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  • Motorola DEXT confirmed for October launch
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    Motorola DEXT confirmed for October launch

    By 15 September 2009

    Motorola has officially launched the Motorola DEXT in the UK slating an early October launch date on Orange for the new handset. The Android powered handset, which is known as the CLIQ in the US, will be available exclusively in the UK on the Orange network...

  • T-Mobile/Orange gunning for the iPhone
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    T-Mobile/Orange gunning for the iPhone

    By 9 September 2009

    A top Orange exec has said that the recently announced merger with T-Mobile will give the new network a "huge advantage" in bidding for the iPhone, as well as other high-end handsets. Apple's iPhone is currently offered exclusively through O2 in the UK,...

  • 10 things we'd love the Orange/T-Mobile merger to mean...
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    10 things we'd love the Orange/T-Mobile merger to mean...

    By 8 September 2009

    The news of an Orange/T-Mobile merger was quite a lot for most of us to deal with this morning on the wrong side of a shower and a cup of coffee, but we are all assured through bleary eyes that the resulting largest network in the UK would bring "substantial...

  • Orange and T-Mobile to merge
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    Orange and T-Mobile to merge

    By 8 September 2009

    For some time, there've been rumours that one of the major UK phone networks was looking to buy T-Mobile. At one point or other, O2 and Vodafone have been rumoured, but Orange has been the most recent source of gossip on the matter. Today, Orange and...

  • LG Watchphone launch event
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    LG Watchphone launch event

    By 27 August 2009

    Orange has finally launched the LG GD910, better known as the watchphone, which it's been teasing all year. The wristset went on sale first thing Thursday at Orange's Bond Street Station flagship store. The queue doesn't look like it was overwhelming,...

  • LG Watchphone gets UK pricing
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    LG Watchphone gets UK pricing

    By 20 August 2009

    Orange has announced the UK pricing for the LG GD910 - better known as the "Watchphone". The network will - for a limited time - be selling it for £500. As previously reported, the wristwatch/phone hybrid will be on sale in August, but we now know an...

  • The 7 sexiest watch phones
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    The 7 sexiest watch phones

    By 14 August 2009

    If there's one area of techno-gadgetry where the jury is well and truly out, it's watch phones or phone watches or watch mobiles or whatever it is that the world will finally call them once it's decided whether they're hot or not. The chances are that...

  • VIDEO: Orange explains Monkey
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    VIDEO: Orange explains Monkey

    By 7 August 2009

    Orange has let "Connor" out of his box again to showcase its new "proposition for the youth audience", Monkey. As some of you may know, the Monkey tariff is a way for UK yoofs to dial in to set the number of Universal Music artist's song via pre-set,...

  • Vodafone loses 159k subscribers in Q2
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    Vodafone loses 159k subscribers in Q2

    By 6 August 2009

    The latest statistics from mobile phone networks show troubling results for Vodafone and T-Mobile, but extremely positive numbers for O2. According to the Guardian, Vodafone lost 159,000 subscribers between April and June and T-Mobile dropped 87,000 customers...

  • O2 to lose iPhone exclusive on 9 October
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    O2 to lose iPhone exclusive on 9 October

    By 5 August 2009

    That O2 is to lose its exclusivity on Apple's iPhone is beginning to look like a cert with a date now emerging from industry sources as to when the agreement officially ends. Web news source Mobile Entertainment has seen documentation that states the...

  • Orange offers mobile broadband for less than £5 a month
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    Orange offers mobile broadband for less than £5 a month

    By 5 August 2009

    Orange is offering new mobile broadband price plans including a new offer for less than £5 a month for existing Orange customers - apparently the lowest pay monthly mobile broadband price plan on the market. For £4.89 per month, all existing Orange...

  • Orange to offer Welsh language Samsung S5600
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    Orange to offer Welsh language Samsung S5600

    By 4 August 2009

    Orange has announced it is to make "mobile history" with the introduction of the world's first Welsh language handset. In partnership with Samsung (which offered an Irish language phone in 2008), the S5600 will be available exclusively on Orange from...

