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TIP: The Orange SPV works with the O2 xda USB Cables [UPDATE 13.01.03]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 13.01.03 - 13:01:00 CET under 11 - Tips and Tutorials - Viewed 11597x
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Because the Orange SPV has the same connector like the O2 xda (both are manufactured by HTC) I've just tested if the USB cables from the xda would work with the SPV and it did!

But not the USB cable for ActiveSync only but also the USB sync and charge cables like available from Boxwave or Gomadic!

This makes the hard to find accessories search easier because you can simply go with existing xda cables:

As you can see above, I'm using the Boxwave xda USB sync and charge cable to connect with ActiveSync and charged the battery the same time.

Unfortunately HTC inverted the plug which means today's adapters like the datanywhere.com iPAQ H3600 to xda adapter will not work, even if drivers would become available for the connected accessories:

However, it's great to see that we are pretty close to get the coolest accessories for the SPV too! Because I was using a pre-production test sample, I'm not sure how it looks with the final release version. Can anyone of you can confirm that this combination works with the commercial SPV too?

Cheers ~ Arne

UPDATE:I got some questions if the device really charges and according to the HTC BatteryMonitor it does:

I got the notification that the "%" value increase up to 100 %. So it charges!