I would just like to comment about the disabled WiFi on the "T-Mobile MDA Compact III".
1. That is just ridiculous. On different occasions I was told totally different things by the representatives at T-Mobile UK, few said it's disabled so that customers would use the Web'n'Walk (internet access from T-Mobile) instead of using WiFi. I was also told that this was done to prevent the "T-Mobile MDA Vario II" looking a bit overpriced.
I don't know about you, but for some reason the second explanation sounds far more realistic than the first.
Please T-Mobile do yourself a favour and ENABLE WiFi on this lovely Phone/PDA, chances are posts like mine and many others are going to be read by hundreds if not thousands of UK residents who will probably get put off from purchasing this phone. No offence to HTC TyTN / MDA Vario II owners. T-Mobile is unlikely to sell as more TyTN's/Vario II's than MDA Compact III.
PS: I heard that T-Mobile Austria has NOT disabled the WiFi.
In response to Jerry;
No, the processor may look slow, but it runs just as fast, if not faster than the Eten X500. My dad bought one and all my apps open up faster than his (I own the P3300).
In response to Chad;
HTC is probably a stronger brand. With coverage of t-mobile, orange and vodafone, HTC is a trusted brand. I was going to go for the X500 until I saw this.
I leave my GPS on all the time as I use TomTom a lot. I didn't use my phone all day yesterday and it was still at 85% charge. The battery life is awesome. The processor is fast andthis is a damn good PDA.
Take a look at http://www.eten-users.net/forum40 and you'll see how many bugs x500 has (but i guess that they would be fix by newest roms).
I'm curious how many hours last battery with gps nonstop on and tracking (everythink else on off).
hi - can someone really tell me which one is preferred given both at the same price: this one, HTC P3300 or the ETEN X500? they look the same except that the P3300 has TI 200MHZ processor and the ETEN X500 has Samsung 400Mhz. so what do you think? what about the brand? which one is "stronger", the HTC or ETEN?? thanks
In response to Meo's comment:
Customers in the UK can only buy this phone from two sources. HTC direct and T-Mobile. I tried to get my phone from HTC and they wouldn't ship to private customers in the UK. Also, all the websites I tried didn't have it in stock. So, I was left with T-Mobile. They don't give the TomTom5 package with their phone the way HTC do. They want to promote their own software - Auto Pilot which is inferior to TomTom 5. I didn't want to pay exter a month for the auto pilot combination and I haven't bought piece of software since 1996, so I just went home and downloaded TomTom 5. So there you go. That's why people are asking for TomTom 5.
No problems dude! Glad to see someone else hacked off about the removal of wifi. Ah well... At least it has GPS. ANYWAY! I have noticed a couple of people asking where I got my copy of TomTom5? Well. Not that I'm condoning the action or anything but go to www.thepiratebay.org if you know how to use Torrents. If you don't know how to use them, I can't help you. With regards to your active sync, my computer had the same problem. All I did was hard shut-down (hold the power button in for 6 seconds on the computer) and then re-install the software. Then I restarted my computer and connected it and it worked just fine. Make sure your phone is switched off the first time you connect it. That's what I did and it works just fine. So yeah. I've found that overcvlocking the processor works brilliantly. I've overclocked it to 260MHz and all the programs are still pretty stable, the OS boots quicker and it's a whole lot more responsive. If that makes any sense...
Hey kid 303 thanks for the info about the wi-fi, I thought mine had a fault I was gonna ring TMobile tomorrow didn't realise they'd whipped it out. Thats a sneaky way of creaming us for more money! Wifi was one of the main reasons I wanted it too. Bollx! Still a top phone though, tested the satnav on sunday and I can't complain, easy to use and it works! Although I am having some issues getting a connection thru ActiveSync it just won't see my device it's annoying me.....
some ask about where to download Tomtom 5, but why, in Denmark P3300 comes with TomTom preinstalled...
I have Qtek 9090 and was very satisfied with it, now consider buying HTCP3300. Reading the discussion my impression is that there are some people interested in specs (e.g. faster CPU) and others, interested to know how the device performs. My Qtek 9090 was not a good phone, but other functions great. I suppose as PDA P3300 is OK, but how does it function as a phone? What I expierenced with 9090 was that I missed some calls, while working with GPS and also some time I received or made a call but without any sound.
In response to the previous comment;
Install the Satav - It's brilliant. Because T-Mobile have aquired a version of CoPilot, it's been designed to work on the your handset (P3300).
I got mine with the Web and Walk option. I dwnloaded a cracked version of TomTom 5 for Windows Mobile 5 and that works perfectly.
I can understand what people are saying about the processor, but I hardly notice any lag on the device at all. I'm just annoyed that T-Mobile (the only network in the UK to sell this handset aside from buying direct from HTC) have removed the WiFi...
Got this handset from T-Mobile UK with Sat Nav package, free online on a Flext 50 contract.
All I can say is it's Brilliant and I'd recommend it to anyone.
I'm yet to install and test the Sat Nav, but the other features work flawlessly. As other users have said, the processor could do with a little more oomph, but this is still without doubt the best phone I ever had by a long way.
3 weeks into ownership... Still love it!
Solitare is my most used application.
I really, REALLY don't need this phone lol.
wow ... more +ve opinion. Anyway, read that some user have overclocked it to 276Mhz. Check out the detail review at http://www.mobile88.com/mobile...20364&cat=43
I have had many phones. Far too many to list! I will acquire about 8 new phones a year.
The most important aspect for me is the RF, Clarity and must have a loud volume. The rest is a nice have.
The Razr V3 had met all the criteria after you modd the operating system.
The HTC P3300 has met all the minimal criteria. I must admit after three weeks it is the best phone I have ever had. It is small and functional and has all the business function PC elements one needs.
The processor is fine with NO overclocking however a little faster would be nice.
I must say it again it is the best phone I have ever had.
this phone is so cool i love it literally, i got the plug adaptor lodged in my rectum
TI omap cpu200=Double core
Why is everyone slating the battery? I mean, come on... Normal people plug their phone into the wall to charge overnight... And even if your charger breaks, you can still charge it via powered USB...
My battery hasn't run out once...
Oh, and i hardly use the trackball, I use the stylus. But when i HAVE used the trackball, it feels good, accurate and responsive.