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  1. jimmiegeddes's Avatar
    I am really liking the Dash. It's got to be the best looking and feeling smartphone to date. I was able to get the Palm threaded text messaging application to work on it. I took some screen shots as well.
    http://gadgetsonthego.net/2006/12/pa...g-running.html
    12-04-2006 10:23 AM
  2. G-funkster's Avatar
    jimmie you have no idea how much i'm looking forward to your review ;)

    you think you'll be keeping it?
    12-04-2006 10:47 AM
  3. jimmiegeddes's Avatar
    Everyone that I've shown this phone to has immediately said "that is the coolest looking phone." I'm telling you, you've got to hold one of these to feel how great it is. The rubber and metal casing make it feel solid, yet it's so thin you don't even notice it in your pocket. It's completely usable one handed,lol. The screen is also amazing, it feels like it's widescreen due to being landscape. I also installed set jog bar, which brings back the jog stip that T-Mobile disables (you can use the jog stip like a jog wheel). Wifi on a device this thin and small is awesome. Bluetooth 2.0 lets me listen to Windows Media player with my $40 Motorola BT headset:)

    I love that the Palm threaded text messaging works on this phone. I am putting notes together for my review. I want to compare it to the higher end Treo 700wx and Treo 700p, and also the Treo 680 it's similarly priced competitor. I'm supposed to be getting a review unit (680) from Palm, so I'll be able to give some good comparisons.
    12-04-2006 11:08 AM
  4. theradioinside's Avatar
    Does this mean that with BTv2.0 you can listen to music without having a stereo BT headset?
    12-04-2006 12:08 PM
  5. jimmiegeddes's Avatar
    I'm doing it. I am using an app called Bluecast to listen to my mp3's with my cheap Motorola BT headset.
    12-04-2006 12:27 PM
  6. G-funkster's Avatar
    Does this mean that with BTv2.0 you can listen to music without having a stereo BT headset?
    That is correct. But also, you might want to because it doesn't have a 2.5mm or a 3.5mm jack on it, it has some usb connector called extUSB which has very few headphones out there which connect directly.

    There does exist an adapter for a 3.5mm jack but it looks like this:


    To be honest, it brings a tear to my ear to hear about this; I consider this an awful limitation of an outstanding device.
    12-04-2006 12:29 PM
  7. Silver5's Avatar
    I was using the Palm Messaging application on my iPAQ and then decided not to install it when I did a hard reset. If I had a chat session open it did not give an audible alert for new messages from the person with whom I was chatting. I found that annoying. Also, it started reverting back to the default text messaging application, showing one unread message, yet I could not access it. I am glad to see it go...

    I have a real preference for touchscreens but the Dash is enticing. I like what I have seen so far and what others have said about it. Maybe I will pick one up as a backup.
    12-04-2006 02:16 PM
  8. brmcguire's Avatar
    I was using the Palm Messaging application on my iPAQ and then decided not to install it when I did a hard reset. If I had a chat session open it did not give an audible alert for new messages from the person with whom I was chatting. I found that annoying. Also, it started reverting back to the default text messaging application, showing one unread message, yet I could not access it. I am glad to see it go...

    I have a real preference for touchscreens but the Dash is enticing. I like what I have seen so far and what others have said about it. Maybe I will pick one up as a backup.
    What version of the Palm Messaging app where you using? I have Beta 4 with no issues.
    12-04-2006 02:38 PM
  9. Keefer Lucas's Avatar
    Where do I get the cab for the Palm Messaging application for WM5? I'd love to get it working on my Motorola Q.
    12-04-2006 06:22 PM
  10. Silver5's Avatar
    Does the "Beta 4" version alert you to messages while your chat with the sender is still open?

    The last one downoaded and installed was from 10.29.2006. Is that the latest? I think I will b fine without it though...it was nice to play with but I don't really need it.
    12-04-2006 10:58 PM
  11. brmcguire's Avatar
    Does the "Beta 4" version alert you to messages while your chat with the sender is still open?

    The last one downoaded and installed was from 10.29.2006. Is that the latest? I think I will b fine without it though...it was nice to play with but I don't really need it.
    The latest version of the Palm Messaging app is Beta 4 (11/21/06).
    12-13-2006 01:52 PM
  12. G-funkster's Avatar
    Where do I get the cab for the Palm Messaging application for WM5? I'd love to get it working on my Motorola Q.
    Were you (or any Q owner) able to get Palm's TSMS program running? I assume it should be fine seeing as the Dash could handle it.
    01-05-2007 01:25 PM
  13. G-funkster's Avatar
    Update: tried installing the threaded sms on the Q and in short, I had to hard reset. Damn you, Dash!! :mad:
    01-09-2007 06:57 AM
  14. jimmiegeddes's Avatar
    It "should" run on the Q since it runs fine on the Dash. I don't know why it's not working on the Q. I've had it running on my Dash since the first day I got my Dash.
    01-11-2007 11:13 AM
  15. G-funkster's Avatar
    this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=281295

