Now that Windows Mobile 5 is out, all of us with Smartphones are asking the same question: will there be an upgrade for my device? This is what Orange had to say when I asked them about upgrades:
"Orange is looking forward to launching the new Windows Mobile platform across a range of attractive devices in 2005. The key benefits to customers and to Orange will be an enhanced phone experience, increased customisation possibilities, as well as improved overall performance."
- Florian Seiche, Director of Devices, Orange Group
You'll notice they mention nothing about upgrades, only new devices, so this leads me to believe that there will be no Windows Mobile 5 upgrades released for the C500.
This is a shame, because it's a wonderful phone (except for the horribe dust issue), but since we're still waiting for an English ROM update with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, perhaps I shouldn't be surprised that C500 owners are being left out in the cold.