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Topic # 25100 12-Aug-2008 09:35
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I know nothing about smartphones, but I assume the Okta Agent is classified as one?

What I want to know is, can applications be copied onto them, and do they have to be specifically for smartphones?

For an example of what I'm getting at - there was an OLD windows based game I loved called "Castle of the Winds", if I copy that on, will it work? Its so old I imagine my cellphones specs beat the min specs of the game back in the day.

However I guess that as the cellphone screen is so much smaller and lacks certain keys, I'm guessing smartphones can only run smartphone designed apps?

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Reply # 156191 12-Aug-2008 09:40
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Applications for Windows Mobile devices are different from applications you have on your PC. You find a lot of applications in our software store. You have to use Windows Mobile Smartphone (or Windows Mobile Standard, the new platform name).

Installation is easy: most .exe files will be run from your PC while the phone is connected. This will copy the appropriate files. Look on your device and follow the instructions after this.







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  Reply # 156201 12-Aug-2008 10:06
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Thanks for moving it, I hadn't noticed this section.

My next question is - with all the cellphones I've had, one can go into WAP and browse through the same looking menu, with ringtones, games, wallpapers, news, etc. This is free to browse until something is bought, or navigated outside Telecom's site.

With the Agent there appears to be no "WAP" but instead it has internet explorer. I opened that, had a brief look, then closed it. From what I recall it didn't look the same? So if I had a look around would it have cost me, or would that have been free to browse as long as I again didn't leave Telecom site? And would I have found ringtones/games/wallpapers/etc there?

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  Reply # 156203 12-Aug-2008 10:08
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And thanks for the link to that store, I assume the Okta Agent is a Verizon PN-820?

If I see something I like, do I pay by credit card, and it downloads to PC which is then installed from PC to phone?

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Reply # 156204 12-Aug-2008 10:08
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With Internet Explorer mobile you can access full websites, not WAP versions. Just like you would with a Symbian or an iPhone device.

You will of course need a data plan, unless you got the Agent on Telecom's special free e-mail data offer. There's a fair use policy for that plan and it allows you some web browsing.




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Reply # 156205 12-Aug-2008 10:09
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Comradehunt: If I see something I like, do I pay by credit card, and it downloads to PC which is then installed from PC to phone?

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  Reply # 156225 12-Aug-2008 11:04
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freitasm: With Internet Explorer mobile you can access full websites, not WAP versions. Just like you would with a Symbian or an iPhone device.


So I take it the default (Telecom (?)) page is still free to browse, or would any data used by IE be charged?

And does this mean that (without WAP) there is no (Telecom) way of downloading ringtones/wallpapers/games/etc from that default homepage?

freitasm: You will of course need a data plan, unless you got the Agent on Telecom's special free e-mail data offer. There's a fair use policy for that plan and it allows you some web browsing.


I am on that free email offer (Just signed up this week) - however I was told I could do no web surfing whatsoever as it would be charged for - hence why I'm too scared to have a browse in case I'm charged the $9 per MB casual rate or something silly.

But my belief is that what I was told may be wrong as I saw it come up on their screen as "Mobile Broadband 20", so in that case I should be able to some light exploring?

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Reply # 156227 12-Aug-2008 11:07
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The WAP pages are not available from Telecom. The device does some WAP browsing, but Internet Explorer Mobile is not a WAP browser so this is not supported overall - not even on Vodafone you can access Vodafone live! with a Windows Mobile or iPhone device.

As for browsing, you are allowed to do a little browsing on that plan - such as following links from an e-mail you receive or reading some pages. It's a fair use policy, and although I can't say exactly how much you shouldn't suffer...




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