everyone is talking about the glory of 02 with its mini. but it is not 02's mini. it is HTC/ dopod 818. O2 just marketed it.
Now we see 02's pathetic attempt in trying to manufacture there own phone. look out for the dopod 818 pro.
HEY GUYS !!!!WOT A DISASTER!!!!! I could not find any positive opinion abt ATOM....,IS IT REALLY SO BAD PHONE??? O2 management should take this matter very seriously if it is the facts,The thing is that I was waiting to buy ATOM, but now i've changed my mind NOT TO.....so i;m going for PALM TREO650..Definetly a better pda no question.....Just like o2 loses one fan just like me may be today others will !!!
THANKS ALL OF U FOR UR RIGHT OPINION .....PEACE
Disappointment is understatement. It is truely PATHETIC!
Regretted investment and have been frustrated with correspondence from support@seeO2.com who are always addressing with opening statement “Thank you for choosing O2!”.
Please help O2 appreciate - NO THANKS for the pathetic purchase!!!
ATOMIC THE ATOM....
After much anticipation and expectation of the so called next generation pocket pc, the O2 Atom whilst devastating its consumers will have managed to at least keep eBay extremely happy as 'Atom's' will be leaving their eagerly awaited consumer's hands as quickly as they arrived, as victims of the overwhelming hype try to redeem their money before the almost certain immediate depreciation, begins on O2's disastrous 'atom'ic bomb. It begins from the first time when you switch on the stylish slick black amazingly compact sized ppc and you eagerly await to give it a full going over. Firstly you notice the slow loading time of each of the setup screens, but being an optimist after everything you've read and heard, you dismiss it as 'just the setup' and await to get full use. Most user's jump straight into either the phone or the camera apps readying to make your first phone call from it or take your first photo. For those who choose the phone find a well laid out and nice and simple navigation system which is about where the pros end. Hang time and lag as well as poor sound quality are immediately confronting to the user, so much so in fact that it might well lead the user to believe there is something wrong with their miniature size all in one device. And for those who choose the camera app, well they find little surprises and many flaws as well with an ultra slow screen relay which makes you believe that may very well be holding the first camera phone to be released. And unfortunately it doesn't get all that much better as you discover the rest of what the atom has to offer. Regular momentary freeze's and lag in loading simply make the atom seem way behind the modern age. If this is O2's answer for the modern businessman then I'd hate to pay a visit to the factory where these flawed devices where made. Whilst it seems perhaps petty to complain about such problems as loading times it is only because the industry standard has set the mark at instantaneous response that we expect so much. After a day's use of the atom users will be questioning themselves as to how long they will be able to use this device for before it drives them up the wall after a couple of soft resets and it ends up in pieces on the ground. They may also question how on earth did O2 get it so wrong. The thought and promise was magnificent...an all in one device which would answer every man and woman’s dilemma of how to combine a diary, an ipod, a phone, a camera, along with perhaps a laptop, and internet into one device. And as much as this device certainly has delivered all that to its consumer it has fallen so short of the mark by just a lack of processor speed and perhaps ram. It was written in reviews before release that it was surprising to see that the processor hadn't being updated but everybody thought O2 surely would know what they were doing. But what’s even more unbelievable is the fact that whoever carried out the so called rigorous testing on the device before release was actually satisfied with what they were using. Its just hard to believe that O2 didn't say, hey lets just update the processor with a bit more speed. On the contrary however, the foundations are now in place for what could be a promising device. Everything is there now, and all O2 needs to do is upgrade the speed with some other minor fixes with the wireless utilities, camera - particularly the pathetic flash on it, and the phone hang time and they may just be able to redeem themselves to the glory days of the O2 mini.
My Personal advice...save your money for an updated model as it surely can't be to far away as the complaints begin to roll in.
I was so frustrated with the damage speakers that I went back for an exchanged (within 2 days)! I tested the new set immediately on the spot when they pass it to me. Guess what! Its another set with the same problem! I have to change on the spot again! Maybe they should recall all the Atom in the market.
