Christmas gift ideas: Windows Mobile phones
Despite being one of the most vilified operating systems, Windows Mobile It continues to equip some of the most powerful terminals on the market and continues to carry out its work among more professional users, despite the attempt to get closer to the consumer that they have done in recent times.
Even if Windows Mobile 6.5 It has represented only a small step, it will not be until later versions of this system when we will see a significant change, which we hope will bring it closer to the consumer market and make it easier and more intuitive to use. Meanwhile, we have quite a lot of terminals that can be the ideal gift this Christmas.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X2
The Xperia X1 was Sony Ericsson's first foray into Windows Mobile. It was not a bad phone, but it arrived on the market too late and having created an expectation that was diluted as the months went by and was not put on sale.
With the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 They have learned the lesson and have improved the shortcomings of the previous model. It is still based on a panel interface, which here has been increased to a total of 30 and they are grouped depending on the use we make of them.
In section hardware It also comes in handy, with a 3.2-inch screen, 8.1-megapixel camera, and QWERTY keyboard. The only problem may be finding it in Spain, since it has not yet been put up for sale, but it can be reserved in some stores free for a few 670 euros.
In Xataka | Sony Ericsson Xperia X2.
But surely the HTC HD2 is king when it comes to terminals equipped with Windows Mobile 6.5. It is the first mobile with this operating system that offers a capacitive screen, in addition to a great size, 4.3 inches and in which we can use the HTC Sense interface.
To move all that content, nothing better than a Snapdragon processor at 1 GHz. And if we want it as a GPS navigator, a special accessory will be on sale to place it in the car and perform that function.
Can be obtained free by 649 euros, although Vodafone will also offer it throughout this month, although only for professional clients and companies.
In Xataka | HTC HD2.
But if these prices seem too high, Acer takes pity on us and offers us a terminal with a much tighter cost, despite maintaining good features. Is he Acer neoTouch S200, which also comes with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
To this is added connectivity both Wi-Fi and HSPA, a GPS receiver and a 5-megapixel camera with flash. It is not so spectacular, but it is much cheaper, some 350 euros plus VAT, approximately.
Samsung Omnia II
Samsung is one of the manufacturers that disgusts almost no operating system, and Windows Mobile is no exception to this. Therefore, the Samsung Omnia II It implements its TouchWiz 2 interface based on Microsoft, along with some very interesting features.
It has a 3.7-inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and AMOLED type and a 5-megapixel camera that can record video in DVD format. If we add the 32 GB of internal memory, we have one of the most interesting devices in our hands.
Its free price is around 580 euros.
In Xataka | Samsung Omnia II.
We end this review with a more modest terminal, but very useful for those who need a QWERTY keyboard always at hand. He HTC Snap it comes with such a keyboard and a trackball, in the style of the pearl of the BlackBerry.
It is left with a much more modest 2.4-inch screen, a 2-megapixel camera and a GPS receiver, as well as HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Again, the hard part can be finding it, but it's for sale for just under 300 euros free.
In Xataka | HTC Snap.