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O2 CEO: iPhone ‘fastest selling device’ he’s ever seen [updated]

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, November 12, 2007
News Categories: iPhone

Peter Erskine, CEO of O2, has said that the iPhone “has been the fastest-selling device we have ever seen,” according to a Times report. Exact figures for the iPhone’s UK launch have yet to be released, with the Times claiming that Erskine said it had sold “in the tens of thousands,” while a CNN Money report states Erskine said it had sold “hundreds of thousands” of the devices since its Friday debut. Aside from the sales numbers, both reports indicate that “around two-thirds of iPhone customers are new to O2,” and that foot traffic through the operator’s stores has been better than expected.

Update: CNN Money has issued a correction to its report, reflecting the correct “tens of thousands” quote from Erskine.

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1

MMM So the CEO say it and then its REAL, don’t think so as I was at one of the major launches and it was more like this.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/november2007/111107_b_iphone.htm

Posted by Judda on November 12, 2007 at 1:40 PM (PDT)

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I tend to believe this article instead:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7085643.stm

Which paints a much different picture.

Posted by unreal on November 12, 2007 at 4:32 PM (PDT)

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