I have waited for atom and invested heavyly after reading and comparing with other PDA phone spec. I based on O2 good record too. Finally, Atom just let me down totally. It is impressive with it size, features pack, but almost every program are not meeting experience PPC user needs. It is an insult to me. Yes, I made the deccision, I trusted O2 and Windows Mobile latest should be better
with improvement, I just couldn't believe it.
I also bought the O2 Atom, the day it was launched in India (Ludhiana). I was very frustrated and dissapointed to have purchased it and wasted money. It had major connectivity issues. It Hangs, No voice clarity, sound of speakers - worst ever. Cracking sound during the call. Wrote to O2 but further got frustrated by the dissapointing answers the sent... saying wait for major upgrade of ROM. Is it a Beta phone..if yes why we made to loose our money. O2 Mini was great... I have used XDA, O2 Mini for last 3-4 years... ATOM is Bad..sorry worst..of any PDA/Phone. Its a bad patch on the reputation of O2. Now even the dealers have the same opinion.I used it for 4 days, but after that I could not bear it and sold it off and I yes lost money in the transaction.
My word of advice, please please please don't go for it.
It's a piece of junk. I have owned IIs before. Atom's camera sucks. I have to hard reset the unit every time I want to use the camera. The quality of the pictures taken with this unit is even worse than my daughter 1.2 m pixel camera phone. I regret my investment every single miniute 8
I bought the O2 Atom, the day it was launched in India. I was very sad to have bought it. I had major connectivity issues. The person at the receiving could not hear me and the call would get ended. The phone would just disconnect.
Thinking that there must be a problem with the particular handset, I replaced it. SAME problems. Finally, got a third handset, but had the same problems.
I kept it for three (3) days, but after much trouble I sold it off and I even lost money in the transaction.
My word of advice, please just be careful and check before you pay!!!
I wonder y everyone is sayin mini is better than atom. Is it possible i mean after all atom is an update/later model than mini and both belongs to O2 means the later model must b better. Can someone in here give a full review of atom plz.
To those who have used both Mini and Atom, i need your frank answer which one is a better set. Most of the reviews I have read suggested Mini is a better Option.
Compare between O2 atom and Dopod 818 pro , Dopod 818 pro is much more better than atom .
before i bought the 818 pro , i was planned to buy atom , but the moment that i tested both of these PPC , i found that atom's Camare was damn slow ... the performance of running programe also slower than 818 pro ...
the 818 pro camare is much more clearer than atom and it smooth in day time ...
althought, external look of atom is i prefer , but compare to 818 pro , 818 pro also not bad ... pretty cool also ....
im here to tell anyone that wanna to buy atom need to consider 1st .... for my opinion 818 pro is better than atom.....
Also to add atom cant do back up in memory card while mini can do..cause atom is flash memory...onli can back up in comp for atom.i think is good to have the feature to back up in memory card,cause u never know...ur atom may auto do a hard reset..& all ur stuffs will be gone.Another thing the back cover is abit loose.No bluetooth icons below compare wif mini there is.I think is due to the voice command thts y all the shortcuts is gone.
Comparing wif mini...i think i prefer mini is better alot...cause i felt that mini is faster.Good abt atom is the size & also wif wifi built in.mini more user friendly(Pressing call button & left-will be call register,press down will be speed dial...)atom dun have tis quick access...alot more than atom.no quick access & short cuts like mini.mini is more stable..atom quite slow in speed..
I regret big time buying this atom.
Unlike the Mini, it does not have PhonePad !!! How am I to sms with one hand now ? It is also SLOW but I think it is Windows Mobile 2005 faults.
This lovely O2 XDA I wanted for free, any one wanted to send me this O2 for free I will be thankfull to him/her.,,, reason for this ,, simply I cant afford to buy it, it is very expansive.
Feature is nice,
got wifi,FM radio, extra buildin memory,
camera is better but quite slow!!
I don like the casing, too oily, and stick with all finger print!!!
For Atom users, in regards to mp3 ringtone,use wma file instead of mp3 file, the sound won't break or intermittent when someone rings you.I got an atom as well and so frustated whenever someone ringed me, the ringtone sound just break.Then i tried to put a wma file with 64kbps bitrate and it rings just fine.been using that since then,hope this helps.cheers..