• Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content   07/30/15

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such softwareNintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)CUSTOM ROMS You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)ROMs must give full credit to the original authorISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact PaulOBrien directly via PM.
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed   07/30/15

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspension / ban.

Paul Reviews... the Orange SPV M3100

231 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Greetings trolls, first post here. I placed my order online today (finally the phone is in stock online!!) and it will be here on the 3rd. Am sure its going to be a great phone, but is there a way to add the T9 virtual pad? By adding a cab?? file in the extended ROM or whatever? This is such a great dissapointment, i always find myself texting while driving and without the virtual T9 i cant c a way to text with one hand.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

This is such a great dissapointment, i always find myself texting while driving and without the virtual T9 i cant c a way to text with one hand.

Thats a really good reason not to tell you where to get the cab. Driving while texting is SOOOOOO dangerous.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

And, indeed, illegal

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

And, indeed, illegal

booring =|

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Texting and driving with a regular phone, while still a really bad idea, is just about possible due to the fact you can do it without looking at the device, as the keys give you feedback.

Texting and driving with a Pocket PC, even with Phone Pad, is a REALLY bad idea.

P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Texting and driving with a regular phone, while still a really bad idea, is just about possible due to the fact you can do it without looking at the device, as the keys give you feedback.

Texting and driving with a Pocket PC, even with Phone Pad, is a REALLY bad idea.

P

Lol come on fellas give me some slack will ya!? :rolleyes: Is it possible to get the virtual T9 or not? :( Thanks

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Here is some feedback on the SPV M3100 and SAP connectivity - particularly Mercedes. BMW should be fine as it does not use SAP - when will Mercedes catch-up!!

Dear Sir,

thank you for your inquiry regarding the case Mercedes Benz MHI Bluetooth adaptor doesn't work with HTC Tytn.

The Tytn has got already the SAP Bluetooth protocol integrated, although it is currently only directly compatible with the Carkits Nokia 616 and Parrot 3200.

http://www.expansys.com/htc/p_htc_phone.aspx?i=138056

It is expected that with the next rom upgrade the remote SAP protocol will also be updated and will therefore support more carkits.

Yours sincerely

Suzanne Winklhofer

[email protected]

http://www.htc.com

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi, I just purchased an unlocked SPV M3100 and was wanting to know if anyone has tried this phone on the Cingular network? I will be somewhat buggered if it does not work. Of concern to me is the following statement I found on HTC's website:

UMTS/GSM/EDGE

UMTS: 2100 for Europe, 850/1900 for US

GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Does this mean that the M3100 only has UMTS 2100 or does it infact have all three UMTS frequencies and HTC is just distiguishing what freq is for what country?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

It's tri-band UMTS, so you should be fine.

In fact, IIRC, I used my Vario II in the US and roamed on Cingular UMTS.

P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

can anyone help, got a spv m3100 running wm5 and orange, how do i disable the orange addon, just want normal wm5! cant find it anywhere, am i just being dence? Cheers Ed

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi Ed,

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the 'orange add-on' but if you mean the orange branded homescreen, you should just be able to change this by going to settings-->homescreen or some such. It'll probably give you choices like windows basic, wireless, orange, and some others. Atleast this is how my C600 works. I'm still waiting on my device to arrive, i went with the HTC TyTn, to avoid any branded software or undue changes, plus, someone else is paying for it!

Hope this helps..

All the best,

Ollie

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Hey This reminds me, i actually had a question too!

The TyTn/M3100, Can someone please tell me how many colors the screen displays! I Think i've looked at near every review google could find on the device, and some list it as 65k and others as 256k. This was actually one of the things that lead me to buy the device, so it would be a shame to find it only has 65k colors.

Anyone?

Edited by Ollie Williams
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

In all honesty, the difference between the two is marginal at best.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi,

Got my lovely new M3100 on order, been told by Upgrades it'll be here in 2 - 3 days!

Currently using a Moto V3i - but longing to get myhands on a "proper" phone again - I had both a Treo 600 and SPV M2000 in the past.

Does anyone know what the range on the 3100 IR transciever is? The old m2000 was pointless as a remote control - as it only had a range of about 5ft. I see the M5000 has 30-odd feet...

Can I expect a decent range on the 3100, so I can use one of the PDA-Remote apps ?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

can anyone help, got a spv m3100 running wm5 and orange, how do i disable the orange addon, just want normal wm5! cant find it anywhere, am i just being dence? Cheers Ed

Goto Start --> Settings --> Today

Then choose Windows Default on the 'Appearance' tab

then click on the 'Items' tab

deselct Orange - and select everything else

et voila WM5

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The alarm notification on the M3100 is getting crazy! Most mornings after my alram goes off my phone promptly decides to freeze and I have to take the battery out to restart it.

