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# 36267 22-Jun-2009 13:14
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I bought a new Glofiish x610 mobile and finding all types of issues. Wondering if anyone else had any issues with it.
1. The battery is not lasting for a day even when all connectivity features are disabled except mobile network.
2. Crashed when x-lite is installed
3. Crashed when fring is installed (required to reset the mobile)
4. Error messages popup while browsing websites via wifi when the mobile is connected to the laptop for charging (works fine when disconnected)

Please post any issues experienced and workarounds.

Cheers

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  # 228987 28-Jun-2009 18:10
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I have the same phone - picked one up when Ascent had it listed for $280. This is my first PDA/Windows Mobile, and so far I really like it (but not all of Windows Mobile itself!).

I can only really comment on the battery life - the other issues I haven't experienced or have installed.

With the apps I have installed, I've found the battery to be okay. With my usage I could get at least 2 days on one charge - that includes listening to around 2 hours of music per day, and checking my email constantly.

What I have found to use a lot of power: 
1. Wifi when not connected to an ap. My battery went from 90% charge to 30% in around 2 hours when it was doing this.
2. Wifi when connected to an ap. Uses about 5 or 10% per hour.
3. GPS. Although this seems to vary. When I use Gps Cycle Computer, on a full charge it says 8hrs of battery life. Other Gps apps seem to drain the battery a lot quicker - perhaps a full charge in around an hour!

I have installed the following, which I think have improved battery life:
1. Touch Screen fix (http://eten-users.eu/index.php?showtopic=14129). With this the touch screen actually behaves like you would expect. I think this improves battery life, as it is not wasting CPU when you use the touch screen.
2. Removed SPB Shell. Uses around 10MB of memory all the time, even when not being displayed. I find the today screen is where I do everything anyway - so spb wasn't adding anything. Less resource usage = less battery??
3. Installed S2U2. This autolocks the device after a period of inactivity and disables the screen while on a call. Probably doesn't save battery but at least you wont make phone calls while the mobile is in your pocket, or hang up on people with your cheek.

If I leave the mobile alone (i.e if I stopped checking for new notifications and/or stopped fiddling with it), I think it would last a few days with a single charge.



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  # 229508 30-Jun-2009 11:52
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Its not mentioned that the Touch screen fix is supported on x610. Wondering if you had any issues with it.

Cheers

 
 
 
 




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  # 229590 30-Jun-2009 15:19
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Did anyone tried MicroSDHC memory card on this phone. Thanks

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  # 229664 30-Jun-2009 18:02
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I have a SDHC 8gb card in mine, it appears to work.

Can any one elaborate on the downloading of patches etc to the X610, can you download to a PC then copy the info over? sorry for the complete noob question, also can anyone tell me how to connect the X610 to the internet thru my wireless network at home?

Sorry if I come acrosss all needy on my first post :)

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  # 229665 30-Jun-2009 18:04
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dickytim: ...also can anyone tell me how to connect the X610 to the internet thru my wireless network at home?


Just turn on WiFi on you device. It will find your wireless access point. Tap on Connect and when asked select "This device connects to the Internet". Enter security key if needed, and that's it...





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  # 229904 1-Jul-2009 12:26
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that sounds too easy to be it.....

Thanks Mauricio.

Sorry about posting in the wrong forum yesterday :)



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  # 229908 1-Jul-2009 12:30
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Have anyone managed to install\configure an SIP client application? I tried to configure 2talk on x-lite but unable to registry with the server.

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  # 230434 2-Jul-2009 21:10
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t2g7th7b: Its not mentioned that the Touch screen fix is supported on x610. Wondering if you had any issues with it.


Works fine on my X610. From what I understand the X600 and X610 are almost identical devices, so what works on a X600 should work on a X610.

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  # 230445 2-Jul-2009 21:23
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dickytim: Can any one elaborate on the downloading of patches etc to the X610, can you download to a PC then copy the info over? sorry for the complete noob question, also can anyone tell me how to connect the X610 to the internet thru my wireless network at home?

Its easier to do if you have the X610 plugged in physically to your PC (i.e via mini USB). With ActiveSync installed you can browse the PDA like any other file share and dump files to it. Only problem with this method, is its only USB 1.1. This is usually okay with small files or programs, but not so good if you want to fill a 8GB SDHC card.


If I'm going to copy a lot of data I turn the phone off, take the microSDHC card out, put it into a SD to microSDHC adapter, and then put that into a USB2 card reader. Much faster.


You can use wireless to browse your network (via File Explorer -> Menu -> Go To -> Open Path > New Path...). However, this is a pain because of the whole "The Internet/Work" windows mobile for WiFi and the "does the connection for The Internet connect to The Internet?" (you'll understand when you try to use it). Oh and you cannot browse your network via SMB name, for some reason it must be ip addresses only.




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  # 230448 2-Jul-2009 21:37
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BTW - a couple of great posts on Windows Mobile battery life (still relevent even if a little old):


http://www.wmexperts.com/articles/howto/how_to_increase_battery_life_o.html


http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2006/08/04/689069.aspx


 




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  # 230449 2-Jul-2009 21:37
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Hi there, looks like the link is broken, the file FISH_TOUCH_FIX2_BY_GreateVK.zip is not available from that link :(

Do you know if its available from any other website.

Cheers

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  # 230464 2-Jul-2009 21:57
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That's the only link I have unfortunately.


I just tried downloading the file again, and it worked for me. You do have to register before it lets you download though.


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  # 230545 3-Jul-2009 07:00
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pjv3:
dickytim: Can any one elaborate on the downloading of patches etc to the X610, can you download to a PC then copy the info over? sorry for the complete noob question, also can anyone tell me how to connect the X610 to the internet thru my wireless network at home?



Its easier to do if you have the X610 plugged in physically to your PC (i.e via mini USB). With ActiveSync installed you can browse the PDA like any other file share and dump files to it. Only problem with this method, is its only USB 1.1. This is usually okay with small files or programs, but not so good if you want to fill a 8GB SDHC card.





If I'm going to copy a lot of data I turn the phone off, take the microSDHC card out, put it into a SD to microSDHC adapter, and then put that into a USB2 card reader. Much faster.





You can use wireless to browse your network (via File Explorer -> Menu -> Go To -> Open Path > New Path...). However, this is a pain because of the whole "The Internet/Work" windows mobile for WiFi and the "does the connection for The Internet connect to The Internet?" (you'll understand when you try to use it). Oh and you cannot browse your network via SMB name, for some reason it must be ip addresses only.







You're not wrong about it taking ages to transfer the data over, I transfered all my music from my Walkman to this and it was taking for ever, I eventually stopped it transfered the data to my laptop then to the GLofiish, that was only 4GB as well. Unfortunately my memory card reader doesn't seem to like the SDHC.

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  # 231497 6-Jul-2009 11:30
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Some SDHC cards are slower than regular SD cards - for eg, Apacer SDHC are much slower than Sandisk SD cards. Also, inbuilt card readers, like the ones on laptops are generally slower than USB based readers.

It's definitely worth it to go for a dedicated microSD card reader like this.

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  # 231506 6-Jul-2009 11:43
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t2g7th7b: 4. Error messages popup while browsing websites via wifi when the mobile is connected to the laptop for charging (works fine when disconnected)


Is the handset connected to ActiveSync when plugged in? If ActiveSync is, well, active, then browsing is through the connection sharing from your laptop instead of WiFi. It could be something to do with the laptop not having connectivity, or firewall software blocking connections.





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