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A good point. I rarely use wifi myself so...

Incidentally, Paul, did you run the rom update from the bootloader screen?

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Ummm, can't remember...! Think I tried both.

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Well, don't kill your device on my behalf! Reading on XDA Dev someone mentioned there MDA Compact III getting as far as 3% in their attempt to flash the HTC rom. It apparently failed at that stage. Having said that, he didn't say it was irretrievable...

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Oh, mine failed at that stage too.

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Just got my unit today and realised it didnt have wifi - raised a return and upon reflection I reckon I dont mind it so much.

My issue with O2 is with the cost of using GPRS you need wifi, TMobile's w&w will mean I dont need wifi as for what I do 1gig will be fine and theres always blue tooth for home browsing....

Just hoping now they try and talk me out of the return with some sweetner as Ive decided to keep it.

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Boo to T-Mobile is all I can say. Strangely enough I wrote to T-Mobile about this phone earlier this week - I found out about the (fully functional) phone on Tuesday then saw it on T-Mobile on Wednesday so wrote to them to find out more. I asked them specifially about the removal of the wifi and 3G (why both? One or the other would've been fine but both's a kick in the jools).

This was their reply:

The MDA Compact III was released at a reduced functionality so we can differentiate it from the more expensive MDA Vario II.

We also have no plans to change the functionality and the software. I do realise this may be disappointing for you.


So essentially they're simply saying that they've killed functionality to make the Vario II look like it's not overpriced. Arse.

I was hoping that this was simple case of a software hack but this thread's all but killed any hope of that :-(

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They didn't remove 3G, the reference design never had it... they've just removed WiFi.

I won't give up hope 100% until someone cracks one open, but it doesn't look good :)

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They didn't remove 3G, the reference design never had it... they've just removed WiFi.

I won't give up hope 100% until someone cracks one open, but it doesn't look good :)

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hi paul. spoke to the head of tmobile call centres in the uk yesterday and I brought up this topic. explained tmobile austria release the compact3 with wifi but not tmobile uk. he is going to find out more for me and get in touch with marketiing.

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The staff at the local T-Mobile shop informed me it had WiFi built in :) , you can imagine what came next as the fully functional unit was taken out to prove the capability - still for the price its a bargain if you can live without the WiFi, the GPRS speed isn't too hot though. - Mike

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Can anyone with a HTC Artemis with the Wifi Enabled send me a copy of the registry? Specifically I need HKLM\Comm\TNETWLN1 and everything below it.

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Been there, done that cactusbob... doesn't work!

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Can anyone with a HTC Artemis with the Wifi Enabled send me a copy of the registry? Specifically I need HKLM\Comm\TNETWLN1 and everything below it.


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Been there, done that cactusbob... doesn't work!

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I presume you have the reg entries persisting after a reset now Paul?

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Yeah... I populated all the values that were removed in that provxml, but no dice :)

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Yeah... I populated all the values that were removed in that provxml, but no dice :)

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In a worst case scenario if it has been harware disabled would THIS microSDIO WiFi 11g Card work as a replacement?

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In a worst case scenario if it has been harware disabled would THIS microSDIO WiFi 11g Card work as a replacement?


I haven't checked under the sim, but assuming that it will fit (its slightly longer than a normal MicroSD) it should work.

The problem is its got no built in memory so you wouldn't be able to use your GPS software etc.. without having to swap back and forth between cards which is a right pain on this handset.

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I haven't checked under the sim, but assuming that it will fit (its slightly longer than a normal MicroSD) it should work.

The problem is its got no built in memory so you wouldn't be able to use your GPS software etc.. without having to swap back and forth between cards which is a right pain on this handset.


If it's any bigger than a standard card it won't fit :)

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If it's any bigger than a standard card it won't fit :P


Looks like that one is a dead end then :)

So all we need is a MicroSD Wi-Fi card at normal size with 512MB or so memory built in, I think we might be waiting a while :D

Edited by kurtfhouse, 26 November 2006 - 01:08 AM.

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A very long time I reckon

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hi i wonder if any one can help i am thinking about getting the MDA Compact III, and i see there is no wifi
but i have bluetooth at home and in the office, will i be able to connect to the internet for free this way

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Yes, using ActiveSync / Windows Mobile Device Center you can get to the Internet over Bluetooth (so long as you're in range).

Why not just get it with a Web'n'walk connection tho?

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