As if vindicating TP's Apple iPhone 4S Smart Postpaid insider report last November 12, Smart Communications today announced that company is now an official carrier of Apple's current flagship handset in the Philippines.
Just a sidenote: Putting in things in perspective, prior to iPhone 4S, Globe Telecom has always been the only authorized carrier of iPhone in the Philippines; from the first release in 2007 up to iPhone 4 of 2010. So you can imagine how big a development this news is for Smart Communications.
If I remember correctly, the formal announcement was first done on Twitter:
Followed by a quick site revamp:
According to the corporate website, Apple iPhone 4S is coming this December 16, 2011.
Anyway. The Pinoy Twitter community is now abuzz with this development. In fact, the volume of related tweets is so overwhelming that the hashtag #SMARTiPhone4S has become a certified Twitter Trending Topic in this territory:
Quoting kathlynguinto, a fellow Pinoy Tweep,
Ok, so both Globe and Smart got the rights to sell iPhone 4S. This is gonna be fun! :P
Oh, for sure, it will be. So stay tuned for updates.