Vodafone CEO positive on Apple iPhone

“In an interview given to Tagesspiegel daily by a German Vodafone chief exec, Friedrich Joussen, he positively evaluated iPhone’s multimedia capabilities,” Dennis Sloutsky reports for iPhone World.

Sloutsky reports, “Vodafone has long been rumored to be one of the major contenders for Apple iPhone’s distribution in Europe once the device arrives there in October 2007. Several Vodafone execs have already publicly expressed the company’s ambitions to become the exclusive Apple iPhone distributor in Europe.”

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21 Comments

  1. Damn, Vodafone sucks and I live in Italy. I have had to drop them three times because their data services stink and their support is awful. I hope this isn’t the case but I fear it would make the most sense for Apple… I keep having to put my TIM card into my cellular modem card because the Vodafone one just freezes up after a minute or two, no more data despite being connecrted.

  2. Okay then, well of course you need to know that Tagesspiegel literally means “Daily Mirror.”

    So writing Tagesspiegel daily is a bit redundant. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue laugh” style=”border:0;” />

  3. @ Uf Da! Good point, but then things are not always what they seem, just because the rag is called Tagesspiegel, without local knowledge, how could everyone safely assume that it is actually a daily publication.

    I remember the anecdote of a popular Australian woman’s magazine published weekly called the “Australian Woman’s Weekly” that has been in print for over seventy years.
    “Australian Woman’s Weekly” went through a major overhaul back in the early 80’s and became very flashy, glossy and “trendy” (term of the times then) but it also changed to a monthly publication, legend has it, that the famous publisher had come up with the perfect idea to rename it the “Australian Woman’s Monthly” … until quietly informed by his editors that, that name might give the wrong impression.

    So “Australian Woman’s Weekly” is published monthly.

    Go figure.

    I am still daydreaming for Optus to take up the iPhone express here in the lucky country.

  4. I’m sorry Skylark, but I reckon if Vodafone secure iPhone in Europe, Vodafone will get iPhone in Australia.

    It will be easier for Apple to work with another Vodafone subsidiary to roll-out the already developed Visual Voicemail etc.

    I for one, as a VERY happy Vodafone customer, will be VERY happy.

    Telstra has no chance, exspecially after the comments from that twit at Telstra about the iPhone not being anything new. No doubt Telstra has already been told NO by Apple, hence the FUD and mud slinging from a poor loser (The only thing Telstra excels at!)

    I reckon Optus will struggle.

    Apple would have to start from scratch with them, and I BET Vodafone HO in the UK will be trying to have as many Vodafone subsidiaries included in the overall deal to make it worth while for them.

    Clearly some Vodafone countries suck. I’m sorry for those people. But Vodafone is a smart company, and of the MAJOR telco’s I think the most culturally aligned to Apple.

    I guess we will have to wait and see.

    my 2 cents,

    Luke

  5. After a bumpy start (saleshick pressed the wrong button not once, but twice grrr) my data modem gives me slowish www connection anywhere on the Vphone network, which is tremendously liberating though not especially cheap.

    So it would be handy if they get the iPhone contract in the UK.

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