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Apple to launch iPhone in Germany

Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile division will sell Apple's iPhone in Germany, where the eagerly awaited gadget will go on sale in November.
Apple Chief Executive Jobs addresses a press conference to introduce Apple's iPhone in Berlin
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs addresses a press conference in Berlin September 19, 2007. Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters
/ Source: The Associated Press

Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile division will sell Apple Inc.'s iPhone in Germany, where the eagerly awaited gadget will go on sale in November, company officials said Wednesday.

The iPhone, a combined cell phone-music player that can access the Internet, will be available starting Nov. 9 and cost 399 euros ($553), Telekom CEO Rene Obermann and Apple's Chief Executive Steve Jobs told reporters in Berlin.

The announcement came a day after Apple confirmed the iPhone's first foray across the Atlantic _ its launch in Britain, also on Nov. 9, through mobile operator O2.

Beyond Britain and Germany, rumors have circulated for months that Spain's Telefonica SA _ the parent of O2 _ and France's Orange likely would offer the device in Spain and France. None of those companies has confirmed holding talks with Apple.

Apple announced last week that it had sold 1 million iPhones in the United States in the first 74 days it was on sale, shortly after also slashing the price by a third.