Friday, April 4, 2008

Vodafone Owns iPhone bigtime

BERLIN, Germany (AP) -- Deutsche Telekom AG's mobile unit said Wednesday it would offer Apple Inc.'s popular iPhone without a contract to comply with a court injunction issued after Vodafone challenged T-Mobile's exclusive lock on the handset.

The iPhone will go on sale contract-free in Germany for 999 euros.

T-Mobile will start selling the phone for 999 euros ($1,477) immediately as well as continuing to offer it for the discounted 399 euros ($590) in combination with a two-year contract, the company said in a press release.

The iPhone made its German debut on Nov. 9 -- available only with the two-year contract from T-Mobile.

The German unit of rival Vodafone protested that practice at a state court in Hamburg.

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