HTC Raider (Holiday) rumored to come to Rogers, $150 with a 3 year contract

The HTC Raider (we know it as the Holiday) is coming to Rogers for $149.99 on a three-year contract, according to a tip received by Mobile Syrup.  While a three-year contract is something that just boggles our minds, the Raider is something we can easily get behind.  A 4.5-inch qHD display, 1.2 GHZ dual-core processor, 1GB ram, 8GB internal memory, with an 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera running on a LTE network will get the attention of just about any smartphone aficionado. 

We've been hearing rumors and seeing pictures of an AT&T version for about forever, but still have no official word from Dallas yet.  Maybe you folks north of the border will get first dibs on this one.  Hopefully we'll know the details shortly.

Source: Mobile Syrup

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  • I wich it would come to AT&T
  • Wanted this badly.
    Then the stupid Galaxy Nexus ruined it for me with their HD res and even that phone has fallen completely off my radar after finding out it has no microsd slot.
    I didnt buy the Nexus S because it did not have a card slot. I will not buy the GN for the same reason... .......still waiting for something worth me dropping a few hundred on.
  • Check out the Gaxaxy Note.....It has a Super Amoled HD display as well, a 5.2" display and Im sure it will have Sd card support. I am currently stalking this as well as waiting to see this hTC phone in person. Yeah, Im with you on the Nexus, no SD slot, how stupid.
  • wow this is pretty
  • If this gets ICS I'd totally sell my Atrix for one of these.
  • Do smartphones actually make it 3 years before falling apart? I don't think any of the ones I have had would make it 3 years. Yikes. I hope they give people discounts on early upgrades. Phone looks great, though.
  • Just a note on this - Rogers has a 24 month upgrade policy. So essentially once you're in a 3-year contract you can get a new phone after 24 months at the 3-year contract price again... the catch being that you're automatically rolled into another 3-year contract. So essentially if you want a new phone every 2 years you can never change carriers. :)
  • i have been waiting since the summer for this phone to arrive at AT&T, I want this phone so bad! almost grabbed the G2. resisted temptation and pulled back at the last minute. growing impatience just sitting here watching all these other toys get released and i dont have my (precious).