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Topic # 23992 12-Jul-2008 16:51
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It looks good on paper. Is it any good? Could it replace my n95 for gps, camera and mms, and my eeepc for web browsing? Anyone had any experience with it?

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Reply # 147171 12-Jul-2008 16:59
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I got one yesterday. First impression is good, nice small device - not a huge thing. The screen is nice and bright and Opera Mobile is a welcome change instead of the Internet Explorer as default browser.

Also you get a YouTube player, and mine came with Google Maps for Mobile pre-installed.

The Today plugin is cool. It shows a preview of your emails in an envelop, a good looking weather application, the contact pictures is quite easy to go through.

So far so good, except for the lack of a SD card reader. And not tha slow like some other Windows Mobile devices.

Just one day using it, let's see more later, but it's hard not to like it.






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  Reply # 147194 12-Jul-2008 17:50
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as soon as i saw the 640x480 screen i fell in love.

does the web browser have flash support? Also, hows typing on the keyboard? I would imagine an onscreen on a 2.8" is getting pretty small, but is it usable with 1 hand?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 147225 12-Jul-2008 20:43
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freitasm: I got one yesterday. First impression is good, nice small device - not a huge thing. The screen is nice and bright and Opera Mobile is a welcome change instead of the Internet Explorer as default browser.

Also you get a YouTube player, and mine came with Google Maps for Mobile pre-installed.

The Today plugin is cool. It shows a preview of your emails in an envelop, a good looking weather application, the contact pictures is quite easy to go through.

So far so good, except for the lack of a SD card reader. And not tha slow like some other Windows Mobile devices.

Just one day using it, let's see more later, but it's hard not to like it.


Can you tell us abit more about the battery life? especially when you have GPS running? Was thinking about the Diamond but they are just a tag expensive. Ended up with a Samsung i780, which should be on a plane to NZ as I type :D



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  Reply # 147228 12-Jul-2008 20:48
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i read some reviews and this thing just gets better and better!

Battery life seems to be around 2 hours with gps (well atleast thats what reviews say). It seems the device does support flash, just not flash lite 3.0, which is OK because theres a real nice youtube app included.

Also, the onscreen keyboard is acceptable as people say, so that shouldnt be a problem.

Should i get one to replace my eeepc/n95 combo?

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  Reply # 147235 12-Jul-2008 21:11
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brownbox:
Also, the onscreen keyboard is acceptable as people say, so that shouldnt be a problem.


Is this onscreen keyboard is the same one what you find in Touch Cruise? I feel comfortable using the onscreen keyboard and now I type quite fast with it too Laughing




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  Reply # 147242 12-Jul-2008 21:39
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theres 3 keyboards available for it.
1. a full qwerty that takes up just over half the screen vertically
2. the same qwerty keyboard with bigger keys and 2 letters on each key
3. an onscreen keypad like traditional phones

ive never used any htc devices, so i wouldnt know how it compares to the cruise. People seem to be very happy with the keyboard overall though

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  Reply # 149409 19-Jul-2008 10:08
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Personally I would wait for the HTC Touch Pro to come available. I can't live without a keyboard I don't think. And I will wait until my jasjam dies before I get that which should bring the price down a wee tad.

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