As for the problems of Hermes, they're of every Pocket PC phone. You cant backup SMS out of the box. It's true but with a small 3rd party piece of software then backup would be a piece of cake. Visit forum.xda-developers.com and do some searching before make any decision. Goodluck.
Have used it since begining of September 2006. A very good device. Harish Malani, Bombay
I have two questions:
How can I set mp3's as a ringtone for SMS?
Can anybody tell me what version of TCPMP can I use to see movies. I'm using 0.81 and it's not working properly. Please respond me here or MadalinPaun@yahoo.com THX !
Lots of questions for TyTN users here (and things to think about for other considering this phone...)
(non-techie readers please skip to the next post) ;o)
I have been told by the Vodafone (UK) sales reps that their v1605
is the same as the HTC TyTN
(does anyone know for sure is this so?)
From what I've seen on the web the phone is:
Orange M3100, T-Mobile MDA Vario II and the Vodafone Qtek HTC v1605
I'm trying to find out whether I want to choose the v1605 as my next upgrade (they have said I can have it for £40 with a 12 month contract renewal) to replace my trusty Nokia 9110i which has served me faithfully since 2000. (although I killed one by dropping it on the ground too many times in 4 years but got a second-hand one off my mate in 2004 and kept going with the same model)
I have been excited about the i-mate JASJAR/Qtek 9000/O2 XDA EXEC/Vodafone v1640 since it first came out, but I already get told my phone is a brick by everyone who sees my Communicator, what they heck would I face with the mini-laptop v1640!?
The TyTN screen is only 1/4 the resolution of the v1640, the keyboard is a bit pokey for my large hands, and the battery life is not as good (according to GSM Arena specs) but at least it's almost "normal" size...
I don't know anybody who owns a TyTN, but I have a mate with the i-mate K-JAM (which is the same as the Qtek 9100 according to GSMArena's page) which he has had for around a year, and I asked him what he thought of it to see if that would help me make up my mind.
He said he's 80% happy with it on Windows, but knows I'm a Linux user and warned it may lack compatibility on "other OSes" :o) (He's a dyed in the wool Windows professional and doesn't touch Linux himself so he's being honest here)
About his phone he said... "The stylus holster clip wears out so the stylus falls out randomly. The Hardware keyboard is slower than the virtual keyboard and the stylus" (I wonder if the 400MHz Samsung CPU might make that not such a problem for the TyTN?)
He also said "Synchronising is Windows centric, limited and wimpy. Can't backup non-files, e.g. SMS messages or the registry."
...are there any TyTN owners/users out there who can comment on this one? the TyTN is from the same manufacturers and runs the same operating system and came out less than a year later, have they improved on the software for this phone???
If I can't back up SMS messages that could be a killer for me - I am a hoarder by nature and also have contact addiction... I have SMS messages going back 6 years on the SD card in my Communicator - if I had to flush all my messages every few weeks on a phone and wasn't able to back them up then that would be useless for me!
(reminds me of Nokia 8210 in the old days which relied on the SIM to store the texts!)
He also said "No encryption out of the box, and little free software" - is this the case with the TyTN as well?
I have had all sorts of software for my communicator over the years, a telnet app (wish it was SSH!), different convertors, calculators, translation tools etc (I was even able to write my own English-Arabic dictionary for it when I was learning Arabic by tweaking a German dictionary apps and loading a new text file word list!)
I know I'm really after something like the OpenMoko (100% proper Linux so I can customise EVERYTHING on it and write or download any app I need or can think of) with a keyboard, and in a sensible size, but in the mean time, would I be better getting the TyTN (as a v1605), an HP iPAQ hw6910 or a v1640 (Vodafone's JASJAR)? and for what reasons?
Spoke to o2 uk today and they say the XDA Zinc and Graphite will be the next releases on 15th Jan 2007.
me again. 4 days from last friday evening and i can share u lot of good things about the SPV M 3100 = HTC TyTN.
Skype - perfectly. on Wi-fi at home and at the office. A small innocent phone on the table that is keeping u in touch with friends also in the evening if u want of course..
Yahoo Mess - same, keybourd is helpfull and fast. Also EDGE or GPRS are almost for free in case of messages on yahoo.
I GO - GPS at a touch. Takes a little bit to get used with it and bluetooth is possible only with one device.
PDA functions are better by far than the ones imitated by a gsm normal phone.
Microsoft Outlook is finally useful for something and your contacts/agenda will always be in good order.
Still have to check how e-mail is going on and Microsoft office. Lap top is still my 1st option for these. Still...
can GSMArena do a review of this phone. you guyz do them so good, that i just want to see a review of this phone since im insterested in some detailed info about it.
For those having O2 Trion, HTC TyTn etc,in Europe & USA, have you try similar product, the Dopod 838 Pro has excellent feedbacks from users that surprisingly accounted no unusual problems.
how much is this nd 1 qs... if ders a 3g n a fone does dat mean i can chat n msn... wot bout yahoo messenger??
i have SPV M3100 - same as TyTN, better looking. is a fabulous help ! perfect battery, outstanding speed if u are not asking 10 things simultaneously.
why the normal phones still exist. because till last friday morning i was a bastard as most of us, using a f...ing nokia (that functioned from bad to worse).
SMART phone / pda for smart people.
I have been testing this device for one week now. I purchased the later version with serial # HT640xxx so have not had any issues with the screen, ketboard, etc. The device actually works very well. Having used various BB's, a Palm Treo 650 with BB Connect and most recently a Nokia E61 with BB Connect, I was skeptical about the MS Pocket PC platform, but have been pleasantly surprised. I set up the device very quickly and had it connected to my company's exchange server in a matter of minutes. The Direct Push email synching makes it work just like a BB. The form factor is great with the slide out full keyboard.
The only negative I have idenified so far is the screen is very hard to see in sunlight. Also, the battery life could be better.
Overall, I am happy with the HTC TyTN and would recommend it to others.
How's the battery life with this thing? The HTC S620 Excalibur can last 1.5 days full blast. http://mobilitytoday.com/articles/tmobile_dash_announced/3.html
Quick qst for those who own this phone, does it have the pusht to talk(ptt) feature? I've been reading it has but also read it didn't.
Thanks in advance!!
Confirming the Keyboard lights problem, having the same on my TyTN.
Anyone now a solution?
Thx in advance
Had it a week. Keyboard lights do not work even if auto sensor on.Switch on when synchronising then when keyboard closed, does not come on again. Anyone else with this problem.?
Apart from that, great phone.
Instead an opinion I need someone solves a doubt: is quality of video recording as good as N90? Or which of these gadgets has the best video recorder? Im gonna buy the best. Please reply.
Had it a week. Changed it 2x.Same problem.Keyboard lights do not work even if auto sensor on.Switch on when synchronising then when keyboard closed, does not come on again. Anyone else with this problem.?
Apart from that, great phone.
Ordered one. Is it compatable with Lotus notes type e-mail?
got this on orange with decent coverage,the only real problem i found was when its in your pocket it kept opening!and when using bluetooth to share film files you have to convert 1st,unless its another windows device youll be struggling!using it for t'internet was superb with full on e-bay,google internet browsing!