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UK iPad shoppers to get a deal for the holidays with Orange and T-Mobile

UK iPad shoppers to get a deal for the holidays with Orange and T-Mobile

If you are a UK geek that has an iPad on the shopping list for the holidays, you need to be watching Orange and T-Mobile stores. The mobile carriers are both expected to start selling the iPad directly from the retail stores at a subsidized discount for buying a 3G mobile plan and signing away some of your wireless freedom.

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MiFi OS debuts on Novatel MiFi 3352: widgets, GPS-apps & more

MiFi OS debuts on Novatel MiFi 3352: widgets, GPS-apps & more

More details on the Orange Mobile WiFi 3352 are out, and it seems there's more to this MiFi than meets the eye.  An update to the original MiFi 2352 we reviewed all the way back in June 2009, the MiFi 3352 debuts Novatel Wireless' MiFi OS, the customizable widget, app and content platform the company has been promising us for a while now.

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Orange MiFi 3352 gets official, plus 3G-enabled Samsung N150 netbook

Orange MiFi 3352 gets official, plus 3G-enabled Samsung N150 netbook

The Novatel Wireless MiFi 3352 we spotted undergoing GCF testing last week has been made official, with the 3G mobile hotspot launching on Orange UK.  Full specifications for the MiFi 3352 are unknown - the carrier tells us battery life is "generally about 5 hours" - but according to the press release it has the same on-board app support as the MiFi 2352, together with some "customisable widgets."

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Orange Samsung Galaxy Tab priced from £499

Orange Samsung Galaxy Tab priced from £499

Orange UK has announced its pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, confirming both monthly rolling contracts and twelve-month plans.  The Tab is priced from £499 ($802) with a year's agreement, or £515/£529 ($827/$850) on a variety of monthly plans.  Existing Orange mobile or broadband customers will also save £5 ($8) per month on their Tab line rental.

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Nokia N8 gets Orange HD Voice support

Nokia N8 gets Orange HD Voice support

Another day, another HD Voice enabled device on the Orange UK network.  The carrier has just confirmed that not only will the Nokia N8 arrive in their stores this coming weekend, it will also be the latest handset to support the higher-quality audio system promising improved voice calls.

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HTC: “No plans” for HD Voice on Orange HTC 7 Mozart

HTC: “No plans” for HD Voice on Orange HTC 7 Mozart

Having heard Orange's news that the Samsung Omnia 7 would be HD Voice compatible on their UK network, we chased up HTC to see whether the same was in store for the HTC 7 Mozart.  Unfortunately, it seems Mozart owners will have to make do with regular audio quality; HTC has told us the company has "no plans" to add in HD Voice support to their Windows Phone 7 smartphone.

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Samsung Omnia 7 gets HD Voice on Orange UK

Samsung Omnia 7 gets HD Voice on Orange UK

Orange has confirmed that the Samsung Omnia 7 will be HD Voice enabled in the UK, allowing the Windows Phone 7 handset to make higher quality audio calls on their network.  "High Definition Voice" had previously been limited to a handful of Nokia devices, along with the Samsung Omnia Pro; calls between compatible phones promise much reduced background noise, hiss and crackle.

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Orange HTC 7 Mozart and Samsung Omnia 7 priced

Orange HTC 7 Mozart and Samsung Omnia 7 priced

Orange UK has confirmed its pair of Windows Phone 7 smartphones, offering the HTC 7 Mozart as an exclusive, together with the Samsung Omnia 7.  The two devices will drop on October 21 2010, with the HTC 7 Mozart being the cheaper model: free with a new, two-year agreement on a £35 contract.

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T-Mobile and Orange network share goes live today

T-Mobile and Orange network share goes live today

T-Mobile and Orange users in the UK might find they have a few extra bars of signal from today, since the two carriers are now offering free roaming as part of their ongoing Everything Everywhere merger.  The network sharing includes calls, SMS and data, though you may need to turn on "data roaming" on your device in order to get it to accept the other carrier.

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Orange’s £99 San Francisco channels sunshine & cheap Android

Orange’s £99 San Francisco channels sunshine & cheap Android

Blue skies, lax morals and plenty of hills; we're not sure which of those Orange UK is hoping to channel by naming its latest Android smartphone the San Francsico, but at £99 on the carrier's "Dolphin" pay-as-you-go tariff we guess it's not too great an investment in order to find out.  The Android 2.1 handset has a 3.2-megapixel camera, 3G+, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1, along with GPS and a microSD card slot (a 2GB card is included), and will go on sale later this week.

Update: Orange tells us the San Francisco has a 3.5-inch 480 x 800 OLED capacitive touchscreen, which makes it a whole lot more interesting at £99.

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HTC Desire HD free on contract; Amazon say Desire Z £500 SIM-free on Oct 18

HTC Desire HD free on contract; Amazon say Desire Z £500 SIM-free on Oct 18

Carriers have begun throwing their wireless hats into the HTC ring, after the smartphone company confirmed that the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z would have broad availability across most of the UK networks.  T-Mobile UK has announced that their Desire HD will be priced from free on a £40 24-month agreement, while Vodafone will only say that they are indeed planning to offer the HD.

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Orange HD Voice promises crystal-clear audio (if you have the right phone)

Orange HD Voice promises crystal-clear audio (if you have the right phone)

Orange UK has officially launched High Definition Voice, a new voice technology that claims to dramatically reduce background noise and increase audio quality.  Available only on select handsets - initially updated versions of the Nokia 5230, Nokia X6, Nokia E5 and Samsung Omnia Pro - the carrier is hoping that more manufacturers jump on board with their own compatible hardware.

Video demo after the cut

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