Orange SPV M31000 pops up on carrier's UK site

The M3000's successor is official

Orange's upcoming 3G, QWERTY-keyboard equipped smart phone, the SPV M31000, has appeared on the carrier's UK website, something its predecessor, the M3000, never managed. The new model is listed as 'coming soon', but alas there's no pricing information yet.

Like the M3000, the M3100 comes from HTC's stable - it's also known as the HTC TyTN, which was reviewed here. The 2.5G M3000 never made it to the UK - Orange did offer it in the Netherlands - much to the annoyance of some of the carrier's British customers.

Well, at least the M3100 is on its way, equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a quad-band 2G radio and a two megapixel camera. Orange is also preparing the SPV F600, Orange's first clamshell smart phone, based on HTC's StrTrk model, and the SPV C700 - based on HTC's 'Breeze' design. The latter's only got tri-band GSM/GPRS, but it's a full 3G phone with HSDPA high-speed download technology on board. ®

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