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  1. bubbatex'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.
    Sweet - thanks for the tips (as usual!).
    11-23-2008 12:15 PM
  2. rawdeadfish's Avatar
    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.
    Does the g-sensor consume a noticeable amt of battery? Can it be turned off?
    11-23-2008 12:35 PM
  3. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    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
    I thought I responded to that...must have been another post with a similar question.... Anyway, take a look at all the adapter options here:

    http://store.wmexperts.com/sprint-to...e-adapters.htm

    But the best answer is by far using a BT Stereo Headphones! They are wonderful. No wires to worry about snagging on anything. You are free to walk and move about without having to have your phone on you the whole time. Plus, most of them can also take calls that come in while you are listening to your music.
    Last edited by HobbesIsReal; 11-23-2008 at 01:19 PM.
    11-23-2008 01:09 PM
  4. pinguino1's Avatar
    Thanks Jennifer for your Fuze review.
    Very clear, to the point, balanced and honest
    11-23-2008 07:49 PM
  5. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    I thought I responded to that...must have been another post with a similar question.... Anyway, take a look at all the adapter options here:

    http://store.wmexperts.com/sprint-to...e-adapters.htm
    You have your own? Cool! That makes it easier than looking for the Motorola one. I checked and it is available but I think through AT&T it would cost too much.
    11-23-2008 07:57 PM
  6. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    I still don't like sliders.
    11-23-2008 09:43 PM
  7. Steve1976's Avatar
    Well, there is the first version called the HTC diamond. It's the fuze without the slider! It's exactly the same except for the hardware keyboard! Check it out at the HTC website! I love there phones as of late. Too bad the HTC HD isn't coming to the United States.
    11-24-2008 01:35 AM
  8. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    I still don't like sliders.
    Not a huge texter are you? :D

    You know why the Sidekick does so well with teens and why AT&T released it's own Sidekick knockoff? Same goes for the adult sliders. A true full keyboard to type long texts or emails is sometimes more comfortable than pecking on small keyboards. Sure it's not one-handed but just TRY to make a mistake on a slide-out keyboard. Although you certainly can, it's rare unless you really don't know the keyboard layout.
    11-24-2008 06:12 AM
  9. cliephoto's Avatar
    These RoundRobin threads are really helping me narrow down my next device. Great Idea. :thumbsup:
    11-24-2008 11:29 AM
  10. rawdeadfish's Avatar
    I thought I responded to that...must have been another post with a similar question.... Anyway, take a look at all the adapter options here:

    http://store.wmexperts.com/sprint-to...e-adapters.htm

    But the best answer is by far using a BT Stereo Headphones! They are wonderful. No wires to worry about snagging on anything. You are free to walk and move about without having to have your phone on you the whole time. Plus, most of them can also take calls that come in while you are listening to your music.
    I've tried those options for 2.5 to 3.5 adapters and have had bad luck. They were either made so cheap that you have to fiddle with the one end to just get mono sound (because the stereo bands don't line up right) or the wire breaks after 3-4 wks of use. What a pain! I wish someone would at least put out a solid adapter without the 2 inch "dongley" wire part...

    I am currently using the Motorola s9 when i am exercising and going wireless is definitely the best. Just don't sweat on them too much. I have replaced it 9 times during the 1 yr that I have had it, on warranty. Although designed for work-outs, it better for the light stuff.

    A growing part of me (hanging on to my verizon customer status by a thread) just wants to wait for the treo pro, if it every were to show up on vzw.
    11-24-2008 07:09 PM
  11. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    So I should get the RAZR or RAZR2 adapter afterall? Motorola should have decent quality.
    11-24-2008 09:59 PM
  12. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    I've tried those options for 2.5 to 3.5 adapters and have had bad luck. They were either made so cheap that you have to fiddle with the one end to just get mono sound (because the stereo bands don't line up right) or the wire breaks after 3-4 wks of use. What a pain! I wish someone would at least put out a solid adapter without the 2 inch "dongley" wire part...
    You don't need to use the 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm adapters....I know what you are talking about as I have had the same experience. You just need a miniUSB to 3.5 mm adapter. Using a miniUSB to 3.5 mm adaptor you should never have that problem....or at least in the 8 or 9 that I have used I have never had it.

    As far as rugged, you must be really hard on them. I fly on anywhere from 4-16 planes a month. I use the miniUSB to 3.5 mm adapter constantly as you are not allowed to use BT headsets on a plane. They go through a lot in my carry on bag and in my pocket all the time. The only challenge I have ever had with not being able to use them is when I loose them.
    11-24-2008 10:20 PM
  13. Rionero's Avatar
    Hobbes and Diva... thanks so much for your suggestion. Hobbes, it seems there are some less offensive adapters out there than what shipped with the fuze... so I'll check 'em out. At under $10 bucks... I suppose I could buy a few of them, and spread them all around my briefcases, suitcases, car, etc... :) I've heard conflicting opinions on whether the bluetooth headsets were prohibited on planes... I'll keep reading more about that before I spring for a set.

    Thanks again...

