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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby Johnmcl7 » 21 Feb 2010, 20:34

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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby EviL Ras » 21 Feb 2010, 21:26

on voda. was just hoping there was a way to sync windows mobile to windows 7. so i can read my texts and send replies without touching the phone!
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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby Johnmcl7 » 21 Feb 2010, 22:54

The reason I was asking is that there's a handy Outlook addon from Vodafone that allows you to text from Outlook without using your phone, it doesn't receive incoming texts though, the cost is the same as using your phone and it doesn't support Outlook 2007.

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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby EviL Ras » 22 Feb 2010, 20:30

Ras is now windows mobile 6.5 enabled on the X1. its very nice actually! Still getting to grips with it as everything has moved from before!!! But might persuade me to look more into windows 7 tbh! Just need to handle an android phone to see if they're smooth or clunky!
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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby Johnmcl7 » 21 Mar 2010, 14:12

Anandtech have a fairly extensive write-up:

http://www.anandtech.com/gadgets/showdoc.aspx?i=3774

I wasn't too keen on it to begin with but less so after reading through that as it seems pretty basic with no multitasking/copy&paste and a very locked down apps model. I don't like that SD cards aren't allowed either as it's a convenient way to backup on the move in case the phone dies at which point the internal memory becomes inaccessible. Of course you can back up to a computer but as smarpthones become more powerful they should be able to function more on their own.

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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby EviL Ras » 30 Mar 2010, 00:17

Some nice russians have ported windows mobile 7 to the HTC HD2


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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby robbo » 26 Oct 2011, 10:57

Thought I'd bump this thread.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15459118
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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby Tappy » 26 Oct 2011, 11:36

No sign of the Nokia Ace which was mentioned over in the Android thread. Looks like the Lumia 800, which is the N9, will be their top model. So 1.4Ghz processor, 3.7" "ClearBlack" AMOLED display, 16GB storage and that 8MP Carl-Zeiss camera... which, given the specs they are allowed, is actually pretty much as good as you can get for a Windows Phone. Doesn't look like there's the front facing camera though which with the looming Skype integration, is a bit rubbish of them. And, personally, I would have liked to have seen a 32GB option. The other phone, the Lumia 710 is cheap as chips, it has the same processor, but 8GB storage (no MicroSD like the specs page first stated), TFT screen and a 5MP camera.

Well, at least the advert looks good:

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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby robbo » 26 Oct 2011, 21:59

I'm quite liking the cheaper Lumia 710 at the moment. Tempted to take a punt...
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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby UKIan » 26 Oct 2011, 22:33

The 800 does look pretty. I was just on their web site and then it came on the news. I'll want to see some figures on battery life first. My Android phone can drain itself in a morning, while sitting in my pocket, even with things like JuiceDefender running. The iphone will happily play music all day and still have 90% charge :/
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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby Advocate » 27 Oct 2011, 10:24

Got the mango update last Friday on my Omnia 7 - it's allright, no huge changes there but I am really vexed at how they have included a tethering option for all the new phones that ship with Mango but not for my phone which has upgraded to it. The hardware is essentially the same! Cnuts.
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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby Tappy » 27 Oct 2011, 12:32

The firmware update to allow tethering on the Omnia 7 has been delivered on 3, so I would have thought it will be coming to other networks soon. I'm on Orange but haven't had any notification yet. But I suspect it is like the recent iPhone WiFi update where some service providers charge you for the data on a different plan.

UKIan wrote:My Android phone can drain itself in a morning, while sitting in my pocket, even with things like JuiceDefender running. The iphone will happily play music all day and still have 90% charge :/


I think battery life on the Lumia 800 will be similar to my Omnia 7. Ever so slightly bigger battery in the Nokia, both have an AMOLED screen, but a tad wider on the Samsung. I get a day's use out of it. That's off charge at 6am, with about 30 minutes of constant use and downloading app updates, reading news. Then throughout the day there are a few calls, lots of texts, and about 30 minutes of game playing whilst I am having a 'comfort' break. And then home and it's pretty heavy usage of internet browsing or more game playing. Normally the battery says empty by the time I go to bed at 12am, but it's rare it says critical. Of course, network conditions probably affect this.
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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby UKIan » 27 Oct 2011, 22:09

I've gone off the idea totally again. The 800 doesn't have an SD card slot. Long story short, blame Microsoft. The 710 does and has the same processor, but I think it's ugly. That all said I was reading today that there will be "proper" WP7 phones from Nokia next year, so I'm happy to wait at the moment and see how things develop. I've still got that little HTC I bought to play with WP7 for dev stuff.
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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby Tappy » 28 Oct 2011, 08:37

UKIan wrote:The 800 doesn't have an SD card slot. Long story short, blame Microsoft. The 710 does and has the same processor...


Actually the 710 doesn't have an SD slot either. It was mis specced originally on the Nokia page, it's been changed now just to say it's 8GB with no SD slot. The small storage options really are a stupid problem which could be solved so easily.

Next year is now the rumoured release of Apollo which is supposed to bring dual-core processors and different chassis options. Guess there's something else in there that Nokia want. Seems silly that there's this big expensive advertisment campaign and then they come out saying, "well, this isn't our best stuff, you may as well wait until we release something else."
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Re: Windows Mobile 7

Postby Advocate » 28 Oct 2011, 08:42

Tappy wrote:The firmware update to allow tethering on the Omnia 7 has been delivered on 3



This only got pushed to my phone last night, I had no idea it was coming either - Advocate is much happier now, still a few things I want fixed (like having a timer in the clock bit rather than just alarms and having a flash enabled browser) but as I can now do all the interwebby stuff on an android tablet tethered to the phone I am more than happy

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