The Official Windows Mobile Discussion Thread

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  1. NetRyder

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    The Official Windows Mobile Discussion Thread
    Since a number of us have obtained one of these devices since the start of this thread we have decided to make this the official discussion thread. Please post any questions, tweaks, and tips in this thread. If you need help troubleshooting an issue you can start here. This thread has a lot of valuable information. Read carefully.

    Windows Mobile 5.0 Experts: kcnychief, madmatt, NetRyder, perris

    Edited: 06/26/2006

    NetRyder's New Toy
    I just picked up the new T-Mobile MDA, running WM5, recently. My last phone was a Symbian Series60-based Nokia smartphone, and when the time came to upgrade, I was looking for either another Symbian device or a WM5 smartphone.

    Then T-Mo launched the MDA here in the U.S., and I fell in love. :D

    Here's a quick mini-review of sorts, copied from my blog.
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  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Re: New toy: Windows Mobile 5.0 phone

    Nice, would love to consider one of these myself, but I feel I would be missing out on most of the features as I don't have an exchange server - those having seen neobond's, creamhackered and bink's phones seem to be a big feature.

    I like my sexy looking dumb 8800 :D
     
  3. NetRyder

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    That's true, in some sense. It really shines when combined with an Exchange server, but even without one, it's also possible to sync it with Outlook on your machine via ActiveSync.

    Plus, there's a lot of other really neat and useful stuff it can do, including true voice recognition if you install Microsoft VoiceCommand, streaming your music and videos wherever you go if you install Orb on your desktop, etc. :D
     
  4. Electronic Punk

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    Yeah but these guys were doing it all remotely and in Tom's case, a different country, very impressive.
     
  5. Khayman

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    Re: New toy: Windows Mobile 5.0 phone

    I want one. BUT i don't want to pay money for it since i'd never use it for anything other than being a phone because a) i never have email that important, b) i sit at a computer all day anyway.

    so in short, give me one :p
     
  6. Perris Calderon

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    great phone, I have the sprint version (6700) and it's the best phone I even had

    check out the smart phone tweaks thread, you'll get a kick out of it, I even post a free regedit for it

    I hope you have some tweaks to add yourself
     
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  7. DwarfData

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    I managed to get one of these from T-Mobile (UK) for only £40.
     
  8. madmatt

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    More photos please.
     
  9. kcnychief

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    That seems like a sexy product, 'tis a shame Verizon doesn't make one :(

    How is the phone (talking) quality on it?
     
  10. Perris Calderon

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    verizon has one chief
     
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  12. Grandmaster

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    Re: New toy: Windows Mobile 5.0 phone

    How large is it? We need a photo of it in your Palm to get an idea :p The features are killer though.
     
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    Re: New toy: Windows Mobile 5.0 phone

    Is the 6700bb out yet? I only see the 6700 on their site.
     
  16. Perris Calderon

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    I don't follow the verizon product line and I don't know what models are current
     
  17. Perris Calderon

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    it's a briick, the slide out keyboard adds alot of debth to it

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  18. kcnychief

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    How's the phone quality Perris? Can you hear others well and can they hear you?

    I would imagine a headset would be best, so you can access the calendar aspect if/when needed while on the phone?
     
  19. Perris Calderon

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    the speaker phone sucks, the quality is fine, though it doesn't snug up to your ear which would be better, reception i sexcellant and you can use the 802.11 as a net stumbler to war drive

    I never hold a phone to my head without a head set unless I have to

    again, the speaker is very disapointing, but otherwise this is a fine piece of equitpment, take a look at my smart phone tweak thread
     
  20. madmatt

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    MaximumPC has a good "head to head" this week on PDA phones and SmartPhones. The two phones they use are from the Cingular product line.

    Good read.