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Finally a real convergence device?

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September 13, 2005 10:17 AM PST

Meet the O2 Xda Exec. I know some of you don't like the idea of a convergence device. But I for one have been holding out for a device with features like this for years. The current deal makers for me are VGA screen, integrated (backlit) thumb board, memory slot, wifi, bluetooth and integrated camera(s).

Pocket PC Thoughts Discussion.

CoolSmartPhone review.

Quick Specs:
Windows Mobile 5.0
Intel XScale PXA272 520MHz
128MB Flash ROM, 64MB RAM
3.6 640x480 65k transflective colour backlit LCD
up to 8/4/15/250 GSM Talk/3G Talk/PDA/Standby time
GSM Tri-band (900/1800/1900), UMTS Single-band (2100)
GPRS class 10, UMTS 64/384
Bluetooth 1.2, Infrared and mini-USB connector
Wireless LAN 802.11b
SDIO slot
3.5mm Audio Connector
Stereo Speakers
Integrated camera (resolution 1280 x 960) with LED flash, 2nd CIF camera for video calls
Integrated antenna
15 buttons (Answer, Hangup, Backlight on/off, OK, Start, Camera, Power, VoiceRecord, 5-way navigation pad
62-key QWERTY keyboard with light sensor to auto-adjust the screen and keyboard backlight
Removable battery (1620mah)
Weight: 285 grams

Comments (1)
J, September 13, 2005 01:59 PM:

At first glance, this looks VERY nice. I've been looking for a phone/PDA with keyboard, GSM and Wi-Fi. It'll probably retail around $599 when it gets here, but with cel plan rebates, could be less. The fact that you could use Wi-Fi for email and (presumably) VoIP when at home or work would pay for itself by saving expensive cellular minutes. I don't really get why the US is behind both Asia and Europe when it comes to phone related gadgets. Especially since Palm and Windows Mobile were invented here!

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