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O2's XDA Atom reviewed


The folks at MTekk have pooled their collective XDA Atom knowledge and amassed an in-depth review of the unit. The overall impression of the nearly iPod sized Windows Mobile 5 device seems pretty positive; they're digging the 2.7-inch QVGA screen and the quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE phone functionality, but they find it a tad slow in operation. Apparently Windows Mobile 5 is the culprit there, but with the addition of XCPUScalar you can get decent performance, since the 416MHz chip is scaled down from its traditional 520MHz. The battery, if conditioned properly, can muster around three days with medium to heavy usage, and the unit packs some decent stereo speakers, along with a headphone jack, to take advantage of WMP 10. Unfortunately some users have noted a clicking noise during audio playback, which is rough for those importing the device, because you can't try before you buy. The final verdict is an 8.5 out of 10, but the unit will cost you a good amount once you've imported an unlocked unit and bought an SD card to round out the 128MB of ROM, so you'd better hope it's a strong 8.5.

[Via PPC Thoughts]

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