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  • Orange To Bring Sharp 3D Android Phone To Asia And Europe

    Orange To Bring Sharp 3D Android Phone To Asia And Europe

    Is this finally the beginning of Japanese Android phones being made available outside their home market? Japan’s biggest mobile carrier NTT Docomo yesterday announced it has inked a deal with French telco Orange to bring a Sharp Android handset to Asia and Europe. The handset in question is a pretty nice one, the AQUOS PHONE SH80F (pictured), that Sharp introduced (together with Docomo)… Read More

  • Confirmed: Orange acquires 49% of DailyMotion for €59 million, rest to follow

    Confirmed: Orange acquires 49% of DailyMotion for €59 million, rest to follow

    Rumors have been flying around for the last week about a possible acquisition of DailyMotion, the French-born equivalent of YouTube. And the first half of the 2-part transaction has just been confirmed; Orange will acquire roughly 49% of the company for approximately €59 million (€58.8 million) with the rest to follow shortly. Advent Venture Partners, an investor in DailyMotion since… Read More

  • An American iPhone In Paris

    An American iPhone In Paris

    For the past 10 days, I’ve been in Paris. A few of us were there to cover the LeWeb conference, which was great, but I decided to stick around for a little while longer as I heard the city is amazing. Spoiler alert: it is. But I wasn’t on vacation, I was working. I had all my tech with me — including the best travel computer ever, the new MacBook Air, and even this thing. And… Read More

  • Orange UK tells iPhone 4 buyer delivery was delayed due to 'antenna problems'

    Orange UK tells iPhone 4 buyer delivery was delayed due to 'antenna problems'

    As you’re no doubt aware by now, some iPhone 4 owners have been reporting poor reception and even dropped calls when holding the device by its metal frame, which doubles as the device’s antenna. Now TechCrunch reader Philip Gradwell checks in to tell us that Orange UK has delayed the delivery of the iPhone 4 he had ordered earlier this week because of the antenna… Read More

  • Orange UK Tells iPhone 4 Buyer Delivery Was Delayed Due To ‘Antenna Problems’

    As you’re no doubt aware by now, some iPhone 4 owners have been reporting poor reception and even dropped calls when holding the device by its metal frame, which doubles as the device’s antenna. Now TechCrunch reader Philip Gradwell checks in to tell us that Orange UK has delayed the delivery of the iPhone 4 he had ordered earlier this week because of the antenna… Read More

  • Orange Amplifiers announces computer / guitar amp combo

    Orange Amplifiers announces computer / guitar amp combo

    I can understand how you might be playing your guitar one day, then coming to the realization, “Hey! This thing just puts out electrical signal. I should be able to plug it right into my computer!’ Now your dreams can be a reality with Orange Amplifiers’ new OPC small form-factor desktop. Read More

  • Orange, OpenX team up to establish pan-European ad exchange ecosystem

    Orange, OpenX team up to establish pan-European ad exchange ecosystem

    France Telecom / Orange is partnering with OpenX to launch Orange Ad Market, a brand new online advertising marketplace tailored to the European digital industry. Orange Ad Market will be operated by Orange and powered by OpenX in exchange for a share on every transaction that is made through the platform. The marketplace will allow all classes of buyers to compete for targeted impressions… Read More

  • Orange, OpenX Set Out To Build Pan-European Ad Exchange Ecosystem

    France Telecom / Orange is partnering with OpenX to launch Orange Ad Market, a brand new online advertising marketplace tailored to the European digital industry. Orange Ad Market will be operated by Orange and powered by OpenX in exchange for a share on every transaction that is made through the platform. The marketplace will allow all classes of buyers to compete for targeted impressions… Read More

  • France Télécom / Orange Exec Confirms Apple Tablet Is On The Way

    France Télécom / Orange Exec Confirms Apple Tablet Is On The Way

    Apple is doing a fine job keeping shush about the tablet computer it has been working on for several years and which is due to be announced later this month in California. But just in case anyone was still in doubt about its imminent launch, France Télécom / Orange executive Stéphane Richard this morning confirmed on air that the device is to debut in the ‘next couple of… Read More

  • Orange, Twitter sign European partnership – tweets by SMS just the start, Twitter on TV could follow

    Orange, Twitter sign European partnership – tweets by SMS just the start, Twitter on TV could follow

    Social Networking continues to be the killer app for mobile and Twitter is no exception. Loved by both handset makers and mobile networks alike the microblogging service is seen as a potential driver in selling more expensive handsets and those potentially lucrative data plans. It’s therefore not all that surprising to learn that Orange and Twitter have formed what’s being described… Read More

