Tesco Lands UK iPhone Sales Deal

You can buy your milk and a new iPhone at the same time now that the U.K. supermarket chain Tesco will be selling Apple's combination iPod and smartphone. A spokesperson for the retailer confirmed the company plans to start selling the iPhone "in time for Christmas," according to the BBC.

Tesco will offer the iPhone through Tesco Mobile, which is a joint venture with cell carrier O2.

The exclusive iPhone deal O2 had with Apple ended recently, so now the carrier has to compete with Vodafone and Orange in the iPhone market. Extending sales to Tesco Mobile will give the carrier additional retail locations to potentially draw in more iPhone customers.

Tesco hasn't said yet how much the iPhone will cost, or what customers will pay for service contracts. The company did, however, confirm it will offer the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.