India’s Leading 3G Mobile service operator Bharti Airtel and Aircel has announced that they will launch iPhone 4 in India in the coming months. Both operators did not give more details. This is the first time anyone apart from Airtel or Vodafone is partnering with Apple for the iPhone in India.
Vodafone and Airtel were the two players that brought the previous generation iPhone to India. It is a little surprising that Vodafone hasn’t made any announcements about the same. Another surprising element is that Aircel will be introducing the iPhone 4 along with Airtel. Both, Aircel and Airtel have rolled out their 3G services in selective parts of the country. We are also hoping to see some special 3G data plans for the iPhone 4.
Both companies gave no specific dates for the planned launch. Bharti and Vodafone Essar already sell earlier models of the iPhone in India.
With nearly 800 million mobile subscribers, India is the world’s second-biggest market for mobile phone services and is also the fastest-growing. But smartphones are estimated to account for just over 5% of the mobile handset sales, notes “Reuters.”