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Orange will get the Iphone next month

O2 loses exclusivity on 10 November
Mon Oct 26 2009, 16:31

MOBILE OPERATOR Orange is set to start selling the Iphone in just over two weeks, according to reports.

According to articles in the Times and the Guardian, Apple's iconic smartphone will be available to Orange subscribers from 10 November. No pricing details were given.

O2 has been the only mobile provider for the Iphone in the UK since it first launched. With the Orange announcement O2's exclusive deal on the Iphone is over, although it has managed to replace one such contract with another, becoming the sole provider of the Palm Pre in the UK.

More than 200,000 have registered their interest on the Orange portal since the announcement was made.

It was officially announced at the end of September that Orange would start selling the Iphone later this year, but the operator would not confirm the date proposed in the article.

"While we haven't yet announced a launch date, we have announced that [the] Iphone will be available from Orange before Christmas," said the company in a statement.

"We look forward to announcing a launch date and pricing plans in the coming weeks."

Rival Vodafone is also set to start selling the Iphone, but not until early next year. µ


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