Turkcell continues to develop and invest in Turkey with its latest debut, the first local smart phone the Turkcell T40'. Turkcell has sold nearly 1 million T-series smart phones to date, and its newest smart phone has been developed exclusively by Turkish designers and engineers. With HD quality sound, advanced camera features, a new generation dual-core processor and a 4-inch display for a price that everyone can afford, the T40 will be available to consumers by the end of September 2013. Turkcell had announced that it was taking the step towards developing a smart phone for the first time in February at the World Mobile Congress held in Barcelona. The smart phone, which was given the code name Gebze, came into production phase within 6 months after completing all design and software developments. The Turkcell T40 was developed at Turkcell's R&D base Turkcell Technology, and draws attention for its distinguished features and design. With its superior HD audio quality, the Turkcell T40 also provides better sound quality for multimedia applications, and features an advanced camera that turns experiences into impressive photos and videos. The interface designed specifically for the T40 promises to simplify the day to day lives of its users.

Turkcell Chief Executive Officer Sureyya Ciliv said that, People's trust in the Turkcell brand has once more become apparent with the interest that has been shown to the T series phones, which were named after our company. The T series journey began with a vision of equal of opportunities to mobile internet, and since then, Turkcell has sold nearly 1 million T-series smart phones, thereby contributing 500 million TL to the economy. Now we are taking this goal even further with Turkey's first Smart phone developed by Turkish engineers. With a special interface designed according to the habits of Turkish users, and a price that gives everyone the ability to access Turkcell's rich mobile application world, users will be one step ahead, and able to reach information anywhere at any time. Looking at the first six months of 2013, compared to the same period of last year we see an increase of 7%, to 6.2 million mobile phones being imported. In the first half of 2013 there was also an increase of 11% in the number of mobile phones that are brought in from abroad by travelers. With a large part of these imported phones being smart phones, our aim should be to ease the burden on the current account deficit.


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