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# 17033 8-Nov-2007 18:49
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Missus needed a new PDA, and I had a Titan, which I knew would suit her to a tea.

But oh noes!!!111 - what to replace it with?

Cue the OKTA Touch - Telecoms latest PDA.

Very nice device, the touchflo interface is very cool (especially the contact scrolling....), its soooo light and small, the onscreen predictive keyboard and phone-style keypad beat the living pants off any WM device before it for text input.

Add to that a weather plugin that for a single city, is almost as good as SPB weather, and an array of today screen bits and peices cohesively brought together that would need several commercial app;lications to replicate on any other PDA, and the Touch, at $799 outright price seems like pretty good value as New Zealands cheapest ever 3G Windows Mobile touch-screen PDA phone.

Makes the Titan seem like an old brick (despite the Titan being a great PDA in its own right).







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  # 94318 8-Nov-2007 18:53
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The Touch is very very cool. I have been playing with one all week, really makes you ask iWhat?

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  # 94334 8-Nov-2007 19:58
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Except of course...

text entry...

Unless of course...

iWrong...



 
 
 
 


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  # 94338 8-Nov-2007 20:06
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The text entry is fantastic, really blows everything else away. Getting mine next week. Just selling my Titan


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  # 94341 8-Nov-2007 20:09
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macuser: Except of course...

text entry...

Unless of course...

iWrong...




The Touch is cheaper and believe it or not - it works. Its supported by an operator here, which is more than what the Iphone is.

Stay on topic.




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  # 94342 8-Nov-2007 20:09
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Actualy though....Do they have software overtop, or is it still the standard WinMo keyboard?

Hmm, because for me, calling is a not so much, SMS is a must!

The HTC/OKTA Touch was never a iPhone competitor anyway (said so by people at HTC)

I think its an interesting device though, shame they didn't have the slide out keyboard!





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  # 94343 8-Nov-2007 20:10
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well I'm sitting here now texting on one. super little device and just so intuitive and fast to type on.

I just bought one now. windows mobility again! it also does have pocket word and excel too but they are hidden

 
 
 
 


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# 94344 8-Nov-2007 20:12
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macuser: Except of course...

text entry...

Unless of course...

iWrong...


You are wrong, as the next answer shows. I think you are under the impression the soft keyboard is the old Windows Mobile standard one...

macuser: Actualy though....Do they have software overtop, or is it still the standard WinMo keyboard?


Windows Mobile allows for keyboards to be customised and skinned. So in short the old Windows Mobile soft keyboard is there, with the addition of the new Touch keyboard and the new Touch keypad. All SIP.





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  # 94345 8-Nov-2007 20:16
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Do you think that TouchFlo could be put onto another device?
I'm not really too sure how windows mobile works, is touch flow a shell thats deeply intergrated with Windows Mobile? Or could you just take Touchflo software and make a few modifactions and run it on anything? (say OKTA Boss?)

Glad to hear text entry is good!

Meh I'm not buying a iPhone untill it is officialy supported anyway :)



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# 94346 8-Nov-2007 20:18
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TouchFlow works in other devices if you hack it. But the HTC Touch has a special screen that makes it smooth compared to others.

It won't work on Okta Boss, because Okta Touch runs Windows Mobile 6 Professional (touch screen, Pocket PC), while the Okta Boss runs Windows Mobile 6 Standard (non touch screen, Smartphone).




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  # 94348 8-Nov-2007 20:22
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macuser: Do you think that TouchFlo could be put onto another device?
I'm not really too sure how windows mobile works, is touch flow a shell thats deeply intergrated with Windows Mobile? Or could you just take Touchflo software and make a few modifactions and run it on anything? (say OKTA Boss?)


I have Touchflo on my Titan but it's just not as good since the touch has better screen, it is designed for Touchflo and flush with the rest of the case which is really necessary.

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Ive had a sanyo 9000 since march 2006 and havent really looked at anything else until the touch came along and im really keen! ill pop into a telecom store sometime to check it out.

just wondering.. what are the touch's ringtones like? loud and clear without distortion? the rear speaker doesnt look like itll do much. i custom made my own ringtones for the sanyo and they leave the stinky telecom ones for dead (if i do say so myself) . anyone put an mp4 on a touch yet? are they clear? i have a lot of converted music videos in 3gp for the minSD. im assuming it will take both 3gp and mp4 format

oh and.. im on an open mytime plan.. dont telecom have these plans anymore? the website doesnt show mytime and the "mainly nights" plan is just freetime with only 12 and 24 month terms available.

edit: okay just been playing with the website and you cant get the touch on a mytime plan. if purchased it must go on a freetime plan, the equivalent to my mytime 300 would be a freetime 600, it says you get a massive 500 free minutes to telecom landline/mobiles and a free 100 minutes to other landlines and mobiles.. are telecom going down the vodafone way?? mytime is good because my 300 free minutes is for any landline or mobile. i have a vodafone only because many of my contacts will only call/text another vodafone.

sorry, slightly off topic with the call plan thing but yes.. a touch sounds good! :)




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Damager: oh and.. im on an open mytime plan.. dont telecom have these plans anymore? the website doesnt show mytime and the "mainly nights" plan is just freetime with only 12 and 24 month terms available.


No, customers can not connect or re-sign (upgrade) onto these plans. Your best best is the Flexi Mytime if you wan't something similar to your Mytime GO plan.

But you will like the Touch =)

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I'd grab one in an instant if it had built-in wifi like the GSM version.




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  # 94526 9-Nov-2007 23:19
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Damager: Ive had a sanyo 9000 since march 2006 and havent really looked at anything else until the touch came along and im really keen! ill pop into a telecom store sometime to check it out.

just wondering.. what are the touch's ringtones like? loud and clear without distortion? the rear speaker doesnt look like itll do much. i custom made my own ringtones for the sanyo and they leave the stinky telecom ones for dead (if i do say so myself) . anyone put an mp4 on a touch yet? are they clear? i have a lot of converted music videos in 3gp for the minSD. im assuming it will take both 3gp and mp4 format

oh and.. im on an open mytime plan.. dont telecom have these plans anymore? the website doesnt show mytime and the "mainly nights" plan is just freetime with only 12 and 24 month terms available.

edit: okay just been playing with the website and you cant get the touch on a mytime plan. if purchased it must go on a freetime plan, the equivalent to my mytime 300 would be a freetime 600, it says you get a massive 500 free minutes to telecom landline/mobiles and a free 100 minutes to other landlines and mobiles.. are telecom going down the vodafone way?? mytime is good because my 300 free minutes is for any landline or mobile. i have a vodafone only because many of my contacts will only call/text another vodafone.

sorry, slightly off topic with the call plan thing but yes.. a touch sounds good! :)

All WinMob ringtones are average at best. That speaker is ok. You can put any .wav / .mp3 etc on the phone as a ringtone, with no conversion required.

Sample video is awesomely clear and bright.







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