UK mobile giant, Vodafone has won a contract to sell the Apple 3G iPhone in ten countries.
From 11 July the upgraded version of Apple’s highly successful handset will be available on Vodafone in Austria, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal, and later on in the year in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, India, South Africa and Turkey.
In the countries to launch in July, Vodafone will offer the handset on both prepay and contract, which will include data bundles. The rest of Vodafone’s iPhone markets will announce launch dates and price plans locally.
Orange, meanwhile, announced it had won 3G iPhone distribution deals in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Orange will be launching the device in July in France, Portugal, Austria and Switzerland, and will announce further markets later on this year.
T-Mobile secured deals in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Czech Repbulic, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia and Hungary.