Bharti Airtel to bring iPhone to India

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New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) Country's leading mobile services provider Bharti Airtel Ltd today said it has signed an agreement with software products major Apple to sell iPhone in India.

''The company plans to bring iPhone for its customers later in the year,'' it said in a statement.

IPhone is a mobile phone that allows its user to make calls by simply tapping a name or number in the address book. It lets the customer to select and listen to voice mail messages in whatever order the consumer wants.

Apple has signed deals with four mobile phone networks in the Asia-Pacific region to offer the iPhone in their respective markets.

SingTel will sell the gadget in Singapore, while Bharti Airtel will introduce it in India.

Globe Telecom has the rights to the iPhone in the Philippines, and Optus will offer it in Australia.

The iPhone was launched in the US and Europe last year. Apple selects a single network provider in each country to distribute its iPhone.

Earlier this year Apple and China Mobile called off talks to launch the handset to Chinese consumers amid speculation that the two firms failed to agree on a revenue sharing deal which means iPhone is unlikely to be released in China anytime soon.

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