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Pre-orders for iPhone 4S begin in Taiwan
Central News Agency
2011-12-01 08:12 PM
Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) Pre-orders for Apple Inc.'s latest smartphone iPhone 4S started Thursday in Taiwan at major telecommunications companies, ahead of the device's launch in the country December 16. Far Eastone Telecommunications Co., the third-biggest carrier in Taiwan, said customers can begin pre-ordering iPhone 4S at its various stores beginning 5 p.m. Thursday. Taiwan Mobile Co., the nation's No. 2 telecoms operator, said the smartphone will be available for pre-order at its various venues beginning 6 p.m. Thursday. Chunghwa Telecom Co, the nation's top telecoms operator, said it will open for iPhone 4S pre-orders Friday from 10 a.m. The smartphone, which is equipped with the voice activated virtual assistant Siri and a dual-core processor, has been eagerly anticipated among Apple fans and young smartphone users in Taiwan. It is said to be the last iPhone project that the Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs worked on. Apple fans have interpreted the "4S" as "for Steve," paying tribute to the tech guru. (By Pan Chih-yi and Ann Chen)
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