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  1. Jennifer Chappell's Avatar
    No offense taken Diva! Fingerprints aren't my main concern, but I do hate them. They're just worse on the Fuze. The back of my iPod Touch is pretty awful too though.

    I don't normally sync my email either but I have to try during the Round Robin. I usually just get my gmail straight on my phone.
    11-20-2008 12:39 AM
  2. Steve1976's Avatar
    I'm am pretty confident that those suggestions I gave you would solve your problem. Don't get discouraged using a windows mobile phone. I love it. I would totally upgrade my phone if I could. You got a monster machine considering what it's capable of. If you need any other help let me know.

    Some of you guys are funny though. I wouldn't worry about grease on the phone. HAHAHA. Just be glad youa not using an iphone. Some of you are right though because on the Fuze it has the diamond back, and I could imagine cleaning each little section would be annoying but remember this phone has one of the fastest processors out there, it has a great consumer interface in touchflo 3d and also still doesn't compromise the phones capabilities.
    11-20-2008 02:07 AM
  3. Darth Pooh#WP's Avatar
    No offense taken Diva! Fingerprints aren't my main concern, but I do hate them. They're just worse on the Fuze. The back of my iPod Touch is pretty awful too though.

    I don't normally sync my email either but I have to try during the Round Robin. I usually just get my gmail straight on my phone.
    Grand question... will you miss the Fuze?
    11-20-2008 09:46 AM
  4. blackmannx's Avatar
    I checked out the Fuze yesterday and overall its a nice device, but like stated a fingerprint monster.. If this storm fails to impress I may have to go back to Win mo..
    11-20-2008 09:50 AM
  5. Dimietriev's Avatar
    I checked out the Fuze yesterday and overall its a nice device, but like stated a fingerprint monster.. If this storm fails to impress I may have to go back to Win mo..
    The storm looks like one of those things you just have to give some time. Quoting Dieter about the Bold, you have to adapt to it, it doesn't adapt to you. I wonder how the Fuze fits into this statement.
    11-20-2008 02:50 PM
  6. dannzeman's Avatar
    Is anyone using the Fuze with TouchFlo turned off? I've read it makes the device incredibly fast.
    11-20-2008 04:16 PM
  7. Jennifer Chappell's Avatar
    Is anyone using the Fuze with TouchFlo turned off? I've read it makes the device incredibly fast.
    I sure wish I'd thought to try that. I didn't realize that I could turn the TouchFlo off. The TouchFlo was very laggy at times and was very annoying. I'd like to have seen how much faster the phone would have been without the TouchFlo running. When the TouchFlo didn't lag, everything was smooth as silk and very fast.

    I shipped the Fuze to the next writer today. It seems like I just got it since I had so much trouble with the syncing in the beginning. There was a lot of wasted time in which I could have been trying out other stuff.

    Will I miss the Fuze? Yes, in a way, because it is one of the coolest smartphones I've seen. Although sort of heavy, the Fuze is really solid and feels well-built. I thought my Treo Pro was pretty solid until I saw the crack near the WiFi button.
    11-20-2008 04:58 PM
  8. dannzeman's Avatar
    Too bad you couldn't get it to sync correctly. I think its a good phone but that would just leave a terrible taste in my mouth, especially after only a week and most of it being wasted time.
    11-20-2008 05:31 PM
  9. Jennifer Chappell's Avatar
    I finally was able to get it to sync after all the helpful suggestions here! Everything was great from then on. But that first couple of days definitely did leave a bad taste in my mouth, no doubt. I'm not a tech expert like the rest of the SPE editors, so some things that might be really simple for them can be hard for my pea brain. I think I've relied on my husband for too many years in dealing with computer malfunctions. He's the one who always fixes this or that. I'm getting a little better about that stuff than I used to be though.
    11-20-2008 06:22 PM
  10. questionfear's Avatar
    I am curious how well a WinMo phone would sync with a mac....

    It works very, very well if you use Mark/Space's Missing Sync. :thumbsup:
    11-20-2008 06:27 PM
  11. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Do people prefer a Rubberized feel?
    11-20-2008 07:12 PM
  12. Steve1976's Avatar
    Do you think that you can permanently use this as your everyday phone? I'm glad you got it working! Thats awesome! I love that of the windows mobile series, ever want to go back to factory settings, just do hard reset. Do you tend to use the Touchflo 3d more than the regular standard windows mobile today screen? Just kind of curious Jennifer. What about the other guys that have a Diamond, or Fuze, or Touch Pro? Do you use TF3d more than windows mobile today screen?
    11-21-2008 12:26 AM
  13. cliephoto's Avatar
    Hello WMExperts! Not tried the WM system yet. Just hoping to win the Fuze. I am learning though and have found the site helpful already.
    11-21-2008 07:33 AM
  14. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    I sure wish I'd thought to try that. I didn't realize that I could turn the TouchFlo off. The TouchFlo was very laggy at times and was very annoying. I'd like to have seen how much faster the phone would have been without the TouchFlo running. When the TouchFlo didn't lag, everything was smooth as silk and very fast.
    This phone has memory coming out its ears. So I have taken advantage of that and bumped every possible setting in the registry to use the max amount of memory (i.e. caching, gliph, etc...) It is lightnening fast, even with TouchFlo, running and I still have a little of 100 MB of memory free to play with. ......come to think of it, I will write an article on how to optimize the Touch Pro....but the shortcut is to use the latest version of MemMaid and bump up all the settings in the Optimize section to their max and then reset.
    11-21-2008 10:40 AM
  15. Steve1976's Avatar
    I'm not a tech expert like the rest of the SPE editors, so some things that might be really simple for them can be hard for my pea brain. I think I've relied on my husband for too many years in dealing with computer malfunctions. He's the one who always fixes this or that. I'm getting a little better about that stuff than I used to be though.
    HAHAHA.. this is how it is in my household. My wife usually outshines me on stuff around the house day in and day out, and I rely on her for things I just don't want to deal with, but when it comes to computer malfunctions and little gadgeteer stuff, she has me fix.

