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HTC Typhoon / Qtek 8010 / i-Mate SmartPhone3 / Dopod 565 / Orange SPV C500

HTC Typhoon / Qtek 8010 / i-Mate SmartPhone3 / Dopod 565 / Orange SPV C500
alaScore 75

105 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the screen and battery are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, price, battery, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Typhoon / Qtek 8010 / i-Mate SmartPhone3 / Dopod 565 / Orange SPV C500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Orange SPV C500

 

The Smartphone market has proved to be a little disappointing during 2004 so far, with very little activity. Two of those most anticipated players, the Windows-based Motorola MPx220 and the Symbian-based Sendo X have so far failed to materialise, and...

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Orange C500 Mobile Phone - Silver Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 SE Smartphone Edition Software

 

Being a long time Pocket PC user I found Microsoft's entry into the Smartphone business more interesting than most. Pocket PC sales have not been as good as they could be, and I have to admit, I've started to find mine more and more useless with the...

Light ; Fast ; Good Battery Time ; Best Microsoft Smartphone

No Dock

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Orange SPV C500 review

 

Can Orange's smartphone and winner of Girl's Best Friend wireless category award at CES 2005 take on the more established models from Palm and HP and more to the point will the small form factored device be able to replace both your phone and your PDA?...

Handset design, battery life

Depends upon the right servers for email and corporate back up for PIM software to perform all its extra functions

The SPV C500 is a serious phone and a decent PDA. If you have the time to set the handset up, you will be married to it for much longer than your last, fashion victim phone.

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Stuff magazine

 

The C500 runs Windows Mobile 2003 SE, is Java-enabled and comes with a portrait screen

Not ideal for gaming duties but Java games have come on in leaps and bounds and there’s a flotilla of top titles ready to grace your mobile's skimpy screen

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Orange SPV C500

 

The SPV C500 is a distinct improvement on its predecessors: at the fourth attempt, Orange has come up with a Windows Mobile-based smartphone that many people would be happy to carry most of the time.

Compact and lightweight ; utility software for data and application management ; impressive battery life

Moderate performance ; headset jack is inconveniently located

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...

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Orange SPV C500

 

The smallest smartphone on the market, Orange's latest incarnation of the SPV is a far cry from the previous, rather chunky and unattractive models. This chocolate bar style handset will...

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HTC Typhoon by the example of GSM-smartphone I-mate SP3 (Qtek 8010, Orange SPV C500/C500S, Audiovox SMT 5600, Dopod 565)

 

As we've already said, the new smartphone is available under different trademarks. For the first time we see so many variations in design and control elements in a single platform.

The network reception quality of the SP3 is good. The volume of the loudspeaker is high enough, it's heard in a noisy street, the vibro alert is average.

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Orange - SPV C500

 

Orange's various SPVs have been getting better all the time in terms of hardware and features, but the lack of memory, less-than-great battery life and somewhat clunky hardware have not really drawn us. We liked Orange's ...

In the end, the SPV C500 is a good phone, and a big improvement over previous Orange Windows Mobile smartphones. It's not a PDA replacement, but it does offer more than its predecessors did, and copes well away from mains power.

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Orange SPV C500

 

A Windows smartphone squeezed into a standard handset format

Compact ; easy to use ; supports Bluetooth ; multiple email accounts

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Orange SPV C500 Review

 

Product Specifications

Looking for something strikingly different? Look no further! The new i-mate SP3 is stylish, compact, and very easy to use. It's cool blue metallic color, lightweight design and curved edging make it a real head turner. Your photos, your videos, your music, your games, your email, your life. It's effectively 5 in 1 devices - a personal organizer, a digital camera/video recorder, an MP3 Player, a gaming console, and a mobile! The new i-mate SP3 - truly one of the most powerful and versatile phones on the market today. i-mate. For Business, for Pleasure, for Life.

Battery

Capacity:1050mAh
Standby Time (PB):140hours
Talk Time (PB):210minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:GSM
Type:Smartphone
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth / Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition for Pocket PC/Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition for Smartphone

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:4.2in
Weight:3.7oz
Width:1.8in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.6cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:miniSD

Header

Localization:Arabic / English/Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Hungarian / Italian / Norwegian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Slovak / Turkish
Manufacturer:I-mate
Model:SP3
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:I-Mate