Both O2 and Vodafone have announced plans to sell the iPhone 4 in Germany. The announcements signal the end of exclusivity for Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile unit, which has been the lone German iPhone carrier since its launch in the country in 2007. According to the Wall Street Journal, O2 and Vodafone will begin sales of the iPhone within the next two weeks, widening the retail-distribution base for the handset ahead of the holiday shopping season. Neither O2 nor Vodafone have yet provided details on their iPhone tariffs; however, T-Mobile said that it will soon terminate a rate plan designed for iPhone users, and will instead offer all smartphone users in Germany lower rates or more value for the money.
O2, Vodafone to launch iPhone 4 in Germany
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.