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Nokia, BlackBerry, Apple sew up market with services play

The world’s biggest handset vendor, Nokia, and two outsiders, RIM (BlackBerry) and Apple, stand to gain most by pioneering fresh revenue streams for the mobile handset industry with their emerging push into value added services such as navigation, email and music. Industry analyst Strategy Analytics said Wednesday that Nokia, BlackBerry and Apple are the first […]

iPhone coming to Hong Kong

In a terse announcement on Thursday, Hutchison-Whampoa-owned mobile operator 3, said it would be bringing the Apple iPhone to Hong Kong and Macau later this year. There is still some confusion over whether the iconic device will make an appearance on the Chinese mainland however, after leading wireless operator China Mobile called off discussions with […]

Mystery line starts at US Apple store

Reports are coming in that a random line has started outside Apple’s flagship Cube store in New York City. According to press on the scene, the queue is more than 60 people deep, although many are confused as to what they are lining up for. Explanations range from the much hyped 3G iPhone, to the […]

Orange extends iPhone contract in Europe, Africa

The iPhone news machine continues to rumble on, with France Telecom owned Orange finally announcing an extension to its existing contract with Apple. On Friday, the French carrier said that it had agreed a deal with Apple to sell the iPhone in Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and […]

iPhone coming to Switzerland

California’s purveyor of cool gadgets, Apple, is making deals left, right and centre this month, with Swiss incumbent Swisscom revealed as the latest iPhone partner network. In the now familiar one line announcement style, Swisscom said it too would be bringing the iPhone to its users “later this year”. This latest development follows a rash […]

More iPhone carriers revealed

There was another terse announcement from Apple on Monday morning, revealing the names of yet more operator partners which will be carrying the iPhone. Optus, SingTel, Bharti Airtel and Globe have all signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Australia, Singapore, India and the Philippines respectively later this year. No further information […]

German iPhone sales disappointing

There seem to be concerns amongst the analyst community that the Apple brand isn’t strong enough outside of North America to compete with the big names in the handset space. On Tuesday, Deutsche Telekom’s domestic mobile unit, T-Mobile, announced that it has sold 70,000 iPhones on contract, since the device launched at the start of […]

AT&T pitches business plans for iPhone

AT&T, the first carrier to launch the Apple iPhone, has introduced a number of tariffs for business users, pitching the device at the professional market. Uses are still locked into a two year contract, but business customers see their voice and data plans divided separately. Customers choose a voice plan, then add one of three […]

Jobs catches Air at Macworld; updates iPhone

This year, the iPhone wasn’t the star of Apple frontman, Steve Jobs’, Macworld keynote. The much rumoured 3G version of the iconic device didn’t make an appearance, which is hardly surprising given that it’s only been available in Europe for a couple of months. However, Jobs did wax lyrical about the latest firmware update for […]

iPhone unlikely to reach China; MacWorld speculation

China Mobile and Apple are understood to have called off discussions over a potential launch of the iPhone in China. The pair are known to have been in discussions over a potential launch of the device since November, although no reason was given for the termination of the talks. Some believe that China Mobile, the […]

Trojan appears on unlocked iPhones

Security experts have identified what appears to be the first malicious software package specifically targeting unlocked Apple iPhones. Finnish security shop F-Secure said that the Trojan installation package contains false application installation information that causes legitimate third party applications to be removed when the Trojan is uninstalled from the iPhone. F-Secure said that the malware, […]

Orange shifts 30,000 iPhones in 5 days

French mobile operator Orange said Wednesday that it has sold 30,000 Apple iPhones in the five days since the device launched November 29. At least 15,000 of those devices sold were also accompanied by a new subscription, according to Louis-Pierre Wenes, executive director in charge of operations for Orange France. Wenes did not say how […]

German court confirms iPhone exclusivity

German mobile operator T-Mobile is once again selling the Apple iPhone exclusively on its own network, after a Hamburg court overturned a ban recently won by rival Vodafone. Shortly after T-Mobile launched the iPhone on November 9, Vodafone Germany won a temporary injunction, forcing the company to sell a version of the device without a […]

T-Mobile selling unlocked iPhone for Eur999

German mobile operator, T-Mobile, has had its hand forced and is now selling unlocked Apple iPhones for the princely sum of Eur999. As we reported yesterday, Vodafone Germany has won an injunction against the iPhone’s exclusive German carrier, T-Mobile, forcing the company to sell a version of the device without a lock to the network. […]

Voda upsets German Apple cart

Californian cool peddler Apple, has had a spanner thrown into the works of its German iPhone strategy and could be forced to sell an unlocked version of the device in the country. On Tuesday it emerged that Vodafone Germany had won an injunction against the iPhone’s exclusive German carrier, T-Mobile, forcing the company to sell […]

O2 notes shift to postpay contracts as iPhone launches

The iconic Apple iPhone went on sale in the UK and Germany on Friday evening, marking the start of a new wave of operator competition in some of the world’s most mature mobile markets. It’s too early to tell whether the device will be a boon to UK partner O2, but on Monday, the Telefonica-owned […]

1.4 million iPhones in the wild

Californian electronics shop Apple reported that it has sold 1.38 million iPhones to date, after shifting 1.119 million in the third quarter. Apple introduced the iPhone on June 29 and sold its 1 millionth device 74 days later. The iconic device is due to reach European shores next month, first arriving in the UK and […]

Half of AT&T 3Q subs bought iPhone

It wasn’t just Apple’s own spirits being lifted by the success of the iPhone this week. Exclusive US carrier AT&T probably had a lot to thank Steve Jobs and co for as its wireless subscriber base topped 65.7 million at the end of the third quarter. AT&T added 2 million net subscribers during the quarter […]

Apple opens iPhone up to third party apps

Not content with releasing a SIM unlocked version of the iPhone, Apple front man, Steve “Jesus” Jobs just keeps the miracles coming. Now he’s promising to let third party apps run natively on the device. In a posting on the company site, Jobs spills the beans: “Let me just say it: We want native third […]

Apple finally signs Orange France in iPhone deal

The speculation over the future of the Apple iPhone in France is finally over, as local mobile operator Orange signs an exclusive deal to deliver the iconic device. The failure of Apple and Orange to officially announce an iPhone partnership in France had caused a stir over the past couple of weeks. The respective announcements […]

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