Site Notice - We are currently investigating an issue with missing download links. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. PaulOBrien

  • 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.

Keypad AND Keyboard anyone? Say hello to the new HTC S740 Smartphone

62 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Any news on the HTC S740 being available on Orange?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

What would be the best navigation software for a device like this (since TomTom is no option)?

And while I am at it: is there a better browser available than IE, something like Opera but optimized for Smartphone?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Not sure about Smartphone Satnav atm, but Opera Mini (admittedly while being a java app) is pretty damned good!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Anyone notice anything strange with the backlight on the S740 keyboard. It wont come on when you move the joystick! When you press the top buttons only lights for them light up and when you press a number only the numbers light up. Most inconvenient in the darkness. Would love to know who designed this and if there is way to make whole keypad light by moving circular joystick. Also no ridges on keyboard to give you any idea which key you may be pressing in darkness!!!!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Anyone notice anything strange with the backlight on the S740 keyboard. It wont come on when you move the joystick! When you press the top buttons only lights for them light up and when you press a number only the numbers light up. Most inconvenient in the darkness. Would love to know who designed this and if there is way to make whole keypad light by moving circular joystick. Also no ridges on keyboard to give you any idea which key you may be pressing in darkness!!!!!

Heres response from HTC

you wanted to find away to adjust the back light on the handset. This is something that can not be done, we can not support editing the registry with customers. Also the backlight has not been designed to be changed.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Just my tuppence worth: I have an Orange SPV C500 and the S740 is pretty much the device I want. Without the QWERTY keyboard. I think that's going to stop me buying it, and ideally I'd like it to be touch-screen.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Umm, so you want a Diamond then? :rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The Diamond doesn't have the phone keyboard, does it? :rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

No, but the on-screen one is excellent (coming from the bloke who has been a keyboard advocate for years)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

What about the HP Voice Messenger?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The Diamond doesn't have the phone keyboard, does it? :rolleyes:

No sorry, I meant it needs to have a phone-keypad, i.e. hardware 1-9 buttons!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Yea to be honest I'd be fine if it didn't have a keyboard... though I do find the S710 one pretty handy at times. I just want a new phone with the same quaility as the other new devices but without Windows Mobile Professional.

Next question is - when can I get it on Orange?

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.