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Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza

On Friday mornings from 3.00 to 5.00am to answer your tech questions

and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.

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Gadget of the Week

O2 XDA IIs Integrated personal digital organiser and mobile phone

 

Key Features

Windows Mobile 2003 2nd Edition for Pocket PC phone edition

Includes Pocket Outlook, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Window Media Player and ActiveSync

Processor Type: Intel Xscale PXA263, 400MHz

128 MB SDRAM, 96 MB ROM

 

Pros

Has a built-in mobile phone and PDA integrated in one unit

3.5" transflective 65,536 colour LCD screen(240 x 320 pixels)

39-key QWERTY keyboard

Quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900)

Built-in Bluetooth and Infrared Port

MP3 media player

Speakerphone and voice recorder facility

Removable and chargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery, 1490 mAH

 

Cons

Built-in keyboard is a little too small & fiddly, doesnt speed text entry

Built in camera has only 640x480 picture resolution

 

Cost: c £180 with contract

 

Star Rating: 8 Stars  This device build on the success of the excellent O2 XDA II to yield one the best PDA/Mobile Phone Combis available. Built in phone means that the cost of this device is subsidised by a one year contract from its true value of over £500 to around £180. A great way to buy a Pocket PC on the cheap. Also an excellent platform for a satellite navigation system.

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