The newly unveiled iPhone 3G is going to be simultaneously launched in multiple countries on July 11th. India is amongst the list of countries which are still “wait-listed”
As per the last update from Apple, Bharati is the preferred carrier. Unlike in the US, long tedious contracts are the not the normal and people are used to using unlocked phones. So in all probability, customers will have to fork out the entire cost of the device, probably with a marginal subsidy from Airtel for every new customers.