Du announces deal to bring new iPhone to UAE

du beats Etisalat to be first operator in UAE to offer Apple's iPhone 3GS

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Du announces deal to bring new iPhone to UAE The iPhone 3GS, the latest model in Apple's iPhone line up, was launched in the US in June.
By  Andy Sambidge Published  October 16, 2009

du announced on Friday that it would be making the new iPhone 3GS mobile phone available in the UAE by the end of October.

The operator will be the first to offer the latest version of the iPhone in the UAE, beating rival Etisalat to bring the popular handset to the UAE market.

Etisalat's web site on Friday said that the company will launch iPhone 3GS "soon" and offered an SMS pre-booking service, but no launch date was available.

The announcement from the telecom company comes two days before the start of GITEX, the region's largest technology show, which is being held in Dubai.

The new iPhone 3GS has added features such as a compass and a 32GB memory. Etisalat stated that there are now more than 200,000 BlackBerry users and that it has more than 30,000 iPhone subscribers.

"du and Apple have reached an agreement to bring iPhone to the UAE by the end of October," Du said in a statement, adding that it still did not know how much the units would cost.

The company added that from 17th October, its customers could pre-book their iPhone. Customers can pre-book their iPhone online at http://shop.du.ae/iphone, in any du or Axiom shop or at any authorized retail outlet across the UAE.

3565 days ago

Du has not announced what will be the price of the iPhone 3GS - moreover whats the AED 200 for on their site ?? is it a booking fee .. or will it go towards the price of the phone .. or is it the plan fee ??

3566 days ago
Trevor CJ Fernandes

Du has already posted priicng on their webpage with an option to pre-order the iPhone. The main concern here is whether the iPhone 3GS will be unlocked or not. If it is, I'm definitely getting an IPhone 3GS from Du.

3566 days ago
Sarfraz Nawaz

how much it costs

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