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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


Antonios has been actively employed in the IT & Technology sector since 1991, and has worked on many commercials projects and products in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Working in product or actively managing programmes of work, he has always focused on building for the end customer, and not just promoting new technologies. Industry experience includes all telecommunications areas for business and private customers, private insurance, loyalty, media, energy and gambling. 

Since 2013, he has been involved with the development and launch of many popular smartphone applications in New Zealand, including

- TAB Mobile
- AMI & State Insurance digital experience
- Fly Buys
- Newshub for web and app
- Genesis Energy & Energy Online
- MyACC for Business

Genuinely passionate about technologies, internet and computing in general, he lives in the city he was born in - Wellington, New Zealand, the creative heart of hub of digital sector for the country.