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Grundig launches cellphone business with Vitelcom

Marc Perton
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We don't associate the Grundig name with cellphones, but it looks like someone at the company has decided that they need to do more than make old-school shortwave radios (OK, before all you Europeans start to flame us, we know they make a lot more than that; but they've got zero brand presence in the U.S., other than for the aforementioned radios). Their new division, Grundig Mobile, has rolled out a half-dozen cellphones, and plans to start marketing them in Spain, France and Germany. The phones are rebranded models made by the Spanish company Vitelcom, which signed a licensing agreement with Grundig in January. The phones — which include a couple of sliders, a cameraphone with built-in FM radio and two i-mode models — won't rock anyone's world, but they'll certainly give Grundig a jump-start in the cellphone market, and help Vitelcom build a business that isn't haunted by their recently settled patent dispute with Nokia.

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