T-Mobile says it would love to offer the Apple iPhone
It has been speculated that Sprint is about join Verizon and AT&T as U.S. carriers that offer the Apple iPhone, which leaves out T-Mobile. And even though 90% of the latter's smartphone sales are for Android powered phones, the carrier's Chief Marketing Officer said that he would love to see his company offer the Apple iPhone. Cole Brodman, speaking at the GigaOM Mobilize conference, reminded the audience that T-Mobile will not be part of the launch of the next-gen iPhone supposedly getting ready to be rolled out next month. The executive earlier this month revealed that T-Mobile would not be releasing the Apple iPhone 5 this year. At the Mobilize conference, Brodman also shot down rumors that T-Mobile would be bringing an older model of the iPhone to market.
Despite the mobile operator's heavy reliance on Android, Brodman said that he still has hopes that BlackBerry will make a comeback. But the executive made it clear what model he wants to see sold by T-Mobile. "We'll wait for that phone call," he said, referring to a hoped for invitation from Apple to T-Mobile allowing the latter to add the iconic iPhone to its lineup. And the wish for that call from Cupertino goes all the way to T-Mobile's parent company. Deutsche Telekom has blamed it's U.S. subsidiary's poor operating performance on the carrier's lack of an Apple iPhone model to sell, saying that customers have left the nation's fourth largest carrier to pick up Apple's touchscreen phone.