If you do a search for TCPMP, you can get some good codecs and a great free video player that makes WMP look childish.
The 2nd cam can't yet be used as a webcam, but some people are looking into it... would be a killer app.
You can get the QTEK (AKU2) ROM from the XDA Develop pages. I'm using it at the moment, and it's glorious. I now have Bluetooth Stereo, Bluetooth Remote Control, Push Email and OTA syncing with my Calendar, Contacts, Emails, and Tasks. Fantastic....
Scue me for being a thicko, but is the Windows Mobile the Smartphone or Pocket PC version?
I bought Exec about 1 week.How can i reset Call Timer? Thank everyone.
Hi. Had XDA Exec for around three months and I love it more each day. I download torrents with Winmobile Torrent, Use Resco Radio to listen to internet radio, watch tv programmes on it, surf the net, use Leonard Maltin's electronic movie guide, make calls with skype and have Real One, TCPMP, Avantgo, Codewallet and adobe installed (I use a 2gb memory card,) together with loads of photos and music files.
I'm even using Word Mobile to do some creative writing in my spare time.
Best gadget I've ever own (oh I make some calls as well :))
The phone is unlocked, so it works with my orange sim card.
Yes, the battery is a bit short (expectedly I suppose) and using just SD Cards does limit the amount of memory, but it's a great piece of kit.
Would love to see some kind of TV Out / TIVO type function periperal for connecting to a TV, but eh, you can't have everything.
just wanted to know if any of you know where to get the new AKU2 ROM for this PDA from. and also if you have it does it work well, any glitches. any feedback would be great
I heard you guys sayin that you can have pocket msn on it. Can you use the camera as a webcam?
I bought an MDA pro the same of xda exec for umts and navigation. I have tried the umts with this pda and it is really working slower under the same conditions same network same, same website, when I compare to my notebook with pcmcia umts card. ıs thıs related to operating systems to be so slow.
hello ppl i now got my xda i love it ime goin 2 buy a better attery frm ebay though im havin a few probs wit my m player ive down loaded the tcmp and somin else called pocket-dvd studio witch converts them ut do i need 2 do this or can i just drag it in 2 tcmp and it work or is ther a better file i can get i havnt got a mem card yet ta dudes
This is a great phone. Although I bought mine on Orange (SPVM5000) no problems at all. Works fine, I check my emails with outlook, there are few SOFTWARE problems, as with all Windows products, but im sure future patches will fix it.
It has pocket msn, I chat to my friends, check my hotmail. The Wifi is great, screen quality is great. I downloaded a XVID player and now watch movies on it.
The battery can be charged via a USB cable, so u dnt really need a charger if u have access to a computer.
Its a great phone. But if ur a granny who doesnt want to learn how to use it, it aint for u. U need to have prior knowledge about computers and pdas.
9/10. 1 loosing here is because of its size.
the O2 XDA Exec is not for pda/phone illerates. There is a huge learning curve with this phone especially if your in the USA and not using company the phone was designed for. 1. Win Mobile 5 is not like Win XP, you have to learn how to config and optimize it. Its like that on all PDA's. 2. You will need to learn how to update the ROMs and Win Mobile. If you're not a tech/computer geek this can become overwhelming with all the various roms and updates. These updates fix issues with the phones which most people complain about. 3. Again don't think you can use any pda right out of the box on any service without doing an UPDATE! you're going to have problems regardless. 4. in comparsion to the Treo, Sidekick, the MDA, the phone is just about the same size. It's thinner than all and about .3-.5 inches longer. which is really nothing. 5. it's an expensive device, so don't run out an get it just because it has Win Mobile 5 realisticly have a use for it. Everyone wants features on a phone but usually rarely do they use them. I had the motorola v3 razr and those the video recorder was cool, but honestly i used it probably 2-3times in the entire year that i had it.
Again you will have to LEARN how to use a new operating system and learn how to update your ROM regularly. If you want a stable device you have to do that, I've had to update ROMs on all my phones to get rid of minor glitches. No device is 100% perfect.
I just received the 02 XDA Exec using it on T-mobile USA. Its a AWESOME phone/pda. the 8hr talk time... that's great for a pda of this power and size. You can buy an extendend battery if you want 16hrs+ but it'll bulk up the unit (it comes with a special cover). Everyone wants a Small device with power, packed with feature. Be realistic people. Who talking for more than 8hr a day on a cell without charging? buy a car charger, stop looking for negative things when really it's a great pda/phone. it's about the same size as a sidekick so it's not huge or overwhelming. people think it's big without comparing size specs or even holding the device. It's actually thinner than the treo, sidekick, and a bunch of other popular pdas.
ive noticed quite a few negative points on the forum about the xda exec and i want to clear a few things up, this device is amazing, this was my first PDA and it went down a dream. sure its has its faults like every phone, uninstalling the o2 software gets rid of nearly all the faults, wifi/bluetooth works great and installation of programs is swift and easy, never had any problems with screen breaking. the only fault that remains with my device is that when you use the phone alot the internal memory used for running programs decreases and will only go back to full when a resety has been done, i only have to do this once a week and this is a fault with windows mobile 5 so 10/10 for this device
My first XDA exec had a battery life of 8 hours and was unusable. I returned it. My replacement is better.
But installing programmes (tcmp/reader) is poor as is bluetooth. I am using it now as a cheap PDA and carry a proper phone which I bought as a pay as you go (K750i). I would not recommend this phone. o2 online are appalling.
I'm looking to purchase an 02 XDA Exec today. Reading the other reviews, they don't appear to be very good! - can anyone recommend an alternative - has to be 02 (as that is the only network as I get), need to be able to down load office files, and I like the idea of WIFI.
Have had my Exec for around 3 months now. It is a big piece of kit, and that is exactly what it is a piece of kit. If your after a phone for everyday calls and taking teh pub not for you. If your a high end user (with teh technical knowlegde to cope with the MS software) then your in luck. A true geeks phone. HTC we love you.