Checked out the phone at Ezone, one thing I noticed was a small antenna that was in the box. The guy told me it was for plugging for using GPS, he opened the slot and showed me where it was to go. Is this true ? Will GPS not work till that metal antenna is stuck into the slot coz it would be a real pain to carry that around. Prashanth could you confirm ... That aside the feel / size of the phone seemed really nice. Will need to find a cheaper place to buy it though. Ezone Price Rs 12,990/- with no freebies.
just bought from pc fair at KLCC. RM1180 come with 4gb, bluetooth headset, bluetooth dongle, car holder... great deal. now charging the pda, but cannot turn on the pda while charging, arghhhh...
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2008Nav4All: connect to the internet through the PDA and enter www.nav4all.com in a browser on it.... morethanks for reply i have installed nav4all and sesrched the device but no coordinates found. i am installing google maps and then try once again and if any trouble i will write u for help
Btw, iGo 2006 also works on the P320, besides Nav4All and Google Maps.
bwaman, 02 Aug 2008i am first time user of gps. can anybody tell me step by stp instr for installing gps s/w and ... moreNav4All: connect to the internet through the PDA and enter www.nav4all.com in a browser on it. Then you get a page with a download link. The downloaded program has the extension CAB which you can install with the File Browser on Windows Mobile.
After installing, launch the program from the Programs group and first check the GPS settings. Search for a GPS device and after it found it, go to "Where am I", and after some seconds or minutes it will find your coordinates.
Unfortunately, both Nav4All and Google Maps need an active internet connection to download the maps on demand. So you have to be both outside a building to have a GPS signal, and also have an active Wifi or GSM data connection.
As for installing Google Maps on the SD card, simply select "\Storage card" when asked while installing.
I am from Bangalore and after reading the various feedbacks/reviews, I finally purchased my first pocket pc phone ASUS P320. I find the phone to be pretty good in my last 2 days of usage. I also ordered 4 GB Sandisk micro SDHC memory card in ebay today for about 750 rupees. The phone costed me 12120 rupees including screen scratch guard.
I am not able to find the silicone type of cover for this phone at Bangalore. Please give your inputs about the availability of the silicon cover for this phone and whether it is good to go for such a silicone cover. One example cover can be found at:
I am sure that I will be able to find cheaper in India compared to the 250 odd rupees it costs if I order at Ebay hongkong.
i am first time user of gps. can anybody tell me step by stp instr for installing gps s/w and maps on p320? is nav4all is compatible with this model? how to install google maps on sd card? id email@example.com
Prashant, 02 Aug 2008The installation is not really WinMo's fault, but that of the software provider. It is their r... moreThanks for the reply. These programs let me chose de installation directory, but when I install them on the SD card the installer simply crashes, in all 3 cases it's the same.
But I'll try to move them manually to the SD card...
t-dome, 01 Aug 2008I got mine today for 285 euros (385 US$). Surprizingly, a car kit was included (charger, winds... moreThe installation is not really WinMo's fault, but that of the software provider. It is their responsibility to write the installation Cab file properly enough to provide you the option of choosing the target installation drive. Skype seems to be a big offender here - it provides you with the option, and then goes ahead and installs half of its files on the main memory anyway!
You have a couple of options here - you could try to tweak the XML script in the Cab installers, or once the program is installed in the main memory, you could simply move it to the storage card and then adjust the shortcuts.
t-dome, 01 Aug 2008I got mine today for 285 euros (385 US$). Surprizingly, a car kit was included (charger, winds... moreCorrection: Google Maps installed fine onto the SD card, but Nav4All would install only onto the internal flash ROM.
I got mine today for 285 euros (385 US$). Surprizingly, a car kit was included (charger, windshield mount, pda holder). I also bought separatedly a 4 GB card.
It works fine, the touchscreen works OK even with the cover on it. The speed of the device is also OK, Wifi works.
One question though. WiMo doesn't allow some programs (Opera Mini, Google Maps, TouchPal) to install themselves on the SD card, I always get an error. Installing on the internal Flash ROM works, however that free space is severely limited.
How can I install these programs on the SD card? Some registry hack...?
Thanks and if you have any questions about this neat device please ask.
just bought mine for 12k in bangalore plus a 4gb sandisk memory for 1k. prashant i hope what u said about the gprs works(crossed fingers) i checked on the net it needs a change in proxy setting , will update it later.
Arun, 31 Jul 2008the free service u r talking about is called Airtel live and 99 per month unlimited gprs conne... moreYou're right, I got confused with the names - I was thinking about Airtel Live when I mentioned the free service.
But, their GPRS service, whatever they are calling it, DOES work on Windows Mobile phones - I can confirm it because I am using it on my P527 these days, and I have also used it on the P320. Don't always trust what the CSR's tell you - they don't know about half of the stuff that they are talking about!
the free service u r talking about is called Airtel live and 99 per month unlimited gprs connection is called Airtel online and this service is what does not work on windows based mobile(according to Airtel gprs help line)
Arun, 31 Jul 2008i do have a corporate connection and Airtel online which is unlimited gprs connection for 99 b... moreArun, Airtel Online is Airtel's own free service which allows you to browse a few preselected websites. The GPRS service, for which you are paying 99/month allows you to access anything on the web, and it DOES work fine on this and most other GPRS enabled phones.
Prashant, 31 Jul 2008I've never used the Airtel Online service, but you don't really have to opt for their Airtel O... morei do have a corporate connection and Airtel online which is unlimited gprs connection for 99 bucks. which is brilliant, the Airtel guy said this service won't work on windows based mobile which is a good enough reason for me to not buy the phone.
Arun, 31 Jul 2008and one more thing guys, Airtel online does not work on windows based mobiles. so we have to g... moreI've never used the Airtel Online service, but you don't really have to opt for their Airtel Office either. Just subscribe to their GPRS service, which supports EDGE in most major cities. The prices have now dropped down to INR 499/month for unlimited usage, and you may be able to get it for 249, or even as low as 99, is you have a corporate connection!
and one more thing guys, Airtel online does not work on windows based mobiles. so we have to go for Airtel office which is very expensive. this is very important to me so i thought i should let u guys know, atleast who are using Airtel online before they make the switch to this phone.