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Orange to offer MeeGo devices by end of the year

Intel will work with network on multimedia services

Orange has joined forces with Intel to offer mobile phones and netbooks based on the Intel Atom processor and running the new MeeGo platform by the end of the year.

MeeGo, which was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month, is a Linux-based, open operating system from Nokia and Intel for everything from advanced smartphones to netbooks, connected TVs and tablet computers.

The new OS will combine the best features from each operating system, including the Moblin core and the UI toolkit from Maemo.

The pair also revealed they work together to provide users with multimedia services such as Orange Maps and Orange TV, on MeeGo devices.

According to Yves Maitre from Orange, 75 percent of the network's customers have yet to embrace the mobile internet.

"With the increasing number of devices and operating systems for customers to choose from, we have to make sure the customer's journey into this richer mobile multimedia environment is simple and easy," he said.

"Our collaboration with Intel on the MeeGo software platform will not only ensure that customers have a broader choice in terms of types of screens and devices, but that they continue to benefit from a consistent user experience delivered through Orange Signature services, a home-screen they trust and recognise, the highest quality network and secure and simplified billing."

Doug Fisher, vice president of software and services at Intel added: "Orange and Intel share a similar vision around digital devices and consumer experiences, and our joint work will connect people to the content that matters most, wherever they may be".

See also: Orange and T-Mobile merger gets go-ahead

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