    indicates there is a version branded Smartphone vs the PPC, does anyone have this? Please PM if so! :)
    01-11-2007 02:07 PM
  16. ivhs72's Avatar
    I love that the Palm threaded text messaging works on this phone. I am putting notes together for my review. I want to compare it to the higher end Treo 700wx and Treo 700p, and also the Treo 680 it's similarly priced competitor. I'm supposed to be getting a review unit (680) from Palm, so I'll be able to give some good comparisons.
    I'll be interested in your comments on the battery life of the DASH vs. the 680. I tried the 680 for a month and the battery life was :censored: . I finally sent it (and a replacement unit) back after a month. Got the DASH and am VERY satisfied. The battery life is better than any other Pocket PC device I have used. The only thing that would make it better is to have it as a Pocket PC w/Touchscreen. Who knows that may be in the works.

    I have been looking for cases for it, and there are a few that are worth looking at as well. I pre-ordered a Sena magnetic flip case, which is supposed to ship on 1/17. Fortte also has a nice case, one that features a removable front protector, and a wide variety of colors. I also emailed Vaja to see if one was in the works for them, and got a vague reply that it was being looked at, but no release date yet.

    :D
    01-13-2007 12:17 AM
  17. jimmiegeddes's Avatar
    The Dash has amazing battery life. I'm finishing up my 680 review, and the 680's downfall is it's battery. My Dash with wifi, and bt turned on lasts much longer than either of my Treos with a 2400 mah battery.

    Palm sent me the 750 and I thought battery life would be similar to the 680 since they share the same battery. The 750 is holding it's own, I am impressed with it.
    Last edited by JimmieGeddes; 01-18-2007 at 09:33 AM.
    01-16-2007 03:40 PM
  18. brmcguire's Avatar
    The Dash has amazing battery life. I'm finishing up my 680 review, and the 680's downfall is it's battery. My Dash with wifi, and bt turned on lasts much longer than either of my Treos with a 2400 mah battery.

    Palm sent me the 750 and I thought battery life would be similar to the 680 since they share the same battery. The 750 is holding it's own, I am impressed with it.
    Are you still using the Palm Messaging app with your Dash? I am trying to get the Palm Messaging app to work correctly on my Blackjack. I don't seem to get inbound messages in the Palm Msg app. It still uses the Inbox. I can however send. Any ideas?
    01-18-2007 12:45 PM
  19. G-funkster's Avatar
    Are you still using the Palm Messaging app with your Dash? I am trying to get the Palm Messaging app to work correctly on my Blackjack. I don't seem to get inbound messages in the Palm Msg app. It still uses the Inbox. I can however send. Any ideas?
    Oddly enough, on the Q I can receive SMS with it but when you send it won't, er, send. Even though the message does leave the outbox into the 'sent items' folder.

    BOO
    01-18-2007 12:54 PM
  20. jimmiegeddes's Avatar
    I'm still using the threaded text with my Dash, it works fine. I'm not sure why it's not working on the BlackJack. I heard it wasn't working right on the Q though.
    01-18-2007 02:09 PM
  21. brmcguire's Avatar
    I am not sure either. I had it working on a previous Blackjack, but it seems to not receive inbound texts.
    01-19-2007 12:22 PM
  22. Dialekt's Avatar
    i know this might be rather old and you may be on another device already. I have beta 4 of the palm messaging app installed on my DASH. But I'm trying to figure out how you navigated through it considering there's no "ok" button and with certain things you can't actually select them. ie: certain tabs in options you cannot actually enable/disable the checkboxes etc. And generall I just get stuck. The Back button seems to merely minimize the program without actually going anywhere specific within the program. I am aware that this program was not intended for my DASH but since it is one of my favorties on my WM5 devices, and a few have said it works flawlessly I wanted to give it a try. If anyone ran into the same problems as me which led to uninstalling it please let me know.
    01-23-2007 06:24 PM
  23. Keefer Lucas's Avatar
    I am going to patiently wait for a purpose-built, proper third party threaded messaging app to come out for WM5-Smartphone before I mess around with my core text messaging app. I miss the threaded SMS I had on my Treos, but until I find a forum thread with lots of users raving about a threaded messaging app on their Moto Q, Dash, or Blackjack I am going to steer clear...
    01-24-2007 10:30 AM
  24. TxDot's Avatar
    I am really liking the Dash. It's got to be the best looking and feeling smartphone to date. I was able to get the Palm threaded text messaging application to work on it. I took some screen shots as well.
    http://gadgetsonthego.net/2006/12/pa...g-running.html
    Jimmie, did you ever do the full review on this?
    01-24-2007 02:16 PM
  25. jimmiegeddes's Avatar
    It's on the way. I am currently writing a Dash review, a 680 review, and a 750 review. It'll be posted soon, I'll post a thread on here when I publish it. Sorry for the delay.
    01-25-2007 09:29 AM
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