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O2 Asia launches smallest PDA phones in Indian mobile mart

17-December-2004
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O2 Asia launches smallest PDA phones in Indian mobile mart

O2 Asia, the mobile data devices and services provider, today launched the ‘O2 Xda II mini’ – the smallest PDA phone in the market. It is aimed at users who want a full-function PDA and mobile phone in one stylish compact device. ‘O2 Xda II’ offers enhancement to the integrated PDA and mobile handset, targeting mainly the business customers.

‘O2 Xda II mini’ would be retailed at Rs 34,888 while the ‘O2 Xda II’ is available at Rs 44,888. The phones would be available by the last week of December at IT distributors and phone and operators’ retail channels in the country.

Some of the features of ‘O2 Xda II mini’ include built-in 1.3 mega pixel camera, enhanced connectivity via Bluetooth, GSM/GPRS, infrared and wireless LAN, in addition to greater storage capacity with SD card and digital entertainment.

Speaking on the occasion, Mark Billington, CEO, O2 Asia, said, “With the new product range, we aim to have a leading market share of convergence device in India. It is a phone-cum-mini laptop to cater to the needs of people. We provide niche sets of hand phones designed to improve efficiency and to help in the professional and personal life of those using it. It is all about letting people communicate in different ways.”

HD Gupta, MD, Goldkist International Singapore, exclusive distributor for O2 in Indian subcontinent, said, “We plan to set up dedicated retail shops in major Metros. Presently, we have 80 dealers in four metros and we plan to take the number to 250 by 2005.”

Aimed primarily at the professional user, ‘O2 Xda II’ offers a number of new features like a 39-key, slide-out keyboard, which enables customers to use the device more easily for applications such as email, MMS, contacts etc.

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