Orange archive

  • France Telecom boss confirms Apple tablet with a "oui"
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    France Telecom boss confirms Apple tablet with a "oui"

    By 11 January 2010

    The existence and imminent launch of the much-rumoured Apple tablet appears to have been confirmed with a "oui" from a France Telecom exec, according to just-in reports.  The caught-on-camera snippet between a French journo and Stephane Richard, deputy...

  • Orange dumps Nokia N97 Mini
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    Orange dumps Nokia N97 Mini

    By 8 January 2010

    Following the news we brought you earlier about Vodafone dropping the delayed Sony Ericsson Xperia X2, Pocket-lint can confirm that Orange is dumping the Nokia N97 Mini from its line-up. The reason is reported to be the handset's high return rate of 20%...

  • New Orange Credit Card offers contactless payments
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    New Orange Credit Card offers contactless payments

    By 7 January 2010

    We knew this was coming, but it's now officially announced as Orange and Barclaycard's plan to team up on a joint contactless credit card has come to fruition with the launch of the Orange credit card. Consumers should note, however, that while Barclays...

  • Orange going high def in 2010
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    Orange going high def in 2010

    By 31 December 2009

    Orange is soon to offer a "superior experience" as far as call quality goes with roll-out of a wider speech bandwidth across its network. Orange's HD Voice, which we brought you news of in 2008 and were expecting in 2009, has now been announced for launch...

  • iPhone prices fall in France as Orange exclusive ends
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    iPhone prices fall in France as Orange exclusive ends

    By 23 December 2009

    The cost of the iPhone in France is said to have "plummeted" of late with the handset price tag of an iPhone 3GS 16GB on an Orange contract cut from 149 euros to 59 euros. The move is not Christmas goodwill from the operator, but as a result of increased...

  • Orange predicts bumper Christmas for texts
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    Orange predicts bumper Christmas for texts

    By 22 December 2009

    Orange is predicting a "bumper crop" of text and picture messages this Christmas and New Year as customers use the network to send season's greetings. While last year broke Orange records with more than 100 million text messages and more than one million...

  • Orange releases Connected Britain map
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    Orange releases Connected Britain map

    By 17 December 2009

    Earlier in the year, Orange conducted a bunch of research aiming to discover how universal access to mobile and fixed-line broadband might change the demographics and distribution of the UK's population. The results have now been published on a map hosted...

  • VIDEO: Orange offers dial-in "Relaxation Line"
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    VIDEO: Orange offers dial-in "Relaxation Line"

    By 17 December 2009

    Orange is trying to get the UK to chill the heck out with the launch of a new "Relaxation Line" offering soothing sounds for the stressed. Bird song, the sound of a village green, the sea, woodland and a roaring log fire - all apparently voted in as the...

  • Orange offers Case Mate Fuel Lite for iPhone
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    Orange offers Case Mate Fuel Lite for iPhone

    By 9 December 2009

    Orange has announced it will soon be offering the Case Mate Fuel Lite as a high street exclusive, describing it as an "attractive, protective, soft-touch case for the iPhone 3G and 3GS with a built-in battery charger". The case-come-charger charges up...

  • Multi-platform Orange App Store launches
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    Multi-platform Orange App Store launches

    By 9 December 2009

    Orange has announced the launch of its own app store with the debut of the Orange App Shop, available now over-the-air to around 1 million customers in the UK and France, with wider roll-out plans for 2010. With one click homescreen access, the App Shop...

  • Pink Sony Ericsson W395 and W595 available now
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    Pink Sony Ericsson W395 and W595 available now

    By 2 December 2009

    Sony Ericsson is offering two new pink handsets that come complete with Benefit Cosmetics in time for Christmas. New in pink, rather than new models, the pink pair is made up of the W595 Pink and W395 Pink Walkman handsets. Available as an Orange and...

  • Orange offers two new "connected laptops"
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    Orange offers two new "connected laptops"

    By 26 November 2009

    Orange has announced two new "connected laptops", the Asus 1005HGO and the Compaq CQ61 and two new mobile broadband dongles. The 10.1-inch Asus 1005HGO with embedded SIM card is an Orange exclusive. Offering Windows 7 starter and weighing 1.27kg, it's...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Free Skull Candy headphones with Orange PAYG mobiles
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    Daily Tech Deal: Free Skull Candy headphones with Orange PAYG mobiles

    By 23 November 2009

    If you're in the market for a PAYG phone then you could do a lot worse than heading over to Orange, who are offering some free gifts along with your phone purchase. The free gifts include the main event - a pair of Skull Candy headphones - along with...

