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  • Special "Bourne" franchise film comp offers with MOTO Z8 on O2
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    Special "Bourne" franchise film comp offers with MOTO Z8 on O2

    By 23 July 2007

    The MOTO Z8 loaded with the Bourne Identity, has begun to ship today with O2. Motorola, Universal and O2 have teamed together so that consumers choosing the MOTO Z8, and signing up to any O2 tariff, will win one of the following: 1. One of ten pairs of...

  • Samsung to launch SGH-730i i-mode slider in Europe
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    Samsung to launch SGH-730i i-mode slider in Europe

    By 18 July 2007

    A day after reports come in suggesting that O2 is to scrap the mobile internet i-mode service due to, among other things, lack of decent handsets, it is reported that Samsung is to launch the i-mode compatible SGH-730i in Europe. The SGH-730i is a capable...

  • O2 stopping i-mode mobile internet service?
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    O2 stopping i-mode mobile internet service?

    By 17 July 2007

    The Guardian is reporting that O2 is going to be "dumping" its i-mode internet services in the UK. The paper cites low take-up and lack of decent handsets as the reason behind the decision. i-mode saw an expensive launch 2 years ago but has only managed...

  • O2 gets iPhone rumours resurface with talk of £178 million investment
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    O2 gets iPhone rumours resurface with talk of £178 million investment

    By 16 July 2007

    The rumours suggesting that O2 will be the operator to get Apple's iPhone in the UK have made a come-back. The original reports were denied by O2 and given the "no-comment" treatment by Apple. Intelligence from Thomson Financial, citing a Spanish newspaper...

  • O2 spokesperson issues UK iPhone deal denial
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    O2 spokesperson issues UK iPhone deal denial

    By 5 July 2007

    Following our previous story that claimed O2 were imminently going to be announcing an Apple deal giving them exclusive rights to the iPhone in the UK, an O2 spokeperson has said the following: "This is pure speculation and we are not expecting to announce...

  • O2 beats all rivals to bag the UK iPhone deal
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    O2 beats all rivals to bag the UK iPhone deal

    By 4 July 2007

    In a move that no-one saw coming with the talk of Vodafone and T-Mobile's frenzied attempts to clinch the iPhone deal for Europe, The Times is reporting that O2 has beaten its rivals to win the exclusive rights to offer Apple’s iPhone in the UK. Grabbing...

  • O2 launches simplicity tariffs - a new breed of mobile contract
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    O2 launches simplicity tariffs - a new breed of mobile contract

    By 3 July 2007

    O2 has launched "simplicity", a new range of pay monthly tariffs that provide competitive calling rates and can be ended on 30 day's notice at any time. The new Simplicity tariffs bridge the gap between long-term contracts and Pay As You Go. This new...

  • 02 unveils the innovative 3G "02 Cocoon" mobile phone
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    02 unveils the innovative 3G "02 Cocoon" mobile phone

    By 14 June 2007

    02 has granted us a sneak preview of their forthcoming music phone - the 02 Cocoon. Not due to be launched until August, free on certain monthly tariffs or £299 on pay as you go, some pictures and spec have been revealed to us today. The 02 Cocoon is...

  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB Modem
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    Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB Modem

    By 5 June 2007

    O2 and Sierra Wireless today announced the availability of the Sierra Wireless USB Modem on the O2 network in the UK. Designed for mobile professionals on the move, the Wireless USB modem from O2 provides an always-on internet connection through the USB...

  • 02 Wireless Festival goes high-tech
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    02 Wireless Festival goes high-tech

    By 4 June 2007

    This year's O2 Wireless Festival is going high-tech with the use of Near Field Communication that will give Oyster card swipe functionality to mobile phones, making it possible for people to wave their handsets to pay for purchases, download content or...

  • eBay acquires StumbleUpon search engine
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    eBay acquires StumbleUpon search engine

    By 31 May 2007

    eBay has announced that it has acquired StumbleUpon, a San Fran-based software start-up. StumbleUpon, a company eBay paid $75 million for, is a search-engine-with-a-difference, as a web browsing recommendation site that provides peer generated search...

  • 02 offers exclusive mobile "Pirates of the Caribbean" content
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    02 offers exclusive mobile "Pirates of the Caribbean" content

    By 16 May 2007

    For the second year running O2 has partnered with Samsung to bring O2 customers exclusive access to content from one of the year’s most anticipated movies, Walt Disney Pictures’ "Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End". Before this third installment...

