Update: As per the device's listing on the carrier's website, those pre-ordering will get their unit by September 1.
Original story follows:
In the US, Sprint is the only carrier that will sell the Essential Phone directly. In Canada, Telus is in the same position, as revealed back in June. The first handset created by Android co-founder Andy Rubin's new company should receive an actual, firm release date within days.
As we wait for that to happen, perhaps you're in Canada and want to be among the first people to purchase the handset from Telus? Good news, then - the carrier has started taking pre-orders today.
An Essential Phone will cost you a whopping CAD 1,050 outright. Alternatively, you can pay CAD 290 for it if you choose specific two-year contract plans starting at CAD 95 per month. If you want to pay lower per month (CAD 85 and up), then you need to shell out CAD 490 for the handset initially.
You can pick between the Black Moon and Pure White color versions for now, there's no word about the grey iteration or the green/copper combination called Ocean Depths. The devices you buy from the Canadian carrier will not be network locked.
D2D got a review unit for this phone. He even reviewed it... check that out in FB .. it's not a crappy phone
It's not crap. But no wireless charging, headphone jack, expandable storage is a no for me. I prefer a decent camera too. Accessories are just a gimmick to extract more money from you.
700$? For what? For this crap?