Written on: 06/07/2005 by Sony Fan (32 reviews written)
The Orange SPV E200 is a good phone to have if you like to do more than talk'n'text. It's got a whole host of features that would have been unimaginable on a phone a few years ago and it has a user interface which makes them all easy to utilise.
I chose this phone primarily because I had long wanted a PDA but was never prepared to carry one around as well as a phone. The E200 runs Windows Mobile Smartphone Edition with cut-down versions of Outlook and Windows Media Player. The main benefit of… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/04/2005 by SKOOBICE (1 review written)
I sooooo wanted to love this phone!! I mean it's got windows for crying out loud!!! But reality bites and the windows mobile 2003 is nothing like real windows! The bluetooth is poor for bluejacking and sucks the battery (which is bad anyway) of its life rapidly! I fixed the battery life by upgrading the rom from the Orange to the i-mate rom (easy to do) and got mobiluck for better bluejacking potential (still kills the battery!!). The joystick is another fault and mine didn't like going to the… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/12/2004 by EasyTarget (1 review written)
Let's start; I cannot fault the feature set of this phone.
But be aware; this phone has Microsoft software on it, and it's about as high-quality as Windows 95. Looks fresh, clever things and new stuff, but a lot of it is badly thought-out, clumsy, and buggy.
Many of the deficiencies of this phone would be overcome if Microsoft/Orange had put in more effort. As a engineer I get personally very frustrated because I know that things could be a lot better.
- A classic example is that even if the… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/12/2004 by ragged (1 review written)
I love the Orange SPV E200, can't explain why as the battery life is poor (1 day max) and the joystick has stopped working so checking messages, searching for contacts etc is a slow & painful process. Can't wait to upgrade, can't make my mind up between SPV C500 or go for the SPV M2000 that I can use on my Wi-Fi at home??… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/08/2004 by SimonC (1 review written)
Since buying an Orange SPV E200 handset back in January it's been back to the manufacturer 5 times now for repair - once because it stopped charging and 4 times because the Bluetooth kept failing. HTC have replaced this handset twice now so I'm on my 3rd unit in just over 7 months. I can't recommend this handset at all… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/07/2004 by Jelsbells (1 review written)
The Orange SPV E200 has rubbish predictive text - and sometimes if you delete one letter it deletes all - very frustrating when you attempt to send the same message 3 or 4 times. I normally end up calling them… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/06/2004 by kenr (1 review written)
For its low price, the Orange SPV E200 mobile phone has amazing functionality but requires constant integration with your PC to get the best out of it. If you organise your business or personal life using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express, then this phone will cater for all your needs when out & about. If not, then you may find that it's slightly larger size, its poorer battery life and it's somewhat confusing menu structure ultimately make for a frustrating experience.
I have used this… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/06/2004 by johnjbloomfield (1 review written)
I've had this Orange SPV E200 mobile phone for a little while now and as a business user I have found it excellent it seemlessly transfers my contacts from outlook and back again to me this in itself is invaluable.
Also the fact that i can use active sync to make any sound file from my desk top a ringtone (so long as I convert it to wma is great)
On the downside until you download the update from orange's website battery life is pants.
Ideal phone for the business user non business users would… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/06/2004 by alstep (1 review written)
The Orange SPV E200 mobile phone has an inbuilt disign fault. If you lock the keypad in the usual way even though you have the any key answer option unticked the phone will answer a call just by touching the joystick. This is a pain if the phone is in your pocket and you don't hear it ringing straight away… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/03/2004 by maddykins (2 reviews written)
The Orange SPV E200 is my partners work mobile phone that his boss bought him for work to make calls and recieve text messages from his boss. i've had a lot of fun with it capturing 6 minute videos and pictures , ideal for him to take photos of jobs for his boss too ,my partner hates computers but has slowly worked out what the phone can do. He finds something new on it everyday although sometimes loses things he puts on it as he cant remember where he put it on the phone .briefly describing it… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/02/2004 by waynerock64 (1 review written)
The Orange SPV E200 mobile phones text is very good, you can change the time it takes for your next letter hence super fast text yip pee… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/02/2004 by chappers (1 review written)
Im not really a conoseur of phones, and bought this Orange SPV E200 as my first windows based mobile phone, because of the screen. Yeah its a bit top heavy, but then we all complained when the nokia 8210 came out and we all got use to that. It seems that orange have tried to over complicate things by giving you 5 ways to do everything, rather than keeping things simple. I find that the delete button sticks, so if i want to delete a character it tends to delete the whole message and i cant stop… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/02/2004 by cappagardi (5 reviews written)
I have owned this Orange SPV E200 mobile phone for just over 6 months. After the initial excitment at the apparent endless features, my joy quickly turned to gloom, and that gloom got worse and worse. Firstly its just like a PC hence prone to crashing, needs to have system upgrades installed and occasioanly has a mind of its own. I could overlook the short battery life, the slow screen refresh, even the sheer size weight of the phone, but after months of constant problems and frustrations; i… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/02/2004 by saty11 (1 review written)
If you enjoy carrying a charger around with you then this Orange SPV E200 mobile phone is for you, the battery dies in half a day. The Active Sync took 6 attempts and one returned handset before it worked, the bluetooth rarily decides to connect to the Jabra headset. Its not very ergonomically designed and because the phone is top heavy I often find my hand straining to reach the buttons. It takes 45 seconds to completely turn on! If you want my advice buy the new Nokia with all the same… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/12/2003 by parp88 (1 review written)
The Orange SPV E200 is a fully fledged Multi-media powerhouse of a Mobile Phone. The user interface is a joy the new joystick although lacking 8 way capabilities feels wonderful. The sheer variety of applications that can b installed is very good. E-Mail accounts etc are quick and easy to set-up. The e200 is sightly heavier and ticker than the e100 but that is only 2 acomodate the built in camera. The quality of the built in camera has been criticised as being not as good as the e100 clip on… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/12/2003 by dbrook (2 reviews written)
Having had an original Orange SPV, I was pleased overall with the Orange SPV E200 mobile phone.
Having only had the SPV E200 for a few days, the only really bad thing is the battery life.
With any phone these days, I don't think it's too much to expect a half-decent battery life.
This was a problem with the SPV too, but with the E200 having more features, it is something that is important and as the battery life is on my SPV E200, it really does let the phone down.
The other letdown is… Read Full Review
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