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  1. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    anyone know why the vzw version of the phone has to look so much crappier than the sprint version?
    Probably because VZ was probably too cheap to pay for all the licensing of the real phone. :eek:
    11-18-2008 05:09 PM
  2. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    I'm not at all comfortable with any tweaking, especially doing any sort of registry edits. I'm way too chicken for that stuff. I've never been all that comfortable with WM. I don't hate it but I do much prefer the Palm OS. My peabrain really needs simplicity.
    Don't be scared. Once you realize how easy it is to tweak your phone, it will open up a whole new world for you that you never thought possible from a Palm OS point of view. To help you out here is a step by step tutorial I wrote helping new comers to the WM world:

    Then here are some of the most popular and common registry edits I compiled so you don't have to trudge through 1,000s of posts and threads to find the ones you should or can do:

    I hope this helps....
    11-18-2008 05:19 PM
  3. George Ponder's Avatar
    Jennifer.... just watched your video review. Nicely done.

    Two questions though. What wallpaper are you using for the Home Tab and where are you from? If I didn't know any better I would think your from down in my neck of the woods.

    It's coppertop, not copperhead...:D
    11-18-2008 05:33 PM
  4. Darth Pooh#WP's Avatar
    WhooHoo!!! It worked! I hard reset the Fuze and unchecked the advanced networking box on the Fuze and now WMDC is finally connected! Wow, thanks everyone for the help!!! What a freaking relief!

    I'll be sure to check out the Weather Database app, rawdeadfish! Thanks!
    I knew Dieter mucked up the DLL files. ;)
    11-18-2008 05:49 PM
  5. Jennifer Chappell's Avatar
    berdinkerdickle, I think you can just post here, you don't have to help. So post away! I always enjoy reading your posts anyway!

    You can post in all the contest forum threads. You may only enter once per day (but you can post as often as you like!), but you can enter every day from now until December 31st.

    Coppertop, I'm from the North Carolina foothills. Funny how many people talk alike. I've heard people from Texas who talk the same way. My accent is pretty lazy, but there are people around here who sound even funnier than me. They say "aint" for "aunt" and "cheer" for "chair" and "git" for "get". I guess people just repeat what they hear all their lives.
    The pic I used for the wallpaper was in the photos that are included in the Fuze. I don't know what the name of it is; I just clicked on it and chose it for my wallpaper. I changed it to something lighter today though because I was having trouble seeing the text on the screen beneath the clock. Like I could barely make out my appointments from my Calendar. I wish that we could lighten the background pic like we can in the Palm OS Calendar under Display Options.
    Yep, I'm sorry about calling you Copperhead! I apologized in the video. I don't know why Copperhead was on my mind so strongley. :o I was very tired after doing all that video taping and was getting pretty punchy there at the end. I had to redo that forum member thanking bit about a zillion times because I had the giggles.

    Smileyboy, I don't have 3G here and was loading the web pages via WiFi. I sure wish I had 3G though! I'm still waiting for AT&T to get it to us here. I looked at the map on AT&T's website yesterday and saw that it's getting closer, so maybe it won't be too much longer.

    HobbesIsReal, thanks for the links! I'll definitely go back and read your articles again! Maybe I'll get brave and twiddle a little.
    11-18-2008 07:18 PM
  6. George Ponder's Avatar
    I spent two years in NC, a small village between Burlington and Chapel Hill; Saxapahaw. While my heart is in Alabama, I often find myself missing the quiet of Carolina.

    Don't worry about the name faux paux, I've been called a lot worse.
    11-18-2008 09:04 PM
  7. brat1475's Avatar
    How well is Opera 9.5 working on the fuze? Have you ever used it on another Winmo device. If so, how does it compare? I am wondering about the speed of it loading, and speed of rendering pages. Thanks.
    11-18-2008 09:04 PM
  8. badersk's Avatar
    Make sure you don't have nay other syncing software running in the taskbar. If you have the palm software running it will block syncing through mobile device center
    11-18-2008 09:23 PM
  9. pinguino1's Avatar
    hi pdaluver,
    Thanks for this thread. It's going to help me a lot because so far I only gio to play with the Fuze in the store and they don't have any answers.
    I will learn along with you just but following the thread.
    11-18-2008 11:09 PM
  10. Steve1976's Avatar
    Hi everyone!

