XDA rides again

April 2004
Management Services;Apr2004, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p29
Academic Journal
This article presents information on the combined XDAII mobile phone and Windows based personal digital assistant introduced by O2, as of April 2004. One gets access to phone and corporate Internet applications, colour images, video, music, information and, if you need them, games, while on the move. New to this model are a built-in digital camera, tri-band functionality and a tailored O2 Active menu. The active menu is as easy to navigate as O2 claims. Switching from full Internet browsing to multimedia messaging or one's personally set-up electronic mail will be a frequently used application. Software is Microsoft's latest Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Phone Edition, including Media Player for video and sound from the Internet. As a voice phone the usual features are augmented by the showing not just of the name of who is calling but their picture too. One can make and take voice calls while data transmissions are in progress. Price of the XDAII with a one-year agreement works out at £350 including tax.


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