O2 unleashes mighty Atom

O2 has launched a mysterious website with details of a new Pocket PC it’d like us to call ‘the bomb’ and ‘explosive’. Yes, it’s the Atom Exec.As hype-

O2 has launched a mysterious website with details of a new Pocket PC it’d like us to call ‘the bomb’ and ‘explosive’. Yes, it’s the Atom Exec.

As hype-stirring previews go, the site's generous with details, revealing the fact that the new Exec is a palmtop-phone with Windows Mobile 5.0, Blackberry-esque push e-mail and built-in Wi-Fi.

Heads will rightly be nodding in approval at this point, but there’s more. The Exec sports a nippier 520MHz processor than its predecessor – which never made it to our isles – allowing it to juggle several Office applications at once. There’s a bolstered 192MB memory and a 2MP camera too.

The main difference between the black-coated Exec and rivals like the forthcoming Motorola Q is the input system: instead of a QWERTY keyboard, you get a 2.7in QVGA touchscreen and stylus. Email addicts, it’s time to choose your weapon.

Essentials

O2 Atom Exec

Price: £TBA

On sale: TBA (July in Asia)

Contact: O2

Related links:

O2 Xda Atom microsite

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