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Topic # 26968 8-Oct-2008 22:03
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I just have a couple of little questions, I'm a complete smartphone newbie, so it's possible that some of these questions are going to be very simple, I read a couple of threads on here and they seemed to be talking way above the level of the kind of stuff I want to have answered.

Currently, my OKTA touch has just the standard WinMo rom as supplied by Telecom, I've had it for like 3 days, and I don't think it's been too bad, but one thing I've noticed, is that when I go into the contacts screen, select a contact and go on to dial that contact, if my ear touches the touch screen, it can start up a whole bunch of different programs and things. I thought it would be obvious that the touch screen right next to my face would be disabled while on a call, but it's not, and I can't seem to find any options anywhere to disable it, does anyone know how to configure the touch screen to deactivate while the phone is in use? I think that I bumped the touch screen in such a way that it caused a call I was on to drop by switching the phone off, and that's a bit sux.

The other question that I have is about customizing the phones sounds, it seems that all of the sounds except the ring tone are part of the windows system and can't be changed, does anyone know if it is possible to more thoroughly customise the sounds on the device so that it's not just using the standard sounds that come with it?

I'm also curious to know what a good way of finding software for WinMo devices is, this being my first WinMo device, I don't really know what I'm looking for, I googled around a bit, but some of the sites that uncy googs passed back just looked dodgy. What sources are commonly used for software for these devices?

Maybe I'll think of more to ask later, but I think that about covers it for now :)

Anyhow, off to do some ironing and polish my shoes, then I'm going to read up on how to carry out the WinMo 6.1 Rom upgrade incase that turns out to be what I need to do.

Cheers all!

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Reply # 170010 8-Oct-2008 22:16
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I remember there was an option to lock the touchscreen while on call, somewhere. I can't find it - but if I remember I will post here.

I recommend Ringo Mobile to add sounds and change settings.

As for software you can browse our Geekzone Software Store. Check my sigature for a current discount code. Just have in mind you have a "Windows Mobile Pocket PC" or "Windows Mobile Professional" - it's got a touchscreen. A "Windows Mobile Smartphone" (or Windows Mobile Standard) doesn't have a touchscreen.




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  Reply # 170011 8-Oct-2008 22:22
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I'd recommend www.ppcgeeks.com

They have everything you could want to know!

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  Reply # 170014 8-Oct-2008 22:41
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if you connect via active sync, then drop some mp3s into the windows folder.

then on the phone, in the list where you can change your ringtone.. youll see those mp3s in the same list,

i have an htc titan. i must admit ive never had that problem of opening programs when putting the phone to my ear. when i can i actually use the supplied headset.. far better than putting it to my ear.

for text alerts, the sounds have to be in .wav format. someone else may confirm. im assuming this as this is what you need to do for the titan.

the okta touch is a rebadged htc touch.

geekzone has its own mobile software store..check it out! for sms i suggest vito sms-chat.. love it and for a nice looking contacts list.. vito fun contact.

to customise your okta theme.. search for .tsk (theme) files.. google will find you lots.. drop them into the windows folder on your touch .. on the phone go to settings/today and the theme files you added will show in the list.




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Reply # 170028 8-Oct-2008 23:46
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I've found this software really great with WM6:A trial is available for each of these so you can check them out, and My Mobiler is freeware.
Enjoy!

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  Reply # 170043 9-Oct-2008 05:01
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Should be in start > settings > keyguard

or you can try this free of course

or this

or this

as for sounds I always put my ringtones in /application data/sounds folder. For notifications/alarms however you need to put it in your windows folder



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  Reply # 170318 9-Oct-2008 23:52
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My phone doesn't seem to have the keyguard function that you've mentioned. I think tomorrow I might give one of those applications that has been suggested a try. Thanks for that.

I'm probably not going to use this phone for internet or data at all for the next month because of the fact that I've just bought it, I can't modify my existing phone plan until the next billing cycle, so I'm not sure if I want to or not. Is it worth my while loading a different rom onto the phone for WM6.1 anyway, or am I better off to just wait till I start using i'net traffic?

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