Bharti Airtel, India’s top mobile phone carrier, and its smaller rival Aircel separately said on Monday they would launch the iPhone 4 in India in the coming months, reports “Reuters” (

Both companies gave no specific dates for the planned launch. Bharti and Vodafone Essar already sell earlier models of the iPhone in India.

With nearly 800 million mobile subscribers, India is the world’s second-biggest market for mobile phone services and is also the fastest-growing. But smartphones are estimated to account for just over 5% of the mobile handset sales, notes “Reuters.”