Orange says the world's first touchscreen 'watch phone' will arive in the UK next month – and it's one of several innovative multimedia devices the company will be announcing in the next 18 months. The watch phone is made by LG and will be sold as a pay as you go handset. No word yet on features, other than Bluetooth connectivity, loudspeaker and 3G video calling.
Independent valuation advisory firm Brand Finance plc has just published the 2009 edition of its BrandFinance Global 500 report on the world’s most valuable brands.
Vodafone is the highest-placed telecomms company – in 8th place, up from 11th last year – while Nokia is in 13th place, AT&T is 14th, Verizon is 15th, China Mobile is 16th and Orange is 17th.
Shaun Gregory, who’s recently left his role as CEO of UK MVNO Blyk, has been appointed to run O2’s new media business.
He’ll be responsible for O2’s overall media strategy and for the network’s mobile advertising activity.