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T-Mobile: 100,000 iPhones Sold in Germany So Far

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COLOGNE (Dow Jones) Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Officer Rene Obermann said Thursday the telecommunications operator has so far sold more than 100,000 iPhones in Germany.

iPhone users need a T-Mobile contract to use the Apple handset, as the Deutsche Telekom unit has the exclusive rights for the gadget in Germany. T-Mobile started selling the device in November 2007.

At the end of January, Deutsche Telekom said it had sold 70,000 iPhones in its home market.

Hamid Akhavan, Deutsche Telekom's board member at T-Mobile, told Dow Jones Newswires earlier on the sidelines of a corporate event that the sales figures for the iPhone are "about in line" with the company's internal targets. Akhavan also said that the current price reduction of the device had boosted sales.

On April 7, T-Mobile lowered the price for the iPhone in a sales promotion ending June 30 to as low as EUR99. Previously the iPhone had a price tag of EUR399 in Germany.

-By Archibald Preuschat, Dow Jones Newswires, +49 (0) 69 29725505, archibald.preuschat@dowjones.com

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