New Delhi: The country’s largest mobile operator by subscriber base, Bharti Airtel, on Wednesday said it will sell Apple’s iPhone 3GS in the country from March 26.
The handset will be priced at Rs35,500 for the 16 GB model and Rs41,500 for the 32GB model, Bharti Airtel said in a statement.
Additionally, iPhone 3G continues to be available in the 8GB version for Rs29,500, it added.
Equipped with a longer battery life, the handset has a three-megapixel autofocus camera, allows video recording and hands free voice control.
Apple’s App Store provides access to more than 1.5 lakh applications across games, social networking, financial planning and health management. iPhone is now available in over 80 countries around the world.
“We are delighted with the opportunity to bring the eagerly-awaited iPhone 3GS to India. Combining the strength of the Airtel brand and network with the great user interface of iPhone 3GS, we are happy to bring to our customers an experience that will take mobile communications to a whole new level,” Bharti Airtel President (Mobile Services) Atul Bindal said.
Customers of iPhone 3GS will get 500 MB of free data every month for a year from the date of activation, it said.
Bharti Airtel has already submitted its bid in a bandwidth auction for third generation, or 3G, mobile telephony services in India and successful bidders would be allowed to offer 3G services on a commercial basis by the end of this year.