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3GSM LIVE: Orange to launch the HTC Prophet as SPV M600
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 15.02.06 - 16:05:15 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 31196x
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HTC and Orange, today announced at the 3GSM Congress the latest slim-line, ultra-powerful compact PDA with Microsoft push E-Mail capability for the UK, France and the Netherlands markets.
The handset, better known as HTC Prophet, runs on Microsoft's latest Windows Mobile 5.0 platform and supports quad-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE and is delivering instant high speed voice and data communications for the mobile workforce and consumer segments.

"We are delighted to work with Orange as our key launch partner for the latest version of our successful compact PDA platform," said Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe. "In our experience a product with this level of style and muscle always makes an impact. Throw in the fact that businesses can synch this device to their Microsoft servers for true push E-Mail and Orange, and their customers, will be more than happy."

The device is a strikingly compact PDA in sleek black finish (looks pretty much like the recently announced O2 Xda neo) and supports cutting edge Bluetooth 2.0 and built-in Wi-Fi capabilities (dual support of 802.11b and 802.11g). The device is also equipped with a powerful 2 mega pixel camera and offers 128MB Flash ROM.

"Partnering with HTC has allowed us to provide our customers with handsets that offer PDA functionality with the mass market appeal of Microsoft E-Mail synchronization," said Yves Maitre, Vice President Devices Orange Group. "If you're tired of lugging around a bag full of gizmos, the Orange SPV M600 is the phone for you. It's a phone, a PDA, a camera, a digital music player and an E-Mail device, all wrapped up in a single elegant package."

The M600 should be released later this spring, a price wasn't given yet.

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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