1. EdFrmBrighthand's Avatar
    I just received an AT&T Fuze -- this carrier's version of the HTC Touch Pro -- and I want to give a preliminary report on using it with the Redfly. I've only had the Fuze for a few hours, so I can't be anything like definitive.

    I don't mean to keep you waiting: the two work fine together. I'm not sure what Verizon did to break compatibility with its version of the Touch Pro, but AT&T's doesn't have a problem.

    Well, it doesn't have any problems not related to the fact that TouchFLO 3D works poorly on the Redfly's WVGA screen. If you're going to want to use these two devices together, I'd suggest you shut down TouchFLO 3D.

    So far, I've only run into one problem: LogMeIn is a complete bust. It won't recognize any keyboard input. But that's not the Redfly's fault; LogMeIn won't accept input from the Fuze's built-in keyboard either.

    Oh yeah, Opera Mobile 9.5 continues to not work, but that goes without saying.

    As I spend more time with this smartphone, I'll try to update this with some additional comments.
    11-12-2008 07:06 PM
  2. wagadesa#WN's Avatar
    Ed - which Redfly driver are you using on the Touch Pro?

    I would love to be able to use my Redfly again, since switching to the Touch Pro.
    11-12-2008 08:08 PM
  3. EdFrmBrighthand's Avatar
    I would love to be able to use my Redfly again, since switching to the Touch Pro.
    You're using a Touch Pro, not a Fuze? Just keep in mind, there's obviously some significant difference between Sprint's version of the Touch Pro and AT&T's. Sprint's won't work with the Redfly with some drivers that Celio is cooking up. AT&T's works with the standard one.

    So if you're using the Touch Pro you'll have to wait for the new driver. If you're using the Fuze you can get the driver off the Celio website:

    Direct link:
    Use the one for another Pro drive, like the AT&T Tilt, not a Standard device, like the Q9h.
    11-12-2008 09:12 PM
  4. EdFrmBrighthand's Avatar
    It occurs to me I should point out one of the major effects of using a smartphone that has a VGA screen with the Redfly: you end up with "My First Laptop". :-)

    The smartphone (HTC Touch Diamond, Touch Pro, etc.) has a screen that's fairly small but has a VGA resolution. In order for the text displayed to be readable, it needs to be in a fairly large font. The icons have to be high-resolution too, for them to be usable.

    When you hook a Redfly to this device, you transfer everything on the smartphone's screen to the Redfly's display. This screen is much larger, but its resolution isn't much higher. As a result, all the text is in "easy eye" form, and the icons are, too. Basically, everything is very large.

    There are some places where you can work around this. Word Mobile lets you reduce the viewing size of documents, for example, and IE lets you do the same with web pages. But there are many places where you're just going to have to learn to like it.

    If your eyes aren't as young as they used to be, you might actually love it.
    11-13-2008 03:34 PM
  5. btate0121's Avatar
    sounds to me like anyone who's developed somewhat of a routine with their current device (for me.. the tilt) which would work somewhat flawlessly, would be in for a fair amount of tweaking if upgrading to the fuze?

    would you consider this problem to be a deal breaker for those considering upgrades? is there a one time registry hack that we could "set and forget" or is it something we'd need to fiddle with on every connect.

    I've been giving some hard thought to selling my tilt to grab the fuze... but this report makes me think really hard about that.... i like the way my current set up runs.. nice and easy.
    11-17-2008 12:09 PM
  6. donjose's Avatar
    i'm using the beta drivers fromt he redfly site for my att fuze. here are the issues i'm having:

    1. After disconnecting from the Redfly, the display for my contacts and calendar is zoomed out, so that the text is difficult to read. I haven't found a resolution for this online anywhere. I've tried uninstalling the software, but the display remains zoomed out.

    2. Videos take a longer time to open. Windows Media Player seems to take a few seconds longer to open video files. Un-installing the Redfly softwared fixes this.

    3. The Fuze gives you an option to connect via Active Sync, as a hard drive, or as an internet connection when a usb cable is connected, but it appears that an active sync connection is automatically chosen whenever the a cable is connected, regardless of which option I choose. I used to be able to connect my phone as a hard drive to other devices, but am unable to do so after installing the redfly software. Un-installing fixes this.
    12-09-2008 09:50 AM
  7. GadgetMan#WP's Avatar
    I upgraded from an HTC Tilt phone to the new Sprint Touch Pro. I bought a Redfly device, went to the beta site at Celio and installed the drivers. I am using my phone with the Redfly device. It works great! My old Tilt also worked on the Redfly device. I just wanted to try a different phone for a while.
    When I connect to the Redfly, my phone's fonts change to be visible on the Redfly, but after I turn off the device, my phone's font sizing changes back to the original size. This must have been fixed recently.
    One thing I did notice, Opera 9.5 is not working when connected to the Redfly device. However, according to the Celio web site, they are working on getting that version compatible. I am anxious to see if the new drivers have fixed this problem.
    For you Sprint users, here is the beta link to the Redfly drivers: www.celiocorp.com/install/beta
    01-08-2009 02:10 PM
  8. EdFrmBrighthand's Avatar
    If the Redfly driver doesn't reset yout fonts to the correct size, go into Start > Settings> System > Screen > Text Size and you can change them back.
    01-15-2009 11:52 AM
  9. eugarps's Avatar

    Will Mobile Windows Media Player (or any video player for that matter) work on Redfly as yet?
    01-16-2009 02:46 PM
  10. Aware's Avatar
    Nope - there's probably permanent hardware issues (Win Mobile doesn't send video through BlueTooth or USB effectively) that prevents this.

    If you launch Windows Media Player (and others) before connecting to RedFly it will 'work', but the best you'll get is something miserable like about 4 fps.
    01-17-2009 11:42 AM
  11. eugarps's Avatar

    Bummer! I was looking forward to being able to watch movies on those long intercontinental flights. I understand that I can hook my iPhone up and watch videos, if I get a C8N and the required cables?
    01-17-2009 05:09 PM
  12. Aware's Avatar
    Yeah - supported devices that have a video out option will work with C8N and the right cables.
    01-17-2009 11:00 PM