iPhone Launches in 29 New Countries, Unlocked in Hong Kong

According to a recent update from our affiliate Engadget, Apple has initiated the sale of unlocked iPhone 3Gs through its online portal in Hong Kong.

The price for the 8GB version is set at HK$5,500 (approximately US$700), while the 16GB variant is available for HK$6,200 (around US$800).

These offers are exclusively available to buyers residing in Hong Kong, although it’s anticipated that these devices might also appear in the gray market soon.

Simultaneously, starting October 3, unlocked iPhones will be available in Russia through three major carriers, with the 8GB model priced above US$900.

In other developments, the iPhone is poised to make its debut in 29 additional countries, including Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey, and Venezuela, with some markets launching sales as early as today.

More details on this can be found on IGM.


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