By Stephen Schenck | October 26, 2011 8:00 PM
HTC announced its Raider 4G last month, the phone we’d been following for some time as the HTC Holiday. We knew it would be coming to South Korea first, with a global distribution in the works. Back then it looked very likely that in Canada the phone would be finding a home with Bell, which has now been confirmed in advertisements. Today, plans for its debut on Rogers’ LTE network have also been tipped-off.
On Bell, you’ll be able to pick up the Raider 4G for about $170 on one of Canada’s typical three-year contracts. If you’d just prefer the phone free-and-clear, you’ll pay nearly $500. The same off-contract pricing hasn’t been revealed for Rogers, but its three-year contract price will supposedly be a little cheaper at $150; sales may be starting as soon as November 1.
The Raider 4G runs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, much like other “superphones” that are just now arriving. It has a 4.5-inch qHD display, gigabyte of RAM, and eight-megapixel main camera with 1.3-megapixel front-facer. There’s been no official announcement, but it looks likely that the phone will be among the first LTE models to be available on AT&T.