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Orange SPV E650 review: Orange SPV E650

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For more detailed information on the Orange SPV E650's strengths, have a look at the full review of the HTC S710 here.

Weaknesses
For an email-centric phone, it's a real shame the E650 doesn't have 3G connectivity, which means you can't get high-speed Internet access unless you're near an open Wi-Fi hotspot. Another issue we had is that it feels a little sluggish when opening some of the apps, and also when it changes screen layout from portrait to landscape.

On the back of the E650 there's a 2-megapixel camera

While it may look like a standard mobile phone, it runs on Windows Mobile 6 Standard and therefore can be trickier to use than, for example, a Nokia running on the S40 platform. As with the full-blown desktop version of Windows, there are a few things that might annoy you.

For more detailed information on the Orange SPVE E650's weaknesses, you can read the full review here.

Open the E650 up and you reveal its full Qwerty keypad

Conclusion
Aside from adding a small Orange logo on the front of the handset and a few minor changes to the interface, the E650 is identical to the HTC S710. If you're looking for a compact email-centric device, then this is definitely worth checking out, but if it's high-speed Internet access you're after, you should probably opt for HTC's TyTN or MTeoR.

Edited by Jason Jenkins
Additional editing by Nick Hide

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