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Apple Opting Out of Environmental Ranking System Forum for the Future

Apple Opting Out of Environmental Ranking System Forum for the Future

Ranking systems are used for pretty much everything, in one way or another. And ranking how "green" your piece of technology is one way all those eco-friendly individuals out there can determine whether or not your gadget is the next thing they'll shell out their money for. Thanks to a new system brought together from UK carrier O2, cell phones are making their presence known on the green list. However, you shouldn't expect to see the iPhone on there -- Apple's not allowing their device to be tested, or listed.

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Orange promise microSIM adapter for iPhone 4 customers [Update: O2 too]

Orange promise microSIM adapter for iPhone 4 customers [Update: O2 too]

It should come as no great surprise - and you could probably make one yourself using a scrap of plastic - but Orange UK has confirmed that, with each iPhone 4 microSIM they supply, they'll also be throwing in an adapter that converts it to the more commonly used miniSIM size.  The adapter basically means that you can take your iPhone 4 microSIM and use it in another, SIM-unlocked handset, handy if you're headed out to somewhere you wouldn't want to risk your new Apple toy.

Updated with O2 news after the cut

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Data caps, the iPhone 4 and the carrier half-message

Data caps, the iPhone 4 and the carrier half-message

We do it in the street, in the office, in bed and even in the bathroom: whip out our phones and chew through some mobile data. Now, the carriers reckon, we're doing it too much. Data caps have been making headlines over the past few weeks, as networks announce their pricing for - ostensibly - the new iPhone 4 but - in reality - a world in which mobile Internet appetite is exceeding supply. Out goes the promise of "unlimited" data and in come not just new, tighter caps but the "average use" statistics to justify them. So why, amid echoing reassurance that what's on offer is comfortably more than we need, do I feel like I'm only hearing half of the story?

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O2 limit iPhone 4 to existing customers until August

O2 limit iPhone 4 to existing customers until August

That iPhone 4 handsets are in short supply is common knowledge; however UK carrier O2 has come up with a pretty extreme way of keeping their subscribers happy.  The carrier has announced that, until July 31st, only existing O2 customers will be able to buy the new Apple smartphone.  That includes current mobile subscribers looking to upgrade to the iPhone 4, or O2 broadband subscribers wanting to pick up an O2 phone.

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Vodafone iPhone 4 pricing revealed: more data than O2 offer

Vodafone iPhone 4 pricing revealed: more data than O2 offer

Apple's webstores may be up and down as the company battles legions of would-be iPhone 4 preorder customers, but over at carrier Vodafone it's all about unveiling their official pricing and packages for their offering.  Unlike rival O2, who have cut down entry-level inclusive data to just 500MB, Vodafone are including 1GB across the board; tariffs kick off at £25 ($37) per month, with the iPhone 4 itself costing £280.

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Dell Streak Review

Dell Streak Review

Since the first rumors many months back, to Michael Dell flashing his prototype in the street and then a few quiet appearances at trade shows, the Dell Streak has taken its time coming to market. Running Android on a broad, eye-catching 5-inch display, there's little like it on the market and it's been an attention-grabber ever since. Yes, the Streak is a device that certainly prompts questions - among geeks and everyday users alike - but the one we set out to answer is simple: is it any good? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Orange UK next to scrap unlimited data; Vodafone to follow?

Orange UK next to scrap unlimited data; Vodafone to follow?

UK carrier Orange is the next to follow O2 and AT&T, axing unlimited data packages from their contract range from July 2010.  The move follows Orange exec Guillaume van Gaver's comments back in March that "unlimited data packages are not ultimately sustainable. Fair usage policies will be applied, because everyone has to recognise the challenge of carrying video."  Meanwhile Vodafone are apparently expected to withdraw their own unlimited data offerings this coming summer.

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O2 iPhone 4 tariffs revealed: data disappointment

O2 iPhone 4 tariffs revealed: data disappointment

Even as we were writing up O2's newly reduced mobile data tariffs, we were hoping the new packages wouldn't apply to the upcoming iPhone 4.  Unfortunately, the UK carrier has just confirmed its iPhone 4 packages, and subscribers will indeed be limited to up to 1GB of data unless they want to take out data overage "bolt-ons"; most tariffs come with just 500MB, in fact.  Full pricing after the cut.

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O2 axe unlimited data; new limits ahead of iPhone 4 launch

O2 axe unlimited data; new limits ahead of iPhone 4 launch

It's beginning to look like the days of unlimited mobile internet really are ending; O2 have followed AT&T's example and are killing off their unlimited data tariffs.  Instead, from June 24th, there will be three different tiers of inclusive data - 500MB, 750MB or 1GB - together with optional "bolt-on" extras of 500MB for £5 ($7) or 1GB for £10 ($15). Full pricing details after the cut.

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