10 June 2008
Hutchison Telecom and Apple to bring iPhone? 3G to Hong Kong on July 11
Hong Kong, 10th June 2008 – Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (?Hutchison Telecom?; SEHK:2332; NYSE: HTX) 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 Chief Executive Officer. ?Our customers are keen users of multimedia content and mobile Internet, 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 Chief Operating Officer. ?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.