Airtel to Launch iPhone 3GS in India on March 26

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While rest of the  mobile world is waiting for iPhone 4G, finally iPhone 3GS the sucessor of iphone 3G will be launched in India via Bharti Airtel.

Airtel today announced that they will launch Phone 3GS in India on March 26, 2010.The device will be available in two models iPhone 3GS 16 GB and iPhone 32 GB. The 16 GB model will cost Rs. 35,500, while the 32GB will cost RS 41,500(OMG) and there is no change in the cost of older 8GB 3G version(RS 29,500).

iPhone 3GS is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance – up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G – with longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control. The groundbreaking App Store provides access to more than 150,000 applications from games to social networking to financial planning and health management, generating more than 3 billion downloads to date. 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,” said Atul Bindal, President-Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel.

Bharti Airtel iPhone 3GS Pricing:

Details iPhone 3GS Plan
Free Data per month (MB) 500 **
iPhone 3G 8GB (Rs) 29,500*
iPhone 3GS 16GB (Rs) 35,500*
iPhone 3GS 32GB (Rs) 41,500*

*The prices may vary in some States due to differential VAT.
** For a year from activation of iPhone 3GS connection.

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Airtel also announced a ridiculous data plan, that they will give the 500MB of free data every month for an entire year.But there is no sound about iphone 3GS from vodafone which also launched iphone 3G in India.

I wonder that no private mobile operator has 3G network, but they are offering 3G mobiles. Although BSNL is providing 3G network in limited telecoms circles, but until now it managed to get only 9000 subscribers all over India.

If you want iPhone 3GS, you can purchase it from Airtel authorized retail stores across India,for more information headover to www.airtel.in/iphone3gs/