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  • Orange T&Cs ban Spotify, Facebook and YouTube
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    Orange T&Cs ban Spotify, Facebook and YouTube

    By 3 November 2009

    Orange's terms and conditions for its mobile internet ban applications like Spotify, AudioBoo, Ustream, Facebook and YouTube, something which could be of concern to those considering buying an iPhone with the mobile network. In the company's T&Cs, it...

  • VIDEO: Orange Wednesdays iPhone app announced
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    VIDEO: Orange Wednesdays iPhone app announced

    By 3 November 2009

    Orange has announced that its first UK exclusive app, Orange Wednesdays, is now available on the App Store. The new app from the operator - which is due to offer the iPhone from 10 November in the UK  -  brings the Orange Wednesdays cinema experience...

  • Best iPhone tariffs: O2 vs Orange
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    Best iPhone tariffs: O2 vs Orange

    By 2 November 2009

    If you're expecting to see a major difference in the cost of an iPhone between these two UK networks, then think again. It's not an accident that the price is similar. When it boils down to it, it seems likely that both companies buy the handsets with...

  • Orange confirms 10 November for iPhone
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    Orange confirms 10 November for iPhone

    By 2 November 2009

    Orange has now officially confirmed what we've previously reported - it will offer the iPhone in the UK from 10 November. The iPhone 3G and 3GS will be available in Orange stores on Tuesday 10 November from 7am in certain stores with some shops staying...

  • Orange to launch iPhone on 10 November
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    Orange to launch iPhone on 10 November

    By 26 October 2009

    The Apple iPhone is said to be due for a launch on Orange on 10 November, according to a report in The Times. That Orange is to offer the iPhone - ending O2's exclusivity - is well known, but no date has yet been revealed as to when customers might hope...

  • Orange announces 20 meg broadband as standard
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    Orange announces 20 meg broadband as standard

    By 21 October 2009

    Orange has announced that it will be making up to 20 meg download speeds a standard across all its home broadband packages - where such service is available. As well as introducing the new speeds, Orange has revamped its home broadband packages with the...

  • "Thousands" of iPhones on 3
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    "Thousands" of iPhones on 3

    By 14 October 2009

    There are "thousands" of iPhones running on the 3 network across the UK, a spokesperson for the operator has told Pocket-lint. The comment came in response to our query following a report from The Telegraph that all five mobile carriers in the UK are...

  • Phones4U and HMV to offer the iPhone
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    Phones4U and HMV to offer the iPhone

    By 13 October 2009

    Following the news that O2 has lost its operator exclusive on the iPhone, Carphone Warehouse has suffered a similar fate with its retail exclusive. Phones4U has announced that it will be selling the Apple iPhone range from both Orange and O2 in shops...

  • Nokia N97 Mini available now via Omio
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    Nokia N97 Mini available now via Omio

    By 12 October 2009

    If you're itching to get your hands on Nokia's new N97 Mini then you'll be interested to hear that mobile phone comparison site Omio has some early Orange deals live now. There's a wide variety of options to choose from, but all mean splashing out cold,...

  • Google introduces quick search box for Android
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    Google introduces quick search box for Android

    By 12 October 2009

    Google has written a blog post and put together a video about one of the biggest new features that comes with the Android 1.6 update (better known as "Donut") - the Quick Search Box. This is a system-wide search engine for your device, meaning that it...

  • HTC Magic to eat Android 1.6 Donut update within days
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    HTC Magic to eat Android 1.6 Donut update within days

    By 9 October 2009

    Vodafone has confirmed that HTC Magic customers in the UK will be getting the latest Android OS update on Monday 19 October. "Donut (Android 1.6), the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, is making its way onto the HTC Magic, with the...

  • Orange to offer England Ukraine match
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    Orange to offer England Ukraine match

    By 7 October 2009

    Orange has announced it is to offer live coverage of the England versus Ukraine World Cup qualifier on Saturday, via the official Kentaro online broadcast. We're not entirely sure why you'd want to go down the Orange route, rather than go direct, it's...

