Softbank inks deal with Apple to sell iPhone in Japan

4 Jun 2008

Softbank Corp and Apple have struck a deal to allow the Japanese operator to sell the vendor’s innovative iPhone handset by the end of this year, Reuters reports citing a Softbank statement. Softbank, the nation’s third largest mobile provider behind NTT DoCoMo and KDDI, did not provide any specific details of the deal, nor did it say whether it would have exclusivity for the iPhone in Japan. DoCoMo has been tipped as a possible candidate to sell the handset, although a spokesman for the firm, Shuichiro Ichikoshi, declined to say if it had also signed an agreement with Apple.

Japan, SoftBank Corp