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  Reply # 340797 11-Jun-2010 20:54
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What happened to 720p video recording that was rumoured for desire?

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  Reply # 340820 11-Jun-2010 22:43
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Giggs: Hi

Battery:  Since I have had the phone I have allowed the battery to completely discharge each time.  I now find I get 36-48 hours out of it with moderate use, i.e. using some apps and having the wi-fi on most of the time except overnight and the GPS on for an hour or so a day.  I have also looked at settings/applications/running services to make sure nothing is on I don't need, like Google Talk which use to open itself automatically.


Interesting...

Where abouts are you in relation to the cell tower? e.g how strong is your signal?


I also for the life of me cannot get it to send/receive Pxts.


You need to enter the APN settings for your cell phone network provider. You can find out how further back in this thread topic.


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  Reply # 341124 13-Jun-2010 09:32
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Hi
I have a Nokia car charger, which is DC 12/24V, Output is 5.7V/800mA.   Will this be ok to use with my HTC Desire?
Cheers
Richard
 

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  Reply # 341131 13-Jun-2010 10:16
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richarda: Hi
I have a Nokia car charger, which is DC 12/24V, Output is 5.7V/800mA.   Will this be ok to use with my HTC Desire?
 


Not so sure about that. HTC Desire uses microUSB - as far as I'm aware Nokia uses a different plug, don't they? 




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  Reply # 341135 13-Jun-2010 10:34
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Some newer Nokia models have microUSB (eg.5630).

The HTC mains adapter is 1A, so at 800mA that Nokia adapter isn't really up to spec and could get rather warm if the Desire tries to suck 1A from it.

I use a Belkin 1A USB cigi adapter with a Nokia USB-microUSB cable. Works well.




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  Reply # 341136 13-Jun-2010 10:36
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BigHammer: Some newer Nokia models have microUSB (eg.5630).

The HTC mains adapter is 1A, so at 800mA that Nokia adapter isn't really up to spec and could get rather warm if the Desire tries to suck 1A from it.

I use a Belkin 1A USB cigi adapter with a Nokia USB-microUSB cable. Works well.


Oh right - didn't realise that. I use a Nokia cable to charge from my laptop too - works just fine. 




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  Reply # 341166 13-Jun-2010 12:35
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richarda: Hi
I have a Nokia car charger, which is DC 12/24V, Output is 5.7V/800mA.   Will this be ok to use with my HTC Desire?
Cheers
Richard
 


It should be - if it has a proper microUSB plug on the end of it.

Don't worry too much about the amperage - you only get 500mA out of the computer's usb port when you plug it in, and nothing bad happens. It'll just take a little longer to charge it.

As always - I am not an expert etc. at your own risk etc.

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  Reply # 341172 13-Jun-2010 12:43
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Brendan:
Giggs: Hi

Battery:  Since I have had the phone I have allowed the battery to completely discharge each time.  I now find I get 36-48 hours out of it with moderate use, i.e. using some apps and having the wi-fi on most of the time except overnight and the GPS on for an hour or so a day.  I have also looked at settings/applications/running services to make sure nothing is on I don't need, like Google Talk which use to open itself automatically.


Interesting...

Where abouts are you in relation to the cell tower? e.g how strong is your signal?


I also for the life of me cannot get it to send/receive Pxts.


You need to enter the APN settings for your cell phone network provider. You can find out how further back in this thread topic.



Hi Brendan

The cell tower when I am at work is about 1km from me and the signal is very strong presumably as I am ont eh 3rd floor of the building we are in. At home it is about the same distance away or maybe slightly further and I normally get 2-3 bars.

I have tried the XT APN settings and no joy with any combination I have tried.  My current plan is to look at a friends who has an XT Iphone. She is away on holiday at the moment so will look at hers when she gets back.

Cheers

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  Reply # 341177 13-Jun-2010 12:50
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Giggs:
Brendan:
Giggs: Hi

Battery:  Since I have had the phone I have allowed the battery to completely discharge each time.  I now find I get 36-48 hours out of it with moderate use, i.e. using some apps and having the wi-fi on most of the time except overnight and the GPS on for an hour or so a day.  I have also looked at settings/applications/running services to make sure nothing is on I don't need, like Google Talk which use to open itself automatically.


Interesting...

Where abouts are you in relation to the cell tower? e.g how strong is your signal?


I also for the life of me cannot get it to send/receive Pxts.


You need to enter the APN settings for your cell phone network provider. You can find out how further back in this thread topic.



Hi Brendan

The cell tower when I am at work is about 1km from me and the signal is very strong presumably as I am ont eh 3rd floor of the building we are in. At home it is about the same distance away or maybe slightly further and I normally get 2-3 bars.

I have tried the XT APN settings and no joy with any combination I have tried.  My current plan is to look at a friends who has an XT Iphone. She is away on holiday at the moment so will look at hers when she gets back.

Cheers


You do, of course, have the XT compatible version of the Desire?

If so, I recall 'lambchop' (IIRC) here on geekzone had the same phone - maybe PM him and see what he did... I recall he had everything working?

There are some comments from him in this forum topic I think.



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  Reply # 341186 13-Jun-2010 12:57
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Yep sure do have the XT version. Will try Lambchop cheers for that.

What was your theory with the cell site strengths?



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  Reply # 341192 13-Jun-2010 13:10
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Giggs: Yep sure do have the XT version. Will try Lambchop cheers for that.



What was your theory with the cell site strengths?







No theory really, just comparing your signal strength versus battery life with mine. I have a weaker signal much of the time though and only get about 24 hours.


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  Reply # 341436 14-Jun-2010 10:49
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Folks, a thread with 36 pages is not meaningful at all. I know it could just be going and going and going.

I will lock this thread later today.

Until then I suggest someone create new discussions here in the Android forum - perhaps one for each software category and one for tips?

Once those discussions are created I will post the links here.







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  Reply # 341439 14-Jun-2010 10:51
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Mauricio, is it possible to search within a specific thread?

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  Reply # 341645 14-Jun-2010 18:34
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Finally FINALLY got my Desire from Clove. Didn't even have to pay GST at customs, brilliant.

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  Reply # 341662 14-Jun-2010 19:21
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How long did it take to get through customs?  Mine is with them now.

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