The company announced an iPhone partnership Tuesday morning in London with U.K. carrier O2. CEO Steve Jobs made an appearance at the Regent Street Apple store to answer questions from the British press, who were curious as to why Apple decided to introduce the same EDGE phone that's on sale in the U.S. to the U.K. market.
The wait is finally over--Apple has officially unveiled the U.K. iPhone, which will be available to buy from November 9. Steve Jobs himself made the announcement from the Apple store in London, to which we were cordially invited this morning. As expected, it's on the O2 network and we won't be getting the 4GB version, we'll only get the 8GB one, which will set you back 269 pounds (about $537) including VAT.
In terms of the monthly contract you'll have to pay 35, 45 or 55 pounds per month over an 18-month contract. That's … Read more
Apple will take its keynote show on the road to London next week, with speculation mostly centered on the carriers for a European iPhone.
The company sent out invitations to a Tuesday press conference, but didn't specify the topic. "Mum is no longer the word," was the tagline attached to this invitation, stirring up talk across the pond that Apple is ready to announce its plans for European iPhone sales. The company has previously said that it wants to start selling iPhones in Europe by the end of the year.
Apple has chosen T-Mobile, O2, and Orange as its European launch partners for the iPhone after wrangling a revenue-sharing agreement, according to the Financial Times.
The four companies are set to announce their partnership by the end of the month, the report said. The deals would require the carriers to share 10 percent of all revenue from voice and data services over the iPhone with Apple, according to the report. Apple has a revenue-sharing agreement in place with AT&T, the exclusive iPhone carrier in the U.S.
No new details surfaced in the report about the type of … Read more
We know it's coming to the UK, and we know what it does, but we still don't know which UK network will have the enormous honor of hosting the iPhone. Of course, that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from churning out stories, but what's the likelihood of any of these rumors being true?
Rumor 1: O2 According to the BBC, O2 has 'reportedly' won the deal to sell the iPhone in the UK. It's not unlikely that O2, which is owned by Spanish giant Telefonica, put in a good bid, but questions remain as to … Read more
While on a recent stay at a swank SOMA hotel, Crave was graciously given the option of purchasing a "personal oxygen supply" in a sealed bottle perched on a sparingly appointed postmodern shelf. We declined. But we remained curious because we hadn't heard much about the old O2 ever since the whole oxygen bar thing of the late 1990s. Because the height of its popularity coincided with the dot-com bubble, we just assumed it was just another one of the countless bacchanalian excesses that defined the era.
Today, however, we learned that the phenom is alive and … Read more
Yesterday O2, the network that loves bubbles, announced it was adding a new handset to its business phone portfolio called the Xda Argon. The Argon is the long-awaited successor to the O2 Xda IIi and offers a similar feature set.
At the time of its launch back in 2005, the Xda IIi was a feature-packed, cutting-edge handset that appealed to executives and gadget fiends alike. Two years on and we're not sure if the Argon has the same wow factor.
Yes, there's a large 89mm (3.5-inch) color touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity and support for push email, but there'… Read more
Maybe it's the influence of the fall leaves turning, but we're apparently obsessed with color this weekend. In the world of Crave, however, hues are rarely autumnal. Unless you consider pink an earth tone.
This mobile phone does, at least, have a seasonal feel. Gadget Candy says O2 has added some distinct pigment to its phones with the "Cool Blue Ice" handset, which comes with the line's standard MP3 player and 1.3-megapixel camera. If you want a more traditional wintry look, you might opt for the original snow-white O2 Ice.
(Photo: Gadget Candy)