Friday, August 22, 2008

Apple iPhone finally launched in India !!!

After much hoopla and band-wang, Apple iPhone is finally released in India. Apple iPhone was introduced last night in Sahara Mall, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India. However, given its promotion and advertising all over India, the response at the launch was faint. Not so much craze was observed for the iPhone on its release. Though the launch program was big enough, there was less crowd present with some news channels for the coverage.It was launched across India by telecom majors Bharti Airtel and Vodafone.

A girl named Swati, a college student, was the first one to pick up the iPhone at Gurgaon's Sahara Mall. Swati was waiting at the Sahara Mall from 7 pm. The phone was handed over to her by Sanjay Kapoor, president of Bharti Airtel Mobile Services.

Rudra Khurana (14), a student of Modern School, was one of the buyers of the iPhone 3G. He went for the expensive version at Rs. 36,000. "I'm excited because I have got an Apple iPhone. I am not bothered about the price. Good things come at a price." said the excited Khurana.

More than 30,000 iPhone's (2G) are already running on the Airtel network alone. India till now has been the third largest unofficial market for iPhone after Russia and China.

Ironically, China, where the phone is manufactured, still does not feature in Apple's roadmap for retailing the iPhone.

Source: TechArena

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