  • Xda Argon comes to O2
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    Xda Argon comes to O2

    By 4 May 2007

    O2 has announced that it has expanded its Xda portfolio with the exclusive launch of the Xda Argon. The new device is suprisingly powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 rather than Microsoft's latest mobile OS platform and features Microsoft direct-push email,...

  • Online bankers seek easier set-up options
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    Online bankers seek easier set-up options

    By 1 May 2007

    Research released by Global Reviews has found that many major banks are failing to offer easy management for online savings accounts. The survey has found that major banks are still getting below 70% ratings for customer service experience. The key problem...

  • Apple grows another 36%
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    Apple grows another 36%

    By 26 April 2007

    Following the announcements from Google and Amazon, Apple is showing its strength in the market with over a third growth. Apple shipped 1.5 million Mac computers and 10.5 million iPods during the quarter, representing 36% growth in Macs and 24% growth...

  • 02 to reward customers who don't upgrade handset
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    02 to reward customers who don't upgrade handset

    By 23 April 2007

    O2 is hoping to appeal to the "Green" consumer with a range of new incentives that reward for taking the eco-friendly route. At the heart of the new "We're in this together" campaign, O2 is offering existing customers who keep their phone a £95 credit...

  • Sony Ericsson post strong Q1 results
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    Sony Ericsson post strong Q1 results

    By 23 April 2007

    Sony Ericsson followed Google in announced a strong start to 2007 with a 63% increase on the amount of handsets it shipped over last year and a 47% increase on sales over the same period in 2006. The company has also reported a 139% rise on income before...

  • O2 releases limited edition Ice
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    O2 releases limited edition Ice

    By 12 April 2007

    Summer is just round the corner and it seems the summer accessories have arrived to accompany your new bathing suit and suntan. O2 mobile network has launched a limited edition of its O2 Ice handset. Following the colour fashion of the LG Prada and iPhone,...

  • O2 launches Xda Graphite smartphone
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    O2 launches Xda Graphite smartphone

    By 9 March 2007

    O2 has announced the arrival of another smartphone to its lineup, the O2 Xda Graphite. Although not much of a looker, the new mobile has a variety of business features that should keep the professional happy. Powered by Windows Mobile 5.0, it offers Microsoft...

  • O2 gets BlackBerry 8800
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    O2 gets BlackBerry 8800

    By 6 March 2007

    O2 has announced that it will be offering its customers the new BlackBerry 8800 complete with GPS and QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry 8800, which looks like a bigger version of the company’s Pearl model offers comprehensive BlackBerry functionality...

  • O2 adds over 30 countries to My Europe roaming plan
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    O2 adds over 30 countries to My Europe roaming plan

    By 13 February 2007

    O2 has announced its expanded the number of countries where it's free to receive calls on any network. The My Europe roaming price plan, which boasts a savings of up to 70% on standard roaming rates, is now available for UK customers in 31 European countries....

  • 02 goes pink for Valentines Day
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    02 goes pink for Valentines Day

    By 5 February 2007

    Not sure what to get Mrs Pocket-lint this Valentines? Don't want to go down the expensive route of diamonds or a candlelit dinner? O2 thinks you should show your gadget love with a pink coloured O2 Blue Headset. According to the operator, "the perfect...

  • Concept Cypres mobile phone that bares all
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    Concept Cypres mobile phone that bares all

    By 21 January 2007

    A Japanese designer whose clients include OXO, Nike, Issey Miyake and Stella has shown what she believes the mobile phone of the 21st should look like. The results? The Cypres Mobile Phone. Designed to celebrate all those electronics that are inside the...

  • O2 announces exclusive mobile content for Lord of the Rings
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    O2 announces exclusive mobile content for Lord of the Rings

    By 12 January 2007

    O2 is banking on the popularity of the upcoming live stage production of The Lord of the Rings and is producing mobile content to tie-in with the production. Through O2 Active, customers will be able to get advanced tickets through a dedicated customer...

  • Napster Mobile first on O2 Ireland
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    Napster Mobile first on O2 Ireland

    By 12 December 2006

    O2 has announced that its partnership with Napster is coming to fruition first in Ireland, which is receiving Napster Mobile on i-mode today. Napster Mobile is now available in Ireland on all 3G i-mode handsets. It allows users to download directly from...