As reported on Geekzone a month ago, British operator O2 is planning to launch a new Pocket PC Phone Edition device, the O2 XDA II. Now a German site posted even more details with exclusive photos of the upcoming model, including specs.
For consumers, the xda II will offer a built-in digital camera and full multimedia messaging capability plus the opportunity to play high quality, colour games thanks to inbuilt Java technology. The 65,000 colour display ensures that both photographs and games are sharp and clear. Customers will be able to download games from the popular O2 Games Arcade - offering a constantly changing choice of colour 'arcade' style games. The xda II will also offer access to O2's music service enabling users to select, retrieve and store the latest chart hits onto the device - and listen to them in CD quality stereo sound.
The xda II will run Microsoft's latest Phone Edition of Windows Mobile 2003 for PocketPC, and retains its sleek stylish design. The xda II will also feature an O2-branded 'control pad', designed to drive incremental data usage by creating a complete O2 user experience, and enabling customers to access services quickly and easily. Colour, sound and visuals will make the experience truly intuitive.
Key features are of the xda II are:
triband capability to enable seamless use worldwide
an integrated 640x480 pixels digital camera and full multimedia messaging functionality
Bluetooth and optional Wireless LAN capability
a faster processor (Intel Xscale 400 MHz) facilitating faster use
improved talk and standby time
the Phone Edition of Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PC
customer focussed packages for ease of use and understanding