Orange is still silent with an official SPV C550 word but their latest Smartphone is popping up here and there. Now it popped up in Orange very own customer magazine, as MSMobileNews.com posted.
Looks like these customer magazines and shop flyers are always a good source of information because the German O2 Xda mini also appeared there first.
Anyway - there are not too many information given yet and Andy from MSMobileNews.com wrote the following:
Popped into my local Orange retail store yesterday and picked up a copy of the June magazine and found the C550 is now listed as 'coming soon'. The manager there said they were expecting stock in early July and to keep popping back around then for a better date.
There's nothing on the Orange website yet but according to the mag (sorry for the blurry photo but my eyes are seeing it like that at the moment too!), the C550 is shorter that the C500 but about 4mm thicker and 10g heavier. Battery life is also said to be reduced a little by 1 hour talk time, and 0.3 days standby time over the C500.
I wonder why the battery life is that different when effectively the insides are almost identical? :(
So the shop-man mentioned during July? Makes me wonder - first we heard during end of May, then June 11 and now during July? And I thought O2 Germany way the master of postponing launches. ;-)
Cheers ~ Arne