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Translation from P…uh, Swedish to English of Selected Portions of Swedish MacWorld’s Report about iPhone MMS Availability in Telia’s Swedish Network

(“MacWorld avslöjar: Telia erbjuder MMS till iPhone”.)

MacWorld kan i kväll bekräfta uppgiften att Telia inom kort kommer erbjuda MMS-funktionalitet för iPhone. Därmed försvinner ytterligare ett skäl till att hacka mobilen.

MacWorld was tonight able to confirm information that Telia will shortly offer MMS functionality for iPhone. With that, yet another reason to hack the phone will disappear.

[Caption:] Telia arbetar febrilt på att ta fram en fungerande MMS-lösning till iPhone.

Telia is working frantically to bring into being a working MMS solution for iPhone.

Ett av de vanligaste klagomålen på iPhone är att man måste hacka den för att kunna skicka och ta emot MMS. Men snart kommer de som ogillar Apples mobil behöva leta efter nya argument. För i en intervju med MacWorld bekräftar en talesman för Telia att man inom kort kommer lansera en applikation för just MMS.

One of the most common complaints on iPhone is that it has to be hacked in order to be able to send or receive MMS messages. Soon, however, detractors of Apple’s phone will need to find new arguments. In an interview with MacWorld, a Telia spokesperson confirms that it will shortly launch an MMS application.

Enligt Bengt Olsson, informationschef för TeliaSoneras innehållstjänster, kommer man tillhandahålla MMS-funktionalitet för iPhone inom två månader. Dessutom kommer man lansera ett program som underlättar inloggningen på det trådlösa nätverket (WLAN).

According to Bengt Olsson, information manager for TeliaSonera’s content services, the company will provide MMS functionality for iPhone within two months. Additionally, an application will be launched to ease logging into [Telia's Homerun wireless network, to which some iPhone customers, depending on plan, get free unlimited access provided they log in using the phone number and an obnoxious, cryptic, long, generated password].

Olsson poängterar även att iPhone “inneburit en stor framgång” för Telia och att man nu jobbar febrilt för att nå ut till fler kunder.

Olsson notes that iPhone “has been a great success” for Telia and that the company is working frantically to reach more customers.

Vi har hittills haft ett större konsumentfokus och går nu in för att även försöka tillgodose det stora intresset från företagssidan, säger Bengt Olsson till MacWorld.

“To date, we’ve had a larger consumer focus and are now trying to also target the large enterprise interest”, Bengt Olsson tells MacWorld.

Ett led i att bredda marknaden är ett utökat samarbete med andra återförsäljare, något som MacWorld kunde rapportera om tidigare i dag.

Part of widening the market is an expanded collaboration with other resellers [such as The Phone House, the same firm that under the name Carphone Warehouse sells iPhones in the UK], something MacWorld was able to report earlier today.

Comments

  1. Moreover, you advise that the iPhone software platform must be opened…?

    By Erik · 2008.11.19 03:39

  2. Yes; don’t want to put it in explicit source material.

    By Jesper · 2008.11.19 08:23

  3. Uhm… I hope this is something that all iPhones get. I’m sick of hearing Americans explain to me why MMS is not necessary, while my European friends describe that iPhone as “that phone which doesn’t do MMS.”

    By LKM · 2008.11.19 13:31

  4. Yes. Thank you. My sentiments exactly.

    By Jesper · 2008.11.19 14:08

  5. There are carrier-published applications on the App. Store.

    For example, Orange is offering through the App. Store, “Orange Live Radio” (streamed radio) and “Orange spot ‘finder” (Orange Hotspots locator). I am not sure if people using unlocked iPhone with another carrier have access to those same apps, still.

    By stéphane Mercier · 2008.11.19 14:20

  6. That stands to reason: any carrier can just say “limit distribution to iPhones [and not iPod touch] in this country and make it free”.

    By Jesper · 2008.11.19 14:27

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