When the XDA IIs first came out, it was said that it will have Blackberry connectivity by early 2005. Is this available already? Its already end of 2005.
Where shall we start....
Dan - hold down the green telephone button to activate the speakerfone. Try updating the Radio stack from the XDA / O2 website to improve the reception.. otherwise its probably down to your service provider ot increase the signal.
Sergie - dont worry about 2005. Its a standalone product. Forget about it as it wont run on the handset... ony XDA executive and some other top end-stuff. In my humble opinion, it's just a way for Microsoft to screw ppl for extra money.
Scorpion - you need to speak to your mobile phone service provider for the specific settings (eg. O2) Try the XDA website for FAQs
Joe - have a look on eBay, proporta.com, or pdahut.com. The Piel Frama case is the Don but very pricey otherwise there are stacks of choices. Either aluminium/metal case, clear case, leather or flip leather.
Russ - I have no problems with bluetooth and i've not used puppetmaster... sorry dude
Airpirate - sorry don't know
Ton - yes a 2GB card should work. Its a (pocket) pc not a fone.
Olive - the software is too old
Caz - way to techie for me babe.. sorry
Hi all, can anyone advise how I can connect to the internet wirelessly (by a Wi-Fi network card) on my mini Xda II? I have wireless network and a Wireless LAN card inserted in my pocket PC. It seems to have connected to the internet looking at Settings > Connections > Network Cards, but I'm not able to browse the web successfully. Any suggestions would be reall helpful.
Trying to download the Flash player for pocket PC on my IIs but when trying to run the exe file, it mentions "non pocket pc file" Any ideas?
Good phone. Sometimes I can not hear the other person. After a reboot it works fine. Is there another program that is kicking the phone offline? I like the phone but I can not afford to miss calls.
Hi, I'm trying to get my XDAiis to say hello to my computer via Bluetooth, and as yet have not had much luck. I want to use puppetmaster to remotely control the screen & applications (as i used to with my K700i). Any comments on this?
Hi, would appreciate if anyone who could tell me how to set up the MMS account since I encounter problem while I download MMS from "My ISP", it is not successful despite numerous trying, thank you!
Hey mr. XDA master, my XDA2s now works much better, it runs faster, i love this pocket pc.. thanks to you XDA master. but i want to upgrade my software to 2005.. is it possible?
My XDA2S is seven months old and has been back for repair to speaker six times so far Iget it for 3 weeks repair centre one week is this unusual.
I have had this phone for over a year now, and reception is extremely poor everywhere and anytime I use it. It does not have EFH or whatever that three letter word is for improved reception.
I read someone here said that the loudspeaker function is good. Can you please tell me how I can activate the loud speaker when making a call??
Sounds like you don't know how to use the machine.
You can customise the power on / off settings for a start. If you want it to come on with a screen tap then goto Start>Settings>ButtonLock.
Sort resets are a normal part of the phone usage. Don't you ever reboot your pc at home? Its no big deal.
I agree, its a slight inconvenience having to shut down applications in Start>Settings>Memory>Running Programs.. but so what, 6 taps.. big deal.
I have to use task manager on my pc to shut down applications that are hanging every now and then.
Its a 'pocket pc' not a nokia, or any other standard mobile phone and its not a 3.2Ghz processor desktop pc!
The specs say a 400MHz processor with a 128MB SDRAM. You should have known this when you bought it; sorry to sound heartless but you got exactly what you paid for, no more and no less powerful.
"Slow as anything I have experienced" - what other pocket pc do you have that has windows media player, word, powerpoint, excel, plays full length DVD movies, games, full internet access etc etc.
The reason I ask is, what have you experienced that is quicker? There are newer better phones out there... if you have one stick to it... what on earth are you complaining about... why didn't you keep the better handets ???!!!
Get some sleep, Mo
Yo say I am disappointed with the O2IIs would be an understatement. I have had so many problems with this phone, before and after the firmware upgrade. Tap the screen to bring it on, it never works, have to press the on off button just to get the screen to appear. Slow as anything I have experienced, shutting down applications doesnt help, hangs 2-3 times a day requiring reboots. And so on. Damn disappointing and now I read about the Exec it seems no better, it seems software is the problem not the hardware on most O2 phones.
As an experiened XDA User...
To be honest, I have been using the (original) XDA since it first came out about 4 years ago when I paid around £499 for it connecting with O2.
This year I upgraded to an XDA IIs. Other than a very low spec 0.3MP camera (which is relatively poor other than for having a laugh with pics and MPEG4s) the XDA IIs is truly fantastic.
I am a busy professional - I co-ordinate my emails at home on MS Outlook (for which you do need a premium email/paying email account which utilises POP3 for a start!).
Using the office applications such as MS Word, Powerpoint, PDFs etc are invaluable - there is Bluetooth, IR, or MMC/SD for syncing with your home and work pc/laptop.
You comfortably use a 512MB MMC or SD card (or pay the £20 extra for a 1GB Card) which will comfortably hold plenty of Pocket PC games. Better still, use the device as an awesome MP3 player using Windows Media Player which will comfortably rival a 1 or 2GB mini IPOD-type device and is as familair as your home pc.
The built in loudspeaker is great when my family and me are on the beach or in the park during the summer months.
I have found both the XDA I and IIs invaluable, so much so that I have never found the need to take a fone upgrade with O2.
If you like the idea of Blackberry, Bluetooth, MSN Messenger, portable MP3 systems, gaming, true internet access or are simply a busy profesional dashing around town then this does the lot and its a cracking phone to boot.
Buy and install Tom Tom navigator and you have an excellent Sat Nav system for your car using the phone's GPS/ GPRS (still to try it!).
A fantastic application is "DVD to Pocket PC" - put your favourite DVD in your home pc, the application will convert your DVD (don't infringe copyright laws please!) to a media file that you can transfer to your device or storage card. The best quality is about 200MB but you can use a smaller setting.
This means you can now watch full-length, excellent quality movies in the office, car or wherever!
YES, it is not small but compare this to carring round some combination of a mobile phone / calculator / Blackberry / IPOD mini.
NO, the size is not a problem. Whosoever said small is better is not looking at functionality...size is a fashion trend. Have you tried using the buttons on small mobile phones!
Got the orange verson the M2000
I'm very fond of it. It syncs nicely to the PC, there's tons of software available from Microsoft's website and others. I have had it freeze a couple of times but nothing serious and never lost all my data, if you run it with MS outlook and back it up on active sync then you never will. I've got bluetooth GPS for it with MS pocket streets and [streets and trips]. I couldn't get by with an ordinary phone any more. No problems that couldn't have been sorted with software mods. e.g. phone lock when media player is running and it connects too readily to the internet. Otherwise I'm happy with it. Just don't expect it to be just a phone and finding yourself paying for things you won't use.
windows then startup and delete "connections." Remove device from cradle and soft reset. You will notice the o2 logo disappear from top of your screen and your device will be alot more stable
All you guys having problems with the XDA freezing: Place device in cradle and sync with computer. Then open My Computer and double click Mobile Device (or whatever your XDA is called) My Device
xda 2s i`ve had it for a while now and i had problems when i did rom update if you want to stop the freezing do a hard reset then wait for the corperate or personal , select corperate then it will ask for pin num to insert 0506 thats it you will not see 02 on it but a pocket pc with windows and it will never crash again and it quicker i`ve tomtom 5 and the latest pacth so you can also use the screen key pad and not the quircky key board ... have fun ..wayne