bnn.lv Latviski   bnn-news.com English   bnn-news.ru По-русски
Tuesday 22.07.2014 | Name days: Marija, Marika, Marina

iPhone 4 available next week in Latvia

FaceBook
Twitter
Draugiem
print
(No Ratings Yet)

The first Apple iPhone 4 models, which are sold without a telecommunications operator involvement, could be available in Latvia starting from Monday, September 13, said the marketing manager of internet shop Xnet.lv Apple product section Āboluveikals.lv, Gatis Skuditis (Gatis Šķudītis).

The mobile phones have been ordered from Apple European branch that offers a number of phones (without joining an operator) in addition to the supply for operators that sell iPhone 4 at a reduced, subsidised price, reports the business portal Nozare.lv.

On the online shop website (www.aboluveikals.lv) the price for iPhone 4 with 16 GB internal memory is 629 lats, but with 32 GB memory – 719 lats.

Skuditis said that, despite the price, the attracted interest is «huge». «We have been asked about it for a long time, » said the marketing manager.

In an interview with Nozare.lv the press secretary of Latvijas Mobilais telefons (LMT) Elina Lidere (Elīna Lidere) stressed that «LMT is the only official iPhone seller in Latvia» but the newest iPhone 4 will be available «soon».

However, Lidere could not specify when LMT will start the iPhone 4 trade. It is rumoured within the industry circles that it could even happen in late September.

The new iPhone 4 differs from earlier models with minor changes in the design and with a range of updates in its functionality, including a higher resolution Retina Display screen, and the option to record high-definition (HD) video and have video calls in Facetime.

When asked about the problem described in foreign portals with the iPhone signal quality, which occurs by touching or holding the phone in a certain way, Skuditis replied that tests have been carried out, but no problems have been detected with the available samples in Latvia.

However, Apple has offered a free phone case, which distinguishes the touch of a hand from the phone itself enough to avoid the weakening of the signal, to all the customers who claim that their iPhone 4 model has this defect.


Leave a reply

  1. minimum says:

    It’s great news if we get iP4 by end of september. This means I’m gonna get my filthy hands on one soon! Rumor has it that those might even some sort of updated iP4s which don’t have that infamous “You’r holding it wrong” issue. Whatever. I seriously want to upgrade from my dying iP3G.

    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. marciss says:

    maybe its time to upgrade from my 3y old 2G grandpa :)

    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Latvian soldiers to participate in military exercises in Ukraine

This Tuesday, July 22nd, Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved Defence Ministry’s prepared draft ‘On Participation of Latvian Armed Forces and Foreign Armed Forces in Joint Military Exercises’, which provides for Latvian Armed Forces taking part in Rapid Trident 2014 military exercises in Ukraine.

Latvian Association of Regions asks to declassify Citadele’s sale process

Members of the Latvian Association of Regions have sent a letter to President of Latvia Andris Berzins, Saeima Chairwoman Solvita Aboltina and Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, asking to declassify documents regarding the sale process of Citadele Bank and explain why this particular sale process was chosen.

Researcher: Kremlin is beginning to distance itself from Ukrainian separatists

The conflict in Ukraine, where separatists in the south-east of the country have self-proclaimed independence from Kyiv and where the Ukrainian army now clashes with armed militants, will likely last for a long time. It is not likely that there will be a quick resolution to it, believes Eastern European Policies Research Centre researcher Rinalds Gulbis.

Latvia falls behind Lithuania and Estonia in terms of use of EU funds

Baltic States are some of the most successful member states in terms of use of finances allocated by European Funds. However, Latvia is somewhat behind Lithuania and Estonia in this regard, according to a survey by KPMG on the use of finances allocated by EU structural funds in 2013 in Central and Eastern European region.

Potential corruption uncovered at OCMA with illegal issue of residence permits

During counter-intelligence measures, Latvian Security Police uncovered information that points to possible illegal activities being performed by multiple officials of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs related to the issue of residence permits.

Anger and grief in Dutch march of mourning

In the Dutch city of Rotterdam, several hundred mourners have taken part in a silent march of mourning to commemorate the people killed in flight MH17.

