new Smartphone, or SPV, has hit the shops in the past few
weeks, and has a few nifty features.
software in the phone is one distinguishing point, having
been developed by Microsoft.
from O2's XDA, which is a combination of a personal digital
assistant and a phone, the Orange SPV is the only Microsoft
phone on the market.
on-screen display on the SPV
course, coming from Microsoft, it has got all the usual bundled
MP3 on your phone
Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player being two big benefits
of the phone.
Player allows the phone to play MP3 music files, as well as
short video clips.
is the included e-mail application, which synchronises on
your PC with popular e-mail client Outlook.
this with the GPRS functionality of the phone, and you can
always be in touch.
people are already finding a similar function (minus the synchronise
options) on the Ericsson T68's helpful.
full view of the Orange SPV
fact, Orange are hoping the new phone will give the company
a foothold in the "3G", or third generation market
before it launches.
Brennan from Orange told the BBC the new phone was cutting
the SPV we are able to deliver a new suite of advanced services."
what's the catch with the phone, then?
it does cost a whopping £169!
GPRS services are also rather on the expensive side if you
are a heavy user.
if you buy the phone soon you do get a rather good deal on
Bear in mind, also, that proper 3G services are probably less
than a year away.
You would be running the risk of the phone only being cutting
edge for that time.
the envy of all your friends.