|GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Announced: 2006, September|
|Dimensions||110 x 53 x 22.5 mm|
|Type||TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors|
|Size||240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches|
|– Handwriting recognition|
|Alert types||Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones|
|Phonebook||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall|
|Call records||Practically unlimited|
|Internal||64 MB RAM, 192 MB ROM|
|GPRS||Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps|
|Primary||2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|OS||Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 PocketPC|
|CPU||Intel XScale PXA 272 416 MHz processor|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging|
|Browser||WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (PocketIE)|
|Java||Yes, MIDP 2.0|
|– Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF viewer)
– MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA/OGG/AMR player
– WMV/MP4 player
– Voice dial
|Standard battery, Li-Po 1300 mAh|
|Stand-by||Up to 150 h|
|Talk time||Up to 4 h 30 min|
From GSMarena here
I bought this phone last year in May 2008. It was already out at the end of 2006. Now, I have no gripes with this phone except that it is now a dinosaur compared to the other newer phones out there. One thing it still beats is the presence of infrared on it. There is nothing much you can do about the hardware on this device (really, there’s none). But software is a whole other question 🙂
Anyway, if you really feel like putting some life into it, I would recommend that you upgrade the ROM (operating system) from Windows Mobile 5 to Windows Mobile 6.5. You can get more information from: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=516595 – it contains the latest ROM version (it is the 21725wwe version, updated as of 28th May). Bugs and all can be forwarded to the ‘cook’: email@example.com who really has a lot of time on his hands (to which the community of XDA Stealth users are grateful for).
It is easy to upgrade. But remember, you will lose all information from your main ROM (mobile hard disk space).
Simple Tutorial on How to Flash the Thing:
I would encourage you to make a backup of your contacts into your SIM card before proceeding. It will wipe everything out!
- Unrar the package
- Copy gbcall.nb0 to the root folder of your storage card (MiniSD)
- Turn off the phone
- Hold the Green button and Red buttons (‘Call’ and ‘End’) while pressing the power button (to switch the device on)
- Wait for the screen to show ” Search Image” – Found “file name”… etc.
- It will detect the ROM file and after about 10 minutes the phone will reboot
- Copy the net3.5 folder to “storage card\program files\” on your storage card
Hmmm… apparently it supports SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity aka SD 2.0). That means you can bump the storage to above 4GB which was the limit previously. Interesting. Maybe I should have kept my Stealth (if only the receiver was not buzzing!).
Clearer instructions are as follows (thank you Sundaram for the link):
These are of course unofficial releases since the original manufacturers are not supporting the device anymore. Trust the developers at XDA-Developers.com to continue on with the upgrading process. If you have any PDA which you think is a bit too old for your liking, just browse at http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=259
I have not updated this post and always have thought that it would go obsolete by itself… unfortunately, many people continue to read this particular post. Let me update you with my current thoughts on this: it is NOT worth upgrading to WM6.5 because the ROM that is linked has not been updated for more than a year. There are certainly work done to support WM6.5 for O2 Stealth, but it is not from the general community but a niche community in China. Unless you speak Mandarin (Chinese), you will find that the ROM above will be frustrating to use and too much of a resource hog. It has not been optimised and is bound to break many things (driver incompatibility being one). All attempts to try to translate the Chinese ROMs have failed. Besides, the device is too old to hold any interest in people anymore. It is 4 years old, and in mobile phone industry, that is ‘ancient’.
I would recommend you (who are considering upgrading) to stick with WM5 or WM6.1 which was more stable than 6.5. Or better yet, go get an Android phone that allows for so much tweaking and hacking, if you are into it. This is my best advice on the matter, unless you would want to code everything yourself and cook something up for this device; it will be of no use.