“Telefonica SA’s O2 wireless unit said it hasn’t signed a deal with Apple Inc. to be the exclusive U.K. network partner for the iPhone mobile device,” Alex Armitage reports for Bloomberg.
“‘No deal has been signed with Apple,’ O2 spokesman David Nicholas said today by telephone from London. ‘We don’t comment on rumor or speculation.’ The response comes after the Financial Times, citing people close to the talks, reported that O2 is close to a deal to be the exclusive network provider for the iPhone in the U.K.,” Armitage reports.
“‘We’ll bring the iPhone to Europe in late 2007,’ said Alan Hely, Apple’s London-based spokesman. He declined to comment on a possible U.K. network partner,” Armitage reports.
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