SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd. on Monday announced an agreement with Apple Inc. to sell the hot iPhone 3G and 3GS in Hong Kong, making it the second carrier for the popular handset in the city.

Following Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd.'s deal on selling iPhone in Hong Kong 18 months ago, SmarTone said it would launch the device in a few months with no pricing details mentioned in its statement.

SmarTone Limited provides voice, multimedia and broadband services in the mobile and fixed markets. Now the company's main subsidiary in Hong Kong operates as SmarTone-Vodafone, a Partner Network of Vodafone Group Plc, the world's leading mobile telecommunications company.

It was established in 1992 and has been listed in Hong Kong since 1996. It is a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, one of the largest developers in Hong Kong.