It’s not the first time we’re hearing about an operator outing the iPhone in several countries, but it’s news just as well, and now the culprit is Orange, which yesterday said that a deal with Apple has finally been sealed, allowing them to release the iPhone in ten markets worldwide.
So Orange will be releasing the Apple iPhone on a yet undisclosed date on the following countries: Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Africa.
Not noted, the iPhone will now be available from multiple carriers in Austria, Egypt, Portugal and Africa. That’s because T-Mobile got first dibs to the iPhone two weeks ago, when it said it will release the iPhone in Austria. And Vodafone has its own list of “ten countries for the iPhone” as well, where we find a few of the same countries Orange will be releasing the iPhone in.
We’re not sure how many other global operators plan on releasing the iPhone in more places, but one thing we know is that the iPhone is gaining a lot of ground fast. With a 3G version rumored to be on the way and a lot of developers working on bringing great applications to it, it shouldn’t be a surprise if it becomes the new communications device standard any time soon.
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