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Hey all!

This evening I have been playing around with the different ROM versions on the Voyager devices.

It is very interesting to note that the QTek and the xPhone feature newer ROM versions than the e200 device.

As far as I can work out, there are three major differences.

Firstly, it's seems as though these operators have chosen to implement the Arcsoft MMS client, rather than using the OS integrated one found on the e200.

Secondly, there are massive changes in the area of T9!

The changes I have discovered are as follows...

- IT NO LONGER APPEARS TO LOSE WORDS

- You can now switch language mid message, and have a different language set to the main phone language

- You no longer hold * to toggle input method, instead it brings up a menu of input options

- You no longer press * to toggle between words, you use the up and down no the joystick to choose the word

- When you have used a word, it becomes the first choice for that keypress in the future. For example, by default, the word ROM is number six or thereabouts. By using it, it becomes the first selection for that key combination.

Finally, battery life is VASTLY superior to the e200 build. I haven't used it a great deal yet, but it's definitely better!

More differences as I find them!

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Brilliant :!: A vastly superior battery sounds rather good. Im also guessing that when Orange release the rom update for the E-200, we'll hopefully have a fixed T9 system :?:

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Wow! About time they did this, storing the first-choice has been a major part of the Nokia implementation of T9 for years. Also, I love the fact that on Nokia you can go BACK to a previously entered word and alter the selection, whereas it's decided for good on SPV once you've moved on. No good if you notice later on that you've made a mistake!

Are any of the other major bugs fixed? (e.g. 404 headers in IE, bluetooth headset profile)

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No idea, what 404 headers problem?

Will play with the headset tomorrow, but don't expect any changes...

Oh yes, and audio quality sounds good, but then I never noticed a buzz before...

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Just tapping the red button immediately disconnects GPRS, but unfortunately, so does holding it!

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Timed GPRS disconnect works!

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IA Space Maker is linked from the Start Menu, but still has no multiple mailbox support.

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"]No idea, what 404 headers problem?


Actually, to be honest this could be Orange's website instead of the spv; not sure. If you try to download a CAB file from the Orange site that doesn't exist, you get the hilarious message...

"CAB File not found. We should output 404 headers here etc"

...Nice work guys!

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Sounds to me like the whole phone has been reworked - good news IMO :)

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When you scroll down in IE, it scrolls smooth and fast.

Doesn't the O ROM scroll a page at a time or something silly?

I can't believe the number of changes, some of which feel as if they are a direct result of my initial e200 feedback I gave to O.

I'm impressed!

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So impressed you posted twice lol - excellent :!: It good that they actually value your opinion too :!:

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Smilies in the default dictionary, although not the word 'Smilies', heh...

:-) :-( ;-) :-*

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It's worth noting however I have identified a bug in the new t9 system, where when composing a new message, the first word sometimes gets prefixed with rogue characters that must be left in memory from your last use.

The disappearing words on word wrap bug still exists too...

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The MMS client, although less integrated, can send, receive and indeed record on the phone AMR files.

We are unlikely to see the Arcsoft client in an Orange build though I guess...

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Another point to note, the version discussed here is the xPhone and QTek build, 1.7.10.2 / 4.20.13291.0.

Apparently the iMate device has a 1.9 build, and so could contain further fixes!

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What would these updates do to an Orange E200 version? i.e. would it still work on orange, is it SIM locked etc?

i.e. - is it worth upgrading to these versions, or waiting til orange release their version.

Speaking of which, paul, have you heard anything from Orange about a time scale for an update?

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What would these updates do to an Orange E200 version? i.e. would it still work on orange, is it SIM Lock etc?

i.e. - is it worth upgrading to these versions, or waiting til orange release their version.

Speaking of which, paul, have you heard anything from Orange about a time scale for an update?


^ Bumping up, becuase THESE are the things we are so dying to hear...

Well, Paul, Mr O... This has to be one of the key threads we have been waiting for.

Can anyone tell me, are Orange gonna release a new ROM soon, and if not, can we safely update to a non Orange ROM?

How were you doing it Paul > three seperate hardware devices, or what?

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At present, you can't update between versions as no downloads of the builds are available, they only come pre-loaded no the device in question.

I have no idea of timescales for an update, that'd be one for Mr O.

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Well, Paul, Mr O... This has to be one of the key threads we have been waiting for.  

Can anyone tell me, are Orange gonna release a new ROM soon, and if not, can we safely update to a non Orange ROM?  

To quote Mr Orange,

As always, we're working on updates to continually improve products like this and we are working with HTC to prepare an update for the E200. This should iron out as many of these niggles as possible. Expect the update in early 04.  


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I have a question, it might be stupid but do the other (o2/qtek) builds do diagonals?

it would be great if they do, it would restore my faith in HTC and put the E200 back on my list of phones to recomend.

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