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CLARIFICATION: O2's Xda IIs, IIi and III naming and features
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 11.09.04 - 14:35:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 14035x
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It seems to be time to clarify the one or the other thing about O2's recently announced Xda Pocket PC Phone Edition series devices:

First of all, the recently announced O2 Xda IIs (s = slider? aka HTC Blue Angel aka T-Mobile MDA III) will be called Xda IIs in UK and Ireland only. For Germany, o2 will follow the common naming conversion and here it is called o2 Xda III as well, as an o2 spokesman confirmed PPCW.Net. In addition, for the German market, the Xda III will also has a QWERTZ keyboard instead of the English QWERTY keyboard of the Xda IIs.

Second the features: Both recently announced devices, the new Blue Angel (Xda IIs/Xda III) as well as the Xda IIi (which will be called IIi in Germany as well) will have quad-band GSM/GPRS as well as Bluetooth and W-LAN (IEEE 802.11b) support.

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by Arne Hess on 13.09.04 - 12:31:44

[1]  [2] You wont get it from O2 since O2 is operating in Europe in UK, Ireland and Germany only but you can either expect it from one of your local carriers or from 3rd parties like i-mate or Qtek.

Posted by Nico on 11.09.04 - 21:03:57

Any plans of seeing this device in other countries like Belgium or Luxembourg?

We already have O2's XDA II, i-mate and Qtek 2020 equivalents here in Belgium and I'm looking forward to buy mine. I saw on some shopping sites the i-mate PDA2K (looks like this one here) but not the other ones.


Posted by XenonCJ on 12.09.04 - 07:30:56

are these ever going to show up in the USA?????

Posted by Arne Hess on 13.09.04 - 21:12:29

[4] Fixed, sorry - had it it wrong format online!

Posted by Abdul Rehman on 13.09.04 - 15:50:19

Larger versions of these pictures doesn't seem to open.

Posted by XenonCJ on 14.09.04 - 00:42:15

[3] Yeah I doubt it...  T-Mobile in the states still thinks the MDA I is a cutting edge device...  sigh...

Posted by Arne Hess on 14.09.04 - 10:22:17

[8] CPU and camera features are correct - as announced earlier by O2. However, no word about a keyboard and also no photos available, so I think we have to wait a few more weeks to get more information.

Posted by Fil on 14.09.04 - 09:55:51

Arne, i'm a right that the IIi will have ;
  - 520 Mhz processor
  - 1,3 M pixel camera
  - keyboard ?


Posted by bnycastro on 14.09.04 - 07:24:36

Wow these black colored ones look really great...

Posted by Arief on 23.10.04 - 15:26:59

i'd love too if i can get more detailed information and specification about this o2 xda III, thank you.

Posted by Boz on 02.11.04 - 06:35:39

Does anyone know when the XDA will incorporate the RIM/Blackberry technology for emails allowing us to toss the Blackerry into the bin?

Posted by Ali Khan on 29.03.05 - 13:11:04


I m in a prob here... just wana buy XDA IIs ... Please help

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