Good news for all of you wanting to buy an iPhone in India.
Airtel and Apple have signed a deal to make the iPhone available in India later this year.
No word on the time or pricing yet.
3G does not make any sense in India. I tried to get in touch with Airtel officials about this . will keep you all posted.
Save your cash and get one of these sexy beauties !!
Apple iPhone is going to change the mobile handset scene in India
Full please release below
Bharti Airtel and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to India
NEW DELHI and SAN FRANCISCO—June 9, 2008—Bharti Airtel and Apple® today announced that they will be bringing the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G to customers in India later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.
“We are delighted with the opportunity to bring the innovative iPhone 3G to India,” said Manoj Kohli, president and CEO, Bharti Airtel. “As India’s leading telecom operator, Bharti Airtel has always stood for innovation and customer delight. With our reach across the country and iPhone’s revolutionary features, we have a valuable proposition for our customers in India.”
“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,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product in the hands of even more people around the world.”
Soon customers will be able to purchase iPhone 3G at Airtel Relationship Centers. Details of pricing and availability will be announced at a later date. Airtel customers who wish to receive more information on iPhone 3G can send an SMS with keyword “iPhone” to 54321 (toll-free).
*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.