Product Type: O2 Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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INTERNET IN YOUR POCKET
Member Name: cdventures
Date: 28/10/04, updated on 07/11/04 (2293 review reads)
Advantages: Internet on the move, Email, MP3 Player
Disadvantages: Poor Battery Life, Not much memory, Phone aspect a little difficult to use
My XDA cost me around £75 sim-free off eBay and has been worth every penny.
Basically I wanted a device that would allow me to access the internet and my email on the move.
Initially I purchased the more expensive XDA 2, but quickly found that although features such as a camera, bluetooth and lots of memory were handy, I didn`t really need them. Plus, the XDA2 was such a valuable item to be carrying around all the time in my pocket that I was terrifed of breaking it! So I cashed in and decided to get myself an XDA1 which cost me around a quarter of the money I got for the XDA2.
The XDA has turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. Full internet access wherever I am (the XDA is an O2 device and therefore you need to be on O2 to use this feature), access to my email using an Outlook Express type program that checks your email as often as every minute if you wish, the ability to create, read, send and receive Word and Excel documents, an MP3 player (although 32mb memory doesn`t allow for too much music to be stored - however extra memory can be purchased in the form of MMc or SD cards)) - AND OF COURSE A PHONE AS WELL!
The downside to the XDA is poor battery life (2 days max) and the phone aspect of it isn`t as quick to use as a normal mobile. Also, of course, it isn`t as small as your standard mobile - but then you wouldn`t expect it to be. It still fits in your pocket. The cost of browsing on O2 is around £2.35 per mb so I wouldn`t reccommend spending hours on the webunless money is no object .
Overall if you are an O2 customer and want internet and email on the move but don`t require expensive extras such as bluetooth, camera etc. then the XDA is for you!
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