Deutsche Telekom makes poker: will have iPhone in five European countries – Macitynet.it
There are no sources explicitly mentioned and the indiscretion could therefore be a rumor that will not occur. But T-Mobile, the "mobile" arm of the German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom, would have won the right to sell the Apple iPhone exclusively (apparently as constrained as in the US for At & T).
There are five countries in which T-Mobile could enter: in addition to Germany, there is also Austria and then Holland, Hungary and Croatia, i.e. countries where T-Mobile has a strong presence as a mobile operator.
Apple could reveal this agreement and others related to the sale of the phones produced by Cupertino next Tuesday in London. It is not yet clear whether T-Mobile will start immediately with all five countries – in the event that the indiscretion was authentic – or that the other four after Germany (European candidate together with Great Britain and France to have the iPhone by the end of the year, the rest will follow in 2008) over time. It has not even been anticipated whether the device will be similar to the one in the USA (Gsm-Edge) or will have fast UMTS or Hdspa connectivity.