8/3/2009 11:49:00 AM
Weekend papers: O2 keeping keen eye on T-Mobile
O2’s chairman and chief executive admitted to the network was ‘watching the T-Mobile situation with interest’ last week.
O2’s, chairman and chief executive, Matthew Key told the Guardian:‘We are not definitely in and we are not definitely out - as market leader you would expect us to take a keen interest.’
Key's comments came as O2 announced half year results showing the network added 252,268 new customers in the three months to the end of June.
Orange to launch watch phone this month
Orange will launch its exclusive watch phone later this month to customers
There will be limited stock of the device initially with some alleging, the phone could cost up to £1000.
The LG watch phone require a Bluetooth headset to make calls – users will be able to speak the name or number of the person they wish to call.
The device runs on the 3G mobile phone network, enabling users to brows the web, make video calls and even check their emails on their phone, as well as use it to listen to music.
Orange’s chief executive, Tom Alexander, said: ‘The watch phone is the must-have gadget of 2009 - it will turn heads on the high street.’
France hike up price of fourth operator license
France has hiked up the price of a fourth 3G license but France Telecom says price is too low.
According to a government statement published on Saturday, France will raise the price from 206 million euros to 240 million euros (202.6 million pounds) for the fourth license for 3G mobile phone services.
France Telecom, the country’s dominant network has said it will challenge the government as the price is still too low, despite the price increase.
A France Telecom spokeswoman said: ‘Based on this price, we will launch a challenge with the commission in Brussels.’