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CLARIFICATION: The O2 Xda Stellar doesn't features a FM Radio
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 21.11.07 - 12:16:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 17280x
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You might have already read a lot about O2 UK's newest Windows Mobile smartphone which recently appeared on the "Coming Soon" section of O2's website, the O2 Xda Stellar and O2 was (and still is) somewhat unclear if the HTC TyTN II-based smartphone indeed features a FM radio or not.
But I can now somewhat officially confirm that it doesn't features a FM radio but that the Xda Stellar is just another smartphone, based on HTC's Kaiser reference design.

Someone from O2 UK just sent me a note to let us know that it was a mistake and to prove it, there was the Xda Stellar User Guide attached to the E-Mail:

As you can see in in the specifications above (click to enlarge), no word about a FM radio. Bad luck but it was somewhat clear that it's just another HTC Kaiser smartphone.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Pavel on 22.11.07 - 17:17:28

Specifications on as regards HTC about   
The HTC Touch Cruise

isn't nothing about radio and does he have

Qualcomm® MSM7200™, 400MHz

Operating System
Windows Mobile® 6 Professional


110 mm (L) X 58 mm (W) X 15.5 mm (T)

130g with battery

2.8-inch TFT-LCD with backlight LEDs, touch-sensitive screen

HSDPA/UMTS: 2100 MHz (Europe), 850/1900 MHz (USA)
HSDPA: Up to 384kbps for upload and 3.6Mbps for download
UMTS: Up to 384kbps for upload and download
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-band 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz (The device will operate on frequencies available from the cellular network)

Device Control
4-Way Navigation Wheel with Enter button

Bluetooth® 2.0
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g

HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB and audio jack in one), full-speed USB 2.0
Main camera: 3 megapixel color CMOS camera with auto focus
Second camera: VGA CMOS color camera

Audio Built-in microphone and speaker
Ring tone supported formats:


40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1(SMF)/SP MIDI

Battery 1350 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Standby time:

Up to 450 hours for UMTS

Up to 400 hours for GSM

Talk time:  Up to 4 hours for UMTS

Up to 7 hours for GSM

Up to 2.3 hours for video call
(The above are subject to network and phone usage)
Expansion Slot microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC,

DC output: 5V and 1A

Posted by Luke Jones on 22.11.07 - 21:29:56

Interestingly the spec sheets states a scroll wheel is in use on this Stellar. Other Kaiser designs use a fingerprint reader on the back of the screen to scroll don't they?

Posted by Arne Hess on 24.11.07 - 16:23:36

Luke Jones wrote:

Other Kaiser designs use a fingerprint reader on the back of the screen to scroll don't they?

No, you might have mixed it up with the Toshiba G900? That one has the finger print reader on the back of the screen.

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