Those whining about the lack of 3g should just invest in the next model up the Orbit II as it has 3G support.
Personally I'm all for these slightly limited versions of expensive phones as it means we get a bunch of excellent features without all the expense of the 'posers' model.
I've just bought this handset and initially was very happy with it. My last phone was the SPV M600 on orange which is virtually the same device only without GPS and the FM Radio.
I bought the handset brand new online and was happy to find that it was unlocked as standard so could pop my Orange sim card in without any problems.
HOWEVER the reception is pretty terrible. There's no problems if I go outside, but any time I step into a building the reception either dips out completely or is very very weak.
Has anyone heard of similar problems?
I've had it between diff manufacturers yeah. They don't appear to be always compatable. If blue tooth is your only option then you could buy a dongle and plug it to your pc and transfer them to that then back off to the Orbit. Best way is to obviously use a data cable to get the info off your old phone, but I assume you dont have that?
Have had phone for 2 weeks now and been on phone to O2 four times, I cannot get phone to accept Bluetooth files it detects other devices I have the beam switched on and went thriugh settings with O2 but my nokia 6300 trys to send then says sending failed has onyone experienced this problem that can give me the easy solution
Hi, can anyone tell me if there is a 'redial' function and if so how it is used please?
Can someone Please tell me how to install Tom Tom 5/6 on an unlocked orbit XDA? whst files do i need?
Does the new Orbit 2 phone have an output port that can be connected to a TV or Music Centre. I have just bought a Nokia N95 8Gb and love the storeage capacity, the camera and the fact that you can connect straight to the TV to show photos or video recordings. Problem is I really miss the Touch Screen hence the reason for looking at the Orbit 2 (I had the original Orbit and it was a good phone) Thanks for any help
Hi orbituk, I have been using the Orbit 2 since it was launched. Have been using Tomtom 6 on it and never had any problems. make sure you are regularly updating QuickGPS(every 2 days)this will ensure the GPS device picks up the satellites quickly. Also make sure your GPS is set to Com Port 4. If you need to know how to do this please ask and I will oblige. Should work fine after you have done the above. Absolutely love this pda. Can't wait o get the Orbit2 next month.
I too have the problem with downloading the "Getting Started" software and also with the battery getting hot, eventually I have to turn it off and restart it,
i hv been using orbit since it came into the market ....to be really honest ...this is a hell of palm....just loved it ....but only thing that makes me sad is i am tired of installing tomtom in my orbit and not a single one worked properly ....but recently installed tomtom 6 which works properly but then again having problem in getting gps signal...since i have installed the TT6 ...the software starts properly and after putting postcode it keep searching for gps signal and gives a msg like ' searching for valid gps signal ' ....even after 10/15 minutes no positive sign ....did anyone face this kinda problem ...any solution ?!! please let me know ....it would be a gr8 help ....
I have upgraded the ROM from Wm5 to WM6.
is there any way to revert it back to WM 5
alltogether 3 orbit are around me.all of them having problem like no vibration,backlite switch off automatically,satnav starts itself,phone switch off automatically.Windows frozen very often.It would be better with Safari.I think orbit is a cool phone,but after 6 months start become annoying .
The Adobe startup software glitch is a worrying thing. It has happened to my friend and we tried installing the new version of the flash player on his pc to fix it. Its completely useless as the installation goes through but the CD does not play. The CD that came with the old WM 5 runs on his computer but does not synch as he has got WM6 on his phone. So I'm guessing it is a compatibility problem with the software on the CD that came with Orbits with WM6 on it. I have WM5 and the CD that came with it and my phone synchs fine. It is really annoying and I'm sure O2 has a solution to this problem!!
In reply to the mail about problems installing the staret up software ie saying Adobe Shockwave is corrupt. I too am having the same problem, anyone know what to do?.
hy, i have just bought an xda orbit and i am wondering if its possible to downgrade to windows 5.0? unable to access a web page on windows 6.0..any help would be great!
sadly i had to have my original phone replaced as it had problem with the software, and battery got hot at same time, cool phone though and 2nd unit still reliable
no problem on navigation for me
I have had this phone for 8-9 months now. When it does work it's very good and having the GPS built in is great. Co-Pilot is not as good as Tom Tom software but ok. Size is good and practical for a Windows Mobile devise. I have had to replace it once due to a massive system crash and the one I have now throws a woddler at least once a week. But better than older XDA's
I have had three in the last month and had to send them all back. Great phone realy liked it but there seems to a problem with the software, I had to use two outgoing providers for email one for wifi and one for gprs. Messenger kept on freezing and I had to reset the phone everytime it was used or you could not add or delete conntacts.
Apart from that all worked well.