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O2 XDA Orbit 2 smartphone

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The Orbit 2 comes with a 1GB Micro SD card, half of which is taken up with the CoPilot Live 7 Western Europe maps and navigation software bundle. As far as satnav software goes, the CoPilot system is not at all bad. Destination search is straightforward and though the maps are a little basic they provide clear enough images of the route you're supposed to take. We found them perfectly usable.

CoPilot never once led us astray and gave us the skinny on every speed camera we came across. Route recalculation was rapid and unobtrusive, and we didn't experience any noticeable delays in picking up a GPS signal.

Xda Orbit 2 smartphone

The touch screen interface is pretty much as per the HTC Touch and Touch Dual

Of course, a portrait 2.8in screen is never going to be the ideal format for a satnav display, and though the CoPilot keyboard is just about big enough for finger use finding a destination is definitely not something you can do with the Orbit 2 stuck to the windscreen in the mounting cradle. A device that is both phone and satnav is always going to be subject to these compromises.

Another issue we did have with the Orbit 2 as a satnav was the degree of reflection we got from the highly polished screen and flush silver face-plate. It never made the device unusable, but it was a source of annoyance during the daytime.

However, the supplied windscreen mounting cradle is a basic but functional affair that gets brownie points for the ease with which the Orbit 2 slips in and out of.

Vocal prompts sounded just a little tinny coming from the Orbit 2's speaker, but were clear enough once we cranked the volume up to 11. You get a selection of voice types: three male and three female. Just in case anyone is wondering, if you want to upgrade to a larger capacity Micro SD card just swap the data onto your desktop then back onto the larger card and, bingo, you're sorted.

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