The phones have built in gps recivers but not software to use it!!!
If you want to use it you need software. I have used both tomtom 6 and copilot live 6 and i personaly like the tomtom over the copilot but its personal preferance!!!
I dont know about the tracking information but have also woundered the same thing.
i am thinking of getting some xda's for work does anyone know if they work like a tracker as well as sat nav with them having gps recievers in them, i am being told different stories, also i am being told i would have to buy a seperate sat nav for each phone?
I believe if u use a good ear phone will provide a decent sound quality. I'm not a pro on elec stuff, but i myself use a high end sony ear phone, and it makes all mp3 player upgraded! Actually, i believe u only plugin ur phone/mp3 output to earphone, and 3.5mm should be good enough. u know, u can't expect any THX from a pocket machine since we're still in 2006. ;-p
Plus, sound quality depends on sound card. In a machine like this, a on-board sound chip, it would never better than a notebook sound card. Since a notebook sound card usually not as good as those creative, Yamaha, ProTools, we just can't expect it's gonna as good as tho...
After all, buy a fanny ear phone, u know, high end Sony, Shure, etc. Try it, u're gonna live what u'll get. ^^
I've been using mine for 2 weeks now and am very happy with it.
I charge the batt every night but thats just habbit, truth is that i have forgotten to on a few nights and it have been ok untill the end of the next day but i do change the backlight to low and try not to play too much if i dont need to.
You dont get an XDA if you want a week of charge anyway!!!
overall the phone is great and the only thing that i dont like is that there is no keyboard!!! (but i do have the XDA Exec and got used to it)
The processer is great and i have not had problems with it except with skype but someone said they got it working ok and i havnt tryed it again!!!
Hope this helps and enjoy the phone when you get it!!!
Does anyone know how good the battery life is between charges? I'd be interested in hearing more experiences with the phone and using it and battery life, etc. Thanks a bunch.
Have just ordered my Orbit - and thanks to m9KB regarding the PAC/cancelling advice - I've pretty much halved my monthly bill and got the phone free (but 18 month contract).
One question - I'm new to GPS software and see TomTom 6 mentioned - when I look on amazon/ebay I see lots of version of TomTom 6 - what's the box I'm actually looking for? On amazon the price ranges from £60 to £130 across different TomTom 6 products.
Does anyone know if a mini usb to 3.5mm audio jack converter will actually work to allow decent quality headphones; and a supplier?
Also Resco Explorer, Resco Photo Viewer, Resco Radio,Resco Keyboard, Memmaid, SK Tools, Ilauncher.
On my exec I have Fizz weather, core media player, morp MP3 player, Pocket Informant, SPB Time, SBSH Diary, Smart Media Player, Cool Camera, Pocket Islam, London Tube Map, Bluetooth sniper.
Did you use skype???
I use SPB, so if you have any questions just ask!!!
I got mine today on upgrade for £49 from O2 London.
To install Skype direct from the website onto the divice is not so easy.Just use the XDA EXEC settings to install.
For those who struggle to do skype on this device,it is VERY easy to install.All you have to do is to copy the latest cab file first on the normal sd card.Then use the card reader to transfere it to the micro sd card.Click on it and install it on the Memory card for installment.When you use it,close ALL other programs via the runnig programs to close.Then open skype like you do normally and walla,it is running.
I can't even see the difference between my XDA EXEC and the ORBIT on skype,only the screen is smaller though.
So far NO crashes like my EXEC and I notice that you can install all apps on the sd card with no trouble like on the EXEC.
The only disadvantage with the content of the box,there is NO pouch or case for it.Have to get a camera pouch for it or modify the EXEC spare one I have.
Unluckily the earphones have to be on to use the radio and then you have to choose the speaker to listen.
It doesn't come with the TOMTOM software and a friend who has the same unit said it works great with it and is very user friendly.
For those who want to ask questions about the software I installed and tested are Mobipocket Reader,Bible Reader,Adobe Reader 2.0, KSE Truefax,Engineering Calculator,Lextionary Words,Pocket e-Sword and then the all rounder user, London Tube Map.
I see the camer have more functions than the EXEC,but I still use my Canon for digital photography.
What software do you gys and girls use on your pda phones?
I have been reading that some people had to pay for their handset but I got my XDA Orbit on 12 month contract £35 A month 400 mins 100 texts and the phone was free. When first making enquries they said £100 but this changed a few days later when actually purchasing the phone
latest 3g from o2 got to check the bat life though
Just upgraded to the xda orbit last week and got the Co pilot Sat nav for free on O2 Max. All looks good except that the Sat Nav software is running really slow, i.e. when driving in the car the road map is showing me still on the previous street when i have already taken the turn. I had the O2 exec previously and ran Tom Tom on it which worked perfectly fine. Anybody else experiencing similar problems or is it working fine.
After reading these posts Im confused. I just bought my o2 Orbit for £100 and the guy said it does not come with the satnav software - have I been ripped? If so, how do I go about getting my software?
o2 live in boxes do they? if you dont like what you are charged then go elsewhere (and then have the same problem the year after)
complaining on here isnt going to get you anywhere. they are not there to give the world to you for free - making money is the point so pay or up or move on like others do. moaning on a website isnt going to change the mind of the powers that be...get a life or some money
I refuse to sign an 18 month contract. Whats the deal with o2 data charges? I have been getting unlimited free Internet for about 2 years now.
All networks will try to keep you within reason. They are not going to give everything for nothing all the time. They want to keep you spending the most you can and giving as little as possiable, and then if you kick off they will give you a little something to keep you sweet. If you spend naff all they'll do naff all.
So the guy from O2 didnt call me so i called again and spoke to a really nice woman who spoke to her manager. She called me back and after a chat she had with her manager I now have Co-pilot software on its way to me!!! She also gave me 1 month free data (unlimited) for all the problems.
I asked her how come she sorted it so easy and she said that her manager could see what happened and did the right thing!!!
I with other luck and hope to hear about other people who got what was promised!!!