hi. just wanna ask how about the processor of this compare with 02 atom. will it affect the phone and slow the phone??
I have not seen the Neo in Singapore yet but it sure does look very much like the dopod818. I believe O2 objective of introducing the Neo is to save themselves from the inferior Atom. "Inferior" not by specifications but stability. I have been using the Atom for months and it has been hell. The software is unstable causing the Atom to either hang or automatically reboot itself. The clarifty of the pics taken by the Atom were worse than those taken by my old Nokia 6250. I have send the Atom for servicing twice but situation has not improved at all. My Atom also produces this very soft but high frequency pitch that drives me nuts. The Atom was my fist O2 and my last. I am now very please with my dopod818 pro.
Zoda......Thank you for your opinion, however, irrespective of the fact that O2 maybe a retailer, amongst other things, including but not limited to programmers, network carrier etc, same as I-mate. You are correct to say that they rely on others for their manufacturing needs but that was not my point. At any time they have had a choice to continue to work with Quanta and further develop Atom or to offer something that is not as original as Atom regardless how they chose to call it and after I-mate and Q-Tek they offered the Neo. It is just an inferior product to Atom in its features and appearance. What is next smartflip by I-Mate, 8500 by Q-tek and the “copycat by O2”. If these three continue to release the same phone with some insignificant cosmetic changes, who needs it. It’s the same stupid phone. O2 has more potential than that or at least should have.
youre actually wrong zoran. O2 has always relied on HTC/ dopod for their products. O2 doesnt make anything by themselves. they are just a.....retailer if you like. And badge their name to other manufacturers products. All O2 products prior to the atom are made by htc/ dopod.
Neo (AKA dopod 818 pro) was first released in singapore with the advantages of being cheaper, and more stable (since it uses dual core) than the atom. Also it uses SD instead of atom's mini sd. an advantage or disadvantage depending on which way you wanna look at it.
Zoran, that was exactly what i was saying.
though i wouldn't mind you second the motion.
if you look carefully, you would notice that a user's post is above his or her name, not below.
Hello to the owners of XDA neo!!!
Does anyone have an english version of the windows mobile 5.0 installed in the neo or is it only the German version that is available ?
Mr. Brightside....XDA Neo is the same phone released by QTEK (S200) and I-mate (JAMin)mobile providers all phones are made by the same manufacturer called HTC Corp. who happens to market QTEK brand as their own in-house brand. I-mate was the first to come out with this product. Why would O2 copy and go behind I-mate and Qutek when they have an amazing Atom product that almost has everything one would want in a PDA-Phone. Two things that are missing in the Atom(my point of view only) are:
1. Qwerty keyboard (I happen to use a lot of email communications)
2. Quad band (adding 850 to it since I leave in Canada and without 850 the reception is poor in many situations).
Other than that Atom rules. I hope you understand now.
can anyone tell me whether XDA neo has stereo speakers or not !!! reply
HTC makes the prototype device, then sold as Qtek s200, Dopod 818 pro or Xda Neo depending on which continent you are. so i'm guessing that this clears something about Xda "copying" Dopod.
@firelulu - neo's cam quality is far better than atom, even without the flash. yes the back casing is plastic but the front one is metallic. i suggest you do your research before posting anything to avoid misleading innocent readers.
@zoran - what exactly do you mean by itself from other mobile brands? am i the only one who is not getting this? i believe the text we put in here are "posts" and not e-mails. and by the way, sorry to mention but they won't be "rading" these
O2... do you give up with Atom ?... you release the new product with almost the same technical spec with Atom but more likely you just copy from DOPOD818Pro...
c'mon... why don't you upgrade the Atom ?
O2 should separate it self from other mobile brands. Atom is great all they would need to make Atom a quad band and it would be great.
I hope they are rading these emails.