Softbank Mobile Corp. and Telefonica SA announced on Wednesday they have reached deals to sell the Apple iPhone device later this year in Japan and Spain respectively.
The Softbank deal brings iPhone to the second largest economy behind the United States. The other two largest wireless carriers in the country are market leader NTT DoCoMo with just under half of the market share and KDDI Corp.
Apple has already agreed to various deals to bring the iPhone to various European, Asian and Latin American markets. In statements released by Softbank, and Telefonica, the companies did not state the terms of the deals.
The iPhone combines the capabilities of a mobile phone, web browser Apple's iPod digital music player.