O2 Xda Graphite: This phone means business

Yesterday O2 announced the O2 Xda Graphite -- a new smart phone that runs on Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone edition and features 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity

Andrew Lim

Yesterday O2 added a new phone to its business handsets portfolio called the O2 Xda Graphite (pictured). It's an O2-branded product, made by Asus, that runs on Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone edition.

According to the O2 Web site, this is O2's first 3G smart phone and Crave is glad to see that it hasn't stopped providing O2-branded handsets after it fell out with HTC. Crave is also pleased to see that the Graphite packs a decent feature set, too.

There's a colour screen that measures a relatively large 56mm (diagonally), a VGA camera on the front for video calls and a 2-megapixel camera on the back for taking the odd snapshot.

On the inside there's 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity for keeping connected at all times, and support for push email so you can get your emails on the go. There's also an MP3 player that plays MP3 and WMA files, and a Microsoft Office document viewer.

You can store all your music, pictures and work on an expandable microSD card and send it to other people via Bluetooth, 3G or Wi-Fi. All of this is powered by an Intel PXA270 416MHz processor and there's 128MB Flash and 64MB SDRAM on-board.

The O2 Xda Graphite is currently available for free on a monthly contract from O2's online business shop. You can also get it from an O2 high street shop.