O2 has announced that it has expanded its Xda portfolio with the exclusive launch of the Xda Argon.

The new device is suprisingly powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 rather than Microsoft's latest mobile OS platform and features Microsoft direct-push email, with internet access and the familiar Microsoft Office applications including built-in wireless LAN.

The handset hosts a 3.5-inch colour touchscreen and with no moving parts or keyboard.

The Xda Argon has key consumer features a 2.0 megapixel camera, including video capability and MP3 player, Bluetooth support for integration with car kits and hands-free headsets. O2 also offer the CoPilot Live satellite navigation software with the PDA and a Bluetooth GPS receiver.

As standard, users can synchronise with Outlook and open, edit and send Microsoft Office Excel Mobile and Word Mobile attachments as well as viewing existing presentations using PowerPoint.

For business travelers the Xda Argon includes tri-band functionality, supported by a battery life of up to 200 hours standby and up to 4 hours talk time for making all those important calls.

The Xda Argon is available now from O2 on selected tariffs.