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  1. I eventually went with the TyTN - I'm writing this on it now :D Cheers, Dave
  2. Bah, so much choice. After a lot of searching around, I have narrowed it down to two - the mWG Atom Life, and the Tytn (actually it would be the MDA Vario II). If I buy two of the same model brand new, it comes to more-or-less the same price (the Atom would come from Expansys UK and be sent here in the Netherlands, and the Vario II would be sent from a Dutch webshop). The Atom Life is clearly much faster, but has no keyboard (which might not be a huge problem), and I worry a bit about it's reliability and the ease of getting it fixed - especially after reading one person's story of sending their Atom Life back to Expansys NL, and waiting weeks for it to come back after being sent to China for repairs :D The Tytn appears to be tried-and-tested, perhaps has better after-sales support, and from what I've seen the processor is quite a bit speedier than the 200mhz TI you still get in things like the Touch. Flashing the device to 6.0 or 6.1 does not particularly scare me :( So given the choice, what would you choose? :o Cheers, Dave
  3. Thanks for the reply :D I understand that the Tytn II has all sorts of problems with video playback, but anyway it's a bit out of my price range (especially as I'll probably end up buying two, as the missus is also on the lookout for a similar phone and it's her birthday in July :o ). That said, some reviews say that the video performance on the Touch is dreadful, and others say it is very smooth - I guess it depends on what type of video you're throwing at it. I've also now come across (via Modaco) the MWg Atom Life, which seems to be a lot more powerful than the others for not a lot more money. I was watching some Youtube vids of the Atom and it seems so responsive compared to similar videos I've seen of other phones. So maybe I should bite the bullet and get that, even though it's not as pretty as the Touch :lol: Both me and the missus think that we can live without a 'real' keyboard, but as you say, you can never be sure. But we won't be hammering out hundreds of emails and text messages with it - just adding a few calendar entries here and there, that sort of thing :( Cheers, Dave
  4. I've been out of the Windows Mobile loop for years now (I was an early adopter wiith an original SPV and an MPX200 many moons ago) and now am thinking of coming back with a Pocket PC phone. My budget is limited, but I don't need anything too powerful. I just need it to be my phone, but also be able to cope with playing two hour long MP3s (I listen to a recorded radio show on my commute to work) and occasionally play the odd movie in full screen without stuttering. It also needs to have Wifi for the occasional email or whatever when near a hotspot. I've narrowed it down to three aging models - the HTC Tytn, the Touch, and the Qtek 9100. The Tytn appears to be the most powerful of the three, but it is hard finding comparisons because the Tytn and the 9100 both came with WM5 when it came out, and I am guessing that performance and battery life would be increased when upgraded to WM6. It seems that the Touch and the 9100 are pretty much the same when it comes to processor and memory, but the Touch is obviously without the slide-out keyboard and is much smaller (and better looking). The keyboard would be a nice thing to have but I don't spend all my life texting so it's not a big problem to use a virtual keyboard. My head tells me to find a second-hand or reconditioned Tytn, but my pocket tells me to get a new Touch (can get a nice white one for 150 quid from Orange) and my wallet urges the cheaper 9100. So I'm not really sure which way to go :D Cheers, Dave
  5. I am running Smartphone 2002 and I get the same thing. Dave
  6. I thought I'd try my luck and see if I could blag a free MPX200. My monthly phone bills are only £22ish, so I prepared myself for a battle, but there was no need - nice bloke on the phone, who himself owned an SPV, offered me straightaway a free Moto, to be delivered on Thursday. As with others on this thread, I called 150 and then options 6, 3 and 3. I said that I had noticed that O2 were doing the MPX200 now, but before I ask for the PAC code and change provider, I wanted to see if O could do me a deal. Worked for me :) Dave
  7. Just a thought. In Windows (9x/NT) there is an icon cache, which makes the displaying of icons faster. Sometimes it gets a bit confused and shows the wrong icon for the wrong program, or just forgets icons altogether. Judging by your pic it looks to me like there is a similar cache or something in Smartphone 2002, and, like it's big brother, it can get corrupted and show the wrong icon occasionally. Maybe it doesn't happen as often as in Windows because there are far less icons for it to do deal with? I might be completely wrong, but it's just my theory :wink: Dave
  8. Ik woon in Wales maar mijn vriendin komt uit Nederland. Ik heb een SPV, maar zij niet :? Dave
  9. I don't believe it...

    Blimey, this guy lives in the same town as me O_o Never seen anyone else with an SPV around here. But anyway, it ain't me selling it :) Dave
  10. If you worked here, how would you answer the phone?

    "Hello" I guess :wink:
  11. Frijj2k -- Stopwatch !

    *grins* I use it to time my dinner in the oven :lol: I have noticed a couple of bugs, though - the program doesn't seem to like being 'on' for that long - I can't seem to time any more than 40 minutes or so without the screen going 'weird'. I will post a screen shot next time it happens - but iirc the background goes white, the menus no longer appear and the digital numbers no longer update; however, the timer continues to function and sounds it's alarm after the time is up. Once that has happened, if you restart the phone the blue Smartphone screen does not appear, instead an almost random screen from the phone comes up while it shuts down, like the receiving call screen. Very strange. Also, a minor bug: if the alarm is sounding when you quit the program, it keeps playing. But still a very handy program :D
  12. Orange SMS Price Hike

    I'm on the OVP O2-100 tariff, where international texts cost me about 12p each. Anyone know if this is affected by the price rise, or is just for 'normal' Orange tariffs? Ta, Dave
  13. Cars ???

    Baggy has a '99 Peugeot 206 1.6 XS - Wish it still looked that shiny... :roll:
  14. Freeware thread

    This one? :) http://www.modaco.com/viewtopic.php?t=2217 Dave
  15. "Bemused" for SPV anyone?

    I can see Fraser's point - you'd be effectively using the SPV as a remote control for Winamp, but rather than using infra-red, you'd be using your GPRS connection to talk to Winamp over the internet - so you wouldn't need to be anywhere near your PC to change songs. Alternatively, if your pooter has an infra-red port, I see no reason why an IR remote control app for Winamp (or another program) couldn't be made for the SPV - Orange may have said that the IR port can't be used for TVs and the like, but the difference is that the phone would be communicating via the PC's infra-red, which is obviously supported. Dave
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