Orange has become the first UK operator to announce a partnership with Microsoft for Windows 7.
It will include the software on its smartphone devices, expected to launch in Q4. The deal with Microsoft is not exclusive and other UK operators are expected to make similar announcements shortly.
In addition, Orange is to launch a new service for smartphone users in Q2.
‘Expert Assistance’ will allow smartphone customers to receive “expert” and “dedicated” assistance with their devices. It will be an addition to standard customer service, and Orange is currently deciding on a price structure. It will either be on a per call basis or included in a bundle.