Hutchison Telecom and Apple to bring iPhone to Hong Kong on July 11
HONG KONG and SAN FRANCISCO—June 9, 2008—Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hutchison Telecom) and Apple® today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Hong Kong on July 11, and in Macau shortly thereafter. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.
“We are excited to partner with Apple to be the first operator in Greater China to launch iPhone 3G, a testimony to our market leadership position in spearheading 3G and mobile data development in the region,” said Dennis Lui, Hutchison Telecom’s CEO. “Our customers are keen users of multimedia mobile Internet content, and we are confident that they will benefit greatly from the unsurpassed communications and infotainment experience that this revolutionary phone will bring to them.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Hutchison Telecom to bring iPhone 3G to millions of mobile customers in Hong Kong and Macau,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary mobile device in the hands even more people around the world.”
Hutchison Telecom will launch iPhone 3G equipped with Chinese language support in Hong Kong over its advanced HSDPA network on July 11.
*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.
Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (“Hutchison Telecom” or “the Group”) is a leading global provider of telecommunications services. The Group currently offers mobile and fixed-line telecommunication services in Hong Kong and Israel, and operates mobile telecommunications services in Macau, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand. It was the first provider of 3G mobile services in Hong Kong and Israel and operates brands including “3,” “Hutch” and “Orange.” Hutchison Telecom is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Group. For more information about Hutchison Telecom, see www.htil.com.
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