I got my exec yesterday and have to say it's great. However this is my first pda and I am confused by task manager. Why is it that when I close any application I can reopen it but if I do an end task for the phone, I cannot get the phone back up and running without doing a soft reset? Also why when I end task on internet explorer does it still maintain a connection via GPRS? Am I being charged for this? Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks
You can store programs on the phone though cant you? Whenever I have tried putting programs on the memory card my XDAIIi wont recognise it. I have to store Pocketmpgeg player, smart movier player, Winzip on the XDA's memory. I guess You can do this with the Exec cant you and it still runs fine?
Well i think this phone is a gem, i am just waiting for the right deal to get it. But surely this is my nxt phone, as i have used all XDA's and still using XDA IIi, so this should be an amazin phone.
good functions.. like 520mhz n everything but damn heavy n 65k colour 1.3mp camera eww.. only rich ppl will buy it..
what is the difference between the 02 XDA Exec & the imate JASJAR? thanks
I very much appreciate David Longs super helpful reply regarding full screen video. Being non technical I am alittle worried about deleting the O2 interface and replacing it with an alternative (SPC?). Is this easy to do and how do I go about it?
Simon - You problems are with software.
1)Windows Media Player 10 for some reason does not play video files full screen. A patch is likely on the way until then use an alternative player (there are lots of free one out there I have posted a link to a very good one earlier)
2) You likely have many programs running and need to close some first. By default Window mobile leaves every program you open running even if you think you've closed it until it runs out of memory and then it might attempt to close some for you. This is a stupid idea and you need an interface mod to correct this or manually go to task manager and shut each one down everytime you want to close something.
I use the SPB interface and removed the 02 one and not only does it run much faster but when I close a program it actually close it (or I can choose minimise).
Also be aware there is a limit to the size of photo you will be able to zoom right into. If you have an image over 2mega pixels you may run out or memory before you zoom in very far. Again the degree you can zoom in will greatly depend on the amount of free Ram.
Also aviod installing anything (apart from interface mods) on the phone itself. Use a memory card or you will grind your xda exec to a halt.
It is still the most powerful and best bit of hardware for a mobile available but the software needs some work.
My most annoying nigle is that you cannot adjust how much memory is assigned to running programs and how much for storage. You need very little for storage as you should be storing on your memory card and when the software decides to split it 50:50 or worse it can be annoying. Again this will likely be resolved with a software update or 3rd party software.
Replacing the software should solve most issues.
Again with the GPS questions. GPS is not builtin - if it was it would be on the spec sheet. However you can connect your usual GPS kit to it via bluetooth. You will have to install the software onto a memory card.
One warning. If you install is more than 40mb you may have problems installing via the activesync. This is because rather than installing straight to a memory card it stores all the files on the phone first and then extracts/installs. Stupid and again I am hoping Microsoft will address this in the next update.
I have had the xda exec for about a week and am still undecided whether to change it for a K-JAM when they finally arrive in the next few weeks!
My main problem is the way it handles MPEG4 video files. I can't get full screen or sound. Also if I want to zoom in on my still photos, after a few touches of the zoom icon a message pops up telling me there is "no more memory". Does anyone know how to resolve these issues?
Other than this I am enjoying the xda exec but it is big and answering the phone quickly can sometimes be a bit of a problem.
Hi I have used rikaline as a gps receiver seems to work fine. I recommend HOLUX for use in Europe! Are these units shipped to Asia yet?
can i ask question?
i need to know that weather it supports GPS navigation or not
Yes i am also feel its the Copy of I mate jasjar but if somebody comes with option than only it will be good for people can any body let me know the price of O2 XDA Exec in USD....
Hi am awaiting delivery of mine. I have used all the range so far with no problems. Just concerned about the usage as a phone and the size. Any comments?
Well it is just a standard made unit by HTC and rebranded for the different companies.
On a different note can anyone recommend a good gps unit to go with it? I'd like to add one that works is all ;-)
what is this a copy fest.. imate and o2 r the same i mean jasjar, and k-jam r like copys...i feel bad cause i have a jasjar but please at least imate have the common sense to make theres avelible first... i mean the tablet design was imatesss do u think its fair that o2 steal it and make it cheaper it s like a moblie china town its not the real thing
Mines just arrived and i can't wait to use it,just a hint if you want one for free with o2
If they've sent you the new i-mode info (they did me) ring them up and tell them none of the free phones listed are what you want then ask for the exec, i did and my FREE one has just got here heh.worth a try and saves you paying for it ;-)
looks such a cool brick i have to admit.
from www.o2.co.uk not the stores. I have an online account and will upgrade.
I have Xda's now, working good, It is worth switching to Xda Exec, please advice.
khalid u get the fone frm www.o2.com or pop in to a 02 store nationwide.
i jst seen this thing on da net now, wow luks inpressive im defnetly seing a demo of it in da shop tomorro, if it imprsses me den il get it for uni a gud gadget to have in the lectur hall.
I get card with my phone, Carphone warehouse is where I am getting my exec from
has anyone used WiFi on it yet
Had my XDA EXEC for about 10 days. To be honest im not very happy. O2 Think I got a faulty phone. My battery doesnt last a day. when bluetooth is enabled with a headset has anyone else noticed the flaw... You cant access PHONE (program). If you switch off bluetooth. You got to do a soft reset to be able to access PHONE (program) again. So does anyone else have anyproblems or am i just the unlucky one?