I have the ETen X500+ for a month. Everything works good except the following problems:
1. problem with the ppc phone speaker(I think there is a very common problem with the earphone jack; check out http://eten-users.eu)
2. phone reception is weaker as compared to my other non-PDA cell phone (My non-PDA phone can pick up call in a area with weak signal, but not the Eten)
this phone is amazing. better than most pretty but impractical samsung, lg, motorola phones. it's a pity that the brand name eten isn't popular enough.
does anybody know how to get tomtom 6 installed on the memory card instead of main memory? can somebody also tell me what the hype is with tt6? it's not user friendly at all. i use iguidance and does a wonderful job. mapopolis is not bad also but a little old. waiting for streets and trip 2k8 to see if it's worth. hit me back if u help, i wouldn't mind trying out tt6 more if it's in my memory card instead of my main.
sorry, i forgot to mention that the camera quality can also use some work.
well, went thru the whole gsmarena when i was in the market for a new pda phone. it came down to two....iphone or x500+. i am a woman when it comes to phones so it's gotta be jam packed w/ features and good looks is a MUST. anyways back to the phone. PROS:
awesome screen!!!, can't say enough bout it. to those that don't think it makes a difference, it DOES!!!!LOTS!!!! best bang for the buck. at bout 500 bucks, u can beat this phone, built in gps, vga screen, TONS of prepackaged software, WM6, micro support of 4G (a patch file, easily located on net). CONS - definitely miss my qwerty. like to see a stronger cpu (not sure why ppc cpus are so behind in times..HEAT?) battery life is normal. not sure why everybody thinks they can get more for less but all ppc usually runs bout a day based on average use.
I had the worse luck with this device , I have bought 2 of it
after about one week it stop charging then they said the mainboard is broken and that's not with the warranty so you have to pay about 300 us dollars
the other one after about 3 days it was inside it's pocket and in my pocket i had take it to answer a call and i realized that the screen is broken !!!
and also they want me to pay 166 dollars
is this fair ???
I think this device is really of bad quality
not strange made in china
I am going to trow them away if any one want to repair them and take them just tell me
This is absolutely a beautifull device. The graphic presentation of the screen is just awesome. The voice command picks up very well, and most importantly the software supplied by eten is GREAT! This phone is definately worth the price!!
I was looking for a phone with GPS capability and came upon this baby.
While playing with in in the shop little did I know of the shortcomings of such a device if used as a mobile phone replacement.
Here goes, for the innocent.
No tactile dialing, you have to look at the screen to dial. Try this while driving and youre an accident on its way to happen.
To get to dial a number from contacts you have to press several times to reach the dial part.
You have no choice of which contacts you want displayed (Phone or SIM)
Active sync gives you no syncing options and cannot be disabled.
Unless your fingers are pencil sharp you need the stylus to do most basic functions.
If like me you are over 45YO forget it, you need glasses to see whats going on in the screen.
Out in the sun there just is no screen.
While you are talking on the phone, your ear will press screen buttons and open windows.
Once an app is on memory you have to manually remove it despite having shut it down. This means memory clogs down after some time and navigation software or the camera will not run and the phone will need reseting.
3rd party functionality apps like SPB phone suite, take up precious memory and dont really do much functionality wise.
The camera is a joke, with stepped zooming, terrible autofocus, hit and miss exposure and the focal distortion of a 17th century mirror. Not to mention that for some reason some of my shots turn up green.
The headset has no remote control capability.
The headset volume is minimal.
No little icon to see if the Bluetooth headset is logged on.
Windows media player is, well, ok for computers but on this device I would like to see Winamp.
Battery life is one day max with 4-6 5min phone calls and 2h of music, four to five hours if you play music continuously and use the screen.
The wonderful to the touch black color plastic cover will scuff after a few weeks in your pocket together with loose change or keys.
All in all this one month with the Glofiish has been a communication nightmare with a couple of brilliant moments of navigational enlightenment.
Whatever was I thinking when I bought a windows phone?
I finally get the TT6 working in my X500+. everything is fine. But the support from TomTom is useless.
I really like this PDA. It is amazing. I wondering why there is so much bad comment about X500+ out there.
Tomtom 6 works verry well on my 500+ the o,ly difference is that the streetnames are smaller
TomTom Navigator 6 works just fine with this device. I'm having no issues at all. This is a nice device!
According to etencorp, the dimensions are the following:
Dimension: 113.5 x 60.5 x 15.5 mm
And not the one displayed here:
Dimension: 113.0 x 59.5 x 15.5 mm
TOM TOM advised me that TOM TOM Navigation 6 is not compatible with WM6. They are looking into the problem. Anyone konws which GPS software would work for Eten X500+ in WM6 in North America?
Does this phone comes with built in chinese input?
I am not refering to 3rd party software for chinese display and input.
According to www.eten-users.eu device is out.
Hungarian seller states price of about 521 EUR.
wow!!! this is must have phon! 192 chanels.hmmm, kind of good, like tytn.
Sad to hear that there's problem with ur x500+.
This is part and parcel of using a PPC phone. Most importantly, tell us abt the customer service. I used to have a DOPOD but the service sucks like hell, so i told myself no way am i getting another dopod (HTC).