T-Mobile and Apple to Launch iPhone 3G in Austria, Germany & the Netherlands on July 11
BONN, Germany and SAN FRANCISCO—June 9, 2008—T-Mobile International and Apple® today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands on July 11, and in Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.
“We are excited to bring iPhone 3G to more of our T-Mobile customers this year,” said Christopher Schläffer, CIO of Deutsche Telekom AG. “iPhone was a breakthrough for the mobile Internet in Germany and Austria. Now with iPhone 3G’s faster speeds, we know our customers will love browsing the web even more.”
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with T-Mobile, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world,” said Tim Cook, Apple's COO. “We can't wait to get this revolutionary phone in the hands of even more people around the world.”
T-Mobile recently modernized its nationwide mobile network adding significant improvements to its voice quality and network infrastructure, boasting the world’s largest GSM upgrade. T-Mobile offers its customers everywhere the fastest mobile wireless experience with its powerful 3G network and access to more than 20,000 hotspots.
*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.
T-Mobile International is one of the world’s leading companies in mobile communications. As one of Deutsche Telekom’s three strategic business units, T-Mobile concentrates on the most dynamic markets in Europe and the United States. Over 123 million mobile customers were served by companies of Deutsche Telekom in the first quarter of 2008. The common technology platform is based on GSM, the world’s most successful digital wireless standard. This also makes T-Mobile the only mobile communications provider with a seamless transatlantic service.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.
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