Reliance teams up with Apple to launch iStores across India

Ok, this is interesting. Apple has had an on again, off again relationship with the Indian market over the years. While on my October 2007 trip to India, I only noticed a few Apple reseller outlets – resellers that were based mainly in places like Hyderabad and Bangalore. Reports now indicate a link-up between Apple and India’s Reliance. They will build 60 iStores across India and will offer the full range of Apple products.

The announcement makes perfect sense to me. There is a huge pent up demand for products like the iPod in India. Even the MacBook Air, listed at Rs. 99,000, will feed young India’s lust for ‘luxury’ products. [Linked via TUAW]

Seen in Bangalore: The Revo, deathtrap on wheels

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While being driven to the Bangalore airport today on the way to Delhi, we came across this ‘car’. Apparently it is electrically powered; I can’t imagine this deathtrap has an engine bigger than the motorcycle riding along side it. Funnier yet, it looked like the owner had a driver driving it for him. Yes friends, that is the sign of true luxury on the Indian roadways, a chauffeur driven toy car.

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