updated 08:10 am EDT, Wed May 14, 2008
Swiss national carrier Swisscom today revealed that it too will carry the iPhone, making it the fifth new European country after the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, and Portugal confirmed to be offering the device. The provider echoes previous announcements for other providers and doesn't provide specifics as to the devices or plans. The iPhone will be available "later this year," the company says.
The announcement follows a string of announcements in recent weeks for new carriers that includes America Movil's brands in Latin America, Rogers, SingTel-owned carriers, Telecom Italia, and ten Vodafone providers. Observers widely expect these suppliers to offer an iPhone with 3G Internet capabilities that is likely to be announced at Steve Jobs' keynote for the Worldwide Developers' Conference in June.