  • Orange UK announce iPhone launch date and tariffs – a price war it isn't

    Orange UK announce iPhone launch date and tariffs – a price war it isn't

    [UK] Orange UK will begin selling the iPhone on November 10th, just eight days time. But it won’t usher in the price war that many had predicted (although I wasn’t one of them) now that 02′s exclusive has ended. Instead, Orange have chosen almost without exception to match its rival’s existing iPhone pricing. The retail monopoly has been broken but Apple’s… Read More

  • iPhone no longer exclusive to O2 in the UK, heads to Orange ‘later this year’

    iPhone no longer exclusive to O2 in the UK, heads to Orange ‘later this year’

    Some pretty big iPhone news to share with y’all this morning: the iPhone will no longer be exclusive to O2 over in the UK, becoming available on Orange “later this year.” So for all of you in the U.S. who one day hope to see the iPhone on a different wireless provider (like, say, Verizon Wireless, differences between CDMA and GSM notwithstanding), well, you now have a precedent. Read More

  • Foot pump offers quick phone charge

    Foot pump offers quick phone charge

    UK cellular company Orange has just announced a foot-powered air pump capable of recharging a cell phone. The “Orange Power Pump” will be shown off at the Glastonbury Festival in late June. Read More

  • The French Come Calling For Wikipedia (Orange Strikes Mobile Deal)

    The French Come Calling For Wikipedia (Orange Strikes Mobile Deal)

    France Telecom’s Orange, one of the biggest mobile phone operators in Europe, has partnered with Wikimedia to provide Wikipedia content through co-branded channels on Orange’s mobile phones and web sites. Through a revenue-sharing arrangement, the non-profit Wikimedia foundation will get a cut of some of the advertising dollars (or Euros) generated by its content. Orange will… Read More

  • LG's watchphone to cost over a grand?

    LG's watchphone to cost over a grand?

    Rumor has it that the belle of the ball at CES, LG’s videophonewatch, is going to be carried by Orange for a cool £1000, or almost $1500 in your American ducats. I’d like our readers to join me in a collective daaaaamn. Read More

  • Wuh Oh: Orange UK halts BlackBerry Bold sales, citing "quality issues"

    Wuh Oh: Orange UK halts BlackBerry Bold sales, citing "quality issues"

    According to a leaked internal memo, Orange has pulled the BlackBerry Bold from the shelves due to “reports of software issues”. Originally expected to hit AT&T here in the states months ago, the Bold has faced delay after delay. Could these issues be the reason for the endless postponement? The full text of the leaked memo: Internal Orange Statement on the… Read More

  • Bic and Orange team up to make Bic Phone, fill landfills

    Bic and Orange team up to make Bic Phone, fill landfills

    After so many years with them glued to our ears, being stuck without your cell phone sucks. Pay phones are getting harder to find (plus, you’ll catch the herp), and pre-paid cell phones require a night of charging before they’re ready to go. Looking out for forgetful travelers and those of us who just lose crap a lot, Orange France and Bic have partnered to create the Bic phone… Read More

  • Germany's Telekom is developing a Kindle competitor

    Germany's Telekom is developing a Kindle competitor


    Read&Go, an e-paper from France Telecom One of Europe’s biggest telecommunications companies, Deutsche Telekom, is developing a portable e-reader, apparently a competitor for Amazon’s Kindle. There are no pictures of the new device available at this point. The German powerhouse plans a test run with a few dozen prototypes in Berlin this fall. The project is code-named… Read More

  • France: Orange announces BIC pre-paid phone

    France: Orange announces BIC pre-paid phone

    If I happened to be traveling in France and I needed a cell phone while I was there, I’d probably pick one of these up. The BIC phone will be offered by Orange — "in Metropolitan France only” — and will be available starting August 7th at various convenience-type stores like super markets, tobacco shops, newsstands, airports, and train stations. It’ll cost… Read More

  • France's Orange to let you trade in your current iPhone for the new one for €50?

    France's Orange to let you trade in your current iPhone for the new one for €50?


    Flickr’d How would you like to trade in your current iPhone for the new one that’s rumored to be released on June 9? It looks like France’s Orange may let you do just that—all you’d have to do is pay €50 and the new one is yours. That’s one possible scheme. The other would be for Orange to heavily subsidize the 3G iPhone, which is what AT&T is rumored… Read More