In design terms,
the Xda IIi echoes the classic Xda format. As a direct
descendent of the first connected Pocket PC to hit the Asia,
its arrangement of buttons retains the ergonomics of the
original. It also retains one of the key annoyances: the
headset jack is still on the bottom right edge, where, when
used with a handsfree kit for voice calls, the jack is
easily jarred in a pocket or bag.
In size and weight terms the Xda IIi is almost unchanged
from its immediate predecessor, the Xda II. At 69mm wide x
130 mm tall and 19.9mm high it matches the Xda II precisely,
while its 200g weight adds just 10g to the earlier model.
There is a digital cameral built in, with a dedicated camera
button on the left edge of the device, along with volume
button and a shortcut to the built-in Notes software.
The Xda IIi has
a 520MHz Intel PXA 272 processor, and 128MB of RAM, of which
93.94MB was available to share between programs and storage
on our device. There is an additional 59.68MB of flash
memory available from the 128MB ROM, making a total of 153MB
of available memory. In addition, there's an SDIO-compliant
SD card slot for expansion.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are both present (the Xda II only
offered Bluetooth), each accessible via their own icons on
the main screen. A third icon sitting alongside allows you
to rotate the screen into landscape format, thereby making
use of one of the important features of the second edition
of Windows Mobile for Pocket PC Phone Edition. Continuous
taps of this icon align the landscape screen for right- and
left-handed users, before returning to portrait format.
The built-in camera has been upgraded to 1.3 mega pixels,
and can now shoot stills at resolutions up to 960 x 1,280
pixels (and also at 480 x 640, 240 x 320 and 120 x 160).
Video capture is available at 240 x 320, 144 x 176 and 96 x
128. There are separate camera settings choices for MMS
video (offering a variety of sizes and both MPEG-4 and H.263
formats) and for photos to use with the supplied Photo
Contacts software. The camera incorporates a range of
ambiance settings and there is also a ˇĄpicture themeˇ¦
option that throws a frame around any image you shoot.
Much of the provided software matches what came with the Xda
II. The ClearVue PDF and PowerPoint readers are on the ROM,
as is the aforementioned Photo Contacts application and a
MIDLet Manager for running JAVA applications. Windows Media
Player is upgraded to version 10, still a rarity on
handhelds at the moment. xBackup and a wireless modem tool
round off the bundled suite.
The phone module is still tri-band GSM with GPRS, and the
screen retains the 3.5-inch diagonal size, 16-bit color
depth and 240 x 320-pixel resolution of the Xda II.
O2 also retains its O2 Active screen, which provides quick
links to connected applications and tools, as well as the
standard Today screen notification of upcoming appointments
and tasks, unread email, SMS and MMS messages, and a battery
status monitor. We have always found this extremely useful
and as it simplifies the use of connected services, it's no
doubt a good revenue driver for O2. But if you don't like O2
Active, it's easy to switch to the standard Today screen
using the Today option on the Start menu.
Button / Switch
button (up and down)
buttons: SEND (Yes) & END (No)
programmable application buttons: Contacts & Calendar
function supports by software
profiles: dialup network, file transfer, generic object
exchange, headset, hands-free, LAN access, serial port,
object push, service discovery application
SIM card slot
microphone jack with stereo sound, 2.5mm diameter
(green and red) LED for GSM network status, PDA
notification and PDA charging status
(blue and green) LED for Bluetooth/Wireless LAN status
by sound, message and vibration
GSM / GPRS
waiting, forwarding, barring
Message Service), support long message up to 640
conference call capability w/Mute feature
unstructured supplementary service data - MO / MT
AMR / EFR / FR
GPRS class B
standard class 10
MO / MT SMS
Over the air
Windows Mobile 2003 standard applications: Pocket Outlook,
Pocket Excel, Pocket Word, Pocket Internet Explorer, MSN
Messenger, ActiveSync, Windows Media Player 10,
Calculator, Terminal Services Clients, Games (Jawbreaker,
O2 Connect ^^
200 g (with
Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and New
All optional accessories are available for this product to
purchase including, car charger, extra battery, cover,
hands-free head phones, and more.
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