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Reply # 414199 7-Dec-2010 19:24
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even with data connection on, I find my HTC with Location and Maps puts my position 500mters North west of my actual position, wouldnt be good in strange place




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Reply # 414224 7-Dec-2010 20:02
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not sure whether I will be keeping the HD.  I was at shops and still found impossible to see the screen.  The other thing I find is with phone in pants pocket I cant hear it ring, even when out right next to me I find hard to hear notification for text messages.




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  Reply # 414228 7-Dec-2010 20:14
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If you need a accurate position... Turn on gps!! That's what it's there for. Otherwise if there are wifi networks near they can also be used to get a more accurate position.

I can see the screen fine, even in bright light. (although, my myopia does make me pretty good at seeing screens up close)

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Reply # 414236 7-Dec-2010 20:28
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sorry, I should have mentioned I had gps on as well. when out data on, wifi still on and gps on no phone calls and just checked once for texts at shops and battery flat that night.




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  Reply # 414241 7-Dec-2010 20:35
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When you have had the phone for around 10 days and calibrated the battery (instructions online) then the battery life is better. The crucial factor is how long the screen is on, with this nice screen I often surf the web for several hours which is a good way to kill some battery.

My gps gets a fix to 1-2m when stationary, and usually 8m in the car while moving. Where you outside? Gps does not work unless you have a clear view of the sky.

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  Reply # 414245 7-Dec-2010 20:36
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I had almost 100% accuracy with Google maps and GPS on. In really bright sunlight, with sun shining directly onto the screen, it is hard to view. But I've never seen a phone yet that isn't hard to view in those conditions. The only time I encounter this is with occasional photographs when I need to keep the phone pointed toward the object I am shooting & can't turn out of the light. However, shielding the screen with a hand or wearing a cap seems to overcome this ok. 

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  Reply # 414253 7-Dec-2010 20:41
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I'm not really sure why some of you are having issues with Locations (Premium Nav), but I absolutely love it! Been using it regularly for around 3 weeks and have had no issues so far. I've got an aussie trip coming shortly so will post my experiences with the new overseas maps.



 

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Reply # 414282 7-Dec-2010 21:09
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okay I will search for battery calibration.    When inside I find it wont lock on gps after 15 minutes gave up and when at Fashion Island shops Papamoa on footpath it didnt want to lock on either.  Not in bright sunlight but cloudy and still have trouble seeing screen.  This is at half brightness, but turning up to full brightness doesnt seem to make any difference




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  Reply # 414611 8-Dec-2010 13:38
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My DHD has showed up today, so sorry to my patients who had to put up with me trying to get it all hooked up. Tried to bluetooth my Nokia n900 contacts but no joy, any other easy options?

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  Reply # 414667 8-Dec-2010 15:00
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Managed to get contacts from SD card as vcf files so that is ok now. How do you browse your SD card? I just took my 16G one from my N900 and put it in the DHD to get the contacts but cant see the other stuff on the card??

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  Reply # 414669 8-Dec-2010 15:02
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Install a file manager from market... For some reason there isn't one included. I like astro

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  Reply # 414707 8-Dec-2010 17:10
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jords12: Install a file manager from market... For some reason there isn't one included. I like astro


Yeah tried that but for some reason I can't get anything to dl from market? Am i supposed to give my visa card or sumtin?

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  Reply # 414709 8-Dec-2010 17:16
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will try and start google talk, cant seem to access it from work, may be our firewall. This is something it sounds like I need to do to start market dl's

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  Reply # 414880 9-Dec-2010 09:47
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DarkVader:
jords12: Install a file manager from market... For some reason there isn't one included. I like astro


Yeah tried that but for some reason I can't get anything to dl from market? Am i supposed to give my visa card or sumtin?


Don't need visa card details for free apps.




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  Reply # 414991 9-Dec-2010 13:13
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Market started up once i left the office firewall and google talk was accessed loading my google account details thru 3g from vodafone on the trip home. Now can dl apps from Market even at work. Swype working well using 1.6 version.
Having difficulty getting HTC sense.com to activate phone finder, it says I need to activate it on phone but I have but no change, all the other setting on sense.com seem ok.
Any others had this problem.

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