Just to let everyone know the xda orbit is free on £35 and above tariff in the o2 shops on a 12 month contract.
But i went for the £40 tariff for 500 xnet mins and 100 texts as u also get the co-pilot sat nav software free of charge, which i should get within 5 days to my home address.
I am also very impressed with phone, once u get used to the scrolling wheel. Great features. Does anyone know how get free software from the internet? Thanks.
This handset is amazing if you use all its services unless your wasting your money, extremely good phone would def advise this handset to anyone!
What more could you want out of this phone, I add 1 gb micro Sd, and this phone has turning into a MP4/3 player, a very small sat nav with tomtom 6, a pda, a camera, and the size is is too good to have all this function, as long as you close the program proply, the cpu is runing fine. add few more game and softwear, now it's also a game console, bible and ebook....
I had exec before, it's good but too big too use as phone.
O2 xda comes with wifi
T-moble MDA compact 3 comes with infer Red.
why can they come with both....
Hi guys\gals :-)
I bought one of these earlier and am really pleased so far. I've had the XDA2\XDA2i\XDAs before but I am far more pleased with this one> Its lighter, faster (so it seems), smaller - and a lot of the problems i didnt like about the previous ones have been addressed. However!
I have TomTom Navigator 5 and 6 and neither will go onto the device because there isn't enough memory. PANTS!!! . Anyone help with this, I've seen some places say that they have tomtom that fits on a 128mb card. O2 give away the CoPilot software on the website (I didnt get this because I signed up in store apparantly) - so I assume the CoPilot fits onto it without extra stuff???
Thoughts and ideas please!!
This is great. It will even better if they add HSDPA, add CPU clock and increasing battery size.
It run's better than my exec and as long as you dont fill the internal memory your find it runs great!!! I have managed to freeze mine but that was because i filled the internal memory and when i cleared some space it was running great again!!!
If you have found problems with it, thats probably due to over running it but with any pc if you kill the memory you cant do much!!!
Filled with great features, pitty it has slow processor. Just wondering this thing do multasking. Superslow, i guess.
I think some people say the orbit is much too slow processor to be running mobile 5.
What is this about 3 core processor I read few posts back. Never heard such thing.
Is this phone freeze up like the atom exec. That phone is such crap with all software problem. I buy my g/f a HTC p3600 and boy is it such nice phone, no problems and fast.
To use satnav if free!!! it's like your reading a text message, it's free!!!
If you have traffic update then you pay for the info to be sent to your phone!!!
Hope this helps!!!
I have phoned o2 several times but get different answers each time. All i wanted to know is how much does it cost when im using Sat Nav? I thought it was free but i wanted to be 100% certain, one person at o2 said its £3 per 1mb downloaded, are they getting mixed up with gprs? :s Please Help! Thanks
To: MSRn .. You can download software all over the place, on Bittorrent there are even software packs. But you should look for Windows Mobile 5 software when searching on the net. Try this place: http://www.pocketpcsoft.net/
Use activesync to install the software. Good Luck. All the best.
sorry mate,if you are less than £70 contract a month, you have to pay for the software and the phone upgrade.
to bow....The mighty Xda Flame is coming roll out the red carpet and prepare ....
Please help, I am currently having an arguement with o2 regarding what I should have recieved!!
I checked out the o2 website to look at the Orbit and decided to upgrade my current phone to it as it had the gps bundle for free. I called there online upgrades (O2 Retention) number and spoke to a guy for about 20 minutes regarding what deal he could do me.
I had to pay £99 to upgrade to the orbit (I was 6 months over my 12 month contract so thought they could have done a better deal than this!!) and I was told on the phone this would come with everything I needed and even came with an adapter to fix it to my car windscreen.
When the box arrived it is only just the phone and after 5 calls back to O2 they have said they never agreed to send me the sat nav kit. I am waiting for a call from a supervisor on Monday who has apparently listened to the call so I am going to ask for a copy of it because I think I should get what I was promised!!
Can anyone helo me with some advise on this as it seems some people have got it and others have not! I am now signed up to the online 25 tarrif for 18 months the same as NickR, and he got his with no hassle it would seem!!!
Hi Iíve got my Orbit 2 weeks ago, and boy its 9 out of 10. Iíve upgraded my contract and got phone for free 500 min 100 text and all this for £30. However I payed £87 for sat nav form internet. The only thing I canít understand how to download some programmes like games, dictionaries etc. Does some one can help me? Thanks
The O2 Orbit
Well, what can I say? It is small and lightweight and has a pack of punch features for its size.
I have it for few weeks now and all I can say that it is still improving on what I do. Like all the devices on the market, we want every time better features with it and the one we were looking for is not enough what we expected to have. This is where some will praise the Orbit and some will complain and will never say well about it.
All I can say to them develop one yourself and we will criticize your design.
