updated 06:55 am EDT, Tue May 27, 2008
TeliaSonera Carries iPhone
TeliaSonera on Tuesday morning revealed it would carry the iPhone for all of Scandinavia as well as multiple Baltic nations. The deal provides the Apple phone to Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden in the North, and also offers coverage to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. As with a string of recent carrier announcements in recent weeks, TeliaSonera doesn't provide details of plans or pricing and says only that it will carry the iPhone "later this year."
The deal expands the number of new countries carring the iPhone to near 50 and brings the iPhone into the home markets of some of its direct competitors, including Nokia in Finland and Sony Ericsson in Sweden.
Apple is widely expected to announce full details of a 3G-capable iPhone, which is considered essential to a successful launch in these northern regions, at the Worldwide Developers Conference in less than two weeks' time. Most also anticipate additional details about carrier launches during or near the event.