O2 XDA Atom
The O2 XDA Atom is actually not manufactured by HTC, but by a company named Quanta. At first glance, however, most people would think it was a sequel to the O2 XDA Mini (which was manufactured by HTC).
Keep in mind that HTC is hitting back with its HTC Prophet, which shares many similarities with the Atom. However, the screen only displays 65K-colors (same as the Mini), and its release date should be well into 2006.
If reliability proves to be on track with past HTC PDAs, then it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that the Atom will do very well in Hong Kong — its smaller and lighter footprint, with its black, sleek, stylish looks will win many users in this city.
Let’s take a look at the Atom’s specifications:
- Intel PXA272 416MHz processor
- 2.7" 240 x 320 (QVGA) 262K-colour TFT LCD
- Stereo speakers
- 2-megapixel CMOS camera (with flash)
- large 1500mAh Li-Ion battery
- Windows Mobile 5.0
- O2-exclusive applications and plug-ins:
- O2 Plus
- O2 SMS Plus
- O2 MediaPlus (a Media Center-style application)
- FM Radio
O2 FM Radio
- 64MB RAM, 128MB Flash ROM
- miniSD slot
- Bluetooth 1.2 with A2DP (streaming stereo MP3s AT LAST!!)
- 802.11b Wi-Fi
- IrDA (SIR)
- Tri-band support (900/1800/1900)
- Approx. 58(W) x 102(L) x 18.5(T) mm
- Weight with battery: 140g
The O2 XDA Atom is looking to be very, very good. I think Quanta has a winner on their hands here, folks. We can’t wait to get our hands onto this one – Look for our review to come soon after its release!