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Hot news for everyone holding off on an Orange upgrade until the next generation of devices come out!

Orange are prepping the SPV C700 (aka HTC Breeze) and SPV M3100 (aka HTC Hermes) for release across Orange territories, with the C700 scheduled to touch down in July, with the M3100 following in August.

Both devices are to be officially announced soon, and Orange are on target to ship the devices in almost exactly the same timeframe as T-Mobile... who's offerings will arrive first? :)

Interestingly, the specifications of the HTC Hermes are slightly tweaked for full release, with the addition of Start / OK hardware buttons, a MiniSD instead of a Transflash slot, and a Samsung processor boosted from 300MHz to 400MHz.

Finally, note the Breeze does NOT feature WiFi, a step back from Tornado... I wonder why?

More about the HTC Breeze: http://www.modaco.co...howtopic=239777

More about the HTC Hermes: http://www.modaco.co...howtopic=238775

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Source? What makes you so confident?

Im not doubting your knowledge, I think its the fact that I just dont want to believe what your saying. Contract ends in July.. for the past 6 months odd Ive been awaiting news of any sort of sign of Orange releasing a good looking smartphone with 2mp and stuff like macro mode on the camera and WiFi. Oh and my god its ugly :) Unless Orange give it a housing of their own? I didn't think upgrading from a C550 to a C600 was worth it and sadly it now looks like upgrading from C550 to a C700 is not going to be much worth it neither.

Might resort to another Pocket PC :)

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I agree, the Breeze is ugly, and not as much of a step forward technologically as I would like to see.

New Symbian OS handsets leave it for dust feature wise :)

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Scoopz's Nokia N83 post on Mobiholics proved to be good information.

Too good information in fact :)

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Hermes would be my next HTC upgrade as it stands, although as Paul says Symbian is killing HTC on phone handsets features. Anyone found out whether Orange retentions will match unlimited data on TMob???

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They WON'T.

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They WON'T.

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That is the most abjectedly ridiculous thing I have heard from Orange. They offer 3 months unlimited access when you sign up to a 3G phone for free and provide 1Gb of data for 10 with their TV service, so they CAN do it if they want, the capacity must be there. That means that I will definitely leave as soon as TMob can offer me a phone or device I want. I amy even buy SIM free to leave!

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I am in the process of porting my number for exactly this reason.

In a nutshell, unlimited data on T-Mob for 7.50 is just too good to turn down, particularly now Push Mail is here!

Very off topic for this thread... :)

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Yeah, so what about that SPV C700 and SPV M3100 then?

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Yeah, so what about that SPV C700 and SPV M3100 then?

:)

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doesnt make any sense to me
C600 was only just released - and whats more frustrating at the time (aug 2005) was that they said "oh itll be next month" until the C600 was released - got released in Jan this year....big delay

and now C700? makes no sense to me.

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Makes sense to me. A newer model (and with 3G no less!)...

It's no different from the E100 following the SPV or the E200 following the E100.

Surprised that so few people are interested in this, the first 3G Smartphone.

Oh, and by the way, I seem to remember A LOT of dismissive comments about a forthcoming Smartphone from HTC a couple of years ago called the SPV C500/HTC Typhoon. Apparently it was too ugly and no one would buy it... :)

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nothing will beat the C500 imho - love the device and have 2 of them ;)
3G on orange? u realize how much they will be charging? lol
wifi in it? no again?
well anyway I wouldnt go for orange - not after my experience as you all know :)

it just amazed me on how quick they are to release the next SPV as for them it took them AGES to release the C600 - by the time I was fedup and got an Imate SP5m - now im happy :)

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Makes sense to me. A newer model (and with 3G no less!)...

It's no different from the E100 following the SPV or the E200 following the E100.

Surprised that so few people are interested in this, the first 3G Smartphone.

Nokia have had a smartphone with 3G for 2 years mate - the 6630 :)

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hmm...scoopz ey <_<

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Finally, note the Breeze does NOT feature WiFi, a step back from Tornado... I wonder why?


............But the Breeze does not have wifi anyway? It's not just an Orange thing.

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Correct.

Tornado (the reference platform) did have it, Breeze doesn't, hence yes, it's a step back?

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I think the comment "I wonder why?" confused me.

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Nokia have had a smartphone with 3G for 2 years mate - the 6630 :)

Yes, but did they have a Smartphone? :)

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I think the comment "I wonder why?" confused me.



I presumed Scoopz works for orange - don't want to get all conspiracy theory on y'all but as the primary network for smartphone users (I guess) in the UK they can afford to drag their feet on anything that will stop us milking us poor saps for GPRS charges as much as possible....hence no 'flat rate', no Wi-Fi etc

In the long run they'll just end up loosing most of their customer base, as people get fed up & jump ship (right Paul?) - but did anyone ever hear of a company enlightened enough to forgo short term gains for a long term vision which benefits their customers too...

Anyway I though 'I wonder why?' was an allusion to this policy of theirs

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