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T-Mobile UK and Orange merge to create biggest UK carrier

T-Mobile UK and Orange merge to create biggest UK carrier

UK carriers Orange and T-Mobile have announced plans to merge, in a deal that will leave them the country's largest mobile phone firm.  The two carriers will maintain separate front-end operations for the next eighteen months, while their branding is examined presumably in preparation for a merge, but in the background they will share network infrastructure and are promising customers improvements in quality and coverage.

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Orange France launch LG GD910 watch-phone from $1,290

Orange France launch LG GD910 watch-phone from $1,290

After months of speculation, Orange France have confirmed pricing for the LG GD910 watch phone. Originally tipped to cost in excess of £1,000 ($1,676), the GD910 has been listed on the carrier's site from €399 ($573) with a new 12- or 24-month contract.

Update: Orange France have changed their press release, to confirm that the LG GD910 starts from €899 ($1,290) rather than €399 as it originally suggested.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 30 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 30 2009

Well another week has come and gone as time steadily marches on and like every other week here on SlashGear, it has been a busy one. Poor old Toshiba took the old adage "if you can’t beat them, join them" seriously on Monday and announced that it would be launching its own Blu-ray player by the end of 2009. That had to be hard to swallow for the execs who bet it all on HD DVD only to be defeated by Blu-ray. Also on Monday the slick HP Mini 5101 netbooks tipped up starting from $399. I'm not convinced we need another netbook on the market right now personally.

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Orange Toshiba TG01 Review

Orange Toshiba TG01 Review

With product announcements and launches often so far apart, there's always the risk that another company will steal your thunder.  Toshiba, though, have managed to pilot their TG01 Windows Mobile smartphone to market still wearing the "biggest screen" and "first Snapdragon" crowns.  Problem is, in doing so they've arrived well in advance of Microsoft's new mobile platform.  Can the Toshiba TG01 still deliver enough to seize not only the Windows Mobile 6.1 top-spot, but push the iPhone off its pedestal?  SlashGear has been finding out.

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iPhone 3G getting wider carrier availability in UK?

iPhone 3G getting wider carrier availability in UK?

Could Apple UK be shopping around for a new carrier deal?  Expect a flurry of denials from O2 and Apple themselves, but Orange and T-Mobile UK are both apparently in talks regarding carrying the iPhone 3G, Apple's entry-level device now that the iPhone 3GS has arrived.  According to the latest rumors, T-Mobile's customer services team has been telling callers that the carrier is negotiating with Apple regarding the second-gen smartphone.

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Toshiba TG01 unboxing & UI overview [Video]

Toshiba TG01 unboxing & UI overview [Video]

Less than twenty-four hours ago we were waiting to see the TG01 unveiled (albeit already knowing what was coming); now Orange's latest exclusive is on our desk waiting for its full SlashGear review.  At first glance, this smartphone is a whole heap of superlatives: biggest touchscreen, thinnest Windows Mobile device, first to market with Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon CPU; check out our video unboxing and UI overview after the cut

Unboxing video after the cut

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