German iPhone causes tiff between providers

Posted by Mark Raby

Berlin (Germany) - T-Mobile continued to sell Apple's iPhone in Germany on Tuesday, despite a legal challenge filed on Monday by rival Vodafone.

Vodafone charges that the sale of an unsubsidized, locked handset with a 24-month contract violates German competition law, said Simon Gordon, a Vodafone spokesman in the U.K.

On Monday, a court in Hamburg granted a temporary injunction against T-Mobile, although the terms of that order do not stop the operator from selling the iPhone, said representatives for Vodafone and T-Mobile.

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