Update: The Vancouver Apple store is confirmed and will be in the old Holt Renfrew location at Pacific Centre.
I received an email this morning inquiring about my N95 Taste Test so here’s some more information.
I had the phone for one week, it was given to me as a part of an independent study (ie. not through Rogers or anything). Along with 4 other people in the group, we all chose one task that involved the phone. We decided to document our various commutes throughout that one week. I also used the phone as a full-time camera and every photo I took with it is in a Flickr set. After that week I had to give the phone back. It was a bit of a tease but it wasn’t the most user-friendly phone, I’ll just miss the camera on it mostly as it was better than the small digital cam that John and I share. You can read more about what the others were up to on their wrap-up posts, like Dave’s.
Happenings in Metro Vancouver this weekend:
After years of speculation and anticipation, there is finally confirmation that that an Apple store will occupy a space inside the Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver (BC). The three-block indoor mall has been undergoing a long-term and extensive renovation that included demolition, construction and the juggling and moving of several retailers, along with the addition of new stores. But Apple isnâ€™t among those new tenants. Instead, additional construction will begin in 2009 for retail space where Apple will locate its first western Canada store. That work will be finished by the holiday season of 2009 and, most importantly, for the 2010 Olympic Games that begin in February. [ifo Apple Store]
The article is a little vague, even though it says a location is confirmed. What I can gather is that it will be a part of another Pacific Centre Expansion? Hmm, who knows. I just can’t wait to hang out at the Genius Bar.