Apple has reportedly signed a number of distribution deals in Germany and Italy to increase the availability of the iPhone 3G in countries without a network of Apple stores to supplement sales from local carriers.
In Germany the iPhone will be available in the stores of computer reseller Gravis, the phone will be sold with a T-Mobile contract.
At this time Apple has one retail store in Italy located in Milan. Beside being available form Vodafone and Telecom Italia, the local carriers, the iPhone 3G will also be sold at local Apple Premium Resellers.
The 3rd party distribution model is expected to be extended to Holland where the iPhone 3G will possible be sold at A-Mac, Ivizi and MacMe.