The new O2 Xda IIi Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition is an enhanced version of the Xda II integrated PDA and mobile handset. The Xda IIi retains the core functions of the popular Xda II platform: it's a lightweight, with a higher quality 1.3 megapixel camera, fully integrated Wireless LAN connectivity, a faster 520MHz processor and updated with the Windows 2003 Second Edition software.
The Xda IIi supports e-mail users through a variety of access options, including POP and IMAP client, plus Server ActiveSync which allows users to synchronise e-mail, contacts and calendar directly to a Microsoft Exchange Server, either via cable or over-the-air via GRPS or Wireless LAN. O2 also says that from Spring 2005 the Xda IIi will support BlackBerry connectivity.
The PDA is running on a new CPU, faster than its predecessor. The Intel Xscale PXA272 520MHz powers the Pocket PC, which comes with 128 MB SDRAM and 128 MB ROM. More memory can be added through a MMC/SDIO slot.
With a 3.5" TFT 65,536 colour LCD (1.3m pixels), the Xda IIi supports MPEG4, H.263, Motion-JPEG AVI and a variety of other media formats including wmv, wma and mp3 files. The built-in VGA camera can take pictures of up to 1280x960 pixels with 5lux, and record at 20fps.
In terms of connectivity, the Xda IIi offers GSM/GPRS for voice and data (900/1800/1900, GPRS class B Multislot class 10), Bluetooth for short range communications and Wireless LAN for high speed network access.
In addition to the standard core software on Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition (Windows Media Player 10, Pocket Outlook, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer), the ROM contains PowerPoint and PDF viewers, and the software CD comes bundled with Fonix Voicedial v2.0, ZIP Manager v1.11, KSE Truefax v2.08 for Windows Mobile 2003 2nd Edition, and SPB GPRS Monitor.
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