3GSM – Orange Launch the SPV M600

3GSM   Orange Launch the SPV M600 Here it is kids, the Orange SPV M600 ala the HTC Prophet we mentioned earlier. It’s just been announced at 3GSM and it’ll run on Windows Mobile 5.0 with push-email. It will be available initially from Orange in the UK, France and the Netherlands and is kitted out with EDGE (ideal for that new UK EDGE network), 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 and a corking 2 Megapixel camera.

The screen is a high quality 240×320-pixel jobby and there’s 128MB Flash ROM (64MB RAM) on board. Orange reckon that the standby time will be 180 hours (7 and a half days) and a talk time of 300 minutes.


At present there’s no set release date. We’re guessing some time in the Spring / Summer.


UPDATE – Hi-res photos of this device are available below plus comments from HTC Europe. Full press release now available below.


Related story – Orange SPV M600 – HTC Prophet

HTC say of the new Orange SPV M600…

“We are delighted to work with Orange as our key launch partner for the latest version of our successful compact PDA platform.

In our experience a product with this level of style and muscle always makes an impact. Throw in the fact that businesses can synch this device to their Microsoft servers for true push e-mail and Orange, and their customers, will be more than happy.”
(Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe.)

The Vice President of Orange Group Devices, Yves Maitre said..

“Partnering with HTC has allowed us to provide our customers with handsets that offer PDA functionality with the mass market appeal of Microsoft e-mail synchronisation.

If you’re tired of lugging around a bag full of gizmos, the Orange SPV M600 is the phone for you. It’s a phone, a PDA, a camera, a digital music player.”







Press Release

HTC and Orange launch latest Signature Device – SPV M600


• Powerful compact PDA with latest Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 platform offers high speed data and multi-media communications 


• Another first-to-market from Orange


15 February 2006, Barcelona; HTC, the global leader in Microsoft® Windows Mobile-based devices, and Orange, one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies, today announced the latest slim-line, ultra-powerful compact PDA with Microsoft® push email capability for the European market.   The handset runs on the Microsoft® Windows Mobile 5.0 platform and supports quad-band EDGE, GPRS, GSM, delivering instant high speed voice and data communications for the mobile workforce and consumer segments.
 
“We are delighted to work with Orange as our key launch partner for the latest version of our successful compact PDA platform,” said Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe.  “In our experience a product with this level of style and muscle always makes an impact.  Throw in the fact that businesses can synch this device to their Microsoft® servers for true push email and Orange, and their customers, will be more than happy.”


Initially available from Orange in the UK, France and the Netherlands as the SPV M600, the device is a strikingly compact PDA in sleek black finish and supports cutting edge Bluetooth 2.0 and built-in Wi-Fi capabilities (dual support of 802.11b and 802.11g).  The device is also equipped with a powerful 2 mega pixel camera and offers 128MB Flash ROM.


“Partnering with HTC has allowed us to provide our customers with handsets that offer PDA functionality with the mass market appeal of Microsoft® email synchronisation,” said Yves Maitre, Vice President Devices Orange Group. “If you’re tired of lugging around a bag full of gizmos, the Orange SPV M600 is the phone for you. It’s a phone, a PDA, a camera, a digital music player and an  email device, all wrapped up in a single elegant package.”




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