Since the previous announcements from O2 UK and o2 Germany, we haven't heard that much anymore about their next coming Xda IIi; however, I got the following information confirmed by O2 now.
All we saw before were rumors and speculations only but it's confirmed now that the Xda IIi isn't based on the "HTC Magician" but based on the new "HTC Alpine".
- Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 SE Pocket PC Phone Edition
- Intel Bulverde 520 MHz CPU
- 64/128MB ROM and 128MB RAM
- 3.5" 240X320 64K TFT-LCD
- GSM/GPRS (tri-band)
- GPRS class B - Multi-slot standard class 10
- Wireless LAN - IEEE 802.11b compliant
- Infrared IrDA SIR
- Bluetooth v1.2
- Colors CMOS 1.3 mega-pixel camera
- MMC/SDIO card slot
- CF type II + VGA Out + Battery Back Pack
And surprisingly, it looks like this:
Yes, it's the Xda II design but with a great set of new and improved features and I'm pretty happy that O2 continues with the previously introduced Xda II design because for me it is (still) the "state of the art" Pocket PC Phone Edition (reference) design! I for myself know that I will go with the Xda IIi instead of the Xda III because I don't need the thumb-keyboard at all but prefer a faster CPU and improved camera quality.
Release date is late this year (acording to the previous press release), a price wasn't given yet.
Cheers ~ Arne