You can get the manuel from there web site below is the link:
For use speed dial from from speed dial screen use SmartsKeys (you can download it from forum.xda-developers.com)
I read several reviews here and felt i should write a few lines. I have owned the Mio for abt 2 months now.
This unit is defi faster compared to ETEN and weighs less as well. Skype works great. I used TomTom Navigator and it works great too. Gaining access to satellites takes few minutes though. One user said no MP3 ringtone. FALSE. i use MP3 ringtones. The phone has hardly ever gone in a hang. I installed MS Voice Command. Works just fine...even through my Logitech BT Headset. Sound quality over BT is averegish (it was horrible with ETEN). I also use a Septec WiFi card. Works great! The Phone is bundled with tons of accessories unlike the ETEN.
Now the Bad things - (1) Speed Dial is a joke. U cannot dial from speed dial screen. U would need to remember which position who is stored and then directly over keyboard hold and press that number. (2) There is echo problem sometimes, Have to play with volume control to make it dissapear. (3) LCD display absolutely unreadable in daylight. (4) When the device is locked, the shortcut hardware buttons are not locked. (5) Havent see a single ROM Update from Mio yet!
All in all i rank the Mio better over the ETEN units. I am satisfied with this expensive purchase!
I wonder can send me the MIDlet manager for MIDP 2.0 (J2ME) ... I cannot find it anywhere on my A701, how can I run Java programs ?!
I've got the mio for one week right now. SOmethimesslow reaction and a lot of errors. I'm still missing my manual. Does anybody have this digital? Please sent to me.
Yeah right the ETEN G500 weighs almost 200grams.Thats like carriying a bloody shoe around.Try shoving an ETEN up your rear end heheh.You can get a wifi sd card that weighs 10 grams so 148+10 is 158grams for your wifi enabled MITAC MIO.In the cell phone business 10grams is like shaving 100 kilograms 220pounds of a sports car.Not to mention its 4mm thicker.It`ll make quite a hole in your pocket.
the screen visibility outdoors sucks. i mean really you have to use it in a dark closet or something to actually see the screen.
Hello, can anyone please comment on screen visibility and keyboard usage outdoor under bright sunlight conditions? Thank you
I have got my Mio A701 two weeks ago, and my friend's got the ETEN G500 at the same time. I am quite disappointed from the MIO, its main quality over the G500 is its size/weight and its GPS performance (due to Empheris file feature). In all other it falls way beyond the ETEN.
Its stuck 10 time a day (requires soft reset), has much slower response than the ETEN, less phone abilities (zoom SMS, full screen keyborad, conference call buttons during call and many other things). No voice command (which is embedded inside the ETEN OS) btw, I could not install it at all. It has no MP3 ringtones!!!!
Only tri-band instead of quad band, and no FM radio. Speaker volume is low - located on the back side and when it is mounted in the car, the mounting kit blocks it completely.
In the car you have to use Bluetooth earphone or speaker!!
It is not possible to see anything on the screen on a sunny day. Ringtone volume is low - I miss a lot of calls every day.
And at last, no response from MIO support regarding anything.
My suggestion: wait for other products. If you consider it as a replacment for a good mobile then, forget it.
I was wondering if anyone has actually used Memory Map V5.0 on Mio A701. I am interested in using the A701 for Hiking in the hills and having my route and position shown on an OS Map, live will be very useful.
Has anyone in Australia managed to get GPRS and MMS working on this phone? Have you been able to browse the internet with Internet Explorer via GPRS?? Please advise.
I have TomTom Navigator 5.21 + Iberia_Plus-Map 6.32 working fine.
I never try to use it with BT on.
I finally went for mapopolis as my mapping software since they offer Demo that you can try before buy. It took me awhile to find out how it works by talking with their technical support thru emails. It picks up the GPS singal at a decent speed and it's on COM4 but make sure you download the all the file (s) for the GPS feature. I'm gonna try it in my car tonight and see how well it will go before I make my purchase (map packs).
I have just received my Mio and i love it!!!!! Very well designed and many functions, this is the best smartphone i have ever had. I agree with 4tau: it is better than Tomtom. And if you want to protect it, try one of these fantastic cases from noreve.com Got mine in beige: exceptionnal!!!!! i love it!!!!
I guess you're right, also maybe due to the mapping software you're using. I just received mine and so far so good. I will install Pocket Street 2005 and see how much luck I'm gonna get. I heard TomTom is working with it, except its voice feature.
The GPS and Bluetooth do work together, but the GPS location becomes inaccurate when Bluetooth is also enabled. Maybe it's because of the throughput of data from both signals at the same time, or maybe there is some kind of signal 'swamping' between the two signals...?
Bought the Mio A701 in the U.K. but now using it in Australia running Destinator PN.
-I still love the product!!!!!!, but would be nice to get to the bottom of this. I will be testing it more for this issue over the next few days for a more conclusive evaluation incase it's something else.
So you mean the GPS and bluetooth won't work together (at the same time)? Are you in U.S. or outside U.S.? What kinda software you running your GPS?
I have emailed TomTom and Navigon and they both said wouldn't work with our A701. I guess the A701 is just too new and they don't wanna say for sure as I heard TomTom and Navigon worked fine with other countries. Anyway, I called Microsoft and they told me the Pocket Street 2005 should work fine becuase it designed for Windows Mobile 2003SE or "later". I'm gonna give it a shot and see how much luck I have, will post the update in here.
I just purchased the Mitac Mio A701 and love everything about it, but I am experiencing a major functional issue and want to know if anyone has experienced the same:
I find that when I enable bluetooth for my handsfree carkit, the GPS with car navigation becomes inaccurate.
If I then disable bluetooth the GPS works properly again.
I'm hoping that if this is a valid issue, a ROM update in the near future will sort it out?!