Looking to these jaded eyes a little like the Nokia N80 I got my hands on the other day, the O2 XDA Stealth is emerging from its cellphone chrysalis and strutting its funky slider stuff. Boasting 802.11g wireless in addition to the normal mobile bands, as well as 192MB ROM for all that Pocket PC action, the Stealth can readily live up to its covert name as you discretely snap industry-secrets with the 2 megapixel camera.
All hail to Arne Hess. Arne promised more info in the previous article, and he’s come through with an actual working unit of the Cosmo! I’m laying down for my 100 lashes for all bad mouthing towards the Cosmo. It’s quit a handsome Smartphone, very thin looking and yet super professional. Unlike a Pocket PC Phone, it lacks a touch-screen, running Windows Mobile Smartphone Edition. Other features include quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WLAN and Bluetooth, and 1.3 megapixel camera. The thumb keyboard looks standard, and my absolute favorite feature is the new jog strip. The jog strip looks like it’s going to be much easier to use than the traditional wheel similar to what’s currently on the Blackberry and HTC Hermes.
Arne has had the Cosmo since Monday, so it’s only a matter of time when he’ll post the full review for the world to gawk at. He did warn that this is still a prototype that’s very close to the final version, so most likely there’ll be some changes. You’re my hero Arne!
German consumer telecommunication magazine "connect" was privy to a working prototype of the HTC Excalibur. The magazine has published more information about the device in the latest issue. Arne of the unwired has the scoop! The biggest news is O2 Germany will be the first to have the Excalibur under the new name O2 XDA cosmo, despite the previous dress up with T-Mobile themes.
connect reports that the O2 XDA cosmo featuring Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone will be available during September or October of this year. European carriers can expect the device a hell of a lot sooner than the carriers stateside – with a time frame pushing out towards the end of this year.