Vodafone grabs the iPhone for early 2010


Vodafone has become the latest mobile carrier to announce it will be selling the iPhone as O2's exclusivity deal takes another hit.

Vodafone, currently the provider with the highest market share in the UK until the Orange/T-Mobile merger goes through will be selling both the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in the UK and Ireland from early 2010.

Yesterday, Orange announced it would be selling the devices by the end of the year, sparking rumours that the date would coincide with O2 starting to sell the eagerly anticipated Palm Pre in October - a device that has been touted as the "iPhone killer".

Pricing, tariffs and availability have yet to be announced but, as with Orange, Vodafone customers can now register their interest for the iPhone on its website.

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a former freelance journalist and currently political reporter for Sky News. She has a varied writing history, having started her career at Dennis Publishing, working in various roles across its business technology titles, including ITPro. Jennifer has specialised in a number of areas over the years and has produced a wealth of content for ITPro, focusing largely on data storage, networking, cloud computing, and telecommunications.

Most recently Jennifer has turned her skills to the political sphere and broadcast journalism, where she has worked for the BBC as a political reporter, before moving to Sky News.