Can anyone tell me if you can download and use Skype on the XDA ORbit with WM5.0 Pocket PC? If so how do I do it? Thanks!!!!
Can someone tell me, if there is a way to download CoPilot Live 6 free of charge??
Contact me at 0944 7763113535 UK so I can help you on this matter. It is much better to talk you through this to email.
I will try to do it this way then. ‘
Open messages and then go to Menu, then Options. Tap and hold on Hotmail and you will see DELETE option. Tap on that and it will be deleted.
You can update to WM by going on the O2 Website and go to the login area on the left .If you didn’t register, do it and they will help you even faster. Keep in mind to active synch your Orbit and go into the Windows file of the device and copy your ring tones to the desktop of your pc.
Then do a soft reset.
Remove the storage card before you do the upgrade, you could loose info on it. It will takes about 25 minutes to do the upgrade and you must also remember to make a back up of your contacts to the pc or laptop.
After you done the update and set it up to your specifications, time and region, do a soft reset.
Put back the memory card and do a soft reset. Then you active synch again.
Go to explore the device and then into the Windows folder, copy the ring tones into the folder you have done on the desktop.
Your ring tones can then be selected what you have before.
Let me know how you get on with it.
HI there, I bought this phone and i ran into some troubles. I have hotmail in there where i dont know how it got there as i ran MSN Messenger... is there a way to delete the hotmail in the Text messages ? or is there away to delete my already organise folder in hotmail on the O2 orbit.. Please help
one more thing is how do i upgrade my phone to WM6?
Please give me some comments... thanks for your time
H guys i think this is a marvelous fone i bought this a week ago although im a pro with PDA fones i got Windows OS 6 with it people who consider messaging must be a pain but overall i rate this fone 5 star if u can get to wok with the right softwatres although get into pocket PC freewares.cm and update ur fone with beta player must also get reso file explorer and resco pocket viewer it would sove everything u need incase of of any quieries with softwars buzz me ill mail them to u cheers!
i need to know how do you upgrade to WM6, ive just got my fone and im confused as to how to do it...it'll b gr8 if i receive some help soon..thanx alot guys..
i can't open jpeg files attched on the mails on the O2 orbit. What culd be the reason. I tried shutting on/off the phone to relaease any temp memory. Also worked with minimun no of open programs. Still can't figure out. any calls on this please
hi im thinking 2 buy dis phone can any1 tell me hows its sound clearity is it loud or like other o2 fones?
I have upgraded to WM6 as well and I experienced some improvements - better speed and agility and no sd-card problems so far. It also solves the Vista compatibility issue after upgrading ActiveSync.
As opposed to Copilot 5, everybody fancies Tom-Tom; why? Can anybody recommend the cheapest and convenient way to download/upgrade SatNav/GPS maps (for Copilot and/or TomTom) for the entire EU and SE Europe (i.e. ex-Yugoslavian coutries, Albania)? Does Copilot allow for another mapped area to be used along with the default UK&Ireland one (they specify in the manual that only one area can be used)? How about Tom Tom, does it have any similar issues?
10x in advance for your answers.
PS The layout of the screen can be changed whenever one choses. I believe that trackballs and wheels degree of looseness depends heavily on the usage.
Can any one please advice me how to organize the contacts in orbit. The problem is, if i copy contacts from the sim directory, in the contact page all the sim card and mobile contact shows.And one name showing twice. But i dont want to see the sim contact. i want to see only phone contact. Can any one please advice me how do i do that? you can email me.
i like my phone I'v had it almost a year with no probs, got loads of extra software wanting a 4GB mini sd, the last couple of days I had a problem with it, does anyone know how to do a hard reset on it, i have a message saying there is a problen with the file 'Monitor'. i took out the SDcard to see if there was a prob with that, but it still won't work properly. Please Help Anyone!!!!!
I have the Orbit since December last year.So far I had not much trouble with it.The only thing that happended ws when I insert the MSD it "ignored" and read it in the file explorer for Memory 2.
After I upgrade to the WMy6,the graphics on Solitare is so apaling ,they look like pieces of paper and not the PC version.
Battery life is better now,though I try not to run many programs at the same time. I download orb form www.orb.com onto my laptop and use the Orbit for a Internet TV or Radio,streaming it to the Orbit.
I bought a second hand Orbit in London for my nephew in South Africa,he even use it for a modem to do internet.
On skype it is good,but expect to have bit of lag because of the slow processor.
A major improvement on the WM6 is that the Office docs are in ONE folder in the start Menu and you do not have to go to programs every time to open word or Spreadsheet.
Pros on WM 6 for me is the phone section: when you go back on call history,tap on a previous caller and his whole call histoy comes up and even the time.Should you tap on his time,it will ring his number again.
