Orange archive

  • Orange reveals its iPad 3G data plans
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    Orange reveals its iPad 3G data plans

    By 7 May 2010

    You've had a look at the iPad prices and you've done your sums. You can just about afford the 3G version, but only if the data plans aren't too expensive. If only one of the networks would release the details, you'd be able to relax. Well, you're in luck...

  • Orange unleashes its animals for mobile broadband packages
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    Orange unleashes its animals for mobile broadband packages

    By 5 May 2010

    Orange has revamped its mobile broadband packages and brought in the animal branding that its phone service customers will already be familiar with. At the top end of the scale the Panther package will cost you £25 per month on a rolling deal that gives...

  • Orange planning low-end "Boston" handset
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    Orange planning low-end "Boston" handset

    By 20 April 2010

    It looks like Orange is planning to roll out an own-branded handset based on the Android platform, but created by Foxxcon. It's going to be called "Boston", and is aimed at the lower end of the market. It has a 3.2-inch LCD screen running at 480 x 320...

  • Orange Hero customers getting £50 Desire upgrade?
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    Orange Hero customers getting £50 Desire upgrade?

    By 20 April 2010

    It's not by any means confirmed, but we're hearing word that Orange has offered at least one Orange customer a £50 upgrade to the HTC Desire, despite his 18-month contract not being due to expire for almost a year. The person in question logged into...

  • O2, Vodafone and Orange announce iPad tariffs
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    O2, Vodafone and Orange announce iPad tariffs

    By 14 April 2010

    Both O2, Vodafone and Orange have just dropped us emails to us to confirm that they'll be offering iPad price plans from the end of May in various places across the world, including Britain. The three statements are almost identical. Vodafone says: "Vodafone...

  • Orange confirms HTC Desire black edition
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    Orange confirms HTC Desire black edition

    By 29 March 2010

    Orange will sell a black version of the HTC Desire the company has confirmed although customers wanting it will have to wait until the end of April. "Yes we will be ranging the HTC Desire from early April...and an exclusive Black Edition from end of...

  • Motorola Milestone gets 2.1 update...
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    Motorola Milestone gets 2.1 update...

    By 23 March 2010

    Motorola and Orange have announced they will be launching the Motorola Milestone, the European name for the Droid, in Spain. According to the press release the handset, which has been available in the UK and US since November, will ship with Android version...

  • Orange grabs Sony Ericsson X10 exclusive (kinda)
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    Orange grabs Sony Ericsson X10 exclusive (kinda)

    By 19 March 2010

    Orange has announced that it has grabbed the exclusive for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 in the UK. But wait a minute, the handset is already coming to Vodafone, so how is that possible? No it's not a typo, and neither is it Orange not acknowledging...

  • Orange and T-Mobile will operate for 18 months at least
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    Orange and T-Mobile will operate for 18 months at least

    By 2 March 2010

    Orange and T-Mobile have said that they plan to run the two companies for at least 18 months after the merger goes through according to a statement. "The T-Mobile and Orange UK brands will continue to operate in the UK for at least 18 months after the...

  • Motorola Milestone heads to Carphone Warehouse
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    Motorola Milestone heads to Carphone Warehouse

    By 2 March 2010

    The Motorola Milestone has made it out of Expansys and on to the high street with the news that it will be stocked by Carphone Warehouse. The news, which should help the phone become a little more mainstream in the UK means that you'll be able to get...

  • 3 CEO speaks out over Orange/T-Mo merger
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    3 CEO speaks out over Orange/T-Mo merger

    By 1 March 2010

    Kevin Russell, chief exec of 3 UK, has started getting mouthy about the forthcoming Orange/T-Mobile merger, which was recently rubber-stamped by the European Commission. Despite getting access to a pile of new phone masts, he's still unhappy about the...

  • O2 SIM only iPhone tariff offered
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    O2 SIM only iPhone tariff offered

    By 26 February 2010

    O2 has announced that it will be offering a SIM-only tariff for the iPhone on Friday for those who presumably have found either Vodafone or Orange to be no good. Following in the footsteps of Vodafone's SIM-only announcement earlier in the month,...

  • Orange/T-Mobile merger approved by EC
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    Orange/T-Mobile merger approved by EC

    By 22 February 2010

    The European Commission has given the green light for T-Mobile and Orange to merge, with the proviso that 3 gets access to 3000 more mast sites across the UK. The news follows a cautionary note from the Office of Fair Trading, who said the deal: "threatens...

