Softbank + iPod Nano

This is a disappointing development — I was expecting much more from Softbank and Apple’s partnership.

Vodafone KK under Softbank Corp on Wednesday started selling cell phones in packages with Apple Computer Inc’s popular iPod music players.

Vodafone, the former Japanese unit of British mobile phone giant Vodafone Group Plc acquired by Softbank in April, started selling packages of the 705SH cell phone model manufactured by Sharp Corp and the iPod nano 2-gigabyte model for around 13,000 yen for new and long-term contracts. (Crisscross)