I've also had 3 XDA Execs in a year. Same problem with the phone crashing and me just getting a white screen. However I love the Exec. I have so many good programs and all I want now is an upgrade. I can upgrade now but thre isnt a Pocket PC on 02 out which I want instead of the Exec. I thought something else would of been avaliable by now?
ive orderd this phone coming in a week, guys can u tell me if this phone is worth it? when ive red your comments...i suddenly got confused..more negatives than possitive...tsk tsk need help in phils this cost 50,000php!!
worst phone eva made....co its nt handy n the touchscreen isnt tough!!!!!!!
Even the flap creats problem........
Those who are so negative against this pda phone want their Nikon, Canon, Pentax and what ever camera spec built-in this phone. All I can say to them, shame on you!! If you want to take digital pictures, use your digital camera and NOT the XDA.
So can I say about them who are complaining about the quality of the sound for mp3 music, stick to your IPOD or Creative Zen, or what ever MP3 player you have?
Although this is my third one in 10 months, the problem I had with it, was plain NOT my mistakes but the ROM update and software that malfunctioned. After six months it started to crash during calls or did a soft reset by itself.
I took it to the O2 shop,O2 update the ROM, but when it came back, the sim card holder couldn't lock in position .I could see the marks that it was broken with force to put the test sim card in it....So it was sent back to repairs again.
After eight days I received a brand new one. Then after the instalment of the GPRS monitor and PDF viewer it crashed about four or five times and reset during a call.
Like some one else, I had to phone customer care at the O2 Centre ,the one person, can not mention his name, was very helpful to me and gave me even an email how to install the up to dated ROM. After three weeks it crashed again, phone them again but then a very RUDE,ARROGANT helper told me that the midlet manager is not suppose to work for the customer!!!
I took it back to the shop and after seven days, O2 gave me new one.
Since then it was still function well and did not give me any trouble.
I have installed SKYPE on it and works wonderful on the device. Other programmes I use on it are MXIT for FREE TXT'S on the wireless network at home. To use the mxit on the device you have to go on the following website: www.mxit.co.za/wap and select the MOTOROLA V220's midlet to install. Unluckily the IMATE JASJAR's midlet is not working well. Make sure all your friends have that on their phone and add them like in MSN chat.
Then I also have Bible Reader, E-sword Bible Program, Mobipocket Reader, VERY GOOD READER and then THE LONDON UNDERGROUND MAP.NO MORE paper maps for me and it also can work out the journey time between stations.
Plan to install the TOM TOM gps on it and according I heard, it work great on it.
My contract on O2 expires end of December and I might go for the same one again, because it is already the TOP MODEL in the XDA range.
If the XDA MINI s had the same specs like the XDA EXEC in a NEW model, it was the one for me to go for.
The replacement on the XDA EXEC will be the HTC TyTN+ .It has all the capabilities of the XDA EXEC but looks like the XDA MINI S.
When I phoned O2 customer care if they will launch it, I got only a response that is only available in Asia, why them and NOT here in the UK.
If T-MOBILE has it, WHY CAN'T O2 NOT HAS IT ASWELL!!!
Thinking of buying it at the second shop and just unlock it and then use my O2 sim card in it.
Full MS Office could be a better option so you could have MS Database on it. It is after all a business phone/TOY!!
What a bout push email and HSPD. They could put the following in the box, cradle and car charger, a protective screen layer and case that you do not accidentally press the record button. The record button could be slide action, there is enough space. What about a CF card slot on the side or a jacket with extended battery.
The stylus jacket get worn out easily, so do not use the one inside, rather buy a stylus pen and forget about the original one, or leave it at home.
DO NOT USE THE O2 ACTIVE ON THE DASH BOARD!! It slows the device down. Install the following programmes: Adobe Reader 2.0, Engineering Calculator or Business one, Real One Player and also KSE TRUE FAX from the XDA MINI. It is cheaper for me to fax from my XDA EXEC than a normal fax machine to any where in the world and even faster.
I can not go without these programmes and use it everyday.
why does the pocket IE doesn't support mail attachments while opera/netfront or thunderhawk II do?I am a yahoo mail user and frequently face this problem,any suggestions?
Consider this one a mini laptop with a communicator capability also.If you are looking for a real good PDA,a communicator with 3G,great screen resolution,office suite,full E-mail functionality,capable of fast browsing then this is it.If you want a 'plain phone' to stick to your ear or just a camera with a zoom,stay away from Exec.This one is really for executives with a little bit of I.T. knowhow
I got bored with this phone within a day. Its rubbish for calls (if you dont get your ear just right you cant hear anything and if your phone is shut you cant tell who is calling) and texts (impossible to text in a car without crashing, on my old phone I could feel the buttons and text without looking). I just takes so long to do anything that Ive stopped using it all together which is good for my phone bills. If you sit and stare at a PC all day then this phone is just like that. BORING AND SLOW
You certainly can use the Exec with OSX. Get the Missing Sync for Windows Mobile v2.5.1 from www.markspace.com. Works fine with Address Book and iCal but does need a bit of help initially. Found this on their support forum http://www.markspace.com/support/kb.php?x=&mod_id=2&root=140&id=2773 which relates to problems with connecting via USB. Once I got this installed everything worked fine.
bit big but sexy... gives a gr8 feeling of havng a mini laptop in ur pocket.
Anyone know whether this little device can sync with Mac OS X? I rely my address book and iCal a lot, so before I make the purchase, it would be great to know. I believe there might be third-party software out there, but I'm not a big fan. Also, how is the battery life?
Yes my friend you certainly can put medical software on your xda.Check out www.handango.com They have plenty of software to browse through.
i'm a medical doctor. i want to know whether i can put a medical dictionary or a medical software in this phone or not?
I am writing this comment in reply to your qurey posted on 2006-10-10.
Being a frequent traveller you will get very few other contemporary replacement of O2 Exec. You should go with this option almost without any hesitation. This is the one that can meet almost all of your mentioned requirements.
I won't like to comment about your 'Fax' requirement becasue I have never explored Exec for this option. Otherwise you will the complet MS Office for mobile including Outlook.
For PDF: The original pack comes with an 'Application CD' that contains "ClearVue PDF Viewer". What else do you need Visu to have your entire office with you when you are on move?
The only problem is its size and weight, a bit bulky if you consider it as a mobile phone only. But don't forget this is also a PDA and that makes sense for its designed weight and size! You will simply love it.
Outstanding! Enjoy your travel times with O2 Exec!
plenty of questions.. no answers, whoever has a o2 xda exec, answer some questions atleast!
can O2-XDA work for skype and can i use it directly by connecting to internet using GPRS or else i ve to connect to Wi-Fi?
I am a hi traveller. I want to buy this phone, Pls let me know is it worth buying it with you guys experience. my requirements are e-mail, msn, camera, 3G, fax, office & e-mail attachments.
Also I want to whether I can open PDF file in this phone.
Pls let me know you comments about the phone, so that I can make my decision.
Just got my XDA Exec, i have 2 questions, 1.is there a way i can add AIM IM on this phone?
2.How can i get insurance for this phone?
hi ive had all the previous xda's and considering this was 'supposed' to be the top model, it doesnt seem to have delivered, its a real let down as a lead on from the xda 2's ..or maybe im asking for too much?! thanks
Does this device play mpeg4? can someone let me know asap please.. thank you
no edge (important)
no +2.mp camera (important)
no +2.0 v bluetooth (important)
no usb2 support (important)
but classic 3g +350kbps speed (superb)
investing this much money with less important features
if this is incremented its worth as like ur laptop but the diff is it in ur bag n this in ur pocket