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Deutsche Telekom starts taking iPhone 5 pre-orders today, keeps mum about release date and name

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Deutsche Telekom starts taking iPhone 5 pre-orders today, keeps mum about release date and name
The iPhone 5 is definitely among the hottest, most rumored and most anticipated smartphones out there despite the fact that very little information about it has been made official – its design, display size, iOS version, even its very name have yet to be confirmed. Nevertheless, German wireless carrier Deutsche Telekom has decided to start accepting pre-orders for the next iPhone today in order to reduce any potential supply bottlenecks that may occur.

Be aware that this is not a rumor that we are dealing with as the news comes straight from Deutsche Telekom spokesman Alexander von Schmettow, who disclosed the information with Bloomberg. The carrier will provide coupons to those willing to reserve themselves a unit of the successor to the iPhone 4. However, its exact release date or market name are to be announced at a later time. Currently, a pre-order page on the carrier's website has not been made live yet.

Despite all the lack of any details whatsoever, something tells us that there will be more than a few candidates willing to reserve themselves an iPhone 5. Would you pre-order one as well if given the opportunity today? Feel free to drop a comment below and let us know.

source: Bloomberg via SlashGear

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posted on 05 Sep 2011, 08:48 3

1. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

Why preorder a phone you don't even knwo the specs on ?
They might as well be preordering a feature phone from apple for 800 $$$, who knows what they are preordering ?

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 14:51 4

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

I'm sure there is a way to cancel it...

and anyways people know apple will release a good product and if they want it that bad why not?

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 16:08 2

8. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Yeah at first I was thinking the same thing. I mean come on, we don't even know how it looks like. But come to think about it, I'd preorder, guarantee a phone for myself, and cancel if needed. That's better than not pre-ordering and waiting an additional month+ if I end up liking the device. I can't see imagine waiting all the way to November/December for a new phone if I could have had it for sure at launch.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 14:52

11. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I dont even know the spces of the iphone 5 but is will still get it... just like some people would pre order the Prime if it had the option... to do it... nothing wrong with that... I preorder CD's from only listening to one song we dont know the rest of the songs.. but since you know the artist.. you go by that.. same thing.. here...

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 08:57 4

2. Zoenphlux (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

LOL Just shows how stupid Apple Fanboys are. From what i understand the phone isnt getting as much change this year as everybody had hoped. I think the screen being bigger is possible, however the insdies are not changing much. Why should they? Everything runs smooth on their devices. They kinda kill the hype of upgrading by making their sets work so good. The iOS isnt pushing the limits with hardware, but infact limiting the need for new hardware. So those looking for upgrades to better phones wont see much in the new Iphone. I'm not going to spend hundreds of dollars just for a bigger screen(at least only .2 in bigger) when the current phone works just the same. I dont own an Iphone, but it just makes sense from any perspective. Just my 2 cents.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 09:03 7

3. android_hitman (unregistered)

LMFAO!!! preoder something that you don't even know how it looks and what features it packs .. this is the ULTIMATE apple worship :)))

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 14:53 3

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

i wud do it.. and I'm sure plenty of people wud do it for an android phone... if u know u want the phone why not.. and anyways if u don't like it there are plenty of people on ebay who will buy it for 900 when it comes out in the very beginning.. .

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 09:04 1

4. symbian extinct (unregistered)

iphone 5 should have comed with many features as rest of the world is preety much ahead than apple they have come with dual core now this so diappointing they should focus more on hardware specs rather than prmoting the device ohh one thing i forget peter didnt mention about bada thats nice!!!!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 09:57 2

5. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)

This is stupid!!

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