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Orange Releases SPV C600 and SPV M3000 Based on Windows Mobile 5.0

Posted on 28-Oct-2005 11:06 | Filed under: News

Orange Releases SPV C600 and SPV M3000 Based on Windows Mobile 5.0
Orange has expanded its Signature devices for business range with the launch of the SPV C600 Smartphone and the SPV M3000, a wireless PDA. Both devices support high speed data access by using EDGE technology, available in some countries, including France, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Belgium.

Both devices are GSM/GPRS quad-band, ensuring global network coverage.

The SPV C600 allows customers to access their email, use their calendar and synchronise data with their desktop, as well as making calls and sending text messages in the usual way. The SPV M3000 offers customers the same ability to do business effectively while on the move, with the addition of a high quality PDA screen and a full keyboard.

The SPV M3000 is Orange’s second Windows Mobile 5.0 wireless PDA. It has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Both devices have built-in email and real time syncing with Microsoft Outlook, giving business customers immediate access to their diary, contacts and emails enabling them to manage their time and work productively wherever they are.

The SPV C600 also has a high resolution colour screen (320x240 pixel colour screen), a 1.3 mega pixel camera and a 64MB internal memory. It also features an MP3 and WAV music player and Windows Media Player 10 Mobile.

The SPV C600 will be available in France, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland from the end of October and in Romania, Belgium, Slovakia and Poland from the first week of November.

The SPV M3000 has a large (320x240 pixel) touch screen, that automatically switches from landscape to portrait display depending on its orientation.

Combined with 128MB internal memory and support for additional external memory, it makes the SPV M3000 a powerful Pocket PC for business users. In addition to fast EDGE (up to 247 kbps), the SPV M3000 also supports WiFi connectivity (802.11b) to give users broadband mobile access. It also offers a 1.3 mega pixel camera and camcorder.

The SPV M3000 will be available in France from the end of October and in Poland, Netherlands, Slovakia and Romania from the first week of November.

Windows Mobile 5.0 also ensures the closest experience to the desktop version of Microsoft Office on a mobile device. The OS gives business users the type of functionality and applications they use on their Microsoft desktop PC.

As part of the Signature devices for business range, both models feature the unique Orange Homescreen, which is customised for business users. The Homescreen provides one click access to key business features including ActiveSync, File Explorer, Calculator and Notes. Customers also have the option to further personalise the menu to their individual requirements.

Following in the footsteps of the top-selling SPV C500, the SPV C600 is launching across all Orange territories, with the SPV M3000 launching in France, Poland, Netherlands, Slovakia and Romania. The SPV C600 will be available at sub €250 and the SPV M3000 at sub €350. Pricing will vary across territories according to local market conditions and contract value.