Don’t look in Glenwood Springs
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Apple fans seeking the new iPhone will need to take a ride on the Information Superhighway or Interstate 70 to get their hands on the new touchscreen-sensitive handset.The revolutionary iPhone serves as a mobile phone, widescreen iPod and portable device for Web browsing, e-mailing and text messaging. In Denver and major cities across the United States, people lined up outside Apple retail stores and AT&T dealers to purchase iPhone, which went on sale at 6 p.m. Friday in the U.S. time zone.We have received 10 calls today, said Jody MacGregor, a salesperson with Sandys Office Supply, which provides cellular and wireless phones and service locally. Actually, today was our last day with (AT&T) Cingular.The handset is $499 for a 4-gigabyte model and $599 for an 8-gigabyte version, plus a minimum $59.99-a-month two-year service plan with AT&T Inc., the phones exclusive carrier.Apple has set a target of selling 10 million units worldwide by 2008, gaining roughly a 1-percent share of the cell phone market. The iPhone is expected to be sold in Europe later this year and Asia in 2008.Around Glenwood Springs, there were no cellular and wireless phone businesses selling the in-demand iPhones Friday. Apple retail stores in Littleton and at Denvers Cherry Creek Mall are selling the iPhones.In Grand Junction, AT&T store assistant manager Tim Gabelson said only a few people were waiting outside the doors there but that had more to do with the 95-degree temperature than anything else.The store faces south, so theres no shade, Gabelson said.Associated Press writer Eric W. Bolin contributed to this report.Contact April Clark: 945-8515, ext. email@example.com
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