O2 unveils XDA ‘Flint’


O2 has unveiled its new branded Xda Flint, a device specifically targeted at the education sector.

O2 is pitching to students, who it claims can load eBooks onto the device to make electronic notes, read or review documents provided by their peers. They can also log onto or download digital learning applications, content and courses from their school or college.

The Xda Flint has 16GB of internal flash memory and the network boasts it can be used just like a laptop. It features Bluetooth, Internet Explorer, Opera 9 browser and Quad-band network access via WiFi and HSDPA.

It also includes a three megapixel camera, MP3 player and video playback, as well as Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.

O2 business sales director Ben Dowd said: “This device is perfect for students and teachers who need to stay in the loop while on the move or away from their learning environment.

“Our customers have shown that students benefit from handheld learning, and by synchronising and embedding the Xda Flint into the current ICT infrastructure we are able to help teachers deliver, manage and monitor personalised learning for each and every student.”