O2 Germany's previous launch
of the HTC Artemis, now also O2 Ireland announced the launch of the latest
addition to its Xda range, the Xda Orbit. The new PDA (Personal Digital
Assistant) is the first Xda in O2's range to offer built-in GPS and seamless
door-to-door satellite navigation, in an ultra slim, stylish portable device.
Using the latest technology, the Xda Orbit also features a 2 Megapixel camera,
MP3 player, radio and WiFi functionality, whilst combining the latest Windows
Mobile OS 5 software - offering mobile Internet and email in the same
easy-to-use format as Microsoft Office on a desktop.
However, while O2 Germany uses TomTom for its Xda orbit, O2 Ireland cooperates
with ALK Technologies.
Billy D'Arcy, Head of Business Sales & Services, O2 Ireland, said; "The
new O2 Xda Orbit provides our customers with a truly mobile office that
offers the latest product innovations, both in terms of satellite navigation
and O2 Xda software. Our partnership with ALK Technologies to bundle the
CoPilot Live sat nav software is an important development for our customers
and will give them the ultimate navigation experience directing them to
their chosen destination quickly and safely. With its slim features and
lightweight design, the O2 Xda Orbit is the perfect compact device for both
business and leisure users, and adds to our already strong portfolio of Xda
CoPilot Live navigation software is supplied on an easy-to-install memory
card that has complete maps of Ireland and the UK preloaded. Detailed routes are
calculated in seconds and turn-by-turn directions are provided on-screen and
spoken, all the way to the destination. There's a choice of map views, including
'non-distracting driver-safety', 'itinerary', 'where am I?' and 3D 'bird's eye'
view. If a turn is missed CoPilot recalculates the best new route in seconds.
Users simply type in the chosen destination on the large 2.8 inch full colour
TFT LCD touch screen and the O2 Xda Orbit will direct them to their chosen
destination quickly and safely.
In addition advanced features enable real-time
Internet tracking whereby users can let others view their location via the
internet. Ideal for pedestrians as well as car travelers, the O2 Xda Orbit makes
dedicated navigation systems unnecessary.
With its WiFi and GPRS features, the
O2 Xda Orbit is ideal for users on the go; it provides seamless synchronization
with Pocket Outlook. Offering the ability to open, edit and send Microsoft
Office Excel Mobile, Word Mobile and PowerPoint Mobile attachments quickly and
easily, it is a true mobile office device. Users also benefit from secure and
cost-effective real-time email delivery, with Microsoft's Push email solution
enabling them to work securely from any place at any time. Synchronization of
the Xda with a desktop computer also means both calendar and contacts are always
completely up to date.
The Orbit combines a 2.0 Megapixel camera including
video capability, FM radio (87.5MhzÃ¢â‚¬â€œ108.5Mhz) and MP3/AAC player, whilst
enabling customers to view and play Windows Media Player 10 Mobile. It also
offers quad-band functionality, supported by a battery life of up to 200 hours
standby and 5 hours talk time. In addition the device features Bluetooth support
allowing integration with car kits and hands-free headsets.
The Xda Orbit is
available exclusively from O2, priced from 272 Euro ex VAT.
Cheers ~ Arne