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German court rules in favor of T-Mobile iPhone sales

A German court has ruled that T-Mobile can make customers who buy the iPhone take out a T-Mobile contract as well and may continue to offer the device with a locked SIM card. This ruling comes two weeks after rival Vodafone obtained a preliminary injunction against T-Mobile prohibiting the carrier from selling iPhones that are locked to its network, leading T-Mobile to offer unlocked iPhones for 999 euros. It is unknown whether T-Mobile will continue sales of unlocked phones following the ruling.

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I’ve seen this coming,.... ;) and thats the right way! .....

Posted by dennis on December 4, 2007 at 12:07 PM (CST)


A victory against hyprocrits. A quick google UK search shows that Vodafone has exclusive rights to the Sony Ericsson V630i multimedia mobile phone, the Samsung F700, the Sony Ericsson V640i and the Nokia N95 8GB and probably many more….if it’s rattled by T-Mobile’s exclusive deal they should make sure they strike a better deal next time round instead of crying foul.

Posted by Rob on December 4, 2007 at 1:15 PM (CST)

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