O2 XDA Orbit

I just got my hands on one of these devices and I have to admit I really like it!

I tend to carry a number of devices in different categories for demos and customer meetings.

Yesterday the O2 XDA Orbit became my official Pocket PC SatNav device.  I loaded up ALK Co-Pilot and it worked flawlessly on the device.    I used it to navigate my way to the office today (yes I do know the route but it was my first journey since getting it)

O2 XDA Orbit

I used to use the Mitac MIO A701 device for SatNav but the XDA Orbit is feels slightly smaller even though physically it's a very similar size. 

The dial navigation and trackball takes a bit of getting used to but I haven't been put off by it.  A few applications behave slightly differently with it though which takes a little patience.

It's frustrating that the FM Radio only works with the supplied headphones... I need to get one of the ExtUSB dongles to see if that will work with another set of headphones.

Overall though a great device!!! 

Cnet have also just published a more indepth review HERE

Comments (2)
  1. David Keppler says:

    Strangly enough I have just returned one of these to the o2 shop! I too liked the device, but could not cope with the Memory card forgetting all its data every few days (there is a thread on XDA Developers, its not just me) If you fancy a unused cradel, i’ve got one going cheap here.

    Have you tried the Mouse Mode, I found it really usefull.


  2. AK says:

    The best phone I ever had. Great little phone with every thing you want but there is a serious problem with it. The problem is card corruption by any application reads or writes to the card as David mentioned . This is common problem which HTC is currently working on.

    Another problem is selecting short cuts. There is a bug which does’t allow you to select 5 short cuts even if you select none some times and you forced to soft reset. Anyone has the same problem?

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