Second-gen O2 XDA Orbit goes on sale
Company sends phone into orbit
True to its word, network operator O2 has confirmed that its XDA Orbit 2 PDA phone is available to UK customers from today.
XDA Orbit 2: now available from O2
The HTC-made handset was originally unveiled by O2  back in November 2007, but at the time the carrier would only said that the Orbit 2 would be available in the UK during the first quarter of 2008.
O2’s second attempt at the Orbit sees the phone equipped with Windows Mobile 6 Professional, instead of version 5, and a 400MHz Qualcomm MSM7200 processor , rather than the original phone’s 200MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 850 CPU. It’s also got 128MB of RAM, instead of 64MB, and accepts Micro SD cards.
The original quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge radio is still on board, but you’ll now benefit from HSDPA 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. Bluetooth and USB too.
But should you get bored of all that, then snap yourself silly with the phone’s five-megapixel camera. It’s expected to cost around £100 (€140/$200), depending on your chosen contract.