A week ago the Orange SPV M3100 appeared as “coming soon” on the Orange website. Then, just five days later it became available to buy. Strangely Orange have now announced the launch of this handset on their website. The press release, which can be read below, states..
“Orange Business Services has expanded its Signature devices for business range with the SPV M3100 connected PDA, combining powerful functionality and sleek design with the ability to connect with 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi and HSDPA networks (where available). Available across a number of Orange’s European markets, the SPV M3100 ensures the best-possible mobile experience for users who frequently need to access business applications and edit their work documents from outside the office.”
The SPV M3100 launch is to be a phased launch across most of Orange’s European networks with Switzerland and the UK getting the device this month, France and Romania following in September and Slovakia and Spain sometime during Q4 2006.
Link – Orange SPV M3100 Press Release
10th August 2006
Orange SPV M3100 Offers Ultimate PDA Connectivity For Mobile Business Users
Latest Signature device ensures fastest data speeds for mobile professionals
Orange Business Services has expanded its Signature devices for business range with the SPV M3100 connected PDA, combining powerful functionality and sleek design with the ability to connect with 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi and HSDPA networks (where available). Available across a number of Orange’s European markets, the SPV M3100 ensures the best-possible mobile experience for users who frequently need to access business applications and edit their work documents from outside the office.
Powered by Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0, the SPV M3100 supports Orange’s push email solution, Orange Mail, as well as Direct Push functionality available with the Microsoft Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP), which provides users with immediate access to Outlook® information on the move. Users can also access everyday business applications like Word Mobile, Excel® Mobile and calendar functions, making the SPVM3100 the ultimate solution for business travellers.
“The latest addition to our groundbreaking Signature range demonstrates the powerful tools available to today’s mobile professionals,” commented Philippe Bernard, Executive Vice President, Orange Business Solutions. “For ‘heavy data’ users who need access to their work documents and applications on the move, the SPV M3100 offers a genuinely viable laptop alternative – combining all the functionality customers normally enjoy in the office with the ability to connect with the fastest-possible data connection, whatever the location,” he added.
The SPV M3100 offers connectivity with multiple wireless bearer networks, including 3G, Wi-Fi, EDGE and HSDPA (where available), ensuring the fastest possible performance for business travellers. It is the first SPV device to offer quad-band GSM connectivity, ensuring connectivity in most parts of the world.
The SPV M3100’s sophisticated design, including full sliding qwerty keyboard, allows users to create and edit presentations and documents on the move; share files via Bluetooth®, USB and infrared connections; and insert images and sounds. Orange latest Signature device also connects wirelessly to the internet via public WiFi hotspots. Generous 128Mb internal memory provides ample storage for important documents, calendar and contact entries. This flexible functionality is packed into a compact, lightweight device, ensuring maximum mobility.
“The SPV M3100 provides the latest evidence of the strong relationship Microsoft enjoys with Orange and is another great example of the innovation possible on the Windows Mobile software platform,” said Marianne Röling, Regional Director, Mobile & Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft EMEA. “Based on Windows Mobile 5.0, the SPV M3100 is the World’s first HSDPA enabled 3G Pocket PC, which will deliver high speed internet and Direct Push email. Now, mobile users will have broadband-like speeds on their mobile phone.”
As part of Orange’s Signature devices for business range, the SPV M3100 has been selected against strict criteria to ensure ease of use and a sophisticated mobile experience. Key benefits of the Signature range include a customised homescreen, providing one-click access to business applications, dedicated customer support and subsidised pricing.
The SPV M3100 will be launched in a phased rollout across most of Orange’s European footprint:
Switzerland and the UK – August 2006
France and Romania – September 2006
Slovakia and Spain – Q4 2006
SPV M3100 – Technical Specification
3G, EDGE and GPRS
HSDPA ready: compliant with future network upgrades to allow for 1.8Mbps downloads
WiFi 802.11b for connecting from a public hotspot
Quad band (GSM) and tri band (3G) for global network coverage
IrDA, USB 1.1, Bluetooth® 2.0
Windows Mobile® 5.0:
Create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel® and PowerPoint ® documents and view .PDF formats
Pocket Outlook, calendar, contacts, messaging, tasks and voice notes
Internet Explorer Mobile
ActiveSync® client with push-email support
Windows Media Player 10 Mobile
QVGA 320×240 pixel touch screen with 65k colours
Portrait and landscape screen modes
Dual 2.3 mega pixel and CIF camera
Browsing (HTML 4.01 and WAP 2.0)
Supports JAVA applications
128MB SRAM and T-Flash card
Video player, recorder and streaming
Sliding keyboard and 5-way jog wheel
Loud speaker for hands free operation
Voice dial and command
AC adaptor with mini USB power plug
Mini USB/USB synchronisation cable
Lithium ion polymer battery 1300mAh
Stereo wired headset with microphone
Form factor: sliding keyboard
128MB internal memory
Size: 112.5 x 58 x 22 mm
Talk time: up to 4 hours (GSM) 3 hours (3G)
Standby time: up to 6 days (GSM)
Ringtones: WAV, polyphonic, MP3 and truetones