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T-Mobile Assiduous In Its Courtship Of Apple iPhone 5

After the announced partnership between Apple and AT&T and Verizon for the upcoming iPhone 5 and rumoured alliance with Sprint; T-Mobile seems desperate not to be left aside. Cole Brodman, T-Mobile Chief Marketing Office, spoke recently at the Mobilize 2011 conference, expressing his frustration about the situation.

At the event, he mentioned the new devices (opens in new tab) the company is offering to customers such as: the Sonic 4G mobile HotSpot, HTC Amaze and a version of Samsung Galaxy S II, although he seemed rather annoyed at the inevitable hints about the iPhone 5.

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The speech about the success in selling Android phones and improved network speeds could not avert attention from the topic of a possible partnership with Apple for the new iPhone. Brodman confessed that T-Mobile expressly asked Apple to be considered as a carrier for the iPhone 5 but the confirmation never arrived. Information leaked from a T Mobile executive reveals that there is little hope of that happening at the moment. Apple's reluctance might very well be related to the fact that AT&T is currently in the process of acquiring T-Mobile.

Later, Brodman addressed a letter to customers on the company's blog (opens in new tab). On the subject of the expected iPhone 5, he admitted genuine disappointment: "Please know that we think the iPhone is a great device and Apple knows that we'd like to add it to our line-up. Today, there are over a million T-Mobile customers using unlocked iPhones on our network. We are interested in offering all of our customers a no-compromise iPhone experience on our network".

Radu is the founder of, and has worked as a freelance writer for ITProPortal, as well as having been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.