    Glad you got it fixed by the way!
    11-21-2008 10:41 AM
  16. softmagnet's Avatar
    This phone has memory coming out its ears. So I have taken advantage of that and bumped every possible setting in the registry to use the max amount of memory (i.e. caching, gliph, etc...) It is lightnening fast, even with TouchFlo, running and I still have a little of 100 MB of memory free to play with. ......come to think of it, I will write an article on how to optimize the Touch Pro....but the shortcut is to use the latest version of MemMaid and bump up all the settings in the Optimize section to their max and then reset.
    That's exactly how I've done it as well. (The MemMaid trick, that is.)
    11-21-2008 12:31 PM
  17. Darth Pooh#WP's Avatar
    This phone has memory coming out its ears. So I have taken advantage of that and bumped every possible setting in the registry to use the max amount of memory (i.e. caching, gliph, etc...) It is lightnening fast, even with TouchFlo, running and I still have a little of 100 MB of memory free to play with. ......come to think of it, I will write an article on how to optimize the Touch Pro....but the shortcut is to use the latest version of MemMaid and bump up all the settings in the Optimize section to their max and then reset.
    Battery life hasn't suffered?
    11-21-2008 12:45 PM
  18. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    I'm having a really hard time keeping up.
    Especially now that TC and WMExperts separated.
    11-22-2008 01:03 AM
  19. iscnek's Avatar
    We just started carriering the fuze up here at att and so far customers haven't been thrilled about it. At least at my store.
    11-22-2008 11:27 AM
  20. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    Battery life hasn't suffered?
    Not noticeably at least.

    The battery life is not the best when comparing it other phones. But when that happens most users compare it to their old phone with a slower processor, a fraction of the memory, non-VGA screen, non GSensor phone. But with that said, knowing all that the phone is using, it is acceptable....though I am going to jump at the first OEM sized extended battery as I am usually a pretty heavy user anyways.
    11-22-2008 12:11 PM
  21. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    We just started carriering the fuze up here at att and so far customers haven't been thrilled about it. At least at my store.
    Don't care for sliders myself.
    11-22-2008 09:27 PM
  22. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    Yup, it all comes down to personal needs and preferences. If someone does a lot of LONG emails, the slider keyboard is probably easier. If they do a lot of texting or short emails, the exposed keyboard is probably easier. If they read a lot of spreadsheets or MS Office docs, then the extra screen real estate that a slider provides will probably be easier. If they......
    11-22-2008 09:57 PM
  23. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    You know, I unchecked the "advanced network" option just to see what would happen. The computer then installed another set of USB drivers for the device and then I had to go on the tray to remove, like any USB device. I like the other way and went back, but now I sometimes get a USB icon in the tray that immediately goes away once the phone is detected as on "advanced network" I guess, but now I wonder if I screwed something up and the phone won't sync right one day. Thoughts?


    P.S. Yes I know I should have left it alone, but I was curious as to why that option would work, just in case I had a sync problem one day. :o


    P.P.S. I rebooted the computer for another reason, but now I no longer get that momentary USB icon when plugging in. Which is fine with me because I was worried about a sync conflict developing.

    But at least I know if the network sync dies suddenly, I can still resort to strict USB sync.
    Last edited by The Phone Diva; 11-24-2008 at 06:01 AM.
    11-23-2008 12:59 AM
  24. Rionero's Avatar
    Hey guys... I posted another longer list of impressions on the "rants after a couple of days..." thread... but this thread is sticky... and I haven't seen a response to my other post from a couple days ago.

    I'm really hoping to hear anyone's opinion of how to solve the 3.5mm headphone dongle issue. It is huge and hideous for such a svelte and sexy phone! I by no means will be using this phone as primarily an .mp3 player... I love all the other features... but I do listen to music often enough that the dongle is just killing it for me. If there was a creative solution for that issue... I'd not be tempted to try another phone.

    Anyone?
    Thx.
    Mike
    11-23-2008 02:50 AM
  25. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    Is it a mini-USB? There may be a generic or other brand one out there. I think I once saw a RAZR one, which also uses mini-USB.

    Now if it's micro-USB, you may have to look for a RAZR2 one.
    11-23-2008 03:07 AM
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