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Orange announce HSDPA service

Today Orange have announced their HSDPA service rollout in the UK:

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Orange Launches Fully Trialled and Tested HSDPA to Complement Existing Range of HSDPA-Enabled Devices and Mobile Office Cards

Orange announced the availability of its HSDPA service. Orange 3G+ is a fast upgrade to its existing 3G network which covers over 90% of the UK outdoor population. Orange UK’s overall strategy has been to deliver ongoing enhancements to its market-leading network and HSDPA-optimised mobile office cards and devices throughout 2006 in preparation for the rollout of 3G+ across its 3G footprint from today.

Orange 3G+ is being initially concentrated on key commercial zones such Greater London and airports. The service will be rolled out to the top five cities in the country during 2007.

Customers have a wide choice of the 3G+ enabled devices and Business Everywhere mobile office cards that are already available from Orange, including: Sierra Wireless 850, the current Option 3G/EDGE card* and the Fujitsu Lifebook E: Laptop with embedded 3G+. 3G+ enabled devices include the SPV M3100 and Motorazr maxx V6.

‘Mobile broadband is designed to increase the productivity of our customers, wherever they happen to be working,’ said Neil Laider, VP of Orange Business Services. ‘3G+ provides faster response times and enhances applications where bigger file downloads or faster data streaming is required. For example, a 3MB PowerPoint presentation will typically take just 34 seconds to download using Orange 3G+ compared with 20 minutes via GPRS. Customers with 3G+ enabled mobile office cards will notice these benefits as 3G+ is rolled out across the network. Orange is future proofing by ensuring all mobile office cards are 3G+ ready.’


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Free WM6 upgrade for T-Mobile Dash

During a press briefing af 3GSM T-Mobile announced that existing owners of the T-Mobile Dash will be able to apply for a free upgrade to Windows Mobile 6. T-Mobile are are the second to offer a free upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 following the announcement from i-mate regarding the JAQ3 yesterday.

It’s not yet known if the European version of the Dash, the T-Mobile MDA Mail, will ship with WM6 or will also require users to later apply for the upgrade.


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i-mate Ultimate devices

At 3GSM i-mate have announced 5 new ‘Ultimate devices’.

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i-mate the specialist in Windows Mobile® devices and solutions, today announces at 3GSM World Congress 2007a dazzling array of new products and services including a category-defining range of mobile devices for business users and consumers. The Ultimate range is a collection of high-end, sophisticated 3G Windows Mobile® phones and PDA’s in a selection of form factors to suit any user, the first of which will be available mid-year. The devices will be based on Windows Mobile 6, the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system.

The Ultimate range consists of a collection of five devices in various form factors to suit individual preferences, from classic bar to PDA to a notebook replacement and was designed to provide the latest and best in phone and PDA technology. From the 530MHz processor, to the XGA direct video out, from HSDPA connectivity to the 262k colour VGA LCD touch screen, every component of each device is specified at a very high level. These are the first of a line-up of exciting devices i-mate will introduce through 2007.

“2007 will see i-mate™ offer a portfolio of new and iconic devices and highly sophisticated services,” said Jim Morrison, CEO, i-mate™. “The Ultimate range, with its great design and strong specifications will appeal to business users who require, as the name implies, the best of breed combination of innovation, design and technology. Each of our devices is designed with different users in mind giving our customers real choice. ”

“We’re thrilled to see i-mate expanding its device portfolio with its ‘Ultimate’ range of phones, which will bring the newly announced Windows Mobile® 6 to the hands of i-mate customers and adds further to i-mate’s impressive record of innovation on our platform,” said Marianne Roling, EMEA Director, Mobile & Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft® Corp. “These phones are opening a whole new category of devices that bring a wide range of entertainment and productivity options for business users and consumers.”

Windows Mobile® 6 brings a powerful personal computer experience to mobile phones, improving how people do business on the go with better-looking and easier to manage email and an improved Office Mobile experience.

i-mate™ is also launching the JAQ4 – the first i-mate™ device to ship with Windows Mobile® 6 – a sturdy QWERTY keyboard GPS phone with a five-way joystick and scroll wheel allowing for easy navigation and use of services including push email. Furthermore, the landscape 2.8” colour touch screen supports the use of the stylus as an increasingly popular means of accessing and writing email and messages.

Read the full press release HERE.


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