With today's E-Mail push service press release, Orange indirectly confirmed, that the UK/France based mobile operator is going to introduce two new Windows Mobile UMTS devices, the HTC Hermes Pocket PC Phone Edition and the HTC Breeze Smartphone later this summer.
Before, it was just a rumor, that Orange will carry these two new devices but now we can see it as confirmed:
A broad and growing range of both voice and data centric devices. The eight Signature devices which will support Orange Mail at launch are:
The M3100 is based on HTC's Hermes (which is now called HTC TyTN) which is a sleek and stylish Pocket PC Phone Edition, featuring the ultimate range of connectivity options including: tri-band UMTS 3G which will allow users to roam across Europe, US and Asia, plus GSM, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a mini-USB port, making data transfer simple - anytime, anywhere. Running with Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 2, the Hermes comes equipped with a slide-out, ergonomic QWERTY keyboard and 2.8 color display with touch-screen. It also features a jog wheel for easy, one-hand operation. It also sporting 2 megapixel camera with macro mode on the backside and a second camera on the front for video telephony.
The C700 is based on HTC's Breeze (which is called HTC MTeoR) which is the world's first 3G Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone in a stylish and slim-line candy bar design. With superb multimedia functionality it's easy to store and play back music, video and pictures on the move. Coupled with its large 2.2. TFT LCD screen and built-in 1.3 megapixel camera, the Breeze truly has smart style.
No further information about planned release dates or prices were given yet.
Cheers ~ Arne