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Topic # 31089 4-Mar-2009 11:38
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The upgrade for the OKTA Touch is available at the following
location – www.telecom.co.nz/oktatouchupgrade


Windows Mobile 6.1 offers the following new functionality

1. Track your text messages. When you text with a friend, the messages are threaded together, just like instant messaging—no more confusion about what you're talking about. Discuss a project budget and view the conversation as you type, so you can refer back to important points.

2. Find it fast. The new Home screen design lets you put what’s important to you where it’s instantly available—on your phone’s Home screen.. Track appointments and messages at a glance. Get to your favourite songs, videos, and pictures with just a flick of the finger.

3. Browse the Internet more easily with Internet Explorer Mobile. You now have the ability to view a complete Web page and choose sections to zoom in on so that you can see the text and images that you are most interested in.

4. Stay hands-free when making calls in your car. Windows Mobile 6.1 allows your Bluetooth-enabled car kits to access phone book information.

5. Device management. Windows Mobile 6.1 enables Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008

For more information on Windows Mobile 6.1 see http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/meet/versioncompare.mspx


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  Reply # 199171 4-Mar-2009 12:43
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Anyone been through the upgrade?  Problem? Success?

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Reply # 199187 4-Mar-2009 13:08
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Yay! All good, and very straight forward. It took between 10 and 15 minutes to upgrade to the new ROM. I let it run through customisations too. 

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  Reply # 199193 4-Mar-2009 13:23
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GPS enabled?

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  Reply # 199205 4-Mar-2009 14:01
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adamj: GPS enabled?

I have not managed it yet - its been a while since I had 6.1 on my Okta (I have just flashed a replacement phone), so I just have to work out what to do, to configure it. Google Mobile Maps recognises that there is a GPS available, but never gets a position fix.

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  Reply # 199274 4-Mar-2009 19:37
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Any idea if this works with Vista, W7?  XP?  x64?

Any sort of documentation that can be read before double-clicking on the EXE?

Cheers

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  Reply # 199282 4-Mar-2009 20:24
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As per the discission in the Windows Mobile forum...

"Phew! Completed, longest hour of my life.  I thought it had killed my Okta and my PC.  Yes, all the settings are gone, hope I can remember how I set them up.

Standard Telecom Okta"

That was on my Windows 2000 PC at work, may have better luck at home upgrading my wife's Touch.

There is a readme.txt, I didn't get an opportunity to read, it wanted to open in 'Wordpad', and I didn't have it on the PC.




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  Reply # 199285 4-Mar-2009 21:22
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tr3v:
adamj: GPS enabled?

I have not managed it yet - its been a while since I had 6.1 on my Okta (I have just flashed a replacement phone), so I just have to work out what to do, to configure it. Google Mobile Maps recognises that there is a GPS available, but never gets a position fix.

Its all working fine - I found out that you have to go to :Start / Settings / Phone / Services and enable "Location Setting". 

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  Reply # 199288 4-Mar-2009 21:26
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Ubiquie: As per the discission in the Windows Mobile forum...
Cheers.  Hadn't seen the thread in the other forum...

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  Reply # 199834 7-Mar-2009 23:34
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Hey

I dont get how to do the GPS or if there are any charges that will be made is there any?

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  Reply # 199876 8-Mar-2009 11:19
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tr3v:
tr3v:
adamj: GPS enabled?

I have not managed it yet - its been a while since I had 6.1 on my Okta (I have just flashed a replacement phone), so I just have to work out what to do, to configure it. Google Mobile Maps recognises that there is a GPS available, but never gets a position fix.

Its all working fine - I found out that you have to go to :Start / Settings / Phone / Services and enable "Location Setting". 


I did that.  Still don't get a fix.  It just sits there "Seeking GPS Satellites (0)"

(Never mind, it works fine once I found a better spot and disabled AGPS)




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


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  Reply # 200531 11-Mar-2009 09:05

patrickstarr: Hey

I dont get how to do the GPS or if there are any charges that will be made is there any?


you need an external GPS unit connected to the phone via bluetooth or USB cable. No charges will apply for the GPS usage, but obviously using google maps you will need to be connected to the internet, so you will need a data plan

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  Reply # 200537 11-Mar-2009 09:16
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upgraded the day this thread was posted.  Very much touch and go as it was my wifes phone not mine and it kept bombing out.  On the 3rd or fourth attempt it worked.  Had to remove the battery at one stage.  I think in the end it worked better when I ran it as and administrator.  I upgraded from a Windows 7 x64 laptop may work better under XP.

Side note:  does anyone know how to save/backup txt messages as I got it in the neck for not doing soEmbarassed

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  Reply # 200546 11-Mar-2009 09:49
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lestag:
patrickstarr: Hey

I dont get how to do the GPS or if there are any charges that will be made is there any?


you need an external GPS unit connected to the phone via bluetooth or USB cable. No charges will apply for the GPS usage, but obviously using google maps you will need to be connected to the internet, so you will need a data plan

There is an internal GPS - no external GPS required, although it would most likely be an improvement.

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  Reply # 200549 11-Mar-2009 10:00
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Se7ensyns: Side note:  does anyone know how to save/backup txt messages as I got it in the neck for not doing soEmbarassed

http://myphone.microsoft.com works well for this, but it is in beta and may or may not be taking registrations at the moment. 

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  Reply # 200619 11-Mar-2009 14:43

tr3v:
lestag:
patrickstarr: Hey

I dont get how to do the GPS or if there are any charges that will be made is there any?


you need an external GPS unit connected to the phone via bluetooth or USB cable. No charges will apply for the GPS usage, but obviously using google maps you will need to be connected to the internet, so you will need a data plan

There is an internal GPS - no external GPS required, although it would most likely be an improvement.

As i understand it the internal GPS is a feature not enabled on the telecom network, more to do with 111 situations than a full GPS device. I have never been able to get a satellite fix with just using the internal GPS. I take it you have??

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