  • O2 and Vodafone come out top in national network speed test
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    O2 and Vodafone come out top in national network speed test

    By 22 February 2010

    A new network speed test has shown that Vodafone is the fastest operator in the UK for accessing the web, while O2 wins for music downloads. The new series of tests carried out by SIRODA, a company that test radio frequencies and capabilities, measured...

  • Helping you find the best mobile phone deals
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    Helping you find the best mobile phone deals

    By 19 February 2010

    We like mobile phones at Pocket-lint; we like them a lot, but with so many deals how can you wade through the array of offers available from operators in the UK like Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile and 3? Our answer? We've teamed up with the chaps...

  • T-Mobile to offer HTC Desire in March, Orange from April
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    T-Mobile to offer HTC Desire in March, Orange from April

    By 16 February 2010

    Like the look of the new HTC Desire? Then we have news of how you can get your hands on the new 2.1 Android handset here in the UK as T-Mobile has announced it is to offer the handset from 26 March and Orange is set for an April launch. The European version...

  • HTC plans "portfolio" of Windows Phone 7 Series phones
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    HTC plans "portfolio" of Windows Phone 7 Series phones

    By 15 February 2010

    Already revealed in the official Microsoft blurb as official Windows Phone 7 Series partners, HTC and Orange have issued press releases outlining their commitment to the new platform.   HTC has said it will deliver a "portfolio" of Microsoft Windows...

  • OFT concerned over Orange/T-Mobile merger
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    OFT concerned over Orange/T-Mobile merger

    By 3 February 2010

    The Office of Fair Trading has sounded a note of caution over the proposed merger between Orange and T-Mobile. The agency says that the deal "threatens significantly to affect competition in mobile telecommunications in the UK". The OFT has asked the...

  • New data shows Vodafone iPhone has fastest download speeds in UK
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    New data shows Vodafone iPhone has fastest download speeds in UK

    By 2 February 2010

    Vodafone iPhone users can claim the fastest download speeds in the UK according to new data revealed to Pocket-lint. Following our own investigation into network quality and speed of the three official operators for the iPhone in London, the makers...

  • Which UK operators will offer micro SIMs for the Apple iPad?
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    Which UK operators will offer micro SIMs for the Apple iPad?

    By 29 January 2010

    That the iPad is to offer its 3G connectivity via a "micro SIM" card isn't some necessary hardware requirement - the device is plenty big enough to boast a full-size SIM - it's Apple's way of throwing a bone to mobile phone operators after announcing...

  • iPhone network test: Vodafone vs Orange vs O2
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    iPhone network test: Vodafone vs Orange vs O2

    By 20 January 2010

    You can now get the Apple iPhone on O2, Orange and Vodafone, but with zero difference between the handsets in terms of performance or customisations (operators aren't even allowed to ship them with dedicated apps pre-installed) it's all down to...

  • Apple said to be in talks with UK operators over iTablet
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    Apple said to be in talks with UK operators over iTablet

    By 20 January 2010

    Apple is currently in talks with UK mobile phone operators about them offering its rumoured iTablet, or iSlate device, reports The Guardian. While the device still only exists in the realm of rumours, Apple is holding a media event on 27 January, thought...

  • Which is the best iPhone deal?
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    Which is the best iPhone deal?

    By 14 January 2010

    With 14 January officially named as Vodafone iPhone day, there's suddenly bags of choice for anyone looking to get that religious experience that only the Jesus phone can supply. The question on most lips though is "Where do I go to get the best deal?"....

  • Vodafone: We'll shift 50,000 iPhones on day one of sales
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    Vodafone: We'll shift 50,000 iPhones on day one of sales

    By 14 January 2010

    It seems pre-orders for the iPhone on Vodafone have been a success as the operator has revealed it will shift 50,000 iPhones on the device's debut day on the network. How many of that 50,000 are the tens of thousands of people we know to be using iPhones...

  • Orange denies Apple iTablet confirmation
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    Orange denies Apple iTablet confirmation

    By 12 January 2010

    Further to the news from France that a France Telecom (Orange's parent company) exec appeared to have confirmed the existence of the much-rumoured Apple iTablet, the operator has moved to deny the reports. "A few comments taken out of context, then interpreted...