Orange this morning announced that they are planning to bring the iPhone to Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and Orange’s African markets later this year.
Now, obviously this further confirms that the iPhone is going to be offered to multiple carriers in certain parts of the world, but the bigger issue, I think, is how the iPhone is going to work in some of these countries.
For example, Poland doesn’t have an iTunes store at all. Without that, how are they going to get updates and activate their phones? Perhaps this issue has already been addressed in another country without iTunes and the answer is simply that they use a version of the iTunes store that doesn’t have access to download…um…anything. If you’ve already delt with this in your country, let us know in the comments below.
I’m very interested to see how they’re going to handle this.
Thanks to Matt, for sending in the Orange tip!