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RELEASE: O2 expands Xda portfolio with the launch of two new Xda Pocket PC Phone Editions
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 09.09.04 - 07:48:17 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 11713x
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O2 UK is building on the popularity of the highly acclaimed Xda II by adding to its Xda portfolio with the launch of two new devices the Xda IIs (Xda III) and Xda IIi. The handsets feature the latest cutting edge technology and contemporary design all at affordable prices, making a perfect Christmas present for business professionals.

The Xda IIs will be available in the UK and Germany before Christmas 2004 with the Xda IIi to follow in early 2005.

Xda IIs (also known as MDA III aka "HTC Blue Angel")
Xda IIs offers a new way of working, with a 39-key integrated QWERTY keyboard, making it really easy to write an email or fill out a form. This Christmas you can still keep on top of your workload while enjoying the festivities by accessing applications such as E-Mail, texting and editing using the familiar Microsoft Office tools. RIM Blackberry Connect will also be available in early 2005."

The Xda IIs boasts a 25% increase in battery life over the original Xda II, as well as WLAN capabilities for corporate connectivity, making it great for people on the move.



(Photos above doesn't reflect the release device but an engineering sample only.)

Xda IIi (completely unknown so far)
The Xda lli features the latest Windows 2003 2nd edition software, making it much faster than the Xda II, due to its advanced Intel PXA270 processor, which runs at 520MHz. Together with the additional WLAN capability you can browse the Internet, access your emails and download data such as music, ringtones, games, news services and other premium content much more quickly. The improved 1.3 Megapixel camera means you can take high quality pictures of friends and family.

Wow - O2, the first carrier who introduced a Pocket PC Phone Edition back in 2002, did it again! While it was clear for all of us that O2 will follow T-Mobile's earlier announcement to release a MDA (as Xda III) with built-in keyboard (but why the heck isn't it called Xda III as expected but Xda IIs?) so far there was nothing publicly known about a kind of "Xda IIi" which is - as I got confirmed - basically the same device as we know it from the Xda II but with seriously enhanced features: a faster CPU, built-in Wi-Fi and a 1.3 Megapixel cam - running Windows Mobile 2003SE.

Well done O2 - especially the Xda IIi which seems to be another state of the art Pocket PC Phone Edition from O2!

Cheers ~ Arne

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Comments
Posted by rdkay on 09.09.04 - 09:52:15

perhaps its called XDA2s because its not 3g and to avoid confusion....and XDA3 will be 3g and UMTS.... just my 0.02  :wink:

Posted by mckytm on 09.09.04 - 11:06:45

oooh... brand new phones... and here i am with a 2-week old XDA2... tongue

oh well, that's progress for you.

Posted by Adrian on 09.09.04 - 11:35:54

Yeah, me too. Do you think that there will be an upgrade offer? I doubt it it!  :-(

Posted by Jayson on 11.09.04 - 13:50:21

Not too drastic of a change from the XDAII.  So it's not really worth the upgrade for the current owners.  The news article at infosyncworld does not mention about WiFi.  The Blue Angel should have built-in WiFi but there's no confirmation in the XDAIIi.

Posted by BIG JOHN on 04.11.04 - 01:04:51

lol KNOW WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM! IF I HADN'T FALLEN OF A BOAT I WOULDN'T BE PUTTING IN AN INSURANCE CLAIM FOR MY (APRIL) XDA II. WILL GIVE YOU A REPORT ON THE NEW ONE IF THEY PAY UP BUT IT WILL BE OUT OF DATE BY THEN !!!!!!!!!

Posted by Manish Tuli on 02.07.06 - 22:35:14

its dam good.... coool Pda...

Manish Tuli
www.cre8ivemind.com

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