The O2 XDA Zinc (manufactured by AsusTek) had been expected last month. Instead now comes word from O2 that it has been canceled after failing network tests conducted by the carrier. Instead, in the UK, O2 will offer up the Trion (HTC Hermes) which it has been selling in Germany for a while now.
Meanwhile, in Ireland, O2 will offer the XDA Orbit (HTC Artemis) which features quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, built-in GPS, the RollR which combines a trackball and trackwheel, a 2.8-inch QVGA screen, 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM, FM tuner, Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and a microSD slot. It is powered by a 200MHz TI OMAP processor and Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition.