Dmitri Medvedev is a recently-converted fanatical fan of Apple iPhone
March 3rd, 2008

So says the Weekly Standard blog, naming its source as an article in the Washington Post in which the newly elected Russian President describes the iPhone as his “latest passion.” The WS blog observes:

What makes the use of the iPhone by Medvedev slighty curious is that the iPhone is not legally available on the Russian market. But that has not stopped thousands of them from being sold in Russia and Ukraine. The price for these “unlocked” iPhones that have been bootlegged from one the iPhones service provider partners (US: AT&T, UK: O2, Germany: T-Mobile D, France: Orange) can be from $750 to $1,000–more than twice the price to acquire it legally through one of Apple’s official service provider partners.

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