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Mike Temporale
09-20-2004, 05:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/mobilephones/0,39023920,39167162,00.htm' target='_blank'>http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/mobilephones/0,39023920,39167162,00.htm</a><br /><br /></div><i>"As far as Windows Mobile-based smartphones are concerned, Orange leads the field. The company's SPV was the first of its kind in the UK, and Orange remained the only player in this market until Motorola came along with its clamshell MPx200 late last year. The SPV C500 is Orange’s fourth SPV (Sound, Pictures, Video) device, and it's a significant improvement on what’s gone before."</i><br /><br />The C500 gets an Editor's Rating of 8.2 out of 10. I guess that's one more raving review of this new phone from Orange. I can't wait for the Qtek and i-mate versions to hit North American shores. :D

Kris Kumar
09-20-2004, 05:41 PM
Battery life was exceptional. We tried our usual looping MP3s test, leaving the radio on but allowing the screen to dim after 30 seconds of non-usage. We played music from a miniSD card and set the volume as loud as it would go -- which was remarkably loud while retaining relatively good quality sound. We achieved nine hours and eight minutes of battery life. During real-world testing we have managed to go for several days between battery recharges, although using Bluetooth does deplete the battery rather more quickly.

8O :clap: :rock on dude!:

09-20-2004, 08:01 PM
Oh when will this be released? I think I'm going to hold out forthe T-Mo models - I think they said Nov/Dec for those two....