After almost using for 2 years on my old SE D750i handphone, I decided to get myself a PDA phone instead. Why am I changing my phone? Well, the old SE D750i phone is great, but over the years, I’ve been facing quite some problem lately. The navigator stick is stuck (common problem for Sony Ericsson phones), the phone hangs a lot due to the firmware problem, and yet the biggest problem I’m facing with is, I have to stick the phone to my ears so hard whenever I’m having a call, due to the sound coming out from the speaker is way too soft. This causes my friends always complaining they have to repeat their words so many times whenever they call me and end up frustrated
Then why getting a PDA phone? I need a phone that can install some softwares, for managing my daily expenses, appointments, surfing the internet… In short, something that can function like a laptop but smaller in size. Or maybe I just wanna make my life more miserable by getting something this complicated to use 😆 Unfortunately, PDA phones nowadays is so expensive, that most new and high-tech ones are sold at the price of my 1 month salary! Damn! The solution? Get a used phone instead 😆
I started hunting for PDA phones in some forums for weeks, and finally I found myself one that can meet my budget. Introducing… the used O2 Atom Exec
This Pocket PC is running on a Intel XScaleÂ® PXA 27x processor 520MHz, 192MB flash ROM and 64MB of RAM. The processor speed is almost like the old Pentium III processors running on a pc! Most of the PDA phones nowadays are running with a processor much slower than this, and you can feel the speed when using this phone by running all kind of applications. (Am I over elaborating on this??)
Yet, there are quite some down side of this phone. Due to its high speed processor, the battery drains much faster than any other phone. I can hardly use the phone more than 2 days without charging it in between. The phone is capable of connecting wireless LAN connection, but without 3G connections (The phone line that I’m using does not have 3G services yet, so it’s not a concern for me).
Running on Windows Mobile 5, many users complain that this version of Windows Mobile tends to hang a lot. Hopefully this phone won’t encounter such problems… touch wood 😉 Another problem is, I’ll be having a hard time learning to type sms using my thumbs on a touch screen
Overall, this is a good PDA phone. The price? It’s the same price as the old phone I bought last time. So figure it out.. haha.. The seller was really friendly, teaching me how to use the phone and all.. Telling me all the problems I might face when using the phone. Luckily I still manage to understand his english accent haha..
Do you own a PDA phone? How’s your experience with yours? Mind to share?