  • UK mobile phone operator sees major data theft
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    UK mobile phone operator sees major data theft

    By 17 November 2009

    A UK mobile phone operator has seen a data leak of millions of records from thousands of customers, the information commissioner has revealed. Staff at one of the UK's major mobile phone companies sold on the customer information to other phone firms,...

  • Orange debuts MMS Twitter updates
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    Orange debuts MMS Twitter updates

    By 17 November 2009

    Orange has announced a new service for Twitter users that'll allow them to send images to the microblogging service by attaching them to MMS messages. It's called "Snapshot" and is apparently the first service in the world to offer that functionality....

  • Daily Tech Deal: £60 cashback on iPhone contracts with O2 or Orange
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    Daily Tech Deal: £60 cashback on iPhone contracts with O2 or Orange

    By 11 November 2009

    Since the iPhone, where to get it and what tariff to choose seems to be the hot topic of the moment, we thought we'd guide any would-be contract signers to a deal that Quidco is running. The cashback website Quidco has teamed up with Mobiles.co.uk to...

  • Orange reveals 30,000 iPhones sold on first day
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    Orange reveals 30,000 iPhones sold on first day

    By 10 November 2009

    It seems Orange's first day of iPhone sales in the UK has gone well with the company revealing, via a tweet, it's seen sales hitting the 30,000 mark. "Orange UK had sold more than 30k iPhones, smashing what we believe is the previously published first...

  • 3 calls foul over Orange 3G coverage claims on iPhone launch day
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    3 calls foul over Orange 3G coverage claims on iPhone launch day

    By 10 November 2009

    It seems Vodafone is not the only operator to get its claws out in a timely manner as Orange becomes the second operator to offer the iPhone in the UK, as 3 has revealed - on the day of the Orange iPhone launch - it has put in a formal complaint to the...

  • Vodafone boasts fastest iPhone downloads on Orange's launch day
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    Vodafone boasts fastest iPhone downloads on Orange's launch day

    By 10 November 2009

    As Orange starts to offer the iPhone in the UK, Vodafone has sent out an email to all those who pre-registered interest in the device about its launch of the Apple mobile. The promotional mailer claims that Vodafone is the fastest network for iPhone to...

  • Orange iPhone available in the UK now
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    Orange iPhone available in the UK now

    By 10 November 2009

    2 years and a day after the first iPhone went on sale in the UK through O2, another operator is now officially offering Apple's mobile to UK consumers. From today, the iPhone can now be bought on a pay as you go basis, or subsidised on a monthly contract...

  • Limited "unlimited" claims should be banned
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    Limited "unlimited" claims should be banned

    By 6 November 2009

    Lawyer: Mrs. Simpson, what did you and your husband do after you were ejected from the restaurant? Marge Simpson: We pretty much went straight home… Lawyer: Mrs. Simpson, you are under oath! Marge Simpson: We drove around until 3AM looking for another...

  • T-Mobile and Orange 50:50 joint venture finalised
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    T-Mobile and Orange 50:50 joint venture finalised

    By 6 November 2009

    The deal that will see Orange and T-Mobile merged in the UK to form the biggest mobile phone operator has been finalised. Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom have now signed the final agreement to combine their respective UK operations into a 50:50 joint...

  • Who'll be selling the Motorola Droid in the UK?
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    Who'll be selling the Motorola Droid in the UK?

    By 5 November 2009

    We've been doing a little bit of digging to find out who, in the UK, will be offering Motorola's forthcoming Droid handset. The Android 2.0-sporting QWERTY slider scored a whopping 9/10 in its Pocket-lint review, but given that it's supposed to be due...

  • How much does the Orange unlimited iPhone package give you?
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    How much does the Orange unlimited iPhone package give you?

    By 5 November 2009

    The furore over the Orange terms and conditions for the iPhone may be dying down now that the mobile operator has said it'll happily turn a blind eye to customers using streaming services like Spotify and YouTube, but there still remains the issue over...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Orange launches Recycle & Reward
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    Daily Tech Deal: Orange launches Recycle & Reward

    By 4 November 2009

    It's always nice to report on a company striving for eco credibility, that green label being all so important for companies who at least need to be seen to be doing something, even if the impact of their actions is limited. In this case Orange are starting...