    Mike
    11-24-2008 10:59 PM
  14. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Not a huge texter are you? :D

    You know why the Sidekick does so well with teens and why AT&T released it's own Sidekick knockoff? Same goes for the adult sliders. A true full keyboard to type long texts or emails is sometimes more comfortable than pecking on small keyboards. Sure it's not one-handed but just TRY to make a mistake on a slide-out keyboard. Although you certainly can, it's rare unless you really don't know the keyboard layout.
    You got it. :D

    Maybe brief things like; 'I'll call you in a second' ;)
    11-25-2008 12:08 AM
  15. T-ulk's Avatar
    it would be very cool if u guys were allowed to put a custom rom on ur device, it makes the device so much better and faster. btw if u r short of physical buttons check out "AEbutton plus".
    11-26-2008 01:11 PM
  16. dannzeman's Avatar
    it would be very cool if u guys were allowed to put a custom rom on ur device, it makes the device so much better and faster. btw if u r short of physical buttons check out "AEbutton plus".
    Thats what I'm saying. Thank you!
    11-26-2008 10:55 PM
  17. T-ulk's Avatar
    sometime we feel like we have nothing to say but we still say something...thats called round robin ;-)
    11-27-2008 08:19 AM
  18. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    The slider is nice for lengthy typing.
    But for short messages, where you don't want to have to slide out the kb, you can use some of the 3rd party onscreen kb's.
    I just couldn't ever find one that worked to my expectations.
    So back to the treo for me.
    11-29-2008 12:44 PM
  19. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    Did you try Resco's Keyboard Pro? I am a physical keyboard user for the most part myself, so I have not use it much, but many really like it. It is suppose to be thumb friendly, preview the letter to help prevent mistakes, and has autocorrection.


    You can skin it:


    It does gestures and autorepeats:


    frequently used phrases:






    There is also SPB's Keyboard, though I have never used it myself. It does have full screen and half screen modes, sliding popups, autocomplete, etc....:




    Come to think of it, I don't recall WM ever reviewing either of these products....I will have to double check and if not, I think I will....
    Last edited by HobbesIsReal; 11-29-2008 at 01:55 PM.
    11-29-2008 01:31 PM
  20. TVDinner's Avatar
    You don't need to use the 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm adapters....I know what you are talking about as I have had the same experience. You just need a miniUSB to 3.5 mm adapter. Using a miniUSB to 3.5 mm adaptor you should never have that problem....or at least in the 8 or 9 that I have used I have never had it.

    As far as rugged, you must be really hard on them. I fly on anywhere from 4-16 planes a month. I use the miniUSB to 3.5 mm adapter constantly as you are not allowed to use BT headsets on a plane. They go through a lot in my carry on bag and in my pocket all the time. The only challenge I have ever had with not being able to use them is when I loose them.
    Hobbes - thanks for the info so far. I have 2 questions for you.

    1) on this page http://store.wmexperts.com/sprint-to...e-adapters.htm - which headphone adapter in the $0-$15 range do you recommend? I have the one that came with my Fuze, but it is huge and just to big. Note - I typically use ipod like headphones when at the gym, and not huge stereo headphones

    2) on this page http://store.wmexperts.com/sprint-to...headphones.htm - and considering that I do not like big bukly headphones in general - which wireless stereo headset would you recommend in the $0-75 range. (If none in that range you recommend you can recommend units above that)

    Thanks!!
    11-29-2008 01:39 PM
  21. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Did you try Resco's Keyboard Pro? I am a physical keyboard user for the most part myself, so I have not use it much, but many really like it. It is suppose to be thumb friendly, preview the letter to help prevent mistakes, and has autocorrection.


    You can skin it:


    It does gestures and autorepeats:


    frequently used phrases:






    There is also SPB's Keyboard, though I have never used it myself. It does have full screen and half screen modes, sliding popups, autocomplete, etc....:




    Come to think of it, I don't recall WM ever reviewing either of these products....I will have to double check and if not, I think I will....
    Yea, they get one by if you have to, but my first choice will always be a static kb.
    12-01-2008 06:02 PM
  22. Rionero's Avatar
    Okay... wasn't sure where to post this... but since this is the sticky thread and this didn't deserve its own thread... here it goes.

    Have any of you seen that iphone commercial, when the App called Shazam is opened, and then the person holds the iphone up to the speaker, and Shazam picks out the song? Well... I was totally envious of that app (not sure why, actually... but it seemed really cool). Well... we have it on the Fuze! I might be the last one to realize it... but anyhow... I used it today... and it worked like a charm (beware of crazy remixes though).

    It's called Music ID... check it out! It's under the ATT Music Folder.

    woot.
    12-01-2008 07:37 PM
  23. trwm's Avatar
    Okay... wasn't sure where to post this... but since this is the sticky thread and this didn't deserve its own thread... here it goes.

    Have any of you seen that iphone commercial, when the App called Shazam is opened, and then the person holds the iphone up to the speaker, and Shazam picks out the song? Well... I was totally envious of that app (not sure why, actually... but it seemed really cool). Well... we have it on the Fuze! I might be the last one to realize it... but anyhow... I used it today... and it worked like a charm (beware of crazy remixes though).

    It's called Music ID... check it out! It's under the ATT Music Folder.

    woot.
    Me Touch Pro want Shazam!
    12-03-2008 09:32 AM
  24. TVDinner's Avatar
    I have a fuze and would love this - can you please post a link to the thread with this app please.
    12-03-2008 09:35 AM
  25. Rionero's Avatar
    It's already in the ATT Music folder in the ATT Apps!!!! The icon is a boom box radio with a question mark in the middle...
    12-04-2008 03:29 AM
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