Aug 19, 2008

Apple iPhone 3G comming soon to Russia

According to the publication of "Vedomosti" with reference to insider sources, this week, at least two of the three Russian operators "big three" - VimpelCom and Megafon may sign an agreement with the U.S. company Apple. Under the terms of the contract, these operators will be able to sell in Russia iPhone. But, as reported, the company Apple requires operators to purchase large quantities of phones at once - more than a million pieces.

If the conditions are fulfilled and all the "big three" will sign contracts with Apple, then Russia will be brought immediately 3-4,5 million official iPhone. Indeed, there obosnovonnye doubt that can be quickly sold in Russia are so many iPhone: it does not have 12% of the entire Russian market of mobile terminals in pieces and almost a third - money. As the "Vedomosti", analysts estimate the real percentage, which may take iPhone in the Russian market, only 1,5-2% (in pieces). Really possible amount of annual sales - order 0,5-0,6 million phones. A 3-4 million iPhone can be sold only at a price less than $ 250, the experts say. Source...

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