iPhone 4 fever hits HK, Singapore, India

iPhone 4 fever hits HK, Singapore, India

Nicole McCormick  |   June 09, 2010
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Mobile operators in Hong Kong, India and Singapore have jumped on the iPhone 4 bandwagon, announcing plans to sell the new Apple device in “coming months.”
 
Hong Kong operators 3 Hong Kong and SmarTone-Vodafone announced plans to launch the iPhone 4, as have sister firms 3 Macau and Vodafone India.
 
Singaporean operator M1 said it plans to rollout the iPhone 4.
 
Apple said Monday that the iPhone 4 would go on sale in the US, France, Germany, Britain and Japan on June 24, with the device to be available in 18 more countries from July. It will be available worldwide by the end of the year.
 
Softbank Mobile, which has exclusive distribution rights to the iPhone in Japan, said it plans to take orders for the iPhone 4 on June 15. The device will hit stores on June 24, according to the Nikkei.

The carrier is yet to reveal pricing details.
 
In the US, the 16-gigabyte model will cost $199, with the 32-gigabyte version priced at $299.
 
Vodafone India executives told The Telegraph that locked iPhone 4 smartphones could debut as early as July. 
 
But the paper says unlocked versions will be available in the grey market for between $110-$170 apiece.
 
“Although it is easy to unlock the iPhone, a customer will not get the warranty associated with an operator nor some features that are specific to the service provider,” an analyst told The Telegraph.
 
Earlier iPhone models are available in India through Vodafone and Airtel.
Nicole McCormick

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