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      21.02.2010 17:56
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      7/10 can be a bit annoying at times

      Orange SPV E650 is a great phone. It looks like one of those old bricks but it has WI-Fi which is very useful.No more being charged to go on dooyoo. Its fast internet because it supported by EDGE and GPRS. Its a microsoft phone so it has Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0. You can only buy it via orange. It is soft to the touch so it feels fantastic. It also has a big screen so you can see everything clearly. I will now talk you through the positives and the negatives.

      Positives:

      1) It has the normal phone setting like calender,alarm and normal things like those
      2)This phone has a 2.0 Mp camera which is fantastic keeping in mind how much it costs

      Negative

      1) The internet when not on Wi-Fi is very slow. it took me 15 seconds to load up google and google is bookmarked on my page.
      2) It jammes and restarts randomly. I took it to orange they said that it a software update.

      In conclusion.

      If you find this phone for £40 or less buy it as it is worth every penny. But any more buy another phone with a qwery keyboard or something. This phone is not bad by any means. Its just a bit annoying.

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      30.07.2008 23:09
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      Slow with less good points than bad

      I got this phone about a year ago and to begin with absolutely loved it, the qwerty key pad was the thing that drew me to the phone as, as im a txt maniac, it was ideal and the small delay from the closed portrait screen to the open landscape scene seemed like a small price to pay for the qwerty convenience. However after a month or two this small delay became irritating and more obvious and the qwerty keypad seemed more hassle than it was worth so has rarely been used after the initial novelty had worn off.
      As time has progressed the phone has proved itself to be unreliable and slow despite (or perhaps because of) its windows mobile software, and on occasions has even taken it upon itself to call people and has regularly needed to be turned off to allow a txt msgs to be written.
      The phone itself is the perfect size for txting, calls and for the handbag, its mp3 sound quality is good however functionality is poor and on an asthetic level over time the port covers have warped and are now poking out which has left the phone less attractive.
      Overall id skip this phone.

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      15.07.2008 18:17
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      A little out of its depth by todays standards.

      I was due an upgrade on my contract and always loved the Windows Mobile phones I had seen and used. So I chose the phone and awaited with anticipation. As it turned out I didn't have to wait very long at all, maybe about 48 hours. I personally thing that it's a very attractive phone by itself, and when you swing out the mini QWERTY keyboard it looks even better. So I powered the phone up (the battery came fully charged) and waited for it to progress through the boot phase. And waited. And waited. And then finally saw the homescreen. I'm going to say now, this is a slow phone. It is perhaps its biggest downfall. Unfortunately its processor isn't the fasted in the world and you'll soon realise. There's also a slightly annoying delay when the phone switches to landscape mode, upon flipping open the keyboard but it's nothing drastic. So anyway upon reaching the homescreen I started having a little play. Unfortuanately, Orange, upon rebranding it, have also changed all of the design and to be frank, it's ugly. Thankfully however there's a readily available converter on the internet which can be used to make it look nice and pretty again. There's also a slight concern about the build quality of this device. I'm on my third one, with both of the previous handsets LCD cracking. Thankfully however Orange were exceptional and I had a replacement the next day on both occasions. Overall I believe that The E650 is a good phone. A good phone, but not a great one. Due to the slow speeds I'm not sure how much I would recommend the actual handset anymore, but in all, it's a decent phone.

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        06.05.2008 16:01
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        there are better phones out there!

        I had previously been using a Sony Ericsson phone, but it was on it's last legs, and I was impressed by the look of the Orange SPV E650 so I decided to give it a go. All the reviews I read seemed good, so I placed my order - I got my phone from Orange, and it cost £19.99 as I'm on contract.

        The E650 is a Windows Mobile 6.0 Smartphone, which essentially means that it's running a portable version of Windows. On first appearances, it looks quite chunky, until you realise that it slides open to reveal a cute little keyboard underneath. I have to admit, in all the time I've had this phone, I've maybe used the keyboard twice. The buttons are tiny and a bit too fiddly to use quickly and easily.

        Overall, the phone is quite simple to use considering all its features. As well as all the normal things like Address Book, SMS, email & MMS messaging, and a 2 Megapixel camera, the phone comes with mobile versions of Word and Excel built in. Unfortunately, you can't create new documents on these, but you can save blank ones to edit later. There is also a version of Adobe reader on there in order that you can read PDF files. In addition, you can surf the internet using any nearby Wi-fi connections, and Internet Explorer and Java support is also included.

        However, I have encountered a couple of problems with this phone. Firstly, there is no way to empty your sent message folder automatically, so you have to delete each message one by one, which can take some time! The phone is quite prone to crashing, and every time it crashes, it takes some of my messages with it, which is quite annoying. It also lags quite a bit, because some of the programs it's trying to open are quite complex.

        Overall, this phone is ok, but there are some much better ones on the market with similar features.

        The phone's specifications are:

        Dimensions: 50 x 101.5 x 17.7 millimetres
        Mass: 140 grams (battery included)
        Software Environment
        Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Standard (Crossbow) AKU 0.2.0
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        Microprocessor
        CPU: 32bit Texas Instruments OMAP 850
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        CPU Clock: 201 MHz
        Memory, Storage capacity
        ROM capacity: 128 MB (accessible: 68.74MB)
        RAM capacity: 64 MB (accessible: 49.5MB)
        Hard Disk capacity: Not supported
        Display
        Display Type: color transflective TFT , 65536 scales
        Display Resolution: 240 x 320
        Display Diagonal: 2.4 "
        Sound
        Microphone: mono
        Speaker: mono
        Audio Output: Proprietary plug
        Cellular Phone
        Cellular Networks: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900
        Cellular Data Link: CSD, GPRS, EDGE
        Call Alert: 64 -chord melody
        Vibrating Alert: Supported
        Control Peripherals
        Positioning Device: Not supported
        Primary Keyboard: Slide-out QWERTY-type keyboard, 37 keys
        Secondary Keyboard: Built-in numeric phone keyboard, 18 keys
        Directional Pad: 5 -way block
        Scroll Wheel: Not supported
        Interfaces
        Expansion Slots: microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash, SDIO
        USB: USB 2.0 client, Full-Speed (12Mbit/s)
        USB Series Mini-B (mini-USB) connector
        Infrared Gate: Not supported
        Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0
        Wireless LAN: 802.11b, 802.11g
        Multimedia Telecommunication
        Analog TV: Not supported
        Analog Radio: Not supported
        Built-in Digital Camera
        Main Camera: CMOS sensor, 1.9MP
        Optical Zoom: 1 x
        Built-in Flash: Not supported
        Power Supply
        Battery: Lithium-ion polymer , removable
        Battery Capacity: 1050 mAh

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