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T-Mobile wins multinational Apple iPhone deal

FT says German operator gets four countries

The Financial Times claims Apple is set to announce iPhone availability in Austria, Croatia, Hungary and the Netherlands this week, suggesting that today's expected European iPhone announcement won't limit availability to the UK, Germany and France.

Steve Jobs is expected to attend a launch at the Apple Store on Regent Street in London at 10am this morning, with O2 grabbing the sole UK distribution rights for the iPhone. Carphone Warehouse is likely to be O2's retail partner, according to reports.

In France, Orange looks set to land an exclusive distribution deal, while T-Mobile looks the most likely contender in Germany. However, the FT says Apple is set to announce availability in Austria, Croatia, Hungary and the Netherlands too, with T-Mobile again winning the contract.

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