CSR Powers Orange's SPV E200 Smartphone with BlueCore Bluetooth

4/15/2004 - CSR PLC (LSE: CSR.L), a market leader in Bluetooth® silicon announced that the Orange SPV E200 uses its BlueCore Bluetooth solution.

Orange's third incarnation of the SPV, the E200, is the first SPV smartphone to include Bluetooth technology. With CSR's BlueCore silicon, the Orange SPV E200 enables a user to synchronise contacts with their PC or PDA or to wirelessly connect to a mobile headset or handsfree kit. The Orange SPV E200 retails at 149.99 and is available through Orange Shops and www.orange.com.

In conjunction with many other features, the Bluetooth technology supplied by CSR supports the SPV E200 as a virtual office. Including Microsoft Outlook and Windows media player, the SPV E200 can wirelessly connect via Bluetooth to download and upload address books and calendar information from a PDA or PC.

The SPV E200 includes an MP3 player, so a user can take advantage of the 723kbps data transfer rate to download music files through a Bluetooth link. A user can then connect the SPV E200 to a Bluetooth enabled headset to listen to music files.

Andrew Thomas, Devices Technology Manager for the Orange Group, said, "With the SPV E200, you are one touch away from reading the news, sending a photo message, checking your email or synchronising your contacts. The Bluetooth technology supplied by CSR has enabled us to provide a phone that puts even more mobility into a smartphone."

John Hodgson, CEO, CSR, added, "We are beginning to see a shift in mobile manufacturers and suppliers outlook towards Bluetooth technology, and that is reflected in the increasing number of smartphones to include CSR's BlueCore silicon. Manufacturer's recognise the benefits that low powered wireless technology brings to their products and how Bluetooth technology eases the physical application of their new feature rich smartphones."

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