    Here we are again, this time with the 2nd annual Round Robin. My first device is the Fuze. Cool device!

    I've barely even gotten to know my Treo Pro and now I have to put it and my Centro away for about a month! BooHoo! But I relish the chance to get to experience other cool smartphones!

    I already have a question. The Fuze sent to me didn't have a software CD. I want to sync the Fuze with my Dell Windows Vista laptop since I've already got a crapload of other devices connected via my desktop PC. I read that I would need to download the Windows Mobile Device Center so I did so. I connected the Fuze to the laptop via the USB cable and then downloaded the WMDC. But I can't get the WMDC to connect to the Fuze. It just sits there, and says, "Waiting for device to connect".

    I've got the "Allow USB connections" box checked.
    I've got the "Allow connections to one of the folllowing" - COM3- checked.
    What should I have checked under "This computer is connected to:"? I did have "Internet" checked.

    I've also got the "Allow automatic device authentication" box checked and the "Allow data connection on device when connected to PC" checked.

    Any suggestions?

    I'm sure I'll have plenty more dumb questions. :o

    This is an Official Smartphone Round Robin Contest Thread!

    You can get reacquainted with the Round Robin and read all the rules here.
    I have been using windows mobile devices for quite sometime now, and there are several things you can try and possibly some alternatives.

    First off make sure that you did not sync your Fuze with another device. Unfortunately windows mobile 6.1 is known to have some issues of syncing these devices with different computers. I know you said that you have several devices on your desktop and hopefully you did not sync your fuze on that first and decided to sync it to your dell laptop after. If you did you might have a major problem. Please see the following link if you did.


    Second, is your dell laptop bluetooth capable. I sync my old HTC 8525 with my Dell Inspiron with Vista basic through bluetooth and works like a charm.

    Third, try trying a different USB plug. I've read people using other mini USB wires from other devices like a camera, to work if the original one did not work. Sometimes you might just get a kink in the chord or you might have a short on it. So try a different USB chord.

    Fourth, try using a different USB port. My first WM device was an HTC 8125 and for some reason, it would not sync on my side USB port, and I used the USB port on the back of my laptop and that worked.

    Five, back up your contacts with a 3rd party application like SPB back up or SK Tools backup and do a hard reset on the fuze. This will put it back to the manufactures setting and make it new, then establish your connection. From there reload your saved backup.

    Six, try updating your network framework to 3.5. I'd possibly update both on your laptop and your fuze just to make sure.

    Seven, try reinstalling your WMDC on your laptop.

    Eight if none of that works there are other ways you can get files on your fuze. Use it as an external hard drive. Use a 3rd party application like wm5torage that turns your phone into an external hard drive.

    Nine, I checked the connections I have when using wmdc and these ar my settings that are different.

    First I allow connection to one of the following. Mine says Bluetooth even though I dont sync it through bluetooth anymore and I use my chord instead. Dont know why but its set on that. Also, It says "this computer is connected to: Automatic."

    On my phone under settings/connections/USB to PC, I do not have enable advance network functionality checked off. You might want to play with it checked, and try and unchecked and try. Two of my phones that are both made by HTC were different. My 8125 needed to be checked while my 8525 did not have it checked. This was the major part that fixed my syncing problems.

    If I have any other suggestions, I will let you know. These are the only ones that are off the top of my head. Let me know if this works. I'm crossing my fingers for you. Such a good phone, and I'm jealous you have one!:D
    11-19-2008 03:52 AM
  11. nitestrike's Avatar
    I'm looking a getting the Fuze myself and am having to way if I can afford to buy it. Right now it's looking like I might have to switch to a local GSM carrier. Any new infomration would be great.
    11-19-2008 06:36 AM
  12. J22JJ22J's Avatar
    just wondering if u tried my suggestion
    11-19-2008 08:55 AM
  13. kraski's Avatar
    Diva, I don't recall about the drivers on my Vista laptop, but I do remember the drivers being installed when I had the Fuze connected to my XP desktop computer.
    I'm probably not as much help as I'd like to be, since my machines are both xp. But a couple of things might at least highlight where the problem is.

