People are still expected to crowd the stores selling the device. The iPhone is seen here as an iconic and unique device, meaning some customers will not be put off by its price, Gupta said.
"There is a buzz around this phone, because it takes a mobile phone to the next level of multiple functions in a single device," said Purushottam. The iPhone 3G attempts to bring communications, entertainment and office functions onto one device, though getting the full benefit of this functionality will require 3G networks, he added.
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