  • Orange "upgrades" small to medium business plans
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    Orange "upgrades" small to medium business plans

    By 3 August 2009

    Orange has announced updates to its small and medium business plans claiming extra cost savings as well as unlimited calls to nominated numbers. Available on Orange Business Sense, Business Solo and Business SIM Only tariffs, Orange says the deals are...

  • Orange launches "Monkey" package with "free music"
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    Orange launches "Monkey" package with "free music"

    By 29 July 2009

    Orange has unveiled "Monkey", describing it as the first pay as you go package for the UK market that offers free music to customers when they top up their mobile. Slightly convoluted - and with limited content - the scheme, that will arguably not be...

  • Carphone details BlackBerry Curve 8520 in violet
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    Carphone details BlackBerry Curve 8520 in violet

    By 28 July 2009

    We brought you this news yesterday, but it's now official as the Carphone Warehouse has announced it will be the exclusive retailer of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in violet when the smartphone is launched on 11 August. A budget BlackBerry, the 8520 gets...

  • Orange opens "Community Store" in Wales
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    Orange opens "Community Store" in Wales

    By 23 July 2009

    Orange has announced the launch of three new retail formats that it says could "change Orange’s retail presence on the high street". As the first Orange HMV concessions opened up across the country, the new store formats include a "Community Store"...

  • HTC Hero launches 22 July on Orange
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    HTC Hero launches 22 July on Orange

    By 21 July 2009

    Orange has revealed that the HTC Hero will be available from its high street shops as of 22 July. Orange Comms bod Conor Maples spread the news in a message on Twitter. The news comes as a shock reversal of previous statements. Orange told one Pocket-lint...

  • HTC Hero delayed until August
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    HTC Hero delayed until August

    By 20 July 2009

    The HTC Hero - the latest and greatest Android-based phone to be announced - appears to have been delayed until August, as Pocket-lint reported it might well be way back in June. Although getting any firm answers about a date from HTC, Orange or T-Mobile...

  • T-Mobile and Orange to get iPhone 3G
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    T-Mobile and Orange to get iPhone 3G

    By 16 July 2009

    Multiple reports are suggesting that O2's exclusive on the Apple iPhone, that dates back to November 2007, is soon to come to an end in the UK. As O2's agreement with Apple to be the only UK operator that can sell the touchscreen phone is nearing the...

  • Orange music goes DRM-free
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    Orange music goes DRM-free

    By 10 July 2009

    Orange has followed Vodafone in announcing it will offer digital rights management-free music downloads in what it says is a "major refresh" of its music portal. Orange will sell DRM-free music downloads from Universal Music, EMI Music and a number of...

  • Orange intros mini SIMs
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    Orange intros mini SIMs

    By 9 July 2009

    Orange has announced that it has become the first European mobile operator to introduce mini SIM cards. With the potential for slight confusion, the actual SIM cards are the same size as any other SIMs - and would in fact need to be to fit in handsets...

  • VIDEO: Orange launches Toshiba TG01
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    VIDEO: Orange launches Toshiba TG01

    By 9 July 2009

    Orange has announced the exclusive launch of the Toshiba TG01 in the UK with the news that the handset will be in shops in time for the weekend. Orange claims the phone offers the widest high-definition touch-screen available on a mobile, "a cinematic...

  • Ofcom publishes 3G coverage maps for UK operators
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    Ofcom publishes 3G coverage maps for UK operators

    By 8 July 2009

    Ofcom has published some maps that it cooked up earlier this year, which predict 3G coverage from the five major mobile network operators - O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone and 3. The maps were put together by estimating coverage from theoretical predictions,...

  • LG GD910 watchphone arrives in the UK in August
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    LG GD910 watchphone arrives in the UK in August

    By 6 July 2009

    Orange has announced that the LG GD910, better known as the watchphone, will be hitting UK stores in August. As previously reported on Pocket-lint, it will have a full touchscreen interface, 3G HSDPA and video-calling capabilities and will come complete...

  • Orange grabs Toshiba TG01
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    Orange grabs Toshiba TG01

    By 2 July 2009

    With just the coming soon HTC Hero on its books to fill the large, high-end, touchscreen, smartphone gap in Orange's portfolio, it seems the operator has grabbed at the chance of offering Toshiba's high-end TG01. Slightly spoiling Toshiba's planned press...