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24 April 09

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Orange brings the touch screen mobile experience to the masses with the launch of Vegas

  • For just £48.50, pay as you go customers get the cheapest full touch screen experience on the market
  • Orange’s unique user interface provides users with easy one touch access to their favourite services
  • Combined with Orange’s pay as you go Dolphin package, Vegas is the best value mobile for those who want to access Bebo, Facebook and MySpace on the go

Orange today launched the ‘Vegas’, the smallest, lightest and cheapest touch screen mobile available in the UK. Priced at just £48.50 for pay as you go customers, the stylish Vegas handset is available in black and exclusive to Orange in pink.

Featuring a simple one-touch interface designed exclusively for Orange, the handset allows customers to quickly get to grips with its many features. The Vegas combines a lightweight and elegant style with a 1.3 megapixel camera - so users never have to miss out on the action and can share their photo and video experiences with friends within minutes. It also offers MP3 and media player capability as well as a built-in FM radio for keen music fans.

The handset’s large 2.4 inch high quality touch screen means it’s easy to navigate to your favourite social networking sites to stay in touch with friends. And when you top-up by £10 on Orange pay as you go Dolphin, you get 300 free texts, £10 credit to spend however you want plus free access to Bebo, Facebook and MySpace. Pay as you go Dolphin is the best value package on the market for those who want to access social networks on their mobile and Vegas is the perfect phone - great value with all the functionality and style that you'd expect at a higher price.

Speaking on the announcement, Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK said “The Vegas is the perfect handset for customers who wish to have the touch screen experience without breaking the bank. It provides a good functionality with a touch screen at a cheap and affordable price. Combined with our pay as you go Dolphin package which offers free access to Bebo, Facebook and MySpace - it really does offer consumers tremendous value.”

The Vegas comes with an in-built memory of 128MB and a microSD card slot that supports a data capacity of up to 4GB. Available immediately for only £48.50 the Vegas is also on offer to pay monthly customers. For more details visit Orange shops or www.orange.co.uk

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Notes to Editors

Review handsets and imagery available on request.

About Orange

Orange is a key brand of the France Telecom Group, providing mobile, broadband, fixed, business and entertainment services across Europe. It is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with more than 170 million customers on five continents.

In June, 2006, Orange became the single brand for mobile, broadband and multi-play offers. In addition, Orange Business Services became the new banner for business communications solutions. Orange Business Services is present in 166 countries with network reach in 220.

In the UK, Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK population. At the end of December 2008, Orange had about 17 million customers in the UK – 15.9 million active mobile customers and over one million fixed broadband customers.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Personal Communications Services Limited.

Further information about Orange can be found on the Orange website at www.orange.co.uk or the France Telecom group international website at www.orange.com and www.francetelecom.com

For further information, call the Orange press office on 0870 373 1500 or email: Orangepr@golinharris.com.

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