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India, Czech Republic and Estonia Announce iPhone Launch Details

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India's Bharti Airtel, Estonia's EMT and the Czech Republic's Telefonica O2 have all announced today that they will start selling Apple's 3G iPhone from August 22nd. All three companies declined to give pricing details at until closer to the launch date.

"iPhone has been the iconic technology revelation of this year, "said Sanjay Kapoor, president of Mobile Services at Bharti Airtel. "Airtel has been at the forefront of innovation and customer delight in the Indian telecom sector. Introducing iPhone 3G to India further underscores our commitment to enrich the communication experience of all Airtel users."

It's worth remembering that there are no 3G networks in India at the moment, although the government has recently finally announced its plans for the 3G license auction - due later this year.

"We are happy to offer iPhone 3G to our customers. Its introduction to our product portfolio provides users with unique advantages. As the only 3G network operator on the Czech market, and because O2 has the country's most extensive wireless network for WiFi internet connectivity, we are giving our customers an exclusive opportunity to enjoy all the benefits that iPhone 3G offers," says Salvador Anglada, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer Telefâ│nica O2 Czech Republic.

"I am glad that by offering iPhone, EMT has proven once again to be the leader in the Estonian mobile market," said Valdo Kalm, CEO of EMT.

On the web: Bharti Airtel iPhone portal - Telefonica O2 iPhone portal - EMT iPhone portal


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