1. rbmehta's Avatar
    Okay, I must be missing something.

    Is there no longer a IR (Infra Red) device on the new HTC Touch by Sprint?

    I tried to beam a contact today and realized I didn't know where the IR was.

    Anyone know if this exists or is it considered old school now and we're expected to use Bluetooth or e-mail.

    Thanks
    Rocky
    11-08-2007 03:49 PM
  2. mikec#IM's Avatar
    Okay, I must be missing something.

    Is there no longer a IR (Infra Red) device on the new HTC Touch by Sprint?

    I tried to beam a contact today and realized I didn't know where the IR was.

    Anyone know if this exists or is it considered old school now and we're expected to use Bluetooth or e-mail.

    Thanks
    Rocky
    Yes, no IR.

    It's considered old school, but still serves a good purpose for beaming contacts and misc stuff.

    Bluetooth theoretically could fill the gap, but no elegant solution exist.

    Bottom line - email it ( I know, ug).
    11-08-2007 04:04 PM
  3. rbmehta's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply.

    It does seem that WM6 doesn't consider it old school, there are some items that I didn't see any way to send to another device (without getting into the program files etc.). Example the Today Themes (under settings -> today) can only be "beamed".

    Oh well, it's still a nice phone, but wish they had left some of the old school stuff in and not cut some great things like WiFi.

    Thanks
    Rocky
    11-08-2007 04:12 PM
  4. mikec#IM's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply.

    It does seem that WM6 doesn't consider it old school, there are some items that I didn't see any way to send to another device (without getting into the program files etc.). Example the Today Themes (under settings -> today) can only be "beamed".

    Oh well, it's still a nice phone, but wish they had left some of the old school stuff in and not cut some great things like WiFi.

    Thanks
    Rocky
    When I said old school, I was referring to the industry, not the platforms.

    Obviously, there are a lot of IR devices sold, but they are getting less popular.

    It would be nice to have it, as I use beam every so often.


    That said, how do you like the Touch / give us a mini review.
    11-08-2007 04:26 PM
  5. surur's Avatar
    "Beam" works for bluetooth too.

    Surur
    11-08-2007 04:30 PM
  6. rbmehta's Avatar
    "Beam" works for bluetooth too.

    Surur

    Really, never tried that, will give it a shot. Thank.

    MikeC:

    I just got it yesterday for my wife, Im still using the 700wx. Just use to having a hard keyboard. Im going to have her try out the TouchPal keyboard, it seems pretty impressive from what Ive read.

    Will give a better mini-review once Ive had some experience it and can compare to the Treo.

    So far:

    Pros:
    Great form factor actually smaller than the iPhone
    Surprisingly great microphone, sound quality better than my Treo 700wx
    Really dont need stylus (other than if typing on the smaller keyboard
    (hoping that TouchPal keyboard will resolve that)
    TouchFlo adds a nice touch to other apps like IE and Contact List etc.
    Cons:
    No Wifi
    No IR
    No ability to customize Touch Flo (at least none that I saw so far)
    11-08-2007 04:47 PM
  7. surur's Avatar
    No ability to customize Touch Flo (at least none that I saw so far)[/INDENT]
    Its not simple, but here you go.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=324556

    Surur
    11-08-2007 05:02 PM
  8. mikec#IM's Avatar
    "Beam" works for bluetooth too.

    Surur
    Surur,

    If there a step-by-step that you can share regarding BT beaming? I think that would be helpful for people that have been used to IR beaming for several years.

    Thanks.
    11-08-2007 06:17 PM
  9. surur's Avatar
    Surur,

    If there a step-by-step that you can share regarding BT beaming? I think that would be helpful for people that have been used to IR beaming for several years.

    Thanks.
    I made an animated gif.



    Just make sure bluetooth is on in both, and the target is set to discoverable. On the target, go to connection manager, bluetooth, FTP, and Enable file sharing. In the security section switch of Authentication.

    On the sending side, go the file manager, choose the file to send, tap and hold, choose beam. It will look for targets in range, then identify them. Tap on the one you want to send to, and bob's your uncle.

    Surur
    Last edited by surur; 11-08-2007 at 07:05 PM.
    11-08-2007 06:33 PM
  10. mikec#IM's Avatar
    I made an animated gif.



    Just make sure bluetooth is on in both, and the target is set to discoverable. On the target, go to connection manager, bluetooth, FTP, and Enable file sharing. In the security section switch of Authentication.

    On the sending side, go the file manager, choose the file to send, tap and hold, choose beam. It will look for targets in range, then identify them. Tap on the one you want to send to, and bob's your uncle.

    Surur
    Excellent! Thanks!
    11-08-2007 07:11 PM
  11. rbmehta's Avatar
    This is really nice Surur, never realized beam would work for bluetooth as well. It worked great for me sending to my Treo from the Touch.
    11-08-2007 07:11 PM
  12. surur's Avatar
    And of course its a lot faster than IR, especially for larger files like .cab's

    Surur
    11-08-2007 07:20 PM
  13. Haggar's Avatar
    Its not simple, but here you go.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=324556

    Surur
    I don't think this is working with the Sprint Touch. I deprived myself of sleep for 2 days and have pulled most of my hair out. Granted, I'm bald...so it was a rather quick process...

    Does anyone know of someone who has been successful with the original Touchflo hacks on the new Sprint Touch? I've never seen or played with the old one, but I believe Sprint's Touch has several updated apps within the Touchflo "system"...
    11-11-2007 07:56 AM
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