Vodafone to start selling iPhone 4 in coming weeks

15 Jul 2010

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Vodafone Ireland has posted a message on Facebook telling users that the iPhone 4 will be available in Ireland. The news comes just days after 3 said it is already taking pre-registrations.

Posted on the Vodafone Ireland Facebook page was the following message: “Vodafone Ireland will launch iPhone 4, the thinnest smartphone in the world with the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, in Ireland in the coming weeks.”

The message then directed users to the main Apple iPhone page. A Vodafone source told me that Vodafone’s pre-registration page is already live at http://www.vodafone.ie/iphone4

In recent weeks, mobile operators Vodafone, O2 and 3 have confirmed with Siliconrepublic that they will sell the iPhone 4 in Ireland, which is due to arrive at the end of July. Meteor, however, said it is not in talks with iPhone and intends to concentrate on the Google Android platform.

In recent days, 3 said that pre-registration for the iPhone 4 is available on www.three.ie/iphone or through 3 stores.

All the communications from the various providers seem to use the same language around resolution and display. “3 will launch iPhone 4, the thinnest smartphone in the world with the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, in Ireland in the coming weeks,” 3 said.

However, all eyes will be on Silicon Valley tomorrow when Apple CEO Steve Jobs will host a press conference over the antenna difficulties experienced by users of the device.

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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