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SingTel to launch iPhone on Aug 22

By WINSTON CHAI

Singapore Telecommunications Limited has officially confirmed that it will launch the much-anticipated iPhone 3G in Singapore on Aug 22.

‘Consumers who have registered will be given first priority,’ SingTel Singapore CEO Allen Lew said at the company’s results briefing earlier today.

He added ‘tens of thousands’ of potential buyers have registered their interest at SingTel’s iPhone Web site since it was launched in June, and the company is confident that it ‘can meet the demand’. Consumers have until Sunday to submit their pre-orders with SingTel for Apple’s second-generation touch-screen phone. The upgraded model boasts of enhanced features such as support for faster Internet speeds and satellite positioning.

The company is set to reveal pricing details for the iPhone over the coming week.

SingTel is the first local operator to bring the device to Singapore but rivals StarHub and M1 are confident of landing a similar deal by the end of this year.

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