AP­PLE’S IPHONE 3GS

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9,999* `

SPECS: iOS 3, upgrad­able to iOS 6; 3.5- inch ca­pac­i­tive touch; 600MHz pro­ces­sor; 256MB RAM; 8GB in­ter­nal mem­ory, no ex­pand­able mem­ory; 3.15MP cam­era; 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS,

Blue­tooth. Since the launch of the leg­endary iPhone in In­dia in 2008, none of the new mod­els have been avail­able for a price be­low 35,000. Af­ter the launch of the iPhone 4S

` last year, Ap­ple de­cided not to stop the sale of the iPhone 3GS. It brought down the price tag to 20,000. How­ever, just a cou­ple of weeks ago, sr­vice provider Air­cel

` in­tro­duced a spe­cial of­fer for its users—the 8GB vari­ant of the iPhone 3GS for 9,999 only. There is a catch, how­ever. The Air­cel cus­tomers will also have to pay

` 3,000 a month for data us­age.

` The iPhone 3GS is al­most four years old but is still far bet­ter than many An­droid phones. Also, un­like other play­ers who launch over 20 phones a year, Ap­ple sticks to its one model a year strat­egy. Ap­ple also of­fers full sup­port as the iPhone 3GS will be upgrad­able to the lat­est oper­at­ing sys­tem, when iOS 6 is launched. More­over, the Ap­ple App Store has the high­est num­ber of free and paid apps avail­able to­day. Most of them will be com­pat­i­ble with the 3GS as well. Ap­ple closely ex­am­ines all the apps be­fore they are up­loaded to the App Store. This elim­i­nates the chances of mal­ware and virus at­tack­ing the phone.

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