Nokia may have runaway success in one country
New reports from Danish carriers have suggested that the Nokia Lumia 800 may be experiencing iPhone-like demand. Talking to Mobilesiden, local telecom leader TDC's Morten Steen Jensen claimed to have seen the same kind of demand as for the iPhone 4S. While it's not clear which phone was next, the Windows Phone sold three times as many as its next-closest counterpart. Telia had the Lumia 800 second only to the iPhone.
Carrier signs three-year agreement
Digi will begin selling the iPhone in Malaysia in "coming months," according to an announcement. Details remain scarce, but the carrier says it has signed a three-year agreement with Apple, which is expected to help push the former's sales up by more than 5 percent for 2010. The deal is likely connected to Digi's parent company, Telenor, which already sells the iPhone in many regions around the world.
Telenor iPhone deal
Norway's Telenor has signed a deal with Apple that will allow the carrier to distribute the iPhone in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The agreement will bring new competition with TeliaSonera, the only company that offered the handsets in Scandinavia until now. Apple was expected to offer the iPhone solely through TeliaSonera in the area, although both carriers initially expressed interest in the phone and the agreement with Telenor was under consideration last year.
Telenor after iPhone 3G?
Norwegian phone carrier Telenor is still contemplating a deal for the iPhone 3G, a company representative claims. In response to an inquiry by a MacNN source, Caroline Ellis, Telenor Mobile's Head of Customer Relations, has explained that while the company has signed no contract for the iPhone, an agreement is currently being "considered," and a decision has yet to be made.
Telenor Mulls TeliaSonera
Norway's Telenor has expressed interest in buying its Scandinavian competitor TeliaSonera in light of the latter's rejecting an initial France Telecom bid, TeliaSonera board member Elof Isaksson says. He declines to elaborate on the seriousness of the deal but is supported by Norwegian industry committee chair Ola Borten Moe, who says the union of the two telecoms companies would be beneficial. The Norwegian government owns a majority stake in Telenor.