Now here's a smartphone that's getting even smarter, in fact, the Orange SPV M3100 does so much stuff the company's calling it a connected PDA. Running Windows Mobile 5.0, Orange says the phone is the first to support HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), an offshoot of the 3G wireless protocol that's the latest attempt to bring you wireless broadband-like downlink speeds. It's still able to communicate with conventional networks, too, such as 3G, WiFi, GPRS, and EDGE.

We're digging the looks of this smartphone, with its slide-out keyboard that just might make it a viable alternative to lugging around a laptop. Although we're not that crazy about Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, Outlook users will like this phone's direct push technology. Now available in the UK for 315 (about $600), no word on when we'll be seeing the SPV M3100 stateside.

Orange Delivers Latest Signature Smartphone [Bios Magazine]