Having owned the same XDA1 since they were first released in the UK on O2, I felt I should upgrade to an XDA EXEC if only to have the newest Windows software.
And after six weeks I hate it.
Yes it looks like a mini-laptop but none of the business related software I use works on it other than basic Excel and Access, admittedly neither did it on the basic model but that was half the size.
The delay in picking up calls can frustrate. Its awkward to open and answer the phone, the control buttons are not intuitively placed and the twist round screen feels fragile. It regularly re-boots itself mid-operation or when accepting a call. One is unable to choose to call the sender of an SMS or add them to contacts without using a pen and paper.
The battery life I find impractical for out of office use and often needs recharging midday. It also takes an age to fully recharge from a USB.
As a business tool I would say it looks great but fails to deliver and it's just to big to be a practical phone.
The screen resolution is brilliant but I didn't have an issue with the basic model, plus imported images don't expand to full screen size.
I will go back to my basic model or the XDA 11i.
"Don't like the handset, it's like having a laptop but in a very smaller version."
Like having a laptop, but in a very smaler version? Probably the main reason for my purchase.
"the screen display should be wider"
Which would mean the aspect ratio of the screen would be utterly different. It's bad enough programming for 320x240, 640x480 and those stupid square screens, without considering another totally diffierent ratio.
"i want to know can i increase ram to 1 gb."
You can't. But you can add extra RAM in the form of SD cards, very cheaply. And they go up to 4Gb for decent money.
"The internal ROM should be at least 1GB in size..."
And if it was, battery life would be non-existent.
SD slot's there for a reason.
And SD cards are cheap.
hi...guyz..i bought o2 xda exec recently and i live in london.i want to know can i increase ram to 1 gb.If can i, plz tell me where can i approach...tnx..
The internal ROM should be at least 1GB in size, because its not good for that big xda loaded with only a few ROM, and few RAM, its useless to carry that big having a small capacity.or at least the ROM/RAM should be upgradeable.just a suggestion.because the design is almost perfect, dont consider the big screen.
the screen display should be wider, theres alot of space on the left and right side of the main display.its all about the screen that should be wider.most cellphone vendors dont get it, to have a wider screen.because most users read from left to right, so they need a wider screen.
Help! Has anyone been successful in running Skype on the XDA Exec. I downloaded Skype for windows mobile and although the programme will run it will not allow me to set up an account. I am trying to do this via a wi-fi connection rather than cellular set up. Regards Andy
Don't like the handset, it's like having a laptop but in a very smaller version.
You may as well get a laptop and it's only 1.3 mp camera
"all it has on the screen is on top "serial" and "v1.0" on bottom. I tried the hard reset and the screen..."
Sounds like one of the required steps in updating the ROM to me, no problems there. Goto the XDA Developer forums for intesne groovy help.
anyone knows any application similar to yahoomessenger for xda/windows mobile phones ?
HELP!!! I was downloading the updated software to me xda exec and all of a sudden it wont turn back on. The power on button doesnt seem to work. all it has on the screen is on top "serial" and "v1.0" on bottom. I tried the hard reset and the screen does light up to do the reset but after it said reset ok...back to the "serial, v1.0" screen. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!
hope O2 XDA Exec will be improved by having a second display and keyboard similar to that of the Sony Ericsson M600 but clamp shell type like the Nokia 9500 instead of a swivel type display so that at closed position you have the option of one-hand SMS operation or touch screen/hand writing recognition. Of course packed with latest advanced features, an additional camera for video calling at closed position and three SIM Card slot with software applications so that user has the flexebility of chosing what gsm network service provider to use for cost and signal considerations.
I am considering buying the phone but can anyone please tell me what the battery life is like? any help will be appreciated. thanks
i tink it will show u wat 2 do in userguide. i tink u jst need 2 reset evrything or recover.
"im using wmp 10 and it keeps saying 1`or more codecs r mising"
Forget WMP10 - use TCPMP instead. It's utterly free, and happens to be wonderful. Sitting in bed on a Sunday morning, streaming my divx TV shows and Colbert Reports, in full screen, from my PC downstairs after they've downloaded, is great. :)
Re: Push Email - sure, I've done it. I use the middle grade service at 4smartphone.net. Brilliant level of service from those guys for the equivalent of a measly $6/month. They even have a superb 15 day free trial. I now have my tasks, calendar, contacts and emails all synchronised OTA (over the air).
Wonderful, I tell you. I was in the dark as to how to do it initially, but the guys at 4smartphone.net and http://forum.xda-developers.com/ kept me right.