iPhone 3G arrives in Panama

On November 7, Telefonica will start selling the Apple phone in Panama.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A few days later, the third generation mobile technology will start to function.

Panama was one of the few countries in the region where the Apple phone was not yet being sold and which could be bought in most of the Latin American countries since August 22 and in Europe and the US since July 11, where it was sold out in one week after selling more than 1 million phones.

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iPhone 3GS Available in Guatemala

July 2009

The price of the device will vary depending on the services being acquired, informed Litza Escobar, from Claro.

Prices go from $199 for the 16GB version, to $299 for the 32GB one, according to information published on the Internet.

"The touch screen telephone competes with RIM's Blackberry, which is more orientated to businesses, and with the new Palm Pre, which has registered a solid demand since its market entry", published Prensalibre.com. "The iPhone 3GS will be available through America Móvil subsidiaries (Claro) in Guatemala, El Salvador, México, Colombia, Uruguay and Dominican Republic.

Three offers presented for 3G phones in Costa Rica

November 2008

Ericsson, Huawei and ZTE presented their offers today to the ICE for the third generation cellular network tender.

The Huawei Tecnologies offer was for $245.8 million, Ericsson presented an offer fro $340.9 million and ZTE Corp. for $446.9 million.

Huawei as well as ZTE presented the participation guarantee for $9 million and %6.7 million respectively. Ericsson presented ...

Tender for 3G lines in Costa Rica to be modified

November 2008

The Costa Rica Institute of Electricity (ICE) will have to adjust the terms of some clauses in the tender to buy 950,000 third generation (3G) lines.

The changes will come after the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic accepted the objections to the tender presented by three companies.

President of Costa Rica ask that 3G contract not be granted to Huawei

August 2008

Oscar Arias recommended to officials of the Costa Rica Institute of Electricity (ICE) that they not grant the contract for the project to the only company that participated in the bidding process.

The President said in a letter sent yesterday to Pedro Pablo Quiros, head of ICE, that the best option is to redo the process and try to get more telecommunications companies to participate.

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