By November 7, 2008

Press Release: Orange Offers Something For All The Family This Christmas

We all know that money is tight at Christmas and that especially this year things will be a lot harder however Orange have come up with a something for everyone at every price level which should help a little in lightening the load this year.

Orange Offers Something For All The Family This Christmas

  • Exclusive high-spec handsets include – HTC Touch HD and Sony Ericsson C905 in Silver
  • Exclusive low cost handsets – Pink LG KS360 and Pink Sagem my421z as well as the new LG KF300
  • Connected laptops – New ultra portable Asus Eee PC with embedded 3G connectivity only on Orange
  • Free Christmas gift box for new Pay-As-You-Go Customers

London, 6th November 2008 – Orange today announced its line of exclusive communication devices for Christmas 2008 with something for each member of the family.

From a handset designed for quick and easy access to your favourite social networking sites, to one with easy-to-use keypad buttons for the grandparents, Orange has a mobile phone to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. What’s more, Orange unveiled a new ultra portable PC with embedded 3G connectivity in its consumer ‘connected laptop’ range, whilst also offering all Orange Pay-As-You-Go customers a free Christmas gift box stuffed full of goodies when they buy a handset priced from £49.99.

Daddy Cool

For the discerning and stylish Dad, the HTC Touch HD™ is the must-have handset this Christmas, combining the stylish looks of HTC phones and the great features of Windows Mobile 6.1. Its extensive 3.8 inch, high resolution, widescreen WVGA touchscreen offers users stunning clarity and vibrant colours, providing an unrivalled experience when watching the season’s biggest blockbusters or using Orange’s mobile TV service, browsing the internet on Orange’s high speed data network (3G+) or even scanning through photos taken with its 5 megapixel auto focus camera.

However, if your dad sees himself as more of an amateur photographer, then why not put a smile on his face by giving him a cool new camera phone? Available exclusively to Orange in silver, the stylish Sony Ericsson C905 offers an 8.1-megapixel Cybershot camera with Xenon flash, great for photographing festive fun. Furthermore, with face detection technology to help you focus on facial features, perfect for capturing the smile on a loved one’s face as they unwrap their presents.

Other 8-megapixel handsets Orange will be ranging for a ‘picture perfect’ Christmas include the super-stylish Samsung Pixon and LG Renoir KC910.

For Mum

Say ‘thank you’ to Mum this Christmas with a the Sony Ericsson W350i exclusive to Orange in white. A slim flip phone offering a 10mm thin unique design, the W350i is sleek enough to fit into your purse or handbag… but if your mum is more of a ‘glam mam’, then the sleek black Samsung G600 is the perfect Xmas gift with A 5-megapixel camera phone that is perfect for capturing the family fun. The handset’s Image Editor also allows you to incorporate text, colour, cartoons and a range of other effects to add those comical finishing Christmas touches to personalise your photos…. and if she’s more of a shopoholic, then maybe the Nokia 6220, exclusive to Orange in Purple, will be more up her street with free, three months personal navigation, to help her find her way around the January sales.

Sons & Daughters

In need of a gift for the younger generation? Then why not give them the LG KS360. Available exclusively to Orange in candy pink, the LG KS360’s features a dedicated social networking shortcut to provide speedy access to Facebook, Bebo and MySpace. What’s more, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard makes it great for writing messages to friends, so they can share all the details of all their pressies with friends in an instant.

Also pretty in pink, the Sagem my421z is a low-cost, stylish slider which incorporates an MP3 music player, Bluetooth technology and 1.3-megapixel camera.

Boys fear not, as the LG KS360 and Sagem my421z are also available in a range of other colours!

For the Grandparents

Teach them to text this Christmas with the LG KF300 handset. This easy to use, low cost device is ideal for technophobes and tech-savvy grannies alike with larger keypad buttons for the spectacle wearing and a bright, clear 2.2-inch LCD screen.

Something for everyone

Last but not least, making access to the internet even easier than ever before, Orange unveils a new consumer laptop, the Asus Eee PC 901 with embedded 3G connectivity. Available in either black or pink, the new ultra portable PC makes connecting to the web on Orange a synch and comes with Intel’s latest Atom processor and a whopping five hours battery life – perfect for getting online whether you are at your grandparent’s or the grandchildren’s alike.

Free Christmas Gift Box

As a reward for new and upgrading Pay-As-You-Go customers who purchase any new phone from £49.99, Orange is offering a free Christmas gift box worth £25 when you order directly from Orange. The Christmas gift box includes stocking fillers and multimedia gifts to make staying in touch with loved ones even easier this year.

The Orange Christmas gift box includes:

  • Multimedia gifts, including 30 free MMS, 5 free international minutes, 1 free ring tone, wallpaper and game – perfect for keeping in touch this Christmas or keeping busy on the way to Grandma’s
  • A Christmas phone stocking, to keep your new phone cosy this Christmas.
  • A magnetic photo frame
  • Lip balm
  • A watch
  • Phone charms

Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK comments, ‘This Christmas, Orange has the perfect handset for any family member. From entry-level, low cost devices, to this Christmas’ must-have handsets, we have got a wide selection of gifts that will help customers capture and share special moments with friends and loved ones, as we believe together we can do more”

The new device range is available to Pay-As-You-Go and Pay Monthly customers (please see notes to editors below) from Orange shops and online via

As you can see the list offers a phone from the entry to the high end market which is a great idea. Lets see if the other Network Operators come up with the same.

Orange Handsets – Christmas 2008

Pay Monthly

HTC Touch HD™ (exclusive to Orange) from £79.99 on £40 per month / 18 month contract

Sony Ericsson C905 (exclusive to Orange in Silver, also available in Black) free on £40 per month / 18 month contract

Samsung Pixon (available in Black) free on £45 per month / 18 month contract

LG Renoir KC910 (available in Silver) free on £45 per month / 18 month contract

Samsung G600 (available in Black) free on £15 per month / 24 month contract – also available on pay as you go for £99.99

Nokia 6220 (exclusive to Orange in Purple) free on £25 per month / 18 month contract

LG KF300 (exclusive to Orange) free on £15 per month / 24 month contract

Eee PC 901 (available in Pink or Black) £25 per month 24 month contract

Pay As You Go

Sony Ericsson W350i (exclusive to Orange in White) £59.99

LG KS360 (exclusive to Orange in Pink, also available in Blue) £79.99

Sagem MY421Z (exclusive to Orange in Pink) £39.99


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