Bharti Airtel, Apple to bring iPhone 3G to India

Mumbai: Bharti Airtel and Apple 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. There is also the 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 Bharti Airtel president and CEO Manoj Kohli. "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 Apple COO Tim Cook. "We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product in the hands of even more people around the world."

Airtel customers will be able to purchase iPhone 3G at Airtel Relationship Centers. Details of pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.