I got my A780 working just fine with Cingular; Browsing's much faster with EDGE than it was with my old MPx220.
Call Cingular up and ask for the WAP settings. I'd list them here, but I can't find the piece of paper that I wrote them on, and the passwords are masked (*****). Ask to get transfered to someone more technical if you get a clueless rep.
Regarding POP3 e-mail... Works fine for me, just put in the IP address of your POP3 server, not the name. Read somewhere that there may be issues with DNS not resolving e-mail server addresses.
No way the email program will work I have a regular pop3 account and can't get access to it it is something in the software
Has anybody figured out how to hook this up to the internet with cingular service in the U.S.
Hello, any one don't like this phone and want to sell it? or anyone know any site to buy for less than $400? I like this phone, it rocks! thanks
Anyone has mapping problem while syncing A780 to either MPT or Outlook? For example, home address is sync as business address in A780 contact list.
Can someone please zip and email me the drivers on the cd's that comes with A780 phone.. I lost my cd's =(
If u can send me images of the 2 cd's I would be very thankful!
Thank you for the help!
I had this phone for a month now and it work really perfect, I love this phone.
In reply to your request for help, biggy.....
1)Open flip portion of phone-->open the "Notes" application.
2)Tap anywhere around the center of the screen and a keypad will pop up.
3)Click on the arrow head near the bottom right corner of the screen, and tap on the, "handwriting" option(should be third from the top of the pop up menu or second from the bottom)
Hope that helps..
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Just bought my a780, but i cant seem to find how to use the hand writing recognition facility? Anybody here can help?
Just had a meeting with Motorola Engineers at Taipei office.
The OS Is Locked, so for the time being, it is Not Possible to install Linux based software due to current software liscensing agreements.
If your service provider supports the feature, you can connect to Hotmail and Yahoo! mail via the Opera 7.5 browser( 2 out of three aint' bad I guess), though apperently my current provider(FarEastern) has some failed to mention this over the last two weeks of trouble shooting the issue. They haven't actually figured this out yet so I'll be notifying them as soon as they return my call. As for other issues like, Gmail and third party software, he assured me that it was on the way, though I'm not holding my breathe.
The phone it self Does Not Support Some Major Secure Connections or Protocols. So you can't do any banking or business transactions like personal banking or shop at Amazon or ebay. Can't use paypal either.
That's it for now....
Just looked around and I'm feeling worse than before...
I bought my phone in early January so the first post about the A780 wasn't around then..
Only positive things about the 910 and 910i though. I've tried it and it seems that it is all that the A780 is trying to be.
And there is a slew of third party software available for it. Apperently it supports all secure and non-secure connections via browser and email client. Seems to be cheaper than the A780 as well.
Like I said, I wasn't trying to offend.
I just made a perfectly valid point.
Perhaps you didn't fully comprehend what I typed in my last post....
"Even the technician and the Engineer that I've been dealing with at the Taipei office have conceded to this point after minimal questioning."
Relax. I'm not knocking Linux, but the false advertisement/misinformation about the phone's internet/email capabilities.
This is what the phone was actually meant to do. Besides furthering revenue for Motorola that is.
Again, Linux Based Software Is Not Compatible With This Phone. In Fact, Most Of The Software Pre-Installed On The A780 Is J2ME based.
Like you said, anyone with even the least of a background in computers would know this after use of the phone.
Which flavor of Linux are you running and why that particular flavor? How long will you ride the bandwagon?
Do you know why Linux is usually more stable than Windows?
What makes Windows so cumbersome and inefficient?
If you're gonna choose a side, at least know why you chose it.
And above all else, there is no need to be rude.
"and if u don’t like my likes u can shove it. If you so in need of using Microsoft software u should have bought a Microsoft PDA and shut ur mouth."
Please fully Read and Comprehend posts, before you so take offence to them.
My point was more than valid, yours is nothing more than rhetorical.
We all have our reasons as to why we buy a mobile phone and what features we are looking for... to some people using a phone and its features in some ways may seem not worthy for another’s. I was expressing my likes about the phone and if u don’t like my likes u can shove it. If you so in need of using Microsoft software u should have bought a Microsoft PDA and shut ur mouth. Any human being with little intelligence and small software background should be able to know before hand (even if there was marketing says other wise) to conclude not to buy a Linux OS if they need Microsoft programs in the first place. U should blame urself for either not thinking with ur brain or being cautious into asking about the phone (which is new and it’s common to face problems with it). U should have just purchased something u know does the job in the first place. You chose to adventure and u came out a loser.. I think that’s the true reason u r criticizing the A780 and the people who love it.
For what I need my phone for, the A780 is perfect and I am proud of buying it after reading about it and seeing that it HAS all what I require from a phone.
im comparing A780 & A768, anybody can give advice ? which one have memory slot that can stored A WHOLE SONG instead of a part of song ?
In response to both postings about the OpenOffice....
Guys please take into consideration that this phone Does Not, And Is Incapable of running Linux based software.
The base operational code on the phone( and I mean base) is actually more Based on Linux, than Linux based.
Even the technician and the Engineer that I've been dealing with at the Taipei office have conceded to this point after minimal questioning.
OpenOffice is really great on a Linux desktop, and may be useful on other phones, but is Not Compatible with the A780. To date, the A780 is Only capable of running "J2ME" based software. As for the guy who just bought the phone and loves it..
I'm really not trying to be rude or obnoxious, but did you really pay all that money to look cool and be able to make calls while the phone was flipped closed? It is actually cheaper to get a regular flip phone and 10GB Creative MuVo, than to buy this phone. The concept behind it is to have ultimate portability in hopes of maximizing efficiency. Hence the PDA features.( Which don't really do nearly what they claim to)
Thanks for the offer of OpenOffice by the way. I wish that the A780 were compatible.
As for my issue with Motorola Taiwan.....It's still not resolved. They sent me an email claiming that it is somehow possible, but weren't exactly sure as to how and that if I had any other questions to forward them to customer care instead of them as though the issue had been resolved. ....Didn't make any sense to me when I read it neither.
Either way, I'll be looking into local class action laws over the coming weeks. Back home in Canada it is illegal to sell a product that is not capable of doing what its’ ad campaign claims it can.
If anyone wants to reach me simply email me at the address I've provided here----------V
I just purchased this phone after seeing lots of nokia phones in the market.. i must admit the A780 is a eye catcher when i am holding the phone in public people stare at it. It almost impossible to find this phone were I live so its distinct and elegent futuristic phone. Now about the OS... its amazing.. Linux is truely gold. I have used PDA with microsoft and I have thrown the thing into the garbage cause it keeps crashing and earasing my memory. For those who just talk without experience i will tell u this.. This phone is stable.. clean.. outstanding quality in video and sound killing any competitor i assure u. The best thing of all is I can use the phone while its closed to make calls or go through the menu listen to music or send message or view calls.. or while its flipped open.. Thats sooo daaaaam coool!!
peace out Microsoft losers!
Nam, if you or anyone else installed the OpenOffice program, can you please post or e-mail me the instructions on how to do it. Does anyone know where you can DL Microsoft products like Word or Escel onto your A780? Thanks
Yeah good one ... any one sellign it in india .... whats the current price $$$ ... And whats the accessoreis in standard kit ...
[Particularly in response to 'nam'].
Here is a software suite called Open Office. It is basically a free version of MS Office; they have a Linux version. Can somebody please try to install this on their A780 and tell me if it works?