website instead of “Windows Phone”.

      1. MattthieuGD

        +1 ,It would be cool to see Rogers with a little more support for Windows Phone.

      2. People actually care about Windows Phone? Weird.

      3. If it was a Bada or Symbian phone, then I would agree with you. But this a new mobile platform from Microsoft that competes directly with iOS and Android, and in many instances it comes at the top. You should give it a try at your local Rogers store when you get a chance.

  17. I noticed that on Rogers website it lists the Nokia Lumia 710 and the Samsung Focus under “Windows Mobile”. Microsoft has moved away from that name last year when they created a brand new mobile platform from scratch, and that’s how “Windows Phone” was born.

    Windows Phone is completely different than Windows Mobile. I think it’s time for Rogers to correct that mistake on their website and rename the category from “Windows Mobile” to “Windows Phone”.

  18. Steven

    please allow for upgrades for existing Rogers customers from their iPhone4’s to the noikia 900! Please please please?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Steven,

      You’d have to contact Customer Care to know the conditions that would apply to you regarding an early upgrade. You may contact us via Twitter @RogersHelps or Facebook.

      1. Steven

        thanks. tried and got a generic response of…upgrades are allowed between 18-30 months based on your phone and plan…

        i was hoping that there might be some promo like when rogers offered existing iphone3/g customers to upgrade to iphone4 when it was released. Hoping there would be such a program for this great launch!


  19. MattthieuGD

    The Rogersbuzz twitter account was tweeting last week about pre-order available this week but I did’nt get any email even if I register on the website. Is the pre-order still planned for this week ?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Matthieu,

      Like I said on Twitter, the week isn’t over yet. We’ll keep you posted as soon as it’s live!

      1. MattthieuGD

        Thank you Nicolas, btw on this page there’s a problen with the picture, it’snot displayed :(

      2. RogersNicolas

        Thanks for flagging, I’ll share that info with our team.

      3. DIN

        I think it’s clear by now the news about preorder coming out next week came out a few days too early.

  20. Joey

    come on with at least a date and price! I’m looking to buy out of contract

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Joey,

      We’ll share these details soon regarding the 2 devices.

      1. Joey

        actually… an outright price is my biggest concern. which shouldn’t be a big deal saying.

        I got the money burning a hole in my pocket but honestly… I think I’m just going to go buy a lumia 800 at telus.

      2. RogersNicolas

        Hi Joey,

        Rest assured that we’re committed to offer the best devices at the best price.
        The Lumia 900 will now launch soon. Stay tuned for more details!

  21. sean

    I thought you were going to start the pre-order yesterday for the lunia 900

    1. MattthieuGD

      I got the generic answer from their twitter “robot” this morning:!/RogersNicolas/status/181405860394835968

      it’s one of the foolowing: soon, pretty soon, very soon, as soon as it’s live etc.

  22. DIN

    Does the nokia lumia 900 support Chinese language display and input? I know there are smart phones out there that cant yet.

    1. Rogers_Kelly

      HI DIN,
      Yes, I can confirm that Chinese language and keyboard are supported in Lumia 900 sw 12082.

  23. Bryce

    Is the Lumia 900 only going to be released in Black or will the Cyan, Magenta, and White models be coming too?

    1. Rogers_Kelly

      Hi Bryce, we will currently only be offering it in black.

  24. Shaun

    When will you be taking pre-orders for the HTC One X???

    1. Rogers_Kelly

      Hi Shaun,
      We don’t have details to share at this time, but be sure to follow us on Twitter @RogersBuzz for the latest updates.

  25. MattthieuGD

    It’s available !!/RogersBuzz/status/182476371677810688

    Question : Do you have a date for the avaibility ? And I have more that 30 months on my contract, what would be the price I pay for the Lumia 900 if I upgrade to it ?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Matthieu,
      As advised on Twitter, we’ll share more details closer to launch. Thanks for your enthusiasm!

  26. I guess it makes sense to have the black Lumia 900 for the Dark Knight promotion. Can’t wait for the cyan or white versions to be available though. It would be nice to have all colors available when the Lumia 900 finally arrives in-stock.

  27. trueblog

    My three year contract is coming to an end with rogers and i would love to renew it for this phone .. please let me know the release data !!!

    1. MattthieuGD

      I think April, 9th since it’s the date of the launch for AT&T and the April, 10th is the limit to enroll into the Batman thing

  28. edward

    when do you think the HTC ONE X will be released?

    1. Rogers_Kelly

      Hi Edward,

      We’ll post as soon as we get word!

  29. trueblog

    wow .. AT&T Released the details !!! .. April 9th .. $100 for two yr contract .. that’s a pretty sick price for this flagship phone !!!!

  30. stash

    Will there be other color variants of the lumia 900 at lunch or later? particularly the white.
    i’m on bell planning to switch to rogers only if there’s a white or blue lumia 900 coming soon, otherwise i’ll just stay on bell and buy the international version.
    I’ll appreciate a reply ASAP given that i’m not very patient and in need of a new phone ASAP

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Stash,

      We’ll share more details but I can already confirm the black version.
      Thanks for your feedback!