    Does your synch software in Vista indicate it recognizes the Fuze as a valid device? For that matter, is the synching software all there in Vista?

    Since we both come from the Treo Pro, you're familiar with the Pro's self-install of ActiveSync. It wouldn't install on my laptop, installed fine on my desktop. I had to download & manually install ActiveSync on my laptop. Knowing MS, you might have to try something similar.
    11-19-2008 10:35 AM
  14. Ebarry51's Avatar
    any luck yet getting this to sync?
    11-19-2008 11:04 AM
  15. Dimietriev's Avatar
    I am curious how well a WinMo phone would sync with a mac....
    11-19-2008 02:06 PM
  16. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Not to be too nit-picky but it's Fuze not Fuse.
    So is it FuzeBall or FuseBall? ;)
    11-19-2008 02:50 PM
  17. George Ponder's Avatar
    11-19-2008 03:04 PM
  18. pinguino1's Avatar
    I went to an AT&T store with a lot of expectations
    I played with the fuze for a lot of time
    I left the AT&T store with a lot of doubts.

    I noticed a few things but this is the biggest:

    Is there an HTC touch spray that use in the the morning
    and keep it shiny without fingerprints the whole day long?
    11-19-2008 07:53 PM
  19. George Ponder's Avatar
    Is there an HTC touch spray that use in the the morning
    and keep it shiny without fingerprints the whole day long?
    Now that you've said it out loud, someone will probably come out with something like that.

    You do get used to it and during the colder months, it's not as bad. In testing out cases for the Treo Pro (same issues with fingerprints) I found that some will actually de-grease the phone as it's pulled out of the case. Maybe that could be a selling point as well.
    11-19-2008 08:03 PM
  20. Darth Pooh#WP's Avatar
    Good Grief, what'll they think of next?
    11-19-2008 09:40 PM
  21. kraski's Avatar
    Now that you've said it out loud, someone will probably come out with something like that.

    You do get used to it and during the colder months, it's not as bad. In testing out cases for the Treo Pro (same issues with fingerprints) I found that some will actually de-grease the phone as it's pulled out of the case. Maybe that could be a selling point as well.
    Any particular recommendations for a degreasing cases for the Treo Pro?

    BTW, looked at some of your gallery. Very nice pics.
    11-19-2008 11:13 PM
  22. Jennifer Chappell's Avatar
    Hmmm, I had a long post that put up yesterday and now it's gone. Very strange. I had responded to many of you and thanked you for your help.

    I did get the Fuze to sync with my Vista laptop yesterday after doing a hard reset. I'm not sure which actually fixed the problem though because I also unchecked the advanced network settings on the Fuze. I didn't quite understand how I was supposed to sync my mail though since Outlook isn't included on Vista. The WMDC was looking to sync with Outlook but Vista replaced it with Windows Mail. So anyway, I hooked up the Fuze to my Windows XP desktop PC again and this time, it worked like a charm. So that's how I'm syncing until I have to ship the Fuze off to another Editor tomorrow. All that syncing problem stuff took up way too much of my time.

    I don't know what happened to the post I put up yesterday and I couldn't possibly remember at the moment what all I'd said. But thank you to all of you for all your great help! I really appreciate it!!!! :D
    11-19-2008 11:32 PM
  23. George Ponder's Avatar
    Jennifer take a look over here.
    11-20-2008 12:09 AM
  24. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    Looks like you have to install Office(the ones that have Outlook, or Outlook by itself) to get email sync to work. I believe I saw "Outlook not installed" when I looked at those options. I hate to sync email stuff anyway, because generally you get to use only one machine to do it on. What if you need both your work and home computer?
    11-20-2008 01:12 AM
  25. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    No offense meant to anyone, but why would fingerprints be your biggest concern? I'd be worried about the phone and PDA actually working first. Fingerprints would be a minor annoyance.
    11-20-2008 01:16 AM
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