Unboxing The O2 XDA Cosmo Windows Mobile Smartphone aka HTC Excalibur

Aug 30, 2006
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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!


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