- 12-02-2008, 11:41 AM #1
Long time no post. Sorry about that. My WinMo device went the way of the dodos and the forums they were sundered.
But now that Dieter has taken my iPhone away and gifted me with the HTC FUZE for a week... well, I need some serious WMExperts to help me out!
First things first, I popped in my Rogers (Canada) SIM, and the FUZE no likey. It keeps complaining it can't connect to 3G. I click the tiny little Settings link it gives me, but I can't see where I can enter the Rogers APN info.
(Note: This is an official Round Robin thread! Every day you post on the thread gives you another entry into WMExperts contest to win an HTC FUZE and accessories! Visit http://roundrobin.smartphoneexperts.com/ for all the details!)
12-02-2008, 01:39 PM #2
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Rene you didn't ask yet but considering the Treo Pro thread I'm gonna say these right upfront as they should apply to the Diamond:
Unless the box says otherwise please recognise that this phone may not officially support Apple. I'm not saying you can't get it to work but give it as much time and effort as you would getting an iPhone to work on Linux.
Now for your OTA sync I've since discovered nuevasync. This is available to iPhone as well as WM6 and it needs no software plus it's free. But it is beta and I wouldn't set it loose on your live data without a confirmed backup. for example it might strip out your contact photos. However it will do your calendar and contacts from google.
Otherwise I can recommend GooSync as I've had some good experiences with them. However you would need to upgrade to the paid version for contacts sync (unless you abuse the 30 day money back guarantee) . Or just tell them you need it for a review for one week anyway.
- 12-02-2008, 07:22 PM #4
Took the APN off my old iPhone 2G:
Now data is working, but even though they have Montreal listed in the weather options, when I choose it, they say there's no data. Looking out my window, I tend to agree!
Gmail seemed to set up fine in the Touch Flow 3D email client, though after finishing it claims I have no email. One battle at a time!
So far, however, this device doesn't seem as snappy as the Treo Pro. Is that the Touch Flo at work? It's plenty fast when I dig down to WinMo. Screen rotation aside (which is s l o w).
I'll try out the sync tips, thanks for those. I realize there's no love for the Mac coming out of Redmond's mobile devices division. But at least I can offer a Mac user's perspective!
12-02-2008, 08:07 PM #5
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Two things helped mine get a little more snap was to get rid of the AT&T Bloat and installed the Advanced Configuration Tool.
There's a few performance tweaks in the configuration tool that increases the cache and filter size.
screen rotation is slow, no argument there, but it does rotate.
- 12-02-2008, 09:12 PM #6
i had so much expectations with fuze but its nothing more than a typical slide out kb wm phone :( ...all they did is stick the touchflo as a today screen. what excited me was some of the basic features like finger (or flick ?) scroll through out os, large menu, opera, sensors etc...but none of those seem to work how they supposed to be. obviously they tried to emulate iphone but wayyyyy undercooked imho. all in all it became really frustrating using above features.
- 12-03-2008, 05:43 AM #7
Good luck with the Fuze. I've tried playing with it at an ATT store and went nuts waiting for TouchFlo to catch up with me. It may not be pretty, but I'd much rather kill the flashy UI and work with the standard WinMo interface. Have you disabled TouchFlo at all, and does it improve performance? ... is screen rotation equally as slow with TouchFlo off, too?
Does the mail client support IMAP IDLE? I have an older WM5 device, so get by forwarding my Gmail to Mail2web (and then get push via Activesync). I wish there was a better, more straightforward way to get push Gmail on a WM device. If the mail client supported IDLE, that SHOULD take care of that problem... but I don't think I've heard anywhere that it does. =( I'm jealous that so far Google seems to have released all of their best syncing apps (Gmail, Cal and Contact Sync) for Blackberry instead... Android excepted, of course...
12-03-2008, 10:41 AM #8
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- 12-03-2008, 01:07 PM #10
If you're having problems with data, you should check to see if the proxy manager is on or not. If it is, it's trying to route your data through AT&T's proxy server. They do this so that it can work with their cheaper MediaNet service, which offers limited web access.
Start / Programs / Proxy Manager (may be in a subfolder, I can't remember)
- 12-04-2008, 05:52 AM #11
*sigh* ...am I the only one that wishes you guys chose to use a Sprint Touch Pro for this instead of the Fuze? I can't even get reliable 3G service in a freakin' ATT store... Granted, that would do you no good in Canada, haha, but I'm a selfish, US-centric person, I guess. Lol.
- 12-04-2008, 08:28 AM #13
Okay, cool. So I went into Programs > Tools and there are two icons there, disable proxy and restore proxy.
Clicking on disable proxy doesn't seem to do anything settings wise, but rather installs a package. I can't find a program that it installed, however, so does that mean just the install itself disables the proxy...
Let's fire up Opera and see!
Nope :( Cannot connect to proxy server.
But here's the thing: Pocket Internet Explorer works fine, so this is really just an Opera issue. Is it Opera Mini or Opera Mobile that's brute installed on the FUZE?
If Mini, I'd just as soon avoid it anyway for SSL breaking badness, and go find Opera Mobile...
Last edited by Rene Ritchie; 12-04-2008 at 08:37 AM.
- 12-05-2008, 01:05 PM #15
I can't speak for Dieter, the big brain behind it all, but I think it would be more fair to say that the SPE Round Robin is geared towards GSM phones, since they're really the only choice for swapping phones. That's why the heavy AT&T (and T-Mo Android G1) focus.
Let's face it, popping in and out SIM cards is far easier -- and cheaper -- than having to use someone else's phone number, never mind roaming charges (international data rates something anyone here wants to pay when fully testing a device for a week?)
It's a hardware and OS comparison, so also think pretty much everyone can find value, regardless of carrier.
- 12-05-2008, 01:41 PM #18
Thanks George! I used to love Bejeweled 1 on the Treo, and have been enjoying Trism on the iPhone, so I'll check it out!
Also -- for the honor of Dieter and WMExperts, I will get this thread to multi-pages or talk to myself in the trying!
12-05-2008, 01:45 PM #19
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Unless AT&T short sheeted the phone, the Fuze should have more RAM than you can use. With that you can supercharge the speed of the phone by increasing all the cache settings in the registry to the max. My Touch Pro is lightnening fast because I maxed all of these out and still have over over 100 mb of RAM to spare. The easiest way to do this is with Memaid.
A challenging Gsensor game is Resco Bubbles.
If you can get past level 26, I will personally fly to Canada and shake your hand over lunch on me.
- 12-05-2008, 09:40 PM #22
Awesome! I will try these games out!
Next task: Alarms.
I use the iPhone Clock App alarm to wake me up the morning, remind me to leave for work in a timely fashion, and to do my MBF exercises at night. Is best practices to use a WinMo built-in alarm for this (if there is one?) or do I need to look 3rd party?
Also, I typically listen to podcasts or audio books before I go to sleep. I assume I can use Kinoma for this, but is there a way either with the same app as does the alarms, or something built into the audio app, to have them turn off after 30 or 60 minutes or whatever?