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Report: O2 to carry iTunes phone in UK

Apple and Motorola have reportedly teamed with mobile operator O2 to offer the iTunes-compatible phones in the UK. The London Times reports that the first phone will be available in Britain “in the next few weeks” from O2.

“Apple is expected to unveil the new technology in the United States in partnership with Cingular Wireless next week. A British launch is expected shortly after, with the new devices available in time for the Christmas shopping season,” the paper reports. “It is understood that confirmation of the partnership could come as soon as today. O2 will have a period of exclusivity on the latest version of the new iPod.

Interestingly, The London Times reports that the phones will allow customers to “buy music while on the move, enhancing the power of the iconic device.”

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Comments

1

Perfect. They are by far and away the best operator in the UK at the moment. Glad they will be carrying Apple’s phone.

Posted by David Appleyard on September 1, 2005 at 7:32 AM (PDT)

2

they are by far the operator who tries to be the best. As for reception though, they seem to be among the worst. I love th eprospect of this phone, but won’t be buying it from o2 anytime soon.
btw, jsut to set things straight, i am well aware that while i get no signal where i live, some people may have great signal. So, as the saying seems to go:
‘everyone to his own’.
Dan x

Posted by Daniel Nicholls on September 1, 2005 at 9:11 AM (PDT)

3

Is this O2 as in “we deface every mobile interface with our own software GUI because we think our customers are stoopid and we are unwilling to train our technicians for every brand’s interface”-O2? Mabye they are different in the UK, but PLEASE let WHATEVER comes be available UNBRANDED & UNLOCKED.

Posted by Bad Beaver on September 1, 2005 at 9:32 AM (PDT)

4

No, it can’t be, this is the o2 that says “we’ll give you hundreds of free minutes and texts for topping up £15 on your pay as you go phone, best deal I ever got, no contract, free minutes.

As for signal, I’ve never had a problem, even at festivals…

I’ve been on orange, 121 and vodafone, o2 is the best

Posted by silver_haze20 on September 1, 2005 at 10:07 AM (PDT)

5

It needs to be on Orange.  O2 suck, always have, always will.

Unless Apple make this thing available on orange or unlocked they will lose out on a lot of the market.

Posted by Mondo Dynamo on September 5, 2005 at 3:22 AM (PDT)

6

I thought O2 already did their own music download service.

Posted by tombowes on September 6, 2005 at 2:55 AM (PDT)

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