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XDA: BT compiled a nice xda presentation you can find here
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 17.06.02 - 00:47:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 5973x
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Since my exclusive preview of the O2 xda last year, a lot of things happened. More information is available and also O2 added some more features to the xda Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition. The latest public addition is the Action Engine. The nice folks over at BT compiled a new PowerPoint presentation where they added all the latest stuff. So if you are still looking for more information about the O2 xda, here is your chance!

Please note that some parts of this application are the same for the T-Mobile MDA, however, things like the Action Engine or the BT Openworld Teleworker are BT/O2 specified and not available for the MDA - as far as I know today.

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by Anonymous on 17.06.02 - 00:00:00

Great! Thanks for this update! Your site is the real #1 xda site on the web. Pretty cool, the first with a review and now additional inside information! :-)
Seems you have pretty good contacts, not only to Micosoft but to OEMs too.

Posted by Ado on 20.06.02 - 00:00:00

Thanks to Arne, I get the xda yesterday (with students discount for 24 month genion package) and after one day - i don't like to miss the small Eierlegende Wolfmilchsau (sorry no translation!)
If there are questions from other's about this xda, don't hesitate to contact me.

I live in Duisburg and used before all Apple Newton series, all Psions and the HP200LX and therefor it was time to upgrade ;-)

CU Ado

Posted by fabio on 21.06.02 - 00:00:00

can xda be used wherever there is a gsm/gprs network in Europe ?


Posted by Ado on 21.06.02 - 00:00:00

to fabio:

I think it can - you have I travel today from Germany through NL,B, F and it work's without problems - only get information of the presently provider but all features (email,sms,email) via gsm/gprs works in the meantime ;-)

Posted by Titanic on 22.06.02 - 00:00:00

It is a shame that the XDA, being such a high end device, does not incorporate Bluetooth to allow the use of Bluetooth headset for example. Personally I will have second thoughts before buying this one.

Posted by Ado on 23.06.02 - 00:00:00

It is allways a question of costs and avaibility - for people who wants a merge of mobile phone and PocketPC it is now the best - the other can wait for the next Generation.
Through the free speak possiblity from XDA I don't need Bluetooth headset and for what else.
Have fun!

Posted by Frank on 24.06.02 - 00:00:00

I own the XDA for almost a month now and it's a really cool and usefull device. One problem: I want to use a GPS-unit with it, but O2 blocked the communication-port, so you can't connect the GPS-unit. I wanted to use the navigation software from This is really bugging me! Anyone has a alternative for this? I really want to use navigation software combined with GPS!!! sad

Posted by Anonymous on 28.06.02 - 00:00:00

Hi Arne,

in this presentation BT shows the Toshiba Bluetooth card. I got this on today but it seems not to work. Do you have an idea why?

In my opinion this device is just geat!

Posted by Peter Harrison on 29.06.02 - 00:00:00

I have had an XDA for about a week; overall it's a great package.

Does anyone have any information about the serial cable for the XDA? Nobody at O2 has any idea when one will be out and I need one to sync with work PC (no USB or IR)

I've tried the serial cable for the Ipaq 3800 series - the connector is the same - but no joy.  Any info appreciated.

Posted by Arne Hess on 29.06.02 - 00:00:00

@Anonymous: No, the BT card doesn't works (today) because the xda doesn't has an SDIO slot, the SD card slot works with SD memory cards only right now!

Posted by Anonymous on 30.06.02 - 00:00:00

O2 UK are saying that the serial cable and cradle for the xda will be available in July.
prices are...
Serial cable: £15 aprox
Serial cradle: £25 approx

Posted by derek on 01.07.02 - 00:00:00

Would like to know where did you guys purchase your XDA and for how much?


Posted by Ruurd on 01.07.02 - 00:00:00

Concerning GPS: says they are working on a gps solution for the XDA (I mailed them today). However, no release date.

Destinator claims that O2 won't release the pin configuration. I think/hope that that is the problem and that they will do so in time.
Are you guys absolutely sure that the port is blocked??

Also, could someone explain why they say that bluetooth won't work TODAY, but might in the future? Will that mean we can update our current XDA to support it?


Posted by Kester on 02.07.02 - 00:00:00

we have just bought a O2 XDA for my company (we're a start-up company developing lightweight GPS tracking devices).

Can get to our company website. However we cannot login to our user website. No error, it just doesn't do anything when i click the LogIn link. There is some Javascript validation routines then then it Submits the FORM. Should this work? Can XDAs do Javascript?

Are there any good web reources for developing websites for PDAs?


Posted by Haroon on 27.07.02 - 00:00:00


My dad got me an xda second hand but with no cables or cradle etc. Where can i purchase the usb cradle and charger etc. for it? I an in the UK. Help appreciated.


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