Archive for February 27th, 2007

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Orange SPV M700 now official

Edit: Our Orange SPV M700 review is now online!

The Orange SPV M700 has been shipping for about a week now but today Orange released this official statement:

Orange SPV M700

Today Orange announced the launch of the high performance and sleek SPV M700, perfect if you’re in search of a phone to help you work faster and more efficiently when you’re away from your desk. The SPV M700 offers Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0 applications and incorporates Satellite Navigation so that you can always find your meeting venue in time. This follows the launch of the HTC S310 last week – the first Orange Pay As You Go smartphone.

The SPV M700 offers push email and enables high speed connectivity to information with 3G, which gives download speeds of up to 1.8Mbps where network support is available. The SPV M700 supports Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint, helping you to create and make last minute updates to documents whether you’re on the train or at home. The SPV M700 also supports EDGE networks as well as UMTS, GPRS and WiFi.

The M700 features a 2-megapixel camera allowing you to take high quality photos and videos as well as make calls via video conferencing. The M700 can even be used as a modem, by connecting it to your laptop with the USB cable.

The launch of the SPV M700 follows the recent announcement of the HTC S310, the first Orange Pay As You Go smartphone. This phone has been developed for people who love the freedom and control of a Pay As You Go but want a smarter phone that allows them to synchronize their work and personal life smoothly.

With its combination of music, video, pictures and internet on the go, the smart yet simple HTC S310 with Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 is ideal for personal use, yet it’s also great for day to day business needs. The HTC S310 allows you to synchronize contacts, calendar and emails and get instant access to important information while on the move.

Whether viewing photographs taken with its 1.3 mega-pixel camera or reading an email attachment, the compact HTC S310’s generous 2” LCD screen and sleek keypad makes it a pleasure to use and easy to navigate.

The SPV M700 is available from Orange stores and and is free on contracts over £35. The HTC S310 is also available from Orange shops and and costs £249.99

The SPV M700 is also available from free on business tariffs and business customers with also benefit from a free trial of Orange Sat Nav. The download provides customers with a free 7-day trial license, with the option of a lifetime license for just £95.


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Mitac buys Navman

Mitac International, on February 23, announced the acquisition of the portable navigation devices business unit, including the brand, Navman, and operating assets and liabilities, of Brunswick New Technologies.

Mitac signed a definitive contract with Brunswick Corporation on February 22, with the transaction amount and other details to be disclosed at a later date, said the company. The transaction is to be finished in March, Mitac indicated, noting that the acquisition has been made through Mitac’s overseas subsidiary, Silver Star Developments.

In the European portable navigation market, Mitac Mio is currently the third largest brand occupying 10% of the market, and Navman follows as the fourth largest with 8%. TomTom and Garmin are the current top two in the market. By combining Mio and Navman together, Mitac may reach a aggregate market share of 20% allowing it to replace Garmin as the second largest brand in Europe.

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Nokia N90 Preorder

Our freinds at Clove Technology are now accepting advanced orders for this device thanks to Nokia cofirming the specification of the E90 Communicator (price is still to be confirmed).

Nokia N90

The Nokia E90 Communicator has just been announced and it appears to have a high specification. This communicator includes the latest technology featuring WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 and HSDPA. Nokia has integrated a GPS receiver into the E90 and provides Nokia maps to aid with the routing to locations and finding of services. For convenience an FM radio, music player, video player, and two cameras have been included. The cameras are a 3.2Mpix unit for still pictures and a second one for video conferencing. S60 is the operating system used on the Nokia E90, enabling it to use a large catalogue of existing software.

The design of the Nokia E90 communicator is striking and it manages to incorporate an 800 x 352 display, powerful processor and 128MB of RAM ensuring smooth multitasking.

We will be providing additional information regarding price and availability when possible.

Check out the product page on the Clove website.

Nokia N90 Specification

Operating Frequency
GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900)
WCDMA 2100
Display –
Inner: Active matrix color display (800 x 352 pixels), 16 million true colors
Outer: Active matrix color display (240 x 320 pixels), 16 million true colors
User Interface –
S60 Platform 3.1 Edition
Symbian OS Version 9.2
Java MIDP 2.0

3.2 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus
3.3 QCIF camera for video calling

Supports POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP
Support for push email with filtering, including Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email
View, open, and edit email attachments with Quickoffice (documents, spreadsheets, and presentations), Zip Manager, and Adobe Acrobat Reader
Remote contact look-up
Instant messaging
Text-to-speech message reader

Video calling
FM radio
Music player (MP3, AAC)
Media player

Up to 128 MB free memory for user data and applications
Extendible up to 2GB with microSD memory card

Integrated WLAN (IEEE 802.11g)
Mini USB, USB 2.0 full-speed
Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0
2.5mm Nokia A/V connector with ECI
Infrared (up to 115 kbps)

Quickoffice tools with editors
Maps application for location-based services
Nokia Office Tools 1.1 (including Active notes)
VoIP 2.1
Download application for add-on application download
Support for Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite
WorldMate, Wireless Presenter, and Global Race – Raging Thunder – available for download via Downloads! application

Web browser (x)HTML
JavaScript 1.3 and 1.5 supported
Flash Lite 2.0 supported

Data transfer
WLAN 802.11g
HSDPA up to 3.6Mbit/s enabled
WCDMA 2100 MHz with simultaneous voice and packet data
GPRS/EGPRS (Class A, MSC 32)
3GPP rel 5
Dual transfer mode MSC11, SAIC rel v1

Power Management
Battery – 1500mAh (BP-4L)
Up to 5 hours talk time and up 14 days standby

Voice Features
Voice dialing
Voice commands for menu short cuts, keypad lock, and profiles
Voice recording for making notes or recording conversations
Internet Call release 2.1 for making VoIP (voice over IP) calls
Text-to-speech message reader
Enhanced voice commands with speaker-independent name dialing (SIND), and voice aid for eyes-free control of core functions
Integrated handsfree speaker
Push to talk (PoC)

Personal Information Management – PIM
Nokia Team Suite
Calendar attachment support
Meeting requests to calendar
Calendar plug-in for 3rd party email solutions
Contacts with images
Nokia Active Notes application

Other Features
Integrated GPS
Support for Nokia Intellisync file sync and device management
Stereo FM radio

Volume: 140 cc
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 132 x 57 x 20 mm


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