Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Apple today announced that they will be bringing the highly anticipated iPhone 3G to Singapore later this year. 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 pleased that Apple has selected SingTel to be the first mobile operator in Singapore to launch its new iPhone 3G,” said Quek Peck Leng, executive vice president of SingTel, in the press release. “There is strong synergy between the core brand values of Apple and SingTel, such as innovation and reliability. Customers can enjoy a superior experience with their new iPhone 3G, such as Internet access on the move, fully supported by SingTel’s high quality 3G network coverage and new range of services which we will be launching over the next 12 months.”
“We are excited to be working with SingTel, the largest multi-market mobile operator in the Asia Pacific region, to bring iPhone 3G to millions of mobile customers in Singapore,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO, in the press release. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary mobile device in the hands of even more people around the world.”
SingTel recently announced that it would invest S$220 million to enhance its network. Customers can expect an even better user experience with faster data speeds. SingTel’s 3.5G High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network will be upgraded to offer even faster download and upload speeds of up to 42 Mbps and 12 Mbps respectively within the next 18 months.
Pricing and availability information will be announced at a later date. Customers who wish to receive updates or reserve an iPhone 3G can register their interest at http://home.singtel.com/iphone or visit their closest Hello! Store.