I have had this device for about 2 weeks or so now. Its a great device but you need to have a clear idea of what your going to use it for. Its too bulky if you want a found to 'occasionally' browse the web or 'occasionally' get your email. As a PDA its great, PPt, Word & Excel work just great. Yes, it can slow down and removing O2 Active definitely helps. I think that it is very well thought out with effect use of hot keys and screen shortcuts. If you have the need for a combined device, get a bluetooth headset and enjoy the freedom. If you are only going to be a casual user, look elsewhere. The key is, is it fit for purpose.. the answer is Yes, Yes, Yes. 9/10
Great machine, but alot chunkier and heavier than my previous XDAII.
Connects to the internet in seconds without any problems, and the phone is a big improvement on the previous model too, being clearer and better when on speakerphone.
Not convinced about the battery life, being long enough, only time will tell, but apart from that, seems good.
Windows Mobile 5.0 is again more stable than 2003, making it a better overall package.
Buy one, apart from the size, you wont be disapointed.
Had it for a week...totally awesome! especially its keyboard and voice commander (use it when driving)..not too bulky if u are used to carry PDAs around...processing speed is slower compared to xda2i, but still acceptable.
Hi. Does anybody experience the screen having a slight "bubble" in the middle of the screen? I notice this when using my tap instrument. I don't find it happening on the sides of the screen, because there the protective layer is very close to the touch screen.. but I do find it in the middle. Is this a defect? Thanks.XDA EXEC SCREEN ISSUE
Gyz got d phone had it 4 almos a week
n am bored.Its 2 bulky.u have 2 b xtracarefull wid it,then its way 2 buly,n plz guyz n gals wid tight jeans,u wud earn a laugh if u wear a tight jeans n keep this cell in ur pocket!I waz gettin awkward glances,bout d bulge in ma pocket,n i swear i waz sweating gettin it outa ma pocket.n d processor iz damn slow.N it costed me lots of beggin 2 ma parents for it n then had 2 shell out 65000/-Rs.(indian).tht iz approx 1450/-$ (US). N it aint worth it 4 doin time pass wid this bulk.I m now waitin 4 razrV3i which wud b ot this december 2005,but doubt whether ma parents wud bring me another 1 for almost 2-3 months 4 now.Ne way it might b gud 4 power users (i dont know),but aint a cool phone 4 doin T.P, God some shud gimme D new razr V3i as new years gift,Dad u listening?(Wont mind it as gift frm any 1 else 2 ).
Mine doesnt reset and I still got the 02 Active. At the moment its been running alright.
If you are having losts of system crashes or poor performance for your exec, do a hard reset, select coperate setting using code 0506 and it will boot up with out o2 active installed,Havent had a screen freeze in 2 weeks and performs a lot better genrally
Really bad! Just returned mine to O2. This is a truly awful bit of kit. The processor isn't big enough to run several tasks at once. It's heavy, too big and won't take a drop on the floor - changing for a samsung D600. Had the exec for three days and had nothing but reset after reset because the device kept locking up and crashing. Poor signal strength also. Keep Away from this. It's real bad and al your mates will laugh at you when you pull it out of your pocket.
im getting 1 when my contract is upgraded and i can get it free on o2 400 mins 1000 txts and insurance for £25 a month coz the missus works for 02
got it about 1 month great phone the keyboard is good the cam is good i think its the best but i heard there a 2gb one coming out soon anyone know about it
As I mainly want to use it for internet access, as I am considering purchasing it as a cheaper alternative to a laptop, I really need to know how good, fast and cost effective it is on the net.
what about sound output? have a Tapwave zodiac 2 that I am only keeping because it has the BEST sound ever (yamaha dsp engine), my ipod a full volume = zodiac at 50%!
Is this any good for mp3 listening... am a bit of an audiophile?
The XDA Exec only has 64Mb of RAM. The XDA IIs and IIi both have 128 Mb RAM. Why the difference? I have over 2,000 contacts and fear that 64Mb of RAM isn't enough. I had many problems with the original XDA which only has 64Mb of RAM. Any RAM issues?
can confirm removing o2 active menue from startup does seem to stop screen hanging when changing from horizontal to vertical display. o2 recommend turning off system error reporting to speed things up,can't say I noticed any change.
Waited almost 6 months for the handset befor i could get it.lovely handset. full laptop functionality. No problems connecting wifi. no problems with the keyboard. no screen hangings.
no onscreen keyboard messing.
i would like to give out a suggestion.
to use the exec. to its maximum effiency please remove o2 active from startup.
u can do it by going into file explorer,
click at o2 active icon,
restart the hand set. there will be no o2 sign on the quicklaunch bar.
that will boost up the speed.
Also on my XDAIIi I made a backup of all the programs I downloaded on my SD card and then restored them when I had to. I notice on the XDA Exec this backup option isnt avaliable unless I have missed it. Can you backup programs downloaded onto memory cards or not? If so how is this done?
Got my xda exec on upgrade today. £45 a month 400 mins and 100o texts with 02 online. I too am having problems with wireless connection at home. I'm using the same settings I used on my XDAIIi to connect wireless to my Wannadoo livebox but cannot get a connection with the XDA Exex. Am confused and not sure what to do. Can anyone help?
Re: Free internet.
I see 02 are running deals now offering free i-mode till 31/12/05. However I should be getting charged now but am not so will be interesting to see if this changes.