Montreal has often been hailed as a hub of the online world and there was further confirmation this week. No, this is not because our politicians see their Wikipedia entries savaged. Rather it is because one of the really big players is increasing its presence here.
The Gazette tech reporter Roberto Rocha first broke the rumour two days ago and today confirms that Apple will be building a flagship store on Saint Catherine Street. According to him, this would be the 10th flagship store for Apple in the world and the first such store in Canada.
As yet, Apple has not announced any release date for the iPhone in Canada. Some expressed concerns that the mobile Web in Canada might see slower growth given the elevated wireless service charges here. In turn this might have influenced any Apple decision on the Canadian release of the iPhone. However the latest move shows that Canada is very much on the Apple radar screen.