This morning was even more bizarre! I changed the alarm time last night from 7.00am to 7.30am but the alarm still woke me up at 7.00am and then froze! When I restarted it two alerts came up, an alarm for 7.00am and one for 7.30am.

What is going? Any ideas would be much appreciated!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I'm looking at getting back on the Orange wagon, pay as you go is just working out too dear each month; it's down to the 3100 or the m600i right now, but the question which is keeping me up at night is: how it the 3100 when it comes to one-handed operation? Is this even possible? I'm not a huge fan of touch screen phones to be honest but with the specs on this machine i'd consider it if i thought i could use it relatively pain-free with just one hand (that is, without having to haul the stylus out every time i wanted to use the phone). :)

Could anyone give me their thoughts on this issue? Sounds strange i know, but with so many devices out now that do use the touch screen, there isn't an awful lot in Orange's stable that appeals to me other than this offering and SE's m600i, and this just seems to pack more of a punch (even though i'm certain i could get away with operating the m600i one-handed!)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The alarm notification on the M3100 is getting crazy! Most mornings after my alram goes off my phone promptly decides to freeze and I have to take the battery out to restart it.

This morning was even more bizarre! I changed the alarm time last night from 7.00am to 7.30am but the alarm still woke me up at 7.00am and then froze! When I restarted it two alerts came up, an alarm for 7.00am and one for 7.30am.

What is going? Any ideas would be much appreciated!

Read the bugs thread in the hermes area. I think most people who have had alarm problems had installed some third party apps and these mucked up the alarm. Try removing the programs you've installed or hard resetting and then using it without any extra programs for a few days.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I'm looking at getting back on the Orange wagon, pay as you go is just working out too dear each month; it's down to the 3100 or the m600i right now, but the question which is keeping me up at night is: how it the 3100 when it comes to one-handed operation? Is this even possible? I'm not a huge fan of touch screen phones to be honest but with the specs on this machine i'd consider it if i thought i could use it relatively pain-free with just one hand (that is, without having to haul the stylus out every time i wanted to use the phone). :)

Could anyone give me their thoughts on this issue? Sounds strange i know, but with so many devices out now that do use the touch screen, there isn't an awful lot in Orange's stable that appeals to me other than this offering and SE's m600i, and this just seems to pack more of a punch (even though i'm certain i could get away with operating the m600i one-handed!)

There is no such thing as a touch screen ppc that can be easily used one handed. If you are used to a phone keypad and T9, then you will have to get used to a fundamental change in the way you operate your device if you swap to a ppc.

On the 3100 (and all other similar devices) the touchscreen is fine - with the stylus. They are not easy to use with your fingers/thumb - even with third party screen keyboard apps.

If you want a rapid typing entry then the qwerty keyboard on the 3100 is amazing - but you need both hands.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hmm, i remember battling with my old P800 a lot... the touch screen thing is fine and dandy, but i just want the oomph of one of these little guys thrown at a regular candybar handset, i guess.

I quite like the hideaway keyboard, the E61 i tried was awful in comparison so i think i'd be happier with the 3100 solution there.

It's just getting around from the main screen to other apps and into the OS, really. i had hoped that a combination of the D-pad under the screen as well as the scroll wheel (which i never realised any of these machines had) might make it more navigable than my old sony ericsson, and not force me to have to use the touch screen if i didnt absolutely have to; alas, from the sounds of things, not so.

Hey ho, back to the old waiting game. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Read the bugs thread in the hermes area. I think most people who have had alarm problems had installed some third party apps and these mucked up the alarm. Try removing the programs you've installed or hard resetting and then using it without any extra programs for a few days.

Do u have a link for thebugs section in the hermes area?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Well, took the plunge so i have my 3100 in front of me, just about to start it's first 10 hour charge.

i must say the one handed operation, apart from texting, is pretty much okay; other than entering numbers on the onscreen keypad, everything can be controlled pretty much from the scroll wheel and d-pad, as i'd hoped.

plus, what a speedy little phone! :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

just ordered my 3100 tonight - and will arrive at work in 48 hours. can't wait, especially after reading the reviews here!

goodbye c600, it's been good (until your joystick stopped working properly!)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

just ordered my 3100 tonight - and will arrive at work in 48 hours. can't wait, especially after reading the reviews here!

goodbye c600, it's been good (until your joystick stopped working properly!)

Well it arrived today - the same day the Smurfette got her hair chopped off.

Show asked me what I thought was more sexy - my phone or her hair.... I lied. She still loves me :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi

Am new in this site, just want to ask you to help me with my SPV M3100 is being freezing and has a poor camera pics, is there any software to upgrade it. Please help...

Thanks

Marcus

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.