flame is stil the best among all but too big the handset. if the size can reduce to the size of Atom Life. than it will be great and the camera should replace atleast 3.2 megapixel with Xenon flash. Ram shall be improve to 256 Ram and not the Rom size improve only.
is that the bluetooth pairing ok?when u turn it off and on the connection will lose. did u try it?
Thanks for info.
It's tweaked version of Atom Life & nothing so special people.
O2 Comet is Germany's version of the O2 Xda Atom Life, they did some modifications to Life like the casing, from the glossy finish, they made it to matte finish. Basically they're the same in features and specs.
Ei.. O2 Comet is for Germany's release of the O2 Xda Atom Life. O2 Xda Atom Life is named such for Asia and others except Germany.
The reviews for flame look positive. I was quite taken by the design of Atom life (but of course the reviews are not so)
Guys please comment on this..... what is the difference between the Atom Life and Comet?
Aren't both the same except for the operating system WM5.0/WM6.0
for addition, this phone still running WM5 and the upgrade WM6 (official and unofficial) still not available.
I just bought this PDA few weeks ago. i found that this PDA relatively very stable and amazing compare to those predecessor like Xda IIs, IIi, and Atom Exec.
in terms of speed, this phone remind me to O2 Xda Exec which is almost the same quality.
1. Battery - to me can last quite long with normal usage (without wifi, WMP or beta player)
2. Wifi - very stable and searching very fast.
3. Camera - compare to those normal nokia phone or samsung with same 2MP, i can say the quality is so so even lower.
4. Audio - using external speaker not really good, especially when increase the BASS. but when use earpice, it is perfect as this phone has equaliser like WINAMP and after adjusting, the sound pretty clear.
5. Processor - i can run so many programs (WMP, camera, explorer, excel, word, internet+wifi) without any lagging and the response still maintain fast.
6. Sound - when make a phone call, the sound relatively clear, not really different with normal phone. not so loud and not so soft like O2 Xda Graphite.
I have not tried using the TV out as i seldom use it. and i have not compared to O2 Xda Zinc.
but entirety, this phone to me is amazing...
Very shortly i am going to be getting this device ive read all of the reviews-and blogs regarding this device.
I have found many inaccurate statements and info from biased or haters of microsoft devices...some PPC users are newbies and so there comments have to be wieghed.
Looking at this device from a unbaised stance this device claims to be the only true multi-media PPC and looking at the spec you will be hard pressed to find a simular device..bearing in mind that this device is multimedia centric.
I have used many smartphones and PPC of all shapes and sizes since the beginning of the mobile phone era..
I will be testing core phone ability just making a receiving phone calls, day to day usage as a phone.
Movie play back..using tcpmp/core
divx- wmv/wmvhd +srs sound production.
Cam corder quality on phone and on tv-out.
Gaming accelerated and normal PPC Games on phone and tv-out
Music play back out of phones stereo speakers in phone and listening on headphones via srs.
Xda flames rom stability
Web and Email Browsing
Memory management etc..
and any other questions please ask and i will compile this into my review
Listen guys, this device is best in PDA world & very rare, but:
In the box
# Handset Transceiver
# Manuals & CD
# 2 Data cables
The initial impression on taking the Flame out of the box is that it does rather look like a slice of bread. It is large, flat and a few people I showed it to did wonder who the maker was. That was because the logo is black on black and not very noticeable.
Many also remarked on the obviously large device, which I had pegged to be ideal for watching videos on. A TV cable is in the box, so I guess that one is supposed to plug the Flame into a convenient TV set and show pictures, videos and probably powerpoint presentations on the TV set.
The entire device is in black, with a checked pattern on the battery cover as a result of etching alternate squares in one direction. The camera lens bulges out of the back, which isn��t a very good idea because there will be a lot of wear and tear on the camera lens over time. The idea should have been to protect the lens, not to expose it.
The screen, as we mentioned earlier, is very large. While this is excellent, the Flame drains the battery faster than a bunch of roughnecks go through a case of beer. Charging takes a rather long time, around five hours to charge up the Flame from a totally flat battery. After 24 hours of leaving the Flame alone to sulk by itself, nearly half the charge was gone. Imagine what it would be like if you made use of the voice and data connections, not to mention turning on WiFi or Bluetooth.
