Called and they said that in Jan i can have it as a free upgrade. Worth a try!!
XDA Exec functions in Japan?
The XDA Exec is product. I have been an owner of an XDA IIs for a year-it is a truly wonderful gadget.
Does this product work in Japan? I would appreciate any advice, I will be leaving the UK in less than 2 weeks and would subsequently like to purchase it before going to Japan.
RE:i did hear there is a 2gb version underway
where did you hear this??
i agree what a scam £399 even £250 is a scam...... buy a laptop!!! if everyone stuck together they would have to sell them for £49 each......they earn fortunes from the call charges!!!! sit back the Exec will be £99 in January ....i did hear there is a 2gb version underway
Spoken to 02 - originally advised launch date of 3rd October no longer accurate. Was told "end of October".
I was told that UMTS is equivalent to 3G, is that true, if so are there any O2 phones that are 3G.
Any help would be appreciated.
Just read a review on this and its being marketed at Approx £399 lot of money for a keyboard and a few extra bells and whistles, save ya money and buy a latop.
What I dont understand is that both XDA Exe and the IMate Jas Jar have the "SAME EXACT" specs, so how come XDA has much better result ratings (Design/Features/Performance) than the IMate?
I myself am an XDA user, but still worth asking. I guess I just cant wait any longer for this baby to come out, and am sold on the idea to just buy the I-Mate! (Life is tough)
Does ANYONE has ANY idea, even roughly, that when is this machine due in market? Any set launch dates? Any feedback will be GREATLY appreciated!
to mackaby oo7,,its true what you say ,,like me i expect true computer functions from these smartphones which isnt true.there just a bigger pda with phone but that said they can do an awful lot more altho when pushed start to fail and crash due mainly to being underpowered..firstly the battery which under strain can fail and proccessor power which when pushed can crash out so they lower the proceesor to put less strain on battery which slows it down causing frustration.It was well documented in a certain phone that people downloading off the internet browser was causing the phone to fade and blank out & the solution was to only do this with the charger unit plugged in as the battery could not take the strain.Just a general comment,, battery issues and slowness of phones is becoming more evident & thats why i take my hat off to the new panasonic range that includes a reasonably powerfull high current batt where as nokia are on the edge with 900m/a batts with 3g smartphone functions and very low operating times.
My yearly upgrade is due next week and I have already registered my wish for this phone at my local O2 shop.
I trade on ebay and spend a lot of time in and out of the house in my corporate headquarteres (garage)I am looking to this device to be wifi'd to my home network and always on yahoo mail, thus when an email comes in I can see at a glance if it requires me to accsess Outlook on the PC in the house.
so if i want this phone, ive gotta pay £149 on top of my contract? and is the price the same for all the o2 200, 100, 500 tariffs' etc. what is that price compared to the other xda's upgrade eg xda IIs etc. Is the EXEC worth that money compared to the other xda's?
it depends on you're o2 tariff, o2 200 for eg will get you this phone for 149.95, and its release date is week comencing oct 3rd 05.
Hope O2 this time produce a really stable phone. So far my experience with Xphone is bad. In GSM coverage aspect, Xphone always have problem finding network and calls will be drop dued to software/ battery.
Other features are pretty good. Most of us, include me are Microsoft users, browsing/ navigation experience just superb!
I'm very much looking forward to buying this device, but everyone seriously considering this should not be deluded into believing that it can replace a laptop! It is however a brilliant dat/communcations device with grat multimedia capabilty. Check out xda developers forum under 'Universal' (HTC-manufacturer) to really get some hands on feedback from people who have actually bought it!
There are better pocket pc's out there, like dells Axim X50v, with a dedicated graphics accelorator. There are more portable 3G phones out there that perform excellently and there will soon be many devices out there with WM 5.0 installed as standard. My point being, this is not the best device for any one purpose, but it does seem to be the first device that's incorporated many already established technologies and thus gets my vote. But beware, don't expect too much from a pocket pc/phone with few bells and whistles. After all, is it evn upgradeable like a real PC? No! Therefore, in a few months to a year, new technologies will blow this baby out of the water.
If you will not be requiring more than it has to offer in the near future - say 1.5 years, this 'Dreammachine' is for you, otherwise consider how much this will set you back, just to be replaced by other emrging technologies.
All said and done, if like me, you live in the moment...buy one and enjoy, whilst it's hot!