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Picture 2The Apple Online Store Hong Kong is selling SIM unlocked iPhone 3GS for HKD 5,388 ($695 US) and HKD 6,288 ($811 US) respectively. That’s -HKD12  ($1.55 US cheaper) and +HKD88 ($11.35 US) difference to the iPhone 3G.

How many iPhone WiFi enabled 3GS will swim across the channel to the People’s Republic of China? Plenty! … Word to China’s MIIT – Issue a Network Access License to iPhone or you’ll soon have hundreds of thousands more non-WAPI iPhones in the mainland.

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iPhonAsia Comment: Terms and Conditions limit unlocked sales to Hong Kong residents only …. although Gray marketeers don’t always pay careful attention to T&Cs. Expect many more unlocked iPhone 3Gs to show up in Mainland China.  Note also that iPhone 3G is backward compatible to China Mobile’s EDGE 2.5 G network.

From a comment by Richard on Engadget: … “unlocked/jailbroken iPhones have been available for a long long time on the grey market in HK – a couple of weeks ago they were apparently going for approximately $6500 (8GB) or $7500 (16GB) – so this is going to gut the grey market completely.”


Unlocked iPhone now available in China

Via Apple website > HERE


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HK$ 5,400


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HK$ 6,200

iPhone 3G purchased at the Apple Online Store can be activated with any wireless carrier. Simply insert the SIM from your current phone into iPhone 3G and connect to iTunes 8 to complete activation.

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iPhone arrives Hong Kong and SAR


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Apple signs deal to bring iPhone to Hong Kong and Macau.  See Associated Press excerpt below.  Full story > HERE

For more background on Hutchison Telecom Intl. Ltd. read Nicholas Vary’s article > HERE

3G in Macau: Hutchison Telecom has deployed a high speed (3.6Mbps HSDPA) W-CDMA 3G network in Macau. Hutchison’s HSDPA network offers an extensive range of multi-media content services. See details on Hutchison’s broadband network via China Tech News > HERE


EXCERPT: HONG KONG (AP) – Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd. said Thursday it signed an agreement with Apple Inc. to offer thepopular iPhone in Hong Kong and Macau later this year. Terms of the deal were not released. The telecom company – majority-owned by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. – operates second-generation mobile phone services.

Full report > HERE

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