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O2 introduces Xda Argon, the Xda IIi redux

By Antonios Karantze, in , posted: 3-May-2007 20:15

Basically the Alpine/Himalaya form factor, with WM5. But it's brought back a classic to serve the massive corporate community that choose Xda II and Xda IIi.


Formal, and rather badly implemented, link to the microsite, which now has a link to another microsite

TO me this smells of no budget to update the main site - and that it was easier to create a link off a link.

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Comment by freitasm, on 3-May-2007 22:33

The Alpine/Himalaya are the best Pocket PC Phone Edition I have ever had.

I still have my Himalaya (i-mate Pocket PC Phone branded).


Author's note by antoniosk, on 4-May-2007 05:47

At o2 we sold BUCKETS of them. Over 200k Himalaya (o2 ID was actually called Andes), over 100k Alpines. In the UK alone.

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Antonios Karantze
New Zealand

I'm a born and bred Wellingtonian, and have chosen IT and Telecommunications as my industry, as a Commercial Manager.

Credits include but are not limited to:
- The O2 Xda smartphone range, and O2's range of 3G Mobile Internet services
- Numerous TelstraClear Mobile and IP voice products

In my journey through the industry I have worked at
- Bellsouth NZ
- Telecom NZ
- ICO Global
- T-Mobile International (formerly One2One Communications)
- O2 Plc
- TelstraClear
- Vodafone NZ

I'm a fan of technology, and what it can do for people and business... and I enjoy bringing new things to market and seeing them grow. Enjoy the blog, take the time to think about what I write - it's not technology heavy, and is my reflection on life and the people around me.