Sonera announces Apple iPhone 3G availability

Sonera today announced that it will begin sales of Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 3G at 00:01 on Friday, 11 July at a launch event in Lasipalatsi Square.

In addition to the special sales event, more than 50 Sonera Piste and Veikon Kone retail stores nationwide will also offer iPhone 3G during normal opening hours on July 11, 2008.

iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, with built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“There is tremendous demand for Apple’s iPhone 3G in Finland and we are excited to be running a special retail event for the launch", says Pasi Mehtonen, Vice President of Sonera’s Mobility Services Finland. “We have had over 10,000 customers pre-register and during the last week these customers have had the opportunity to reserve an iPhone 3G to be among the first in Finland to own, and use, this revolutionary device".

* Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.

Further information:
TeliaSonera press service, +358 (0)2040 60235