UK today exclusively unveiled the
Xda Zest, adding
another stylish Xda to
its expanding range of O2
Unveiled earlier by the::unwired and later
confirmed by O2 UK, the Xda Zest will be on sale ahead of the Christmas
period. Furthermore, the Xda Zest is the first O2 Xda to be made available on
Pay&Go, as well as on Pay Monthly.
The new O2 Xda Zest will encourage first time PDA users to swap from
conventional handsets and experience the benefits of using a fully featured PDA
without being tied into a minimum term. The Xda Zest has been designed with a
sleek finger-friendly touch interface and a 2.8" TFT screen making it extremely
easy to navigate.
Designed exclusively for O2 by the established laptop manufacturer
Asus, the Xda Zest
comes with a free 2 week CoPilot Sat Nav trial with full UK and Ireland GPS
mapping. Running on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system, users
have access to their email using Mobile Outlook, as well having the capability
to easily view and edit Microsoft Office documents in Word, Excel and even
Combining great looks with superior functionality the Xda Zest boasts
built-in Wi-Fi and HSDPA for fast connection to the web on the move. The latest
O2 own-branded handset also features a 3 megapixel camera combined with a media
player and FM radio.
Erik Staaf, Head of Own Branded Devices says: "Our established O2 Xda
range has proven very popular with experienced PDA users but we are now
pleased to also offer early entrants to the market a Pay&Go handset without
an overcomplicated user interface."
O2 Xda Zest will be on sale in the UK in O2 stores and online from 17th
November 2008. It is available on O2 Pay&Go priced at £249.99 and from free on
certain O2 Pay Monthly contracts. According to our information, there's no
launch planned in Germany but the O2 Xda Zest will be available in the UK and
maybe Ireland only.
Cheers ~ Arne