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    China and 21 Other Countries to Get iPhone 4S

    In Seoul, woman surfs the Web on an Apple iPhone. The 4S model is about to go on sale in China and other countries, June 2011 (file photo).
    In Seoul, woman surfs the Web on an Apple iPhone. The 4S model is about to go on sale in China and other countries, June 2011 (file photo).

    Apple's newest iPhone will soon be available in China, Kenya, Uganda and a host of other countries, part of the company's effort to distribute its top-selling smart phones faster than ever.

    Like the previous iPhone's, the iPhone 4S works as a cellular telephone, a still camera and a video camera while also allowing users to read and send email. Unlike older versions of the phone, the 4S has an interactive feature called "Siri" that can "talk" when answering a user's spoken questions.

    Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook says the new phones will be available for sale in China and 21 other countries on January 13. The phone is expected to sell for $199 to $399 depending on the amount of memory (storage space).

    Apple has six stores in China, including outlets in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The company's products have been wildly popular in mainland China, where Apple has been plagued by the opening of several fake stores.

    A complete list of the countries getting the iPhone 4S: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, China, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guam, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and Uganda.

    Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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