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Jama
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#10114 10-Nov-2004 13:40
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The cards stick out because of a feature called antenna diversity - where there is actually 5 antennas contained in the blue plastic. There is also the novelty factor that people know you are using a T3G card.

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  #10116 10-Nov-2004 13:44
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Is there anything on the horizon in terms of EVDO that will run on Pocket PC?? (except the Harrier itself of course)

 
 
 
 


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#10119 10-Nov-2004 13:52
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There is no Pocket PC support planned for the AirCard 580. HP have moved away from PC Card sleeve iPAQ's. Watch this space - there are more CDMA enabled PDA's coming.

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  #10237 16-Nov-2004 20:52

Ok,
got one this arvo for a play
In Karori, with ev-do coverage I'm getting 500+kilobits per second, highest i've had is 741.8 kilobits using a 1mb test file at www.jetstreamgames.co.nz/speed
its amazing and low latency too.

What about network capacity, because i'm sure uptake is low level at present and therefore down the track what is the estimated impact on speeds - lower average speeds?

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#10244 17-Nov-2004 08:29
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Average speeds are predicted to be 500kbps with the network loaded. The max speed supported on the Harrier is 1Mbps. In the USA Verizon have an EVDO network and users typically get around 600kbps.

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#10256 17-Nov-2004 17:36
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Telstra launched their EV-DO network in oz this week and are promoting between 300-500kbos average. What is really interesting is their pricing, you can choose either traffic or time based with 10 hours costing $29.

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#10271 18-Nov-2004 00:09
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Harrier is AMAZING! Forget the "Video callsing" toys, This is the way to go.

The best part is, If you want a function/feature, just INSTALL it!

And the price can't be beat, even a "two for one" deal, that's like $400 each!!!!!!!! WOW!

 
 
 
 


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  #10299 19-Nov-2004 02:16
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There is an issue where if "The Watcher" is installed before the phone has been setup on Telecom's end the 1X validation fails and causes "The Watcher" to ask for an activation code even if its uninstalled and reinstalled when it becomes active on Telecom's end.

Perhaps it puts a "NAH!! gimme an activation code" registry key in there somewhere?


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  #10302 19-Nov-2004 08:17
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Slippers, you are refering to the Sierra Wireless AirCard 580 not the Harrier. It has only affected a few units so far.

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#10312 19-Nov-2004 19:24

I'm now Harrierless AKG


Today my Harrier decided it wasnt going to turn on - I even checked if it was a Friday 13th Friday but not the case.

I actually spoke to Telecom within 2 days of buying (08.11.04) my new techy toy, as it didnt appear to be turning on or off properly (and realising that using backlight is also on the power on button and believe I had that mastered)

This week I have had constant screen freezes - and have ended up having to soft reset as it wouldnt even turn off. The most common freeze is after tapping the top left window icon to give the drop down menu. After tapping for the function required, that is partially displayed to the right of the menu dropdown, and from that point nothing will work. I've also had to recheck the field for screen tap on in Sounds and Notifications in Settings, this has dropped back to off twice now. Whether related to the freezes I am unsure.

This morning the Harrier worked for an hour or so until I turned both device and phone off to attend a meeting - and it would not turn back on again after that. Telecom have tried soft reset and taking the battery out - no go - so I have been switched back to my old 027 phone which I fortunately still have.

Has anyone else had anything at all similar to this - the Telecom sales guys admit they have not had the chance to familiarize too much yet - but they are physically delivering mine on Monday to Accord???? I think they said. Was also interesting to note that they were unable to even enter Harrier details into Accord's online service request application.

So its back to my Psion series 5mx and ericsson T60 for the time being :o((((((

AKG

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  #10316 20-Nov-2004 00:23
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By the sounds of it you had been hammering it pretty hard installing stuff.
I just take for granted that Win.CE will crash regularly - It is Windows afterall.
Softreset is not that hard to do.

I hope you sort your Harrier out :)

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#10319 20-Nov-2004 09:28

'hammering it pretty hard installing stuff.....' yes but nothing it shouldnt handle.- some free themes from Msoft site, a couple of mp3s, and my pc outllook contacts.

Funny tho... your comment re being 'Windows afterall' had already gone through my mind - and I wondered why theres not perhaps an inbuilt Windows Updater in the Harrier - to catch a stream of patches lol.

Never mind.... it was just that horrible feeling of no phone or being able to retrieve any of my appt data etc that was driving me spare all day yester. I'm now back to 3 different items to carry around in my bag ( and you know what a chicks handbag can be like lol ) for a few days.

Does anyone have any good ringtone sites - the few on the Harrier are awfully quiet and I have missed several calls as a result. A decent alarm tone would be good too!

Cheers
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#10326 20-Nov-2004 15:03
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It shouldn't freeze like that. But perhaps before sending it back to Telecom a hard reset should be an option. Hard reset simply take the device back to the original state as it was out of the box. No programs, no data, nothing. You can then delete the partnership on ActiveSync, and start over.

If you do this, you can see if the device freezes with no software installed. If yes then it's a hardware problem. If not, then install one software at a time until the problem shows up again - then you know it could be something to take to the developer's support.

This should be done before sending it back - Telecom/Accord will charge you just to look at the device.




 

 

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#10358 22-Nov-2004 11:36
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Check this page with a driver and instructions on how to use the Harrier as a 3Gg modem for your laptop (or desktop)...




 

 

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  #10361 22-Nov-2004 11:45

They better bloody not charge me lol !!

*goes ring Telecom righttttttttttttttt now (to see if they have any answers yet)

Mauricio... it was actually misbehaving by about the second day, and I phoned Telecom at that stage - I didnt load anything on it until I had received the SD card I had also bought. Which took 5 days to be couriered approx 10 kms. I'm beginning to wonder if this unit is jinxed :o(


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