Diwali debut for iPhone 4 in India

Country's largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel revealed its plans to launch iPhone 4.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: July 19, 2010 4:24:51 pm

Country’s largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel today revealed its plans to launch iPhone 4,the latest product from Apple Computers’s stable,by October.

“We are working with Apple. Hopefully,we will launch it in the September-October timeframe,” Bharti Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor told reporters on the sidelines of a CII industry conference.

Earlier in June,Vodafone Essar had spoken of its plans to launch the iPhone 4 in India,without specifying a timeframe for the same.

Bharti Airtel already sells iPhone 3GS in India priced at Rs 35,500 for the 16 GB model and Rs 41,500 for the 32GB model.

With the launch of third generation mobile services in the country by the end of this year,the sale of such high end devices are likely to get a boost.

US-based Apple Inc,the inventor of iPods,iPhones and iPads,had last month announced the launch of the iPhone 4 with a sharper screen and video-chat features in an attempt to ward-off competition from devices running Google’s Android software.

The iPhone has emerged as Apple’s top product,overtaking its Macintosh computer and iPod.

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