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Vodafone takes the iPhone crown
05 May 2008
Reported by David Hall
Vodafone has confirmed that it will be the carrier to bring the iPhone to Australia, ending much speculation about when and if the device would make it to our shores.
The company made an announcement that it would carry the iPhone in Australia some time in 2008, although it would not state when, how much, or any other details on the handset.
It is not yet known if Vodafone will be the exclusive carrier of the iPhone, with some insiders suggesting Optus may also sell the iPhone in Australia. Vodafone has confirmed however that it will sell the iPhone to customers in New Zealand, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, South Africa and Turkey.
This latest announcement has fuelled rumours that a 3G compatible version of the iPhone will be released some time this year (hopefully that's what we will be getting for the Australia market!) – the current 2G version is equipped with EDGE capabilities, a feature not widely used in Australia.
Rumours also suggest that an updated version of the iPhone may include GPS and handwriting support.