T-Mobile and O2 Want Piece of the iTunes Phone Action

T-Mobile and O2 Want Piece of the iTunes Phone Action


Now that it’s almost sure that Apple Computer and Motorola will be launching the much-awaited iTunes phone on Wednesday (September 7), Europe is also joining in on the frenzy.

At Berlin’s IFA electronics event, T-Mobile (Germany) stated that it plans to market Motorola’s iTunes mobile phone in Germany by the end of 2005. Meanwhile, O2 (UK) has indicated its hope that to enter a deal to provide iTunes software to its clients as early as next week.

T-Mobile already provides subscribers a music service labeled “mobile jukebox”. However, it says that it will no longer limit clients to operator-specific services. O2 on the other hand, presently charges subscribers £1 and £1.50 for digital music tracks.

It seems that Motorola has no problems looking for partners for its iTunes mobile phones as providers are lining up and eagerly seeking a deal for the new mobile device, which is said to be fully compatible with Apple’s iTunes music service and can provide users up to 8 hours of nonstop music.