"Yet it has absolutely no back-up facilities, either to PC or internally."
Go get Sprite Backup. With a handheld, you have to buy one or two bits of S/W to make it perfect - Resco Explorer, Sprite Backup that sort of thing.
DRM-i know what you mean about your dream machine.You pretty much describe the exact features i'd love to see in a handset. Its only a matter of time until its a reality. But until it is i'll just pout up with the er...suspect pocket bulge from the exec.
Oh and i'm not sure about your memory problems but if you vist
and sign up, there are a couple of guys there that really know there stuff.
Not quite true, correct me if I am wrong.
I have this device.
It is claimed that WM5 has persistent memory which is what Basil say that hard reset, everything is there.
Maybe I do not know how to use it, I have done hard reset 2 times just to try out this feature, but my contacts, software installation is gone. Of course I have backup via Activesync to restore the info.
Can anyone teach me how to use the WM5 persistent memory feature, that is, doing a hard reset, all info will still stay intact?
It is also my dream to have all in one device. I think HTC will take another 1 to 2 years to realise as there will be volume problem to house everything unless someone shrink everyting into an IC. Dream device features include,
- 3 M Pix or more Camera, 2 M Pix is outdated
- FM Radio
- Size like O2 Atom
- 3 GSM band
- External Memory (SD/SDIO preferred)
- Big QWERTY Keypad
- Touch screen
- All the features the EXEC has.
Dream, Dream & Dream.
Thanks in advance.
Having enjoyed XDAs from the very beginning, I have to say their tendency to crash has always been a problem. The IIi has a great backup system both to a PC and internally. I cant believe the Exec is so advanced that if you re-boot it from a hard reset or soft that it will remember its contents. Yet it has absolutely no back-up facilities, either to PC or internally. Are we going backwards here?
You know Casper i wondered the exact same after toying with the camera for a while and realising it could be better.
I've trawled the internet like a cornish fishing boat and can't seem to find anything relevant, but its a natural design progression i'm sure.
I'm hoping to see 2mp+ on the camera and a more compact size.
Being as this is their flagship model and its only just seen general release it might be a while till the exec mk2.
does anyone know if theres going to be a similar model to the xda exec with a 2mp camera and flash?
To use Chinese, download from the website (I cannot remember, try use google seach) to search for either CE-Star or Monster Chinese v5.x and install it.
Any kind soul can help me with a question, WM5 is supposed to have "persistent memmory", anyone know how to use it? Hard reset still removes all my info and need to re-install and recover from backups.
it would great if someone could tell me how to make it support chinese language.
TomTom Navigator 5 works fine on the Exec, to install it you require the upgrade/patch from tomtom update5.231.
My personal favourite media player is TCMP (the core media player) another free shareware program that will handle nearly any format you can through at it. The program is rammed full of options including the all important full screen option.Enjoy.
Gonzo. Thanks mate. I bought the solution and it worked a treat. Now any thoughts on the best media player to use for full screen video?
Furious funk-i use Magic Button which is a freely available task manager.It shut applications properly and has other fucntions like a battery meter and soft reset-very handy.
I forget where i got it but its licence free shareware so its available all over the place.
Just got one and had to send it back as the screen went on the 2nd day! Any tips on saving memory as the applications jut wont close.....
4q8E-It really does all depend on what you wanna use the phone for. I'm no businessman but i choose the EXEC to use as an extension of my laptop.
I use the internet all the time and would be lost without a permanent method of viewing it and my emails. Plus the media side is second to none. Films on the massive screen are a joy to watch, TCMP helps alot.
So if you just wanna a fancy phone go for some aluminium nokia thing with shiny bits.
But if you genuinely need the functionality the EXEC is your best bet.
I am gonna get a new phone/pda. After doing some thinking n research, I've decided on the Exec, the XDA iis, or just a Nokia N80. Now i am brand new to o2, and after reading the opinions here for both of the o2 pda's, it doesn't seem like an ideal choice for me. Should I go for either one of the o2's? and which one is better overall? thanks in advance.
the o2 xda exec would be more appealing to users if if would have mini sreen display and keypad at closed position like the nokia 9500 as it affords the user more flexibility in using the phone
Nookie-you don't actualy need third party software to do this. Each of your contacts should have the option to assign a different ringtone to them.Just below where you input the mobile phone number is the option to assign ringtones.
Remember to store any sounds you wish to use in the following folder:- windows/rings/
There are ways of making tomtom and other sat nav programmes run on the xda exec but i think you have to install some cad files or something similar.
The below link shows a guy on ebay who gives you all the info for cost or you can find the info for free with a bit of digging around online.
Does anyone know of a Sat Nav system that will run on this XDA Exec. It apears that windows CE V.5 is a problem. I have tried Tom Tom 5 and Medion 5 and neither will work.