Archive for April 12th, 2007

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Samsung i600 hits Orange website

Ok, so now it’s official, the Samsung i600 will be available on Orange ‘soon’. The device is now on the Orange website for all to see.

Samsung i600

No details for the exact release date just yet but with the Samsung i600 being made avalable on the Clove Technology website I don’t suppose it will be too long before it becomes available to Orange customers. Probably business customers only to begin with as seems to the the way with Orange.

See for yourself on the Orange website or check out our Samusung i600 video.


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New CamerAware update

Paul from MoDaCo has just been in touch to let us know that there is a new vesion of his excellent CamerAware application available.


This latest BETA version of CamerAware includes the following changes:

– Added additional expert options (exit on disconnect)
– Updated auto bluetooth logic
– Updated GPS subsystem
– Updated installer code
– Added full screen mode
– Added support for night skins (included)
– Added support for customisable alert bar colours
– Improved horizontal alert bar reliability
– Updated power management settings when running but disconnected
– Updated to latest version of support libraries
– More menu options are now accessible without disconnecting
– Just for fun… 0-60 timer function added

Check out the full news item on MoDaCo and don’t forget to have a listen to our CamerAware podcast interview with Paul.


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Orange SPV E650 available to business

Further to my post earlier this week about the imminent launch of the Orange SPV E650 it would appear that I was right on the money! Just a few minutes ago I received a copy of the official Orange press release which states that the E650 is now available to business customers.

Orange Launches First Windows Mobile 6.0 Device for Business Users

LONDON, April 11

– SPV E650 Combines Latest Microsoft Platform With Dedicated Messaging Features

Orange Business Services today launches the first Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0-powered smartphone on the UK market. Available exclusively from Orange until the beginning of May, the compact SPV E650 combines powerful functionality with sleek design and the ability to connect with Wi-Fi, EDGE and GPRS networks, making mobile messaging easier than ever before.

Designed for business users, the SPV E650 offers all the advantages of a PDA, alongside quad-band functionality for ultimate connectivity. Users can update spreadsheets or documents on the move, using the mobile versions of Microsoft Excel and Word. Windows Mobile 6.0 means that documents appear on the device screen just as they would on a PC, avoiding formatting headaches.

The Orange SPV E650 also conceals a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, making it easier than ever before to respond to emails on the move. A generous screen, which switches automatically between portrait and landscape modes, provides optimum conditions for viewing and amending documents.

“We’re naturally excited to be the first operator to launch a Windows Mobile 6.0 smartphone onto the UK market,” comments Nick Horton, Head of Business Devices, Orange Business Services UK. “By offering this powerful new operating system in a device that combines a compact, attractive design with full QWERTY functionality, we believe the SPV E650 represents the best option yet for today’s mobile professional,” he added.

Windows Mobile 6.0 offers full compatibility with Microsoft Exchange Server, ensuring seamless synchronisation between users’ email accounts and mobile devices. Even hyperlinks are supported, enabling web pages to be accessed directly from emails whilst on the move.

Security features are another important feature of the SPV E650, allowing data to be erased remotely in the event of device loss or theft, via Microsoft Exchange Server.

The SPV E650 is now available to UK business customers for GBP165 (excluding VAT), or from free depending on contract. The device is also available to consumer customers from free to GBP161, depending on package.
SPV E650 – Technical Specification

Wi-Fi, EDGE and GPRS

Key Features
Windows Mobile 6® 6.0:
Create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel® and PowerPoint® documents.
ActiveSync® client with push-email support
2.0 megapixel inbuilt camera
Portrait and landscape screen modes
320×240 pixel touch screen with 65k colours
Video player, recording and streaming
Sliding keyboard
Loud speaker for hands free option

Accessories (in-box)
AC adapter with mini USB power plug
Mini USB/USB synchronisation cable

Form factor: sliding keyboard
Size: 101.5 x 50 x 17.5 mm
Weight: 120g
Talk time: up to 5 hours
Standby time: up to 7 days

I suspect that demand for this device will be pretty high and that it will become available to all within the next few weeks.

Now, where is that illusive SPV E600? 🙂


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