updated 09:10 am EDT, Thu March 27, 2008
Dutch iPhone announcement?
An announcement of an iPhone for the Netherlands may come as soon as this Saturday, words from a local retailer may suggest. Dutch Apple reseller The Innovators has stated that it will reveal a new product on March 29th; indications that it may be the iPhone stem from a pair of hints, which first suggest that the product has never been available in the Netherlands to date, and also that it makes it easy to call. The announcement is scheduled for 11AM Dutch time.
Apple has recently been working to accelerate the deployment of the iPhone worldwide, likely to meet its goal of 10 million unit sales for the year. While for months the device was exclusive to the United States, it became available to England, France and Germany last November, and most recently debuted in Austria and Ireland. Negotiations are underway for Thailand, and Apple appears to be pushing for release in China and Singapore.