SPV C500 replaces my old SPV E200 on an Orange Tariff

Posted by Paul Farrow - Under: Hardware, Personal

I saw a couple of weeks ago that Orange are now doing the new SPV C500 Microsoft Smart Phone as a free upgrade, so thought I would take advantage of that when my plan was up for renewal.  Initial thoughts on the new phone is that it is lightweight and bulk free compared to the other phone and it seems not to eat batteries. 

Bad thoughts are that there is no desk holster available unlike the E200 which is a little bit of a pain but there is a usb cable so it can plug into it.  Other downsides are that the SD has to go in under the battery and this is fiddly and took me a little while until I got to work out exactly how it slots in 🙂

Other than that upgrade was seamless and it certainly does feel good.  Here are the shots of it.


After using it for a couple of months, I would even say its one of the best phones I have ever owned !!