Report: Rogers Memo Hints at 8GB iPhone 3GS

Canadian telecom Rogers is reportedly telling its retailers to make ready for an 8GB iPhone 3GS, according to an unconfirmed memo published by Boy Genius Reports. The memo says that, "Rogers has now launched the iPhone 3GS Black," and discusses transitioning to the new model from the 8GB iPhone 3G model currently available at US$99.

The iPhone 3GS was introduced in 16GB and 32GB flavors, but Apple kept the iPhone 3G on the market in an 8GB capacity at the $99 price point as an entry level product. The company has used it to expand the market for the phone, a strategy that has so far met with success.

Some things to keep in mind about the memo: It would be passing strange for a carrier to be shipping an Apple product before Apple announced it. Even if the memo is real, however, it wouldn't be the first time a partner company thought it had the right information only to end up being in error.

Accordingly, keep a bag of salt on hand when checking out the memo.