"At the World Handset Forum in Amsterdam today, Orange has announced the SPV C500: the latest addition to its line-up of smartphones based on Windows Mobile software. Claiming the C500 to be the world's smallest smartphone, the pan-European mobile network operator introduced the handset as part of its new line-up of Orange Signature phones, which all offer quick access to operator services. The SPV C500 weighs in at a mere 100 grams and measures a compact 10.8 x 4.6 x 1. 6 cm, yet offers a 16-bit colour display and several advanced connectivity options including Infrared, USB, Bluetooth and even a miniSD Card expansion slot. A whopping 64 MB of RAM is included, although it is not known how much of this will be available to users."
The GSM based phone will support 900/1800/1900 MHz, and GPRS. It will run Windows Mobile for Smartphone Second Edition and come with "Orange Over-The-Air Backup Solution", the Packet Video Player, and Orange Update which will allow users to download new applications, ringtones, maps and games.
The second page of the InfoSync article has a nice high-res picture if you're interested. GeekZone also has a story up with a great picture showing how small this phone really is. Check it out here. It's great to see more hardware becoming available. Especially smaller and lighter models.
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