Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



1941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 92582 2-Nov-2011 10:37 Send private message

Seeking to replace my work phone. The prime is Samsung Galaxy S II. My Nokia N8 has HDMI output but is the wrong OS, maybe the Nokia WP offering, or maybe an existing, ideally WM 6.5 device out there has it?

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
I iz your trusted friend
5272 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 45

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540237 2-Nov-2011 10:40 Send private message

A quick Google showed that Acer M310 will have it. http://www.google.co.nz/search?gcx=c&ix=c2&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=windows+phone+hdmi+output




Internet is my backyard...

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...» «Photo blog: I see...»

Please read the Geekzone's FUG




1941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540241 2-Nov-2011 10:51 Send private message

Thanks, I should revise this, is there a Windows Mobile or Windows Phone device that currently exists that people can confirm have HDMI output.

The problem with google and Wiki is that there are inconsistent claims in regards to what has and does not have HDMI (in the Android space Wiki claims that Galaxy S has Type D HDMI, where it does not, but may have MHL, again, unable to confirm as the people I know who have an S, do not have a MHL adapter).

Windows Mobile 6.5 is my preference as this has SMSsync.

I iz your trusted friend
5272 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 45

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540243 2-Nov-2011 10:54 Send private message

AFAIK, none WM and/or WP out available at market today has HDMI output.




Internet is my backyard...

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...» «Photo blog: I see...»

Please read the Geekzone's FUG


252 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 540288 2-Nov-2011 12:18 Send private message

If Android is an option then the Lg Optimus 2x has hdmi out using a micro hdmi port. I've got one myself and have used it with a generic micro hdmi to hdmi cable so can confirm it works and can answer any questions you have on it.

As far as this sms sync you talk of; three of the first four results on google search are for an android app called SMSSync, it's an sms gateway program, does that sound right? The only Ms one seems to be a text message backup program, there are plenty of those on android for backing up to various different destinations (gmail account, sd card, haven't really looked more than that as they cover my needs.)



1941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540314 2-Nov-2011 13:22 Send private message

Poll: If Android is an option then the Lg Optimus 2x has hdmi out using a micro hdmi port. I've got one myself and have used it with a generic micro hdmi to hdmi cable so can confirm it works and can answer any questions you have on it.

As far as this sms sync you talk of; three of the first four results on google search are for an android app called SMSSync, it's an sms gateway program, does that sound right? The only Ms one seems to be a text message backup program, there are plenty of those on android for backing up to various different destinations (gmail account, sd card, haven't really looked more than that as they cover my needs.)


Android is a possiblility, looking at Galaxy S II, it does have SMSsync (Sync SMS in picture) and supports my BlueTooth Keyboard and Mouse, and is available on Telecom, but don't like the MHL connector.

Galaxy S Sync SMS

252 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 540321 2-Nov-2011 13:44 Send private message

Being on Telecom does limit your current options unless you are fine with parallel imported phones.
GsmArena have these phones listed as having hdmi and being compatible with Telecom's network.

One of them may take your fancy, I've not owned or used any so cannot say how the hdmi out works for each but they do not mention the Galaxy S II in the list as it uses the MHL usb adapter so I can only assume they all have true hdmi ports.



1941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540325 2-Nov-2011 13:50 Send private message

Good use of the search engine. I have an N8 currently (I won't discus that mess here). Tried a Sony Ericsson Arc and it was promising except it did not have HID support for BlueTooth mouse.

I'm not keen on another Paralel after the N8 experience. I'm not a rooter either.



1941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540327 2-Nov-2011 13:53 Send private message

To put this in context I'm wanting to use a phone as a mobile thin client (RDP), hence the HDMI, Keyboard & Mouse requirements.



1941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540328 2-Nov-2011 13:54 Send private message

Also ruled out LG based on the lack of BlueTooth HID on my P500h.

I iz your trusted friend
5272 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 45

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540329 2-Nov-2011 13:55 Send private message

iPhone 4/4S with Digital A/V adapter (HDMI) can do that, 4S + Apple TV2 can do AirPlay Mirroring. Just add Bluetooth keyboard (not sure about mouse though) - with this you can get by most of the usage I reckon.

But all depend on how picky with your taste towards the setup - however I said, it is doable.

Apple Digital A/V adapter (http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/mirroring.html http://store.apple.com/nz/product/MC953ZM/A?fnode=MTc0MjU4NjE)




Internet is my backyard...

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...» «Photo blog: I see...»

Please read the Geekzone's FUG




1941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540332 2-Nov-2011 13:57 Send private message

I had no idea the iPhone 4 had a HDMI adapter, that is so very close as I have confirmed the keyboard on one earlier.

ps. HTC is eliminated due to my experience with JasJar, Touch Diamond and now Trophy

I iz your trusted friend
5272 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 45

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540333 2-Nov-2011 13:58 Send private message

The Digital A/V output will depend on the app's support for it though. YMMV.




Internet is my backyard...

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...» «Photo blog: I see...»

Please read the Geekzone's FUG




1941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540340 2-Nov-2011 14:07 Send private message

Sadly, iPhone 4 was not interested in the mouse, never mind.

252 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 540375 2-Nov-2011 15:26 Send private message

It looks like the gingerbread update allows Hid use on LG devices from my tiny bit of googling, that is expected this month and by the sounds of it is rolling out currently for the optimus 2x, I don't have a bluetooth mouse or keyboard to test it with unfortunately.
I will however be checking if gingerbread is available for my phone when I get home.



1941 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 540391 2-Nov-2011 16:24 Send private message

My LG Optimus One (Telecom issue) upgraded to Ginderbread (2.3.3) last night and HID support (neither mouse nor keyboard), which is what triggered this thread. Although, my confidence in delivery of updates from the WP7 is equally low, hence looking at the the WM 6.5, it's pretty much stuck where it is, so if it has these features, great.

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by deadlyllama on 30-Aug-2014 15:25 (117 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Suddenly limited to 1mbps download speed on spark VDSL
Created by Jase2985, last reply by hio77 on 30-Aug-2014 17:39 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 27-Aug-2014 10:32 (182 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38


Lightbox quality comments
Created by ronw, last reply by redmouse on 30-Aug-2014 09:35 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Recommendations for soundbar or similar for <$1k?
Created by jonathan18, last reply by michaelmurfy on 29-Aug-2014 21:11 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Recommend a good value router with strong WiFi
Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 27-Aug-2014 07:21 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by mattwnz on 30-Aug-2014 18:00 (15 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.