The X Factor, staple of end-of-year TV viewing, is set to launch its own MVNO with a branded handset providing discounted voting and access to exclusive X Factor content. The X Factor Network will be a virtual network operator, and the company isn't saying who will be hosting the infrastructure, but it will have its own branded …
Has to be.
I think you mean...
Please God, let this be an April Fool...!!
Really Stupid Product
Really Stupid Product
Kudos to El Reg
Far better than other 'offerings' for today. Now to see which outlets pick this up and report it as 'real'.... he says waiting in trepidation for the end of civilisation when it proves to be true
A good attempt
Nice try El Reg, but I can see if this story is picked up elsewhere it may gather some momentum.
Okay... I'll call this one!
Although I have no doubt Nokia would be stupid enough to make such a hideous thing, I can't believe for a minute that they're organised enough to make it with only a couple of years to prepare.
I wish it was true though. It would give us an easy way to identify X-factor zombies... I assume killing them would only carry a short sentence given that they are only a twitch away from brain death already?
First reg april fool of the day?
2nd I think
As per subject
This is actually a brilliant idea, and not beyond the realms of probability!
Cowell might be on the phone later...
Not on a 10 year old Siemens SX1 he won't be. Haven't seen that side number pad for years.
let this be the April Fool bit.
"The public lovesX-factor". Well, undoubtedly some do.
But some member of the public love robbery, murder and rape, so I'm not sure it's a great premise to work on.
Ran the CEO's name through Google Translate.
Hmmm, I can see why Fox keeps screwing over good, intelligent shows now, and Fox owned satellite companies are just equally daft and bring in only vapid channels while dropping the good ones within weeks if they do by chance bring a good one in.
Why? X-Factor is produced by Fox. Therefore the CEO is that of Fox.
Wouldn't that be a really stupid product? Especially in Finland. That Tuote fella must be a bit tyhmä... ;-)
Nice one, El Reg!
Tux on account of him being my favourite Finn
Is that a social phone too?
I would love to be able to use it to twit
"What should I eat for tea?
Text 10001 for leftovers from yesterday
Text 10002 for leftovers from the day before
Text 10003 for beans on toast".
And have my followers' votes displayed on my Facebook profile.
So that my phone numbers becomes immediately available to all the chefs of LinkedIn within 1 mile from my current location.
Vorsprung durch Technologie!