Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), on November 14, announced it has obtained exclusive sales rights for the iPhone 3G in the Taiwan market, with launch tentatively slated for December 2008.
However, CHT did not release any further details about prices and the exact date of launch due to a non-disclosure agreement with Apple.
Gray-market iPhone 3Gs imported privately mainly from New Zealand, Hong Kong and the US have been available for sale in Taiwan for a while, with prices ranging from NT$22,000-24,900 (US$667-755) for an 8GB model and NT$23,680-28,500 for a 16GB one.
When will mainland China and its 1.4 Billion consumers see the iPhone? It’s a bit ironic that the people who make the iPhone aren’t able to enjoy its shiny goodness.