Apple's iPhone 5 team must want to put a gagging order out on Stéphane Richard, the CEO of the Orange network's parent company France Telecom. Richard loves to spill the beans on Apple's plans, and he's been at it again…
L'interview politique de Jean-Pierre Elkabbachby Europe1fr The inevitable slip-up before the unveiling-storm this one: France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard has made a bit of a blunder, apparently revealing some details of the top-secret Apple Tablet device. When questioned in an…
Orange and T-Mobile have confirmed they are to merge to create the UK's biggest mobile phone company. Orange, owned by France Telecom, and T-Mobile, owned by Germany's Deutsche Telecom, have decided to merge in order to minimise potential conflict with the UK's strict competition regulation bodies.
So, it looks as if the poor developers behind the Competition Commission scuppered Project Kangaroo will not have all their good work go to waste. No matter that the BBC et al couldn’t get the multi-channel video platform up and running in UK because Orange’s parent company, France Telecom, is looking to take it across the Channel.
A spokesperson for France Telecom said: “We are examining this company and we see of course that it could be interesting. Nothing has been decided but we can confirm we are examining it.”
It’d be a bit of a shame for the consumer to see what should have been our service disappear off elsewhere but, with a suspected £20m invested in the project in the first place, you can hardly blame them.
(via Brands Republic)
Towards the end of last week, reports emerged that the French iPhone may not have been as fully unlocked as was first thought.
Just to bring you up to speed on the whole affair, French law prevents a mobile phone being tied exclusively to one carrier. Hence, Orange had to offer to unlock an iPhone from its network if a customer asked.
iPhone Atlas reported that foreign SIM cards could not be used with the device, although it didn’t appear to mention the source of the information.
Microsoft and France Telecom (who operate mobile phone services under the Orange brand) have announced a deal whereby Microsoft will supply a mobile version of their Windows Live Messenger (previously MSN Messenger) for use by Orange customers. They say it's…