Apple iPhone CDMA is going to release sometime next year in India as reported by Wall Street Journal. Tata Indicom & Reliance in talks with Apple to offer CDMA iPhone. iPhone 4 is still not released in India, most probably it will launch in this festival season or may be Nov-Dec 2010.
iPhone CDMA will support high speed 3.1 Mbps network.
Apple iPhone CDMA Expected Features & Specification:
- CDMA Network Support
- Download up to 3.1 Mbps
- 3.5” inch Retina Display
- 5 Megapixel Camera with HD Video Recording
- 16/32GB Memory
- Wi-Fi 802.11n
- GPS with Compass and Three-axis gyro
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 58.6 x 9.3 x 115.2 mm
- Weight: 137 gm
Launching a CDMA phone will give Apple access to more customers in the world’s fastest-growing telecom market, which is adding around 18 million users a month. India currently has about 670 million wireless users, of which roughly 20% use CDMA phones. GSM phones make up most of the market.
Still, analysts say Apple may find it tough to generate significant revenue from a CDMA-based iPhone in India given that it is not as widely used as a GSM phone, and because there is stiff competition for smartphones from companies including Nokia Corp., Motorola Inc., HTC Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. and Research In Motion Ltd.
“While the possibility of a CDMA iPhone through Reliance Communications or Tata would help Apple, it is unlikely to generate significant volumes in India,” said Daryl Chiam, a senior analyst at research firm Canalys.