It is the power of choice to make when you buy anything on earth and do you have to accept the outcome of the choices you made.
Some of you complain about the processor speed of 200 MHz, well it is a 3core processor and it means it can reach the clock speed of 520 MHz. I do Skype on mine and have little difference between the EXEC and the ORBIT. If you did not know about it, be happy to use Skype on it.
What is in the box?
USB cable to synch with the PC, MAC or Laptop
Software and Manual
WHAT IS MISSING??? A case or pouch
So I bought a pouch from the flee market at Charing Cross Station for a fiver that has a nice metal belt clip.
This is the TOP Range of XDA with a lot of potential upgrades. The screen scratches easily and a protective layer should be put on before use, why don't they include this in the box. Box lay out is very neat set out like the XDA EXEC. It doesn't come with a car charger and must be bought from another provider or from O2 itself. The wireless connection works great on my network using the Belkin 54g. It is user friendly enough if you worked with the EXEC before and has a good processor. There is no CF Card or a SD card slot but the micro SD card is situated undderneath the SIM card.
When I first want to open the Orbit, I did not no that the little lock signature present the open of the back cover.
When you want to use the Micro SD card in a card reader to transfer data faster, you have to remove the SIM card before you have access to it. This can be a good reason not to loose the card from falling out if it had a slot on the side. At least the Orbit starts much faster up than the EXEC when you done a soft reset and this are already an improvement for the O2 device.
Suggested additional features
It did not come with task manager, but I use the setting in Programs to make sure all the programs are shut when I use Skype.
There is NO infra red beam to use and I was bit confused to see that when I want to use the Bluetooth, it said beam contacts of file. So that is now sorted.
On the Medial Player, when I installed the music on the Micro SD Card, you will not be able to see the Memory card. You have to update the library so it will search for the media files.
To use the FM Radio, you have to use the USB Headset. You canít you listen radio then. At least you can use the on screen option to choose the speaker but then you can not play the radio through your speakers of the laptop. May be the USB connection for the headset is better quality, I donít know.
Then why couldnít O2 pre-install the Tom-tom software or do they want again to make money on that, yet again, not all like the Tom-tom but prefer Co-pilot or Garmin. Why did they not give a disc with it like they advert on the internet at www.gsmarena.com that the Tom-tom will be included.
The screen should be able to change to landscape in more than one way on screen like the EXEC.Larger internal memory to store data like 4gig for recording voice, with a 256meg rom instead of the 128 Meg? Why don't the developers make a back-up system in Programmes for all the settings like the HP Jornada 720? When you have to do systems restore, select the icon in Programmes to have all your previous settings including contacts and email in outlook. Why donít they install the GPRS monitor, Fax facility, Skype, PDF clear view and also a MS Access for a default programmes or even better, what about the full MS Office ? Sorry, but the screen will be too small to edit Publisher. Internet: you can only open one page at a time, why not two to browse between them. Like the XDA have MSN messenger, why not Yahoo messenger with the full settings to add and adjust. If HTC could manufature a sliding keyboard like their other models will a great feature, but you have to deal without it and use the stylus.
Hints and tips for other owners
I saved all my data, cab files and apps from my EXEC onto the laptop for future use.
I bought a 2gig SD card in London and transfer all that info and apps onto it and just click on them to install again them to the Memory Card. The ORBIT is like a cloned version of my EXEC with the same apps I used. The only thing that is missing is a External Keyboard and the Task manager.
1. Make sure you have updated the ROM and save your data on a memory card. Never try to install programmes that are NOT suitable for the device.
2. Buy a protective case like Proporta that you can carry on you, NEVER carry it under your arm. It can be purchased from the internet.
3. Keep liquids away from it and do not take a call outside in the rain.
4. Switch off the wireless and Bluetooth when you are not using it to save on battery power.
5. Do make a back up of all your work on a pc or Mac.
6. Do not try to connect or synch your device to a Palm or Epoc system, it crashes BIG time.
7. Close programmes that are running in the back ground, they use space and slow the system down. To do this, start, Settings, Memory, Running programmes and those you are not using can be stopped. Make sure you have not many programmes running while you do a synch with the pc or Mac. You will loose info while synchronizing the device.
8. To gain more space, delete the sites you have visited at internet settings under menu, options.
9. Do a soft reset after install programmes and when you know you are leaving it over night to charge.
10. Do not transfer too large files like MS Word or Excel to the device, it takes to long to open and wastes space. Rather install programmes on the SD card than on the main memory to gain more space.
11. Only when the instalments refuse on the SD card, install to main memory. Rather use your normal digital camera or video recorder.
The phones have built in gps recivers but not software to use it!!!
If you want to use it you need software. I have used both tomtom 6 and copilot live 6 and i personaly like the tomtom over the copilot but its personal preferance!!!
I dont know about the tracking information but have also woundered the same thing.