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O2 UK Covers All Its Bases With Xda Atmos

The new smartphone supports every major public wireless network type, and sports all the mobile versions of Microsoft Office apps.




With its sliding keyboard, The Xda Atmos combines the look and feel of a traditional handset with the functions of a PDA.
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O2 UK has added another smartphone to its stable of handsets, the Xda Atmos, with support for just about every wireless network type available.

The carrier said the new phone is equipped for GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, and quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900) networks, blanketing the sea of acronyms that constitute public wireless across the globe.

O2 UK also emphasized the phone's standard mobile keypad with its full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, marrying the look and feel of a traditional handset with the functional capabilities of a PDA. The carrier has equipped Xda Atmos with Windows Mobile 6.0 for seamless integration with Microsoft Exchange.

The phone also supports Microsoft Direct Push Email for real-time access to inbox, calendar, contacts, and tasks. In addition, the Xda Atmos includes Office tools like the mobile versions of Excel, Word Mobile, and PowerPoint.

The phone is available now and free of charge when signing up for a minimum one-year contract; monthly service fees start at $240 for unlimited minutes, 200 MB of data, and unlimited texting, according to the carrier's online store.

The Xda Atmos also features talk time of up to seven hours on GSM and up to 4 hours on UMTS. Standby time is up to 400 hours on GSM, and 450 hours on UMTS. Media playback time lasts up to 12 hours, depending on the format. The screen is 2.4 inches, with 240 x 320 resolution, and uses the QVGA standard.

Memory options include Micro-SD, 128 MB, 256 MB; it also accommodates high capacity Micro SD, up to 32 GB, according to the operator. Bluetooth 2.0 is built in, along with an enhanced data rate.

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