Hutchison Telecommunications and Apple (AAPL) announced that the iPhone 3G will be available in Hong Kong on July 11, and in Macau shortly thereafter.
"We are excited to partner with Apple to be the first operator in Greater China to launch iPhone 3G, a testimony to our market leadership position in spearheading 3G and mobile data development in the region," said Dennis Lui, Hutchison Telecom's CEO. "Our customers are keen users of multimedia content and mobile Internet, we are confident that they will benefit greatly from the unsurpassed communications and infotainment experience that this revolutionary phone will bring to them.”
Hutchison Telecom will launch iPhone 3G equipped with Chinese language support in Hong Kong over its advanced HSDPA network on July 11.
During Steve Jobs' unveiling of the Apple iPhone 3G on June 10 in the United States, he referred to both Hong Kong and Macau and separate countries, which might cause problems with the People's Republic of China, which treats both regions under a "one country, two systems" framework.