O2 has come out with the first PDA smartphone with 3G capabilities, the O2 XDA Exec. For some users, this may very well be a flexible laptop replacement, light weight and comparatively smaller in size and offers 3G capabilities.
With the advent of the XDA Exec, based on the Imate JASJAR by Taiwanese HTC, O2 enhances its Xda handheld/phone devices line.
The uber-gizmo is powered by Windows Mobile 5.0. and comes with a PXA272 520MHz processor, 64MB RAM, 128MB ROM, a 3.6″ VGA (640 x 480) 65K colour screen, tri-band GSM/GPRS, UMTS (2100) support, Wi-Fi 802.11b, Bluetooth 1.2, IR, mini-USB, an SDIO slot, an integrated camera, stereo speakers, and a 62-key QWERTY keyboard.
XDA Exec boasts of several firsts, including the Windows Mobile 5.0 version. The screen can be rotated by 180 degree, offering traditional handheld and notebook style operational flexibility. For better utilization, XDA Exec is being rolled out with buttons and connections. Even its stylus is different and better structured with a solid and short flattened end compared to conventional ones.
The new O2 baby provides a wide area wireless linkage, enabling greater sophisticated mobile applications than 2.5G connections. O2 thought it wise to offer requisite software that enables users to set up the XDA Exec as a 3G modem for use with a notebook PC. The initial testers vouch that the XDA Exec being shipped offers 44MB of non-volatile ROM, 50 MB of RAM for storing data and programs and expandable SD/MMC card slot.