Well. Great phone! The "2 secs" delay is gone with Oki R024 WM 5.0 ROM. With this my calls delay is around: 0,5 secs. Way better.
Talking about the phone itself, its a very fast machine, runs at ~ 500 Mhz, great GPS, i use Tomtom 6 on it, works wonders.
Good SMS - Email - MMS management. Work fine with a 4GB SD card. Very good.
Only one thing that's bad: the phone weight.
5 Stars PPC mobile.
Well done phone and great functions. I recommend it . GPS working very good, phone part with no mistake. The only "bad" thing is the fact that when you answer to the phone there is 2 second time delay. Other wise, GREAT device.
Well folks, Mio was very quick to give me the third replacement in February. I love the versitilty of the phone and SD card expension. MP3 is second to none in sound. Camera is totally useless. GPS has been excellent but the phone has in the last few weeks has started to crash on incomeing text and calls and needed a reset before it can be used. When GPS starts up all the alarms and reminders for the day come on one after the other. I treat it with more care than my grandmother. Thinking of throwing it back at Mio and get a Nokia equivalent. Any suggestion out there.
I've had my mio for about a month now. GPS works great- came preinstalled with MioMap. ActiveSync no problem after disabling ZoneAlarm and Spyware softwares. I also have an Ambeon wifi working with it. Overall, the phone/pda really suits my needs and I'd recommend it to everyone... *except* those who would use the phone function a lot. My mio has been dropping calls- when I answer, the line hangs up. However, it seems to always pick up properly on the 2nd call. If u don't mind spending an extra minute waiting for the person to call back, or calling them yourself, then it's bearable. To be fair, I did not notice this problem when I 1st had the phone (maybe because I didn't get many calls), so it may be due to software conflicts since i've downloaded several games and other softwares. Finally... messaging is great. The virtual keyboard and auto word completion feature beats T9 predictive text messaging hands down, i reckon.
Can anyone confirm that this phone will play MP3s at the same time as the satnav is active and in use ?
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Frans, Thanks for the GPS settings, it works. However, I got more problmes now. My MIO always freeze for no apparent reasons, be it I set it to lock or unlock. I try the reset "button" but to no avail. I need to take the battery out in order to cause it to work again!! I have to do this more than 10 times a day!! The phone did not work properly. It's the worst phone I ever had. I rate the whole Mio A701 as appalling after spending so much money and effort on it! I can sympathise with Michaelc's experience ;-(
The settings in TomTom6 for the GPA has te be: other NMEA GPS-reciever.
GPS-baudspeed has te be 57600.
Port is GPS_HWCOM.
I have just bought myself the Mio A701 and got TomTom version 6 successfully installed. When I powered up TOMTOM, the navigation just didn't work. The map was shown but indicated that No GPS was found and kept showing that it was trying to connect to GPS device, and of course without any success. I have set the Settings/GPS Settings/GPS Program port to COM4. Any suggestions from anyone how to get the GPS runnning. Thanking you in advance from hearing from you.
Does anyone know where can I find applications for this device (A701)?
Does anyone know how can I delete all contacts from the device (not those on the SIM)?
This is my second A701 in the last two mouths. First one had lots of problem crashing when receiving calls and alarm does not sound. Second replacement one was great for 6 weeks and have the same crashing issue, reminders and alarm came on when it is not suppose to. Worst still the screen breaks up in red colours when the phone is handle/touch. Not much help from Mio except to return it for repair. Very disappointed. Yes screen is impossible to read in the sun and missed lots of call due to low vol ring tone. GPS is fast, concept of having GPS,phone,etc is great but reliability is appauling. MP3 sound is great, as good as IRivers I had though no equaliser setting. Slide show stop when divice auto power safe cuts in. No time setting for side show.
Does anybody out there experience this difficulty. I totally lost confidence with this unit. Had a Sony P800 and went through hell with it but it never missed a beat. Mio map Sd card is only 256Mb and if copied to another card will not work thus need to carry another card for photos and music. Is there another brand out there that will do the same job reliably and as compact?
Hi Everyone, I was wondering if it is possible to install T mobile settings for MMs and wap on this handset, and if so how?
this phone does not come with any GPS software, if you want to use GPS on this phone, you have to buy the software, and they cost alot LOL.
I recently bought A701 and I am really excited on this!! In a few words, GPS is quickly responded, fast processor and excellent phone signal!!
Cons: limited phone features!!
HI! I just bought the MIO A701 and I'm in the U.S. I am completely confused! How do I get GPS on it? I have to buy the system and then install it? Can someone please help? Also, how do I use my MP3'S for ringtones?