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5:00 AM -- European incumbent Telia Company is the latest carrier to announce an iPhone distribution deal with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).

Starting some time later this year (it won't say when), the carrier will start selling the device in its traditional domestic markets of Sweden and Finland, in the neighboring markets of Norway and Denmark, and in the Baltic states where it has mobile operations, namely Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

The carrier won't say if the deal includes the much-anticipated 3G iPhone, or, in fact, provide any extra information. (See The Hunt for the 3G iPhone .)

It'll be interesting to see how long it is before the incumbent carriers in Norway and Denmark, TDC A/S (Copenhagen: TDC) and Telenor Group (Nasdaq: TELN) respectively, announce competitive iPhone distribution deals now that Apple has abandoned its exclusivity strategy. (See Orange Expands Its iPhone Empire and Apple Takes Its iPhone Global.)

— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading

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