my friend have an a760 , he can't compose sms message while driving, coz a760 dosen't have a keypad on the cover ,
helo people , is the a780 user friendly , is it possible to use 1 hand holding the unit & use the outer keypad to compose a SMS.
hoping for quick reply's
hi,i just wanna know that if this phone supports video streaming or not.if yes why is it not mentioned on the site.does it play recorded videos as one of the guys has written it has great video quality.
Since there's a conversation going on, I'm wondering if any of you have the following problems:
State & City is reversed in the phone. i.e. Toronto Ontario is displayed as "Ontario, Toronto" in A780
When you click "detail" in a contact, home address/city/state...etc is inserted between "work postal code" and "work country"
Anyone able to insert "-" in a phone # field? Like 555-555-5555 instead of 5555555555
Even after I've mapped my fields correctly, when syncing from computer to A780, work address fields always get filled up first before home address fields. i.e. if I have only home address on the computer side in MPT, after sync to Mobile phone side, the address is sync to work address on in the mobile phone side in MPT.
Dear Tiger, Stardust and Vald:
Thank you very much for your time and precious opinions, they are quite usefule and consultative to me.
Finally I bought one in Taipei,
spent couple hours last night to get familiar with those interesting functions.
Initially I am quite satisfied with this one due to most of my inquire can be satisfied.
Just for reference the price,
in TW it is around US$430- with 2 battery and charger,discs.
Voice function is fun and easy to get persons data or number you are looking for,
pen writing is rapidly recognized for Chinese wrods, PDA aspect is Ok to me due to seldom I use sync data to my computer,just simple note for meeting and appointment.
Here is a great forum !!
Thank you very much !!!
Peter / TP
actually this motorola a780 works anywhere in the world, but it depends on which sim card you gonna put in. for example in the USA you can buy a T-mobile sim card with 1100 minutes for $120 + you gonna have a phone number. but you have to but minutes in 365 days so you can have the same phone number other wise you get nothing. like me i use it over seas with a prepaid sim card and it is free incoming. it is the best phone out there.
I have a sucky carrier (Fido in Canada) so i always got cut when I'm driving (say ~70km/hr). However, if I stay at the same location, there is no problem receiving signal.
As for PDA function, it's not perfect compared to Palm (I was a Palm Vx user). Since MPT is not 100% compatible to Outlook, some fields cannot be sync correctly (birthday, assistent, manager...etc). I usually input data directly to the phone window in MPT instead of compouter window in MPT to avoid sync problem.
Phone volume is ok but i don't consider it loud.
One cool function that I found out recently is this phone can read you the text messages when u have the voice command on!!
I have this phone for about a month and love it. I am using it through T-Mobile and they helped me to set up the internet access on it as well. The only problem I have is that there are no free games for this phone. If anyone knows any website please let me know. Thanks.
I want to change A780 but can not make up my mind, can any one offer his opinions in following items verification ?
1. Signal receiving ability great ?
2. Battery life won't last long , I knew
3. PDA function convenient ? Pen writing response time ?
4. When Phone talking volume is clear and loud ?
4. Website viewer or email receiving not my major conern,
If possible plase offer your precious opinions for reference so I can make decision soon,
thanks in advanced !!!
I understand that you can't hook it up the phone in the U.S. I can't either, I was told by cingular that the phone is a overseas phone and it's not for the U.S. And I should called Motorola which I did 1-800-331-6456 And I was told by them also, they can't help me.
The cingular store where I brought it told me it can be set up.
So I'm going to called him again and see him next week, and I will let you know.
I just brought the phone.
It's a great phone.
but I can't get on the internet or send Phones
the place where I brought claims it's set up but it won't work. Can someone please help
me, I'm getting very frustrated with it.
I agree w/ Steve. The PIM still needs a lot of improvement. I used to be a Palm user and inputting data on either the computer or my palm and then sync afterward would not create problems. On A780, it's better to just copy data from the phone to the computer as syncing it will mess up my phone data sometimes.
I have just received my Motorola A780 and all outward appearnces are that it is a pretty fair phone. Aesthetically it looks good. Operationally it leaves some to be desired.
1) Mechanically the buttons for front panel dialing are stiff and somewhat unresponsive.
2) The Linux OS while more stable than Microsoft SP 2003 or Palm OS 5.4 still leaves a lot to be desired.
3) Being that this phone is touted as a business phone, my particular application, there are issues with the PIM that need resolving. I have over 800 contacts in my contacts database and typically sort by Company name. This PIM does not allow for it and is clearly tailored toward the personal user rather than a high cap business user. This needs to be cleaned up.
4) I would like to see a vibrate and ring mode rather than ring only or vibrate and then ring.
5) Touch screen response is rather sluggish even after repeated calibration.
In my opinion the people who designed this as a business phone were either under 18 or have never worked in a real world environmnet. This is clearly a multimedia phone and not designed as a business tool.
Lots of work to do here guys and I am hoping that there will be a firmware update post haste.
I picked up the A780 in Hong Kong as I can't seem to find it in the U.S.. I like it a lot but am puzzled that Motorola doesn't offer it or any accessories on the U.S. website.
Does anyone know if Apple's iSync works with this phone?
Thanks in advance.
now u can find this phone in malaysia bout RM 2688 or more...
y the motorola official website still got no this fone??
What are the 14 contact fields? Anybody have success synchronizing with Outlook for Contacts, Tasks, and Calendar?
Anyone has the following problems?
If you input only one address in a contact in MPT computer side, then sync, whether you'e input the address as work or home it always show up as work address in A780. However, if you input two address (one business and one home), then they are sync correctly to A780.
When you click details when looking at a contact, the home address, city, state field...etc are inserted between work City field and work Country field?
City and States shows up reversed? Like it'll show "California, Los ngeles" instead of "Los Angeles, California"
Anyone is able to insert "-" within a phone # on A780? Like "444-444-4444" instead of "4444444444"
I was wondering if anyone knows when version 3.25 will be released concerning a fix to the catagories section of the phone book function?
anybody with email POP3 problems or solutions? I can't have the program to autenticate in my mail server that is a regular POP3 server in register.com.
And the last news from BVRP is(which they mailed me today):
Thank you for contacting BVRP Software USA regarding mobile PhoneTools.
The categories function does have a known issue.
It will be fixed in the 3.25 release that we are waiting for Motorola to finish testing and aprove for release.
So we'll have to wait and see...
Hi KK. I have the same problem with my A780, MPT (upgraded to v3.23) and Outlook 2002. In the newsgroup alt.cellular.motorola has been reported about the buggy sychronizing of contacts with MPT as well as other websites. I have mailed BVRP about the problem some days ago, but they don't even seem to bother to answer. So the good news is: it's not you doing something wrong, the bad news is that we bought something that still isn't working...