Today, O2 Asia announced the Singapore launch of its latest Windows Mobile-enabled 3G
Pocket PC Phone Edition, the Xda Zinc. The Xda Zinc is designed to be the most
powerful messaging PDA-phone for professionals who rely heavily on E-Mail, IM
and SMS. To take productivity several notches higher, O2 has incorporated a
slide-out Qwerty keyboard into the device to deliver the optimal messaging
experience. When extended, the sturdy keyboard automatically switches the 2.8"
65k-colour TFT-LCD display from portrait to landscape mode to facilitate the
composition and reading of E-Mail, SMS and work documents like Excel
spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides. The Xda Zinc's sleek design will also appeal
to seasoned road warriors who prefer to communicate via a thumb keyboard and is
perfect for high data users who don't think twice about banging out information
at lightning speed. Communication can also travel faster now thanks to the
device's 3G capabilities.
Xda Zinc runs on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 platform, which will appeal to
those who want the latest in mobile office functionality; and is equipped with
an Intel Xscale PXA 270 processor running at 520MHz and Intel Hermon chip to
allow speedy data transfer, and 128 MB of onboard memory. The device will also
appeal to those who prize seamless wireless connectivity: Besides 3G
capabilities, it features direct push technology for E-Mail, Bluetooth SIG v 2.0
and Wireless LAN 802.11b/g.
Mark Billington, CEO of O2 Asia Pacific, says, "Technology is
complicated, but your life shouldn't be. O2 devices are built not just for
style but also for performance, and of course, ease-of-use."
"The Xda Zinc
is defining a whole new category of 3G phones in our portfolio. The Xda Zinc
is for professionals who are tech-savvy, enjoy messaging and need to stay
connected to work 24/7. We pair the Xda Zinc with 3G capabilities, so it can
experience a smoother web-browsing experience and join the 3G revolution and
all the benefits that brings. It's all about broadening choices and new
experiences for our customers," he added.
What makes the Xda Zinc a true professional messaging machine include also
its array of unique messaging applications, such as O2 Phone Plus, O2 Message
Plus, and SMS Backup, all designed to simplify your every communication need.
The Xda Zinc will retail at S$ 1,298 (around US$ 845/650 Euro) inclusive of GST and a
one-year local warranty at early February 2007 at all SingTel, M1 and StarHub
outlets, authorized distributors and retail channels.
Cheers ~ Arne