Orange unpeels the SPV E650

We saw a tantalising 'coming soon' sticker in last month's Orange catalogue but now the due date for the side-sliding E650 has finally been confirmed.

We saw a tantalising 'coming soon' sticker in last month's Orange catalogue but now the due date for the side-sliding E650 has finally been confirmed.Word from Orange is that the latest mini addition to the SPV family will be in-store and online within a fortnight.The second most eagerly anticipated non-3G smartphone of the year (just behind a little thing called the iPhone) manages to cram Wi-Fi and a 2MP camera into a 10cm long body that’s just 18mm thick.The tiny fella is also one of the very first handsets to pack Microsoft's latest answer to Nokia’s Series 60 – Windows Mobile 6.0. Now we can open and edit Office docs on the fly and use Windows Live for search, mail and messaging. Just as well there's a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard for all your two fingered tapping needs.Keep your eyes peeled on the website but it looks like the ‘still wet’ supplies will be in store before the month is through.

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Orange SPV E650Price: from £free w/contractOn sale: AprilContact: OrangeRelated stories:Orange’s pocket powerhouse takes the stage