official now, O2 UK has canceled the O2 Xda Zinc, the
previously unveiled 3G
Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition the carrier originally planned to
release in January. According to an O2 spokeswoman, "the Zinc (which was
developed by AsusTek)
failed to pass the carrier's network tests".
However, it's not yet clear if O2 Asia will continues the Xda Zinc or if the
Asian reseller will cancel it as well.
In any case, O2 UK found a sweet
alternative to the Zinc. No, unfortunately not the
HTC Kaiser but the HTC
Hermes which is on sale from O2
Germany for more than 9 months already and also O2 UK will carry it as O2
Xda Trion (see the::unwired's
review of the O2 Xda trion here).
Oh yes, and this time it seems to be
confirmed that the Xda Trion will definitely hit the UK now, at least it
already appears on the carriers outlook page:
A price wasn't given yet.
Cheers ~ Arne