Apple Inc.'s iPhone will be sold by Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile division in Germany in November, company officials said Wednesday.
The iPhone, a combined cell phone-music player that can access the Internet, will be available starting Nov. 9 and cost EUR399 (US$553), Telekom CEO Rene Obermann and Apple's Chief Executive Steve Jobs told reporters in Berlin.
The announcement came a day after Apple confirmed the iPhone's first foray across the Atlantic - its launch in Britain, also on Nov. 9, through mobile operator O2.
Beyond Britain and Germany, rumors have circulated for months that Spain's Telefonica SA - the parent of O2 - and France's Orange likely would offer the device in Spain and France. None of those companies has confirmed holding talks with Apple.
Apple announced last week that it had sold 1 million iPhones in the United States in the first 74 days it was on sale, shortly after also slashing the price by a third.
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