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ANNOUNCED: O2 Germany to release the HTC Prophet as O2 Xda neo [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 24.01.06 - 10:56:29 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 27945x
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Today, O2 Germany announced the launch of its latest Windows Mobile Pocket PC, the O2 Xda neo. Since the Xda neo is based on the HTC Prophet (see my preview here) we already know mostly everything but O2 Germany confirmed that the neo will includes W-LAN (unlike the Xda phone which excludes W-LAN) as well as the 2 megapixel camera and is running Windows Mobile 5.0.

A price wasn't given today and as release date, the carrier just said "spring". However, I got the word from O2 Germany, that the Xda neo will be released with the AKU 2.0 which will support - as highlights - Bluetooth stereo streaming (via A2DP) and Microsoft's own push E-Mail solution (based on Exchange 2003).

In addition, O2 Germany also announced, that he will fully support Microsoft's Exchange 2003 push solution and will preview this solution during CeBIT 2006. E-Mail push should be available for all O2 customers which are using Windows Mobile 5.0 devices (which means O2 will/have to release ROM updates for their current Xda mini S (HTC Wizard) and Xda phone (HTC Tornado) which has to include AKU 2.

UPDATE: Now we have the official press photo (see above) and we know which color O2 selected (unlike Dopod who comes with a bunch of colors for their HTC Prophet): it's black. Looks good and continues the black Xda line which was introduced with the Xda III (aka HTC Blue Angel) the first time.

Cheers ~ Arne


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