iPhone 3G heading to India via Bharti Airtel

The first-gen iPhone is yet to make an official appearance in the subcontinent and going by Apple’s word last month, India will most likely get some iPhone Classic action by September through India’s two largest mobile phone operators, Vodafone and Bharti Airtel. But Steve wouldn’t be satisfied with that, right? The latest announcement now states that the iPhone 3G will also be entering the Indian market in collaboration with Bharti Airtel “later this year.”

Here’s what Tim Cook, Apple’s COO, had to say:

“We are thrilled to be working with Bharti Airtel, India’s leading integrated telecom company, to bring iPhone 3G to millions of mobile customers in India. We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product in the hands of even more people around the world.”

There is no doubt that the iPhone will be welcomed with open arms but it remains to be seen how well the 3G version will be received in India, given the nonexistent 3G service in the country. Moreover, with the original iPhone’s suggested price of about Rs. 28000 ($655), the iPhone 3G will definitely be costlier, which could push away some interested but cash-wary customers. Nevertheless, we only have wait till “later this year” to find out!

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Author: Stasys Bielinis

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  • riyansh

    The iPhone you'hv been waiting for. Coming soon on Vodafone. To book, sms IPHONE to 56789 or log on to http://www.vodafone.in/ and they will update you soon regarding the Price and Availability of it in Indian market. The basic information they want to book your iPhone is Your Name, Email-id, Your Mobile no. and Location. Vodafone is published a Advt. in leading newspaers regarding this. In fight for launching iPhone first in India before Bharati Airtel, they won the fight. It was speculated that Vodafone is going to launch iPhone only in December end and Bharat Airtel will launch near around Diwal festival to woo customer. But as it seems Vodafone is started booking from today, so Bharati is lacking behind only. With this Vodafone already ended many speculation whether Apple is going to launch iPhone 3G or the older version. iPhone 3G will be avilable in India in 8Gb and 16 Gb version. The date for new iPhone worlwide release is 11th July. May be they will launch iPhone 3G in India on same date.

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    http://luxurywiki.blogspot.com

  • riyansh

    The iPhone you'hv been waiting for. Coming soon on Vodafone. To book, sms IPHONE to 56789 or log on to http://www.vodafone.in/ and they will update you soon regarding the Price and Availability of it in Indian market. The basic information they want to book your iPhone is Your Name, Email-id, Your Mobile no. and Location. Vodafone is published a Advt. in leading newspaers regarding this. In fight for launching iPhone first in India before Bharati Airtel, they won the fight. It was speculated that Vodafone is going to launch iPhone only in December end and Bharat Airtel will launch near around Diwal festival to woo customer. But as it seems Vodafone is started booking from today, so Bharati is lacking behind only. With this Vodafone already ended many speculation whether Apple is going to launch iPhone 3G or the older version. iPhone 3G will be avilable in India in 8Gb and 16 Gb version. The date for new iPhone worlwide release is 11th July. May be they will launch iPhone 3G in India on same date.

    Source:

    http://luxurywiki.blogspot.com