The iPhone 3GS was available quite a while back through network operators like Vodafone and Airtel.  But then, these devices were not unlocked and users were tied down to those particular subscribers if they had to use their iPhones. However it looks like Apple is enticing more people to buy their smartphones by announcing the factory unlocked version at a very reasonable price of Rs. 19,990.

At an alluring price?!?

At an alluring price?!?

According to BGR, the iPhone 3GS will be offered by Airtel and Aircel for now, probably others will follow suit after some time. But what’s cool is that you can change operators as and when you wish and keep the handset with you. It’s quite obvious that many will crib about India being Apple’s favourite dumping ground and that we only get old products etc. But on the brighter side, there are many out there who would wish to own an iPhone but are put off by the exorbitant pricing. This initiative can possibly attract more people to Apple’s products.

Of course, you’ll be missing out on a few features like Facetime, but you can’t have everything, right? We’ll take a quick look at the iPhone 3GS’ specifications now.

  • 3.5-inch Capacitive touchscreen with 320 x 480 pixels
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, headset support only
  • 3.15 megapixel camera with autofocus
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 8/16/32 GB Capacities
  • 600 MHz ARM Cortex processor

So now that you have an unlocked version of the iPhone 3GS coming in at Rs. 19,990, are you willing to take the plunge?

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