If you have to edit a major MS file on your Orbit,install My Mobiler from the internet and you can copy and drag between your Orbit and pc/laptop. You can open the file via Active Synch and type on the screen of the laptop/pc and it will be directly on the Orbit. You can even copy and paste directly from the PC/laptop to the screen of the Orbit's word or spreadsheet file. You cannot edit Presentations on it but youcan drag a presentation to the Orbit via Active Synch.
Since I install My Mobiler on it,I seldome type docs on the Orbit when connected to my laptop.
In my Start Menu are the following Programs:File Explorer,Internet Explorer,Midlet Manager,Mobipocket Reader and Windows media Player.
In the Midlet manager,I have MXIT ,free txt's when you use the wireless network at home adn then also my Gmail.I used to have Fring to ornaganise my skype and MSN,but since th eWM6,it doesn't want to work.
I download Yahoo Go,it is like the Blackberry, fast direct internet and surfing is quite informational with it.
I back up every evening to make sure I don't loose any important Numbers and data.
TomTom6 navigator runs smoothly on it and seldome get trouble with it,maybe once every two months.
The camera takes reasonable shots,but I use the software onit to crop and email them dierctly on the Orbit.I rather use my CANON EOS 30D to take quality shots than the Orbit.
The other programs I use on the Orbit are ,Tube 2,E-sword,Engineering calculator and then Lextionary Dictionary.
If or must I say when they bring out a better model for Orbit,can they please make a model with larger internal memory like 4gig,with a RAM 256 and 624Mhz Processor,including a mini usb VGA out for power point presentations.
This be then for me the ULTIMATE PDA PHONE.
Other wise,this phone rocks!!!
i know its pushing it, seeing as o2 quote only recognising a 2gb... but does the 6gb card work? now that would be simply beautiful if it did...
Can anyone help me please?
I did the ROM upgrade yesterday and all has worked okay. But I have tried to download my emails from hotmail via Widows Live and it keeps on coming up with an error "Failed to synchronize the folder list, the server did not respond". I have tried it on more than one occasion but the same response all the time. Now I know my internet connection works as I am able to go onto messenger, abit confused !!!
I have this phone for over 6 months and I can say that it is infact the best phone in the market at present. So good it is that is is far better than the much acclaimed I-Phone.
Well, for those complaining about this or that on this phone, I think you should read this....
The Processor - The processor is fast enough for you to have a good battery life. There is usually a trade-off with battery life for fast processors. Avoid running too many applications all at once and that will resolve the processing speed problem.
Micro SD Slot - The position of the micro sd card is excellent. Why do you need to swap memory cards anyway when you can transfer files seemlessly via bluetooth, USB and wi-fi? Just get a 4GB memory card and forget it in there! It basically becomes your own super ipod. I have a 2G and have managed to compress over 1000 song at 64 bits. You would notice any difference at this bit rate and that at 192. trust me.
Keyboard - You do not require an external keyboard for this device. There is a handwriting recognition software and that works very well. The external keyboards are useless anyway.
If you are thinking of getting a phone, get yourself this phone and you wont regret it. I had to get my sister a phone of recent and couldn't afford to waste money on the rest of the phones out there. Because that is what they are - "a waste of money". They just have a few unique features here and there, a nice flashy design but they go into oblivion after a year of their release. I couldn't take my loyalty away from the XDA's so I bought her an xda like mine and she will agree with me its worth every penny.
This phone is expensive and has remained expensive ever since its release in september last year. Other phones fall drastically in price after a few months of their release. That is how you know solid a phone is...
Paul u have ben unlucky to coincidentally get 3 faulty pieces. in my opinion its, hands down, the best device on the market. forget your nokias and your sony ericssons, this is way ahead of all those. its got everything
The worst piece of technology i have ever seen. O2 should not be selling pocket pcs because they cannot make them. xda orbit: I have had 3 of these replaced and one xda mini s and none work as advertised. i have now given up. all 3 xda orbits ceased to work after switching off. could not boot up. only solution: restore to factory settings and lose all phone numbers etc which take hours to reload one at a time unless you use a pc to load them up. not to mention all the settings and preferences you have selected are then lost. a complete time waster. note that this happens EVERY time xda orbit is switched off so dont let the battery run low whatever you do. xda mini s: alarms and reminders do not work. the only time that the alarm works is when you switch the phone on - it then continually sounds the alarm for at least 15 minutes while it tries to work out what it is supposed to be doing. this happens EVERY time you switch the phone off and then turn it on. intenet does completely work on either phone
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It is very good phone but it has got very delicate power socket.The socket got damaged within a week from purchase. hence the phone is not usable. It is not possible to replace the socket till so far in India.One drawback, FM cannot be heard unless u connect the ear phone as it is used as antenna. You cannot listen the FM on speaker phone.
The phone has gone under repair in first week only and cant be repaired in India!!!