So it looks like Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) doesn’t have an exclusive deal for the iPhone in India: Airtel has also announced a tie-up with Apple to bring the iPhone to India later this year. PTI reports that the launch may be around the festive season of Diwali. Nothing on prices yet, though. This is a part of a deal that Singtel (for Singapore) and companies it has investments in – Airtel (for India), Global Telecom (for Philippines) and Optus (for Australia) – signed with Apple (NSDQ: AAPL). Not that it really matters – there are iPhones aplenty in India.
A great explanation for what the iPhone is, from PTI: “iPhone is a mobile phone that allows its users to make calls by simply tapping a name or number in the address book. It leads the customers to select and listen to voice-mail messages in whatever order the consumer wants.”