Coming soon, is what is posted on Orange UK’s website for the much-awaited Orange SPV M5000 3G smartphone launch. The new flip-style PDA, more widely known as the HTC Universal, will feature Bluetooth and tri-band GSM/GPRS connectivity in addition to its 3G support.
The M5000 is also the first Microsoft Windows Mobile-based smartphone to feature live video calls over 3G networks. It will ship with Windows Mobile 5.0 plus new security features, better user interface and new storage memory technology that will enable users longer usage without the ridiculous risk previous Windows Mobile users suffured of losing all your devices memory contents.
Quite light, it weighs only 285g, measures 12.8 x 8.1 x 2.5cm and sports a typical tablet form factor with a 480 x 640 touchscreen. The screen can be opened like a small notebook PC, showing a QWERTY keyboard and capable of being turned 180 degrees. It also has a megapixel camera.
Orange claims that the M5000 offers users five hours’ of talk time and a standby period of ten days.
No pricing information has been released yet by Orange, but it will be a great device to look out for.