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#1

Arne Hess

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For some time now, I\'ve used the 300 MHz version of the HTC Hermes as well as the 400 MHz version of the same device, here from O2 Germany which is called O2 Xda trion. While the 300 MHz version was an early development and field test device, without the final button layout nor with the final ROM, the O2 Xda trion I got from O2 for this review is the final hardware, with the updated button layout, casing and colors as well as it features the new button layout. But even more important is the CPU, which is the same ARM-based Samsung 2442A processor as used for the 300 MHz version but clocked to 400 MHz.

This brings me to the overall features of the Xda trion. It features basically everything, a Pocket PC Phone Edition can features today, except GPS but the devices features the latest Windows Mobile 5.0 including AKU 2, communicates via tri-band UMTS/W-CDMA or quad-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE as well as via Bluetooth Bluetooth (compliant with v2.0 without EDR), W-LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g compliant) and the good old IrDA. Cable-wise it support mini USB slave connections and supports microSD memory cards.

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#2

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Another great extensive review here, well done! Thanks a lot and thanks for all your comments about the device. Now I have a better impression. Also now I know, that I want the TyTN as well, as soon as it is released. Initially HTC said end of July, so it can't take too long anymore.
Gives me enough time to upgrade my GSM plan to UMTS as well! cool


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Great to hear about you initial impressions on the device. I don't think it's fair to compare it to the Prophet though. As far as I can see these devices are completely different, and what one prefers is a matter of subjective preference. I't is, however, interesting to see how it compares to the Wizard. It would be interesting to see a comparison of these in a benchmark test.


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Is it really a microSD, not a miniSD??? I hope it's just a typing error otherwise sad
And sad also for the lack of the audio minijack? It will impossible to listen to music and charge the device at the same time, something that I do very often!


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No, it' not a typo. It's *microSD* not miniSD.


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Also now I know, that I want the TyTN as well, as soon as it is released. Initially HTC said end of July, so it can't take too long anymore.

It's sad to see that T-Mobile is losing its "first mover" status. When the Hermes was first announced, there was even word-of-mouth of a 3-months T-Mo exclusivity. Until now, while O2 Germany is already taking orders and even HTC has announced end-user availability for end of July, T-Mo Germany hasn't even announced an official launch date. On its website there are several upcoming phones with anticipated launch dates between "within the next weeks" and "September" but no sign of it's Vario II variant of the Hermes.

ZDNet.de reports anticipated launch for mid-August
http://www.zdnet.de/news/tkomm/0,390231 … 195,00.htm

Way too late for my liking, especially as this would be the only UMTS phone that could take advantage of T-Mo's UMTS mobile TV - a service which will unfortunately be terminated end of August.

Too bad. I think I am going to leave T-Mo.

Paquette

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Paquette wrote:

Also now I know, that I want the TyTN as well, as soon as it is released. Initially HTC said end of July, so it can't take too long anymore.

It's sad to see that T-Mobile is losing its "first mover" status. When the Hermes was first announced, there was even word-of-mouth of a 3-months T-Mo exclusivity. Until now, while O2 Germany is already taking orders and even HTC has announced end-user availability for end of July, T-Mo Germany hasn't even announced an official launch date. On its website there are several upcoming phones with anticipated launch dates between "within the next weeks" and "September" but no sign of it's Vario II variant of the Hermes.

ZDNet.de reports anticipated launch for mid-August
http://www.zdnet.de/news/tkomm/0,390231 … 195,00.htm

Way too late for my liking, especially as this would be the only UMTS phone that could take advantage of T-Mo's UMTS mobile TV - a service which will unfortunately be terminated end of August.

Too bad. I think I am going to leave T-Mo.

Paquette

Hi,
i think T-Mo has learn a lot with MDA Pro. They had a lot of problems with it.
I have the new XDA trion and i think not all all perfect on this device.

It is better to wait some weeks more and get a device with "good" ROM.
Some XDA tion users report the first problems with GPRS, keyboard light or WLAN.
So i think the next ROM Update for trion makes it better.

The next is that on trion is HSDPA not enabled.
So if you want use HSDPA with other providers, you have to wait for next ROM Update or for Vario II.

Perhaps the xda developers find a wayt to enable it if the TyTN is released wink

I have buy the trion only because the MDA Vario is to slow for me.
Features like UMTS or HSDPA are not important for me and i can't use it here.

In some online shops in germany you can buy the trion with a E+ or T-Mobile contract (i think is have read it on any forum).

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how do i find it


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roy wrote:

how do i find it

http://www.momp.de for example

There you can buy the trion with E+


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Since roy is from the US, a German online shop will not help him too much.
roy, also keep in mind, that the O2 Xda trion is available with German Windows Mobile only. Have a look for the HTC TyTN, basically the same device, with a slightly different industrial design but available in English also.


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US users can check with Expansys (who are always accepting orders for future products); however, GBT Mobile (http://www.gbtmobile.com) is showing a late-July delivery date.

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how about watching a movie? does it slow down?


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No, the 400 MHz are strong enough to watch movies from the microSD card.


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The Hermes looks like a promising replacement for the Wizard, I might even get one if I can find a TyTn [I like the look better than the Trion or Dopod 838 pro] here in Asia but what I'm really waiting for is the replacement for the Universal. Is there any news at all about a second VGA PocketPC Phone?


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#15

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Hi Arnie,

An excellent review about the O2 Xda Trion. I am from Mumbai, India and presently using the O2 Xda II Mini, yeah way too old and outdated and hence was really confused as to what i should upgrade to. After reading your review, i am convinced that im goin in for the Trion. You have mentioned that the Trion is out with the German version of Windows Mobile. Is this phone available all over the world, especially in South Asia? Im desperate for a new phone now and i mainly use it for emailing and video conferencing. Wat should i do? Pleae help.


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