Behmane also refuses to become Latvian Healthcare Minister

The head of Latvian Health Economics Association Daiga Behmane has refused the offer to become Latvian Healthcare Minister.

Combating raiderism, Laima and Staburadze turn to Saeima for help

A total of 26 Latvian enterprises, including the leading producers of sweets in the country Laima, Staburadze and NP Foods, have turned to Saeima officials asking them to act in order to prevent attempts to negatively influence activities of Laima and Staburadze.

Separatists in Ukraine hand black boxes over to Malaysians

In eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists have handed over the black boxes of the downed airliner to Malaysian officials.

Train carrying remains of victims of MH17 flight travels to Kharkov

The train carrying remains of passengers of the shot down MH17 flight of Malaysia Airlines departed from Torez, which is controlled by separatists, to Kharkov this Monday evening.

Latvia may experience intense heat this week; meteorologists predict tropical nights

Latvia will remain under influence of an anti-cyclone for most of this week, so the sky will largely be clear and not much precipitation is expected. There will be slow north wind, which will change direction to east over the course of the week.

Russian singers added to Latvian ‘black list’ are shocked; plan to complain to Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian artists who have recently been added to the ‘black list’ by Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs have publicly criticized the minister’s decision on mass media channels.

Mid-July has been 1.6 degrees warmer than usual in Latvia

Average air temperature in Latvia was 18.7° C in the second ten-day period of July, which is 1.6 degrees higher than the annual norm.

Producer prices in Latvia grow 0.4%

Compared to May, producer prices in industry in June 2014 rose by 0.6%.

Latvia’s demographic indexes slowly improve

A total of 10,469 newborns were registered in the country during the first six months of 2014, which is 460 babies more than in the first six months of 2013. In June, there were 1,813 newborns registered in Latvia - 98 more than in June 2013.

Vejonis: Russia sponsors terrorism

Russia and NATO have been engaged in mutual arms race over the past five to ten years, believes Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis.

Germany points to France's low fiscal discipline as Paris seeks post of economy commissioner

With EU member states continuing discussions on potential composition of the European Commission, differences have arisen among France and Germany regarding the post of economic and monetary affairs commissioner.

Air strikes on Gaza: UN demands immediate ceasefire

The UN Security Council has demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after the death toll of current Israeli offensive reached 500.

Latvia adds Kobzon, Gazmanov and Valeria to the ‘black list’

The ban on entry of Latvia for three Russian artists who especially aggressively defended the annexation of Crimea will impact the New Wave contest and will serve as a signal to Russia that Latvia will not allow events in this country to be used in Moscow’s information war, says Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs.

Downed MH17: Part of victims moved to nearby town

International monitors of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) report that they have inspected a train, where bodies of victims of Malaysian flight MH17, which was downed in eastern Ukraine on July 17.

Head of Latvian Health Economics Association may become the next Healthcare Minister

Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma has talked to the head of the Latvian Health Economics Association Daiga Behmane about the open post of Latvian Healthcare Minister.

Lithuania’s judicial diary; court passes several significant rulings on tapping reporters' conversations

Snooping news agency BNS journalists was unlawful, a Vilnius court ruled.

Economic Diary of Latvia. Exporters give Russia a wide berth

Export volumes this May, in comparison with the same period of 2013, have increased slightly. This happened in spite of a reduction of sales of goods in Russia, as reported by Latvian Finance Ministry. In general, the ministry views the situation with export development in Latvia as positive.

DNB Barometer: townsfolk sort their waste and rural residents use nature friendly fuel to live «greener»

In order to stick to an environment friendly lifestyle, residents of Riga and other Latvian cities sort their waste, while residents of rural areas more often use environment friendly fuel, according to the latest DNB Latvian barometer.

Pabriks does not exclude possibility of attempts to cover tracks in Malaysian plane case

The main reason for the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner is Russia’s geopolitical ambitions, believes former Defence and Foreign Affairs Minister, MEP Artis Pabriks.