Saturday, December 20, 2008

O2 XDA Series : Smartphone Range

The latest in O2's long-running XDA series of Windows smartphones is the O2 XDA Guide. It's a fairly plain looking device at first sight, perhaps bordering on the ugly. But underneath, the XDA Guide is a much more interesting handset than you would expect. The main selling feature of the XDA Guide is the integrated GPS and TomTom Navigator 7 software, complete with a set of maps.

At the moment, the O2 XDA Guide has only been announced for Germany, so the maps are for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. There's no news on other countries such as the UK, but really it should be easy enough for O2 to change the maps.

It's a fully featured Windows contract mobile phones, with a 2.8" 240 x 320 pixel touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera, WiFi, UMTS (3G) support plus HSDPA and HSUPA giving high-speed downloads and uploads, a 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7225 processor with a decent 256MB RAM, plus microSD expandable memory and Bluetooth. A car kit and charging cable is included in the standard sales package, along with a 1GB memory card.

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