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Orange iPhone 3GS data limitations looking draconian

Orange iPhone 3GS data limitations looking draconian

Color us confused again.  While Orange claimed that in offering the iPhone 3GS in the UK in opposition to hitherto-exclusive rival O2 they'd "increase value" to buyers, some bizarre limitations in the terms & conditions have us wondering whether life really was better with O2.  As we pointed out earlier this week, Orange define "unlimited data" as 750MB; however there's also a potentially more limiting cap on what streaming and IM services - such as internet radio and Facebook messaging - can be used.

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Orange reveal iPhone 3GS UK pricing: free on £45/mo contract

Orange reveal iPhone 3GS UK pricing: free on £45/mo contract

While we already knew that November 10th was the magic day when UK would-be Apple iPhone 3GS buyers would have a choice of not just O2 but also Orange as their network, until today we didn't know exactly what they'd have to pay.  Now Orange have revealed iPhone 3GS pricing details, including a free 3GS on 24-month contracts of £45 ($74) upward, or a free 3G 8GB on a £30 ($49) 24-month contract.

Pay as you go details after the cut

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Orange UK iPhone 3GS landing November 10th

Orange UK iPhone 3GS landing November 10th

Orange UK will begin selling the iPhone 3GS from November 10th, according to the Guardian, the day after rival carrier O2's exclusivity agreement with Apple expires.  The launch will see two UK networks offering the smartphone in the run up to the holiday period, and while you might be tempted to think that anybody who wants an iPhone probably already has one, Orange have apparently had 200,000 people register their interest in the handset already.

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Vodafone UK next to get iPhone 3GS [Updated]

Vodafone UK next to get iPhone 3GS [Updated]

After Orange's announcement yesterday that they would be offering the iPhone 3GS in the UK, now comes word that Vodafone will be the third carrier in the country to sell Apple's smartphone.  According to UK paper The Telegraph, the Vodafone iPhone 3GS is likely to be £100 cheaper ($159) after analysts predict a price war between carriers.

Update: Vodafone have confirmed the news; the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS will launch in the UK and Ireland in early 2010. [Thanks Dion!]

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O2 losing iPhone 3GS exclusivity: on Orange UK later in 2009

O2 losing iPhone 3GS exclusivity: on Orange UK later in 2009

UK would-be iPhone users desperate to avoid O2's network can take heart in the fact that rival network Orange have just announced they will be offering the iPhone 3GS later this year.  The Orange iPhone 3GS is yet to be priced, and nor have the company revealed the exact date it will go on sale, but there is a pre-interest page open for registrations.

Update: O2 statement after the cut

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Orange Motorola DEXT hands-on [Video]

Orange Motorola DEXT hands-on [Video]

Archos' new PMP isn't the only Android gadget SlashGear has been playing with recently. Last night saw the launch of the European version of Motorola's first Android smartphone, the Motorola DEXT. Debuted last week as the Motorola CLIQ in the US, the QWERTY slider smartphone is set to arrive exclusively on Orange in the UK and France; so far all the carrier has said is "early October", but SlashGear was told that the official release date is somewhere between the 5th and the 9th of October.

Hands-on gallery and video demo after the cut

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Orange UK Motorola DEXT preorders from Sept 22nd

Orange UK Motorola DEXT preorders from Sept 22nd

We're still waiting for official word from Motorola and T-Mobile in the US as to when the new CLIQ Android smartphone will land, but that hasn't stopped the manufacturer's UK arm from getting a little more specific.  The Motorola DEXT - which is how the handset will be branded outside the US - has been confirmed to arrive on Orange UK in early September, with preordering expected to begin on September 22nd.

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