Chances are, you will need to buy a second battery, and your Flame would spend much of its time attached to the wall charger or your PC USB. Oh, there is no cradle for the O2 Flame, but there is a nice little USB-On-The-Go cable which lets you plug a thumb drive directly into the Flame��s USB port. That is a pretty good idea because I can put my larger video clips onto a thumb drive and just plug and play when I need it.
There is a slight delay when you push the power button on the top of the device. Ideally, the faintest of touches lights up the screen. However, in this device, I had to press the power button repeatedly and keep glancing to see if the screen lights up or not. Occasionally it does and occasionally it doesn��t. It is annoying and takes a lot of getting used too. Especially if you are in a rush.
The OS in use is the 5.0 version of Windows Mobile, which is quite surprising considering that it has been five months since the official announcement of Window Mobile 6.0. However, the processor is an IntelR PXA-270 running at 520 MHz. Reports say that O2 is testing the WM 6.0 OS so look out for the upgrade or just wait until it is upgraded before you buy.
The memory capacity is rather large for a device this size. The internal flash memory is 64MB + 2GB, and there is 128MB of RAM. All of this displays 65K of Colours onto a 480 x 640 TFT LCD screen.
As usual, there are a ton of O2 applications inside the Flame. Add the large internal memory, a large micro SD and a large plug-in thumb drive and a Bluetooth keyboard, and you could have the beginnings of what is a rather lightweight albeit messy laptop. That is, for the short time until PDAzilla here drains whatever batteries you might have. And you might want to plug it in to the TV if you are going to bitch about the screen��s size.
The Flame supports 3G, but leaves out HSDPA connectivity. It is a triband device, supporting GSM 900/1800/1900.
Bluetooth and Infrared are present for local connections, whilst GPRS and WiFi are also built in and these options can be toggled on or off from the shortcut key at the bottom of the left edge of the PDA.
The camera is a 2-megapixel one. Firing up the camera was rather tedious as it took some time for the device to switch from its regular portrait mode screen to the landscape mode used by the camera��s viewfinder.
However, once that is out of the way, shots were quick and easy. The autofocus is much better than that on other competing camera phones, and quickly adjusts and shoots. That might be due to the extra graphics processor in the device.
A really great touch was the ��back arrow�� icon which flashed onto the screen after a shot was taken. Quickly touch this with your finger and the device switched right back into viewfinder mode and is immediately ready to shoot another picture.
With enough practice, you could easily get 4-5 pictures in 10 seconds or so, which makes it a pretty good camera for me. However, the zoom is not too good and only goes up to 4x and the effects are quite limited.
There are two games in the phone. They are Bubble Breaker, which is also known as Jawbreaker in other PDAs. The second game is Solitaire. Both of these are pretty much standard with any Windows Mobile devices these days.
vdo camera not p'perly operate(mpls)
give mi ur suggestion
thnx n rgds
Hey Sina.. O2 Comet looks a lot like O2 XDA Atom Life isnt it? Atom Life only has a glossy finish while this Comet has a matte finish.. is it like O2 Xda Atom and O2 Xda Atom Exec dont you think?
xDA comet? not for those who are considering the Flame. Flame has a 640x480 resolution as oppose to the common 320x240 on the comet.
A more direct competitor would be toshiba G900. It is similar in price, but has a qwerty keyboard and an even higher resolution at 800x480. Other things that the flame is missing are HSPDA connection, WM6, fingerprint reader. There is really no reason to choose Flame over the the G900.
Guys, check this out:
O2 XDA Comet
New O2 PDA:
For all the comments you made.....I found out that this device is truely amazing....try (o2-xda-flame.handster.com)for the trial software addons
I heard someone mentioning this machine is "theater in the pocket"?? Ya right, that's if you are willing to bring along the power adapter as well. I hope you have big pocket. and maybe a tight belt to prevent the pants from falling off.
I use many PDAs and have learnt that regardless of what the machine can do, it is all useless without a good battery life.
At the moment, Nokia N61 has the best Battery life/feature/price/form factor among all the PDAs.
Hi all who have problems with this phone please post videos on youtube.com with the problem for a proof or you are postind misleading information here.
hey guys this phone is really great, being using it for a month no problems at all...
Latest price: $714.95