I am getting one tomorrow, has anyone used the wifi yet for the internet, is it any good, is it able to download www.advfn.com and get the live streaming to the stock market. do I need to pay for the data to use internet or can I use dial up so that it goes towards my free minutes, and finally is it fragile
Hi all, without subscription around £399 UK Pounds. Not much this phone cannot do.
Saying that, TomTom 5 GPS won't install on it yet, but I'm sure that will be sorted soon. I think the reason is Windows mobile 5 OS it's a bit too new lol!
So if your buying for that reason beware!!! Haven't heard anything much bad about it can be slow at times but I think this may be one of the services that run in the background playing up, so it may need a bit of tweaking to get right.
1 more thing. PLEASE be discreet about O2 billing errors. It's the only reason I am with them. I use 30-40mb per month and never get charged.
Handwriting recognition = confirm.
Seems to work better than the XDA2 version
GPS = No You have to buy seperate hardwear and software for this
3G Modem = Yes but do not throw away your data card. 3G through the phone is only 128k rather than the full 300k you get with a data card. Unless you get a data tariff on the phone and even then I am not 100% if O2 will get the same 300k as with a datacard.
Software: You MUST have the SPB Pocket Plus software it makes such a difference. Remove the 02 interface before this is installed as it makes everything slow.
Hardware: Good memory card is a must 256mb is only £17 on play.com
Bluetooth headset is a must - using this brick as a regular phone can be a pain but a headset that supports the XDA Exec voice recognition can make it a joy.
i hope O2 xda exec will be available this december in the philippines. anyone here knows the unit cost without the service subscription?
yep i use internet all day and never get charged and im on o2 online, also dont get charged for 0800,0845,0870 like the other networks and also been told vidoe calling now comes of you mins, i think o2 rock
anyone know if u get gps software for the xda exec? I only heard that u do, but if so where can i get it?
You can get the following deal from O2 as a new user, but only on telephone orders - it's not available on their web site. Just phone up and ask for an "XDA EXEC" on an "18 month O2 500 Online" tariff. The handset then costs £139.99, and you get one of 2 options: 1000 x-network anytime minutes + 150 txts, or 750 x-network anytime minutes and 750 txts. Either for £35 a month - a fantastic price that I couldn't resist !
Khalid, could you tell me you got the EXEC from shop or online and which shop?
I have an o2 online account. £45 a month and they give me 1MB Browsing. Does anyone get charged for their Internet on o2. I mean I'm pretty certain I use more than my 1MB but never get charged. On other forums I see other people say they get it free as well.
Anyone know what is teh difference between this O2 XDA and the Qtec9000, I-mate jasjar ???? I think all are same except those brand name .
If any one of these model provide 5mp camera justlike samsung P860 & inbuilt GPS receiver like Mitac A700 along with current features or specifications . Then that will be great & I will run first and buy that .
Compared the specs with A1000; Realized that there is no mention of handwriting recognition ! Could somebody confirm this ?
Also, is this phone available in asia, now ?
Just got the XDA Exec.. all very exciting and also daunting. I got a fab O2 max deal for 2000 minutes a month plus bolted on a business data tarrif for 200mB a month for an extra £25 per month.
It syncs fine with PC over USB, cant get bluetooth to sync. Can find the PC and vice versa but just cant get them to excahnge info! My old bluetooth nokia headset works fine with it.
WI-FI is easy quick and seems to take over from the GPRS/3G so no costly downloads if in a hotspot. The GPRS manager is great and gives you detailed info on the front screen of how much you have downloaded and if you have gone over your mB allowance...
Calls are a bit clunky and hard work but thats probably cos I havent used a PDA phone before.
Has anyone tried using it as a 3G modem for a laptop and if so how?? I am about to get rid of my vodafone data card now I have this and want to surf on my laptop with this connected... help!
Also any cool software I shoul know about??
Does anyone know if this XDA does faxes? It seems to do eveything else! Getting mine ASAP.
Hey where is that video player on that site. Cant find it. I have pocket mpeg and Smart movie player on my XDAIIi at moment.
I called O2 select to get mine and was quoted £150 and a wait to get it so I went to the o2 store and they gave it to me a day before release for £130.
My earlier comment about panorama mode was incorrect, in this mode each picture is 640x480 but you can stitch upto 6 frames.
After several days testing I have to say the battery life is impressive. As you can imagine I'm on it nonstop and it still lasts 24-48hrs between charges.
There are some great apps for it, my fav at the moment is a program that lets you stream online radio to the phone via wifi so you can either listen with headphones or hook up the phone to speakers/amp and listen to internet radio without turning on the PC.
I'm going to try out the vnc software this weekend to see how easy it is to control my Pc remotely with my phone.
If you get this or any other windows mobile/pocket pc check out tcpmp.org for the free video player, much better than windows media player and can play nearly all formats fullscreen.
I am due an upgrade on November 30th but O2 always let me upgrade early. Got my last one after 6 months.
They said If I upgrade today I will have to pay £300 however if I wait to end of October I can have it for free.
They said I can stay on my current £45 a month which gets me 400 anytime mins and 1000 texts.
I have XDA IIi at moment and O2 give o2 1mb browsing however you do no O2 Internet is free. Those guys havent charged me for over a year. Loads of people say they get free GPRS internet with o2. I'm always on the net with my XDA IIi but am never charged.