SINGAPORE Aug 4 Singapore Telecommunications
Ltd (STEL.SI), Southeast Asia's largest telecoms firm, will
launch Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) third-generation iPhone in Singapore
before the end of August, a source familiar with the matter told
SingTel SGT.AX, the city-state's largest listed company,
said in June it would offer the iPhone, but did not provide a
date for the release.
"SingTel should be launching the 3G iPhone in Singapore
before the end of the month," said the source, who spoke on
condition of anonymity.
In July, Apple rolled out the new iPhone, which offers
faster Internet access and improved e-mail features, in more
than 20 countries.
The company plans to launch it in 20 more countries on Aug.
22. It has set a target of selling 10 million iPhones this year.
(Reporting by Jennifer Tan; Editing by Paul Bolding)
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