  • Microsoft Windows Phones: What phones are available
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    Microsoft Windows Phones: What phones are available

    By 7 October 2009

    Microsoft has officially launched Windows 6.5 or Windows Phone to you and me on Tuesday, but what phones can you get with the new operating system and what phone can you upgrade? If you've already bought a HTC Touch Diamond II, HTC Touch Pro II, HTC Snap...

  • VIDEO: Orange multimedia store opens in Milton Keynes
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    VIDEO: Orange multimedia store opens in Milton Keynes

    By 6 October 2009

    Orange has opened its first ever "multimedia store" in the UK claiming to deliver a "completely new dimension of multimedia services to the community in the area". Described as a "digital playground", the store features a 70-inch screen and seating, live...

  • iPhone price war unlikely
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    iPhone price war unlikely

    By 5 October 2009

    An iPhone price war is unlikely to happen says the CEO of Carphone Warehouse in the UK when Orange and Vodafone offer the handset in the coming months. “I am not convinced there will be a price war. That is a game that only leads in one direction and...

  • Motorola DEXT gets release date
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    Motorola DEXT gets release date

    By 5 October 2009

    Motorola has dropped us a line to tell us that its DEXT handset will be available on 6 October. The QWERTY slider is the company's first attempt at an Android handset, and is also the first to get the MOTOBLUR interface. As previously reported on Pocket-lint,...

  • O2 runs out of the iPhone 3GS
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    O2 runs out of the iPhone 3GS

    By 1 October 2009

    O2 has run out of the iPhone 3GS, according to reports. Ahead of the operator losing exclusivity of the high-end smartphone, stock issues have meant there are none to be sold. An O2 spokesperson told the Telegraph: “We continue to see extremely high...

  • iPhone coming to Vodafone
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    iPhone coming to Vodafone

    By 29 September 2009

    Turns out that Vodafone will be getting their hands on the iPhone too. The company joins Orange, who recently announced that they'd be breaking O2's exclusive and also selling the device. A deal is understood to have been signed on the evening of 28 September....

  • O2 comments on losing iPhone exclusive
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    O2 comments on losing iPhone exclusive

    By 28 September 2009

    O2 has officially responded to the news that it has lost its exclusivity on the Apple iPhone in the UK. Following the news that later this year Orange will get the iPhone, in a blog post O2 says: "We always knew that iPhone exclusivity was for a limited...

  • iPhone 3GS coming to Orange UK
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    iPhone 3GS coming to Orange UK

    By 28 September 2009

    Orange has announced that the iPhone 3G and 3GS will be coming to customers in the UK before the end of 2009. In a brief statement the company announced that it has reached an agreement with Apple to supply the iPhone through all its retail channels -...

  • Samsung announces Genio Qwerty
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    Samsung announces Genio Qwerty

    By 24 September 2009

    It can be tricky keeping up with the different names for products in different markets. Samsung has launched this phone under the Genio Qwerty tag in Britain, but outside of this fair isle it's called the Corby TXT. Confusing. Whatever you want to call...

  • LG GW300 low-end QWERTY candybar phone announced
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    LG GW300 low-end QWERTY candybar phone announced

    By 24 September 2009

    LG has announced a new handset for what it calls its social networking range. The "made for messaging" GPRS GW300 gets a full QWERTY keypad, 2.4-inch landscape display and a five-way navigational pad. There's a designated Facebook app and "LiveSquare",...

  • Orange HTC Hero ROM update out
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    Orange HTC Hero ROM update out

    By 20 September 2009

    HTC has released a ROM update for Orange customers using the newly launched HTC Hero. Although the official HTC update has been available for almost a week for Hero owners who bought the phone outside of an Orange or T-Mobile contract in the UK, the two...

  • Orange and T-Mobile holding back HTC Hero update
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    Orange and T-Mobile holding back HTC Hero update

    By 17 September 2009

    Following our post about HTC releasing its ROM update to UK HTC Hero owners, we were inundated with a hail of comments saying that the software update - which promises considerably improved performance and touch-to-focus functionality for the camera -...

  • Motorola's DEXT Android handset
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    Motorola's DEXT Android handset

    By 16 September 2009

    Here are a few snaps from the launch of Motorola's DEXT handset, which runs on the Android operating system. It's a QWERTY slider, like the original G1, but Motorola's chucked on some software to aggregate your friends together in a "lifestreaming" sort...