Just when you thought you'd waited long enough, and you were all set to hand over your credit card information for a shiny new XDA Zinc, you'll unfortunately have to gain just a little more interest on that dough and ponder whether or not you'll still be passionate about this thing come March. Although O2 was shooting for a January rollout for the slideout smartphone, interested customers are looking at another 1.5 to 2 months before they can get their palms on one. O2 is touting the XDA Zinc as a Mini S, but "with added 3G power for high speed internet / video calling," and it reportedly sports a QWERTY keyboard, 2.8-inch LCD touchscreen, 320 x 240 resolution, 520MHz PXA270 processor, 64MB of RAM, 128MB of flash ROM, two-megapixel camera, miniSD slot, Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11b/g, and of course, tri-band connectivity. Unfortunately, this well-spec'd device will indeed weigh you down a bit, as it tips the scales at 5.82-ounces and comes in at 2.3-centimeters thick. Still no word on pricing at this point, but just how special this thing will actually be in March remains to be seen.

[Via RegHardware]

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O2 delays XDA Zinc launch until March