Over at MoDaCo, a member claims to have information about upcoming Windows Mobile devices launches from Orange. According to "Scoopz", Orange is preparing for the HTC Breeze (which should be called SPV C700), HTC's first UMTS Windows Mobile Smartphone and for the HTC Hermes (to be called SPV M3100). According to him, this launch includes a release across Orange territories which means we could also expect both devices in France and Switzerland.
The C700 is scheduled July while the M3100 should follow in August (left the HTC Breeze in an unbranded version, right the HTC Hermes, branded by O2):
Both devices are to be officially announced soon and - according to "Scoopz" - Orange are on target to ship the devices in almost exactly the same timeframe as T-Mobile.
I haven't received any further information yet, if this is true or not but would makes sense. And if this becomes true, it's exciting news for UK customers, after it seems that O2 UK isn't taking the HTC Hermes at all.
Cheers ~ Arne