For a lot of markets, the wait for the Z580CA flagship model has been long and somewhat painful. Certain markets may not even see the release of the Z580CA. We can report that Canada should be getting the ZenPad S 8.0 in stores this week. In fact it could be any day now. The price in Canada is $399 which is largely due to the exchange rates. The US market gets the Z580CA for a $299 US price tag.
If you’re from Canada and thinking it’s better to buy from the US, this is largely dependent on whether you can escape the taxes and duties. With the Canadian dollar being so low there really isn’t savings if you just add one tax on top of the $299 US. We’ve looked at variables and concluded that with the current exchange rate it’s not worth ordering from a US retailer if you going to end up paying taxes and duty on it.
We will update this post with the retailers selling the Z580CA. We hope this happens within a day, but we’ve already seen ETA dates pushed back, and then back again. Hopefully this time it’s for real. Stay tuned!