On another article on DigiTimes it is reported that HTC is ready to deliver its Voyager Smartphone 2003 (better known as Orange SPV E200) to TIM Italy and Telefonica Spain:
Taiwan-based High Tech Computer (HTC) has begun delivering its latest model of smartphone, SPV E200, to wireless carriers TIM of Italy and Telefonica of Spain, company officials said at an investors conference on October 30.
Orders from these two European wireless carriers will contribute significantly to HTC's revenues in the future as TIM and Telefonica each holds a 50% share of the telecom market in their own countries, respectively, officials said.
The SPV E200, running on Microsoft's Window Mobile 2003 OS, features a color screen and a built-in integrated camera.
However, unlike other news sites announced, HTC isn't delivering the Voyager (right now) to other European carriers like O2 UK and T-Mobile Germany since the article expressly states:
HTC also supplies similar smartphones to other European wireless carriers, including O2 of Britain, Orange of France and T-Mobile International of Germany.
While Orange is already confirmed to introduce the Voyager as SPV E200 soon - "similar smartphone" for O2 and T-Mobile doesn't mean the Voyager but the Pocket PC Phone Edition (xda, xda II, MDA and MDA II).
Anyway - so far no timeline was given and therefore it's not clear if the deliveries to TIM and Telefonica means to be released soon commercial quantities or network approval samples only.
Cheers ~ Arne
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