Samsung teases the US by bringing the Galaxy Alpha to Canada

Samsung is being a bit cruel to Americans jonesing for the Galaxy Alpha. The company has announced that its upscale Android smartphone will launch just north of the border (that is, Canada) on September 26th through Bell and Virgin Mobile. There's no mention of Virgin's pricing, but Bell is already taking orders at either $150 CAD on a two-year contract or a pricey $700 if you go contract-free. This isn't an exclusive, though, so you should expect the Alpha to make its way to other Canuck providers in the "coming months." As for the US? Sorry, there's still no official word on that yet -- barring success with an importer, you'll just have to sit tight.