So, we know that Apple had its sights on releasing the iPhone 3G in 70 countries by the end of 2008. We also know that August 22nd is the day it’s supposed to hit 20 of the 50 countries left on the list. But word of which countries were on the shortlist have been sparse until now.
Telefonica of Spain will launch the iPhone 3G in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay. Plus, “America Movil will also bring the iPhone to several Latin American companies, most of which overlap with Telefonica’s, as well as Paraguay and Honduras,” says MacWorld.
Bhairti Airtel and Vodafone has the iPhone 3G for India and O2 has the Czech Republic. TeliaSonera subsidiary EMT has the iPhone for Estonia and Orange has dibs on Poland and Romania. The Philippines will get it from Globe Telecom and Hungary can rely on T-Mobile.
So, that leaves three countries left. And with just fifteen days until the iPhone 3G’s launch in these countries, it will be fun to speculate.