Thursday, June 5, 2008

3G iPhone Hit Japan Through Softbank

9th June, the expected launch date of the Apple 3G iPhone, is just few days away. We are aware of the fact that many people are waiting for the release and at the same they are eager to know which network operator will roll out the next-generation iPhone!

Softbank, one of the leading network carriers in Japan, has announced that they have signed an agreement with Apple to sell the UMTS 3G iPhone in the country. The handset will release by end of this year. In the Japanese market, all the network carriers utilize 3G technology (WCDMA and faster) for calling purposes and also for data.

However, following the old strategy of not disclosing the launch details, Softbank maintained its mum when asked about the other information. No idea whether the Softbank deal is an exclusive one or Apple is looking for other operators to make the 3G iPhone available.

Last year, Apple was reportedly considering NTT DoCoMo to launch the iPhone in Japan. We hope talks are still going on so that the country can look forward to at least two carriers to roll out the revolutionary handset.

More news on the Apple iPhone to roll out soon. Stay tuned to the website.

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