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Hi paul, just that it is free at the office or home
have you had any more developments on getting the wi-fi working yet?

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It's not gonna happen i'm afraid :)

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Totaly off topic but do HTC devices still come with phone pad for when you sms? If not have XDA or someone here managed to get it working

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Cheers Wardy

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No they don't.

It's been ripped out of old ROMs, but we don't talk about that :)

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No they don't.

It's been ripped out of old ROMs, but we don't talk about that :)

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Cheers Wardy

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Hi all. Can someone who has the phone tell me if a micro sd wifi card will fit? Spectec are going to launch one soon which has dimensions 23.3 x 11 x 0.7 mm, so around 8mm longer than a normal card?

I don't really need anymore memory I just want the phone for internet (wifi if possible) and email. Am I just being too optimistic??

Thanks.

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Hi all. Can someone who has the phone tell me if a micro sd wifi card will fit? Spectec are going to launch one soon which has dimensions 23.3 x 11 x 0.7 mm, so around 8mm longer than a normal card?

I don't really need anymore memory I just want the phone for internet (wifi if possible) and email. Am I just being too optimistic??

Thanks.


No it won't fit :)

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hi,

I have a 2.0 gb microsd card on its ways from mobymemory, its comes with a USB microSD card reader, which i wont use as ill just use the adapter and activesync.

I was thinking on trying a little trick, in that i would take apart the usb adapter and take the card slot off, then create a means of attaching that to the back of the c3. Then pluggin it so its connected to the slot under the sim by a 'belt' or whatever!

If i done this would then i be able to use a MicroSD WiFi card like burnerg81 mentioned??
or would it need new rom/software??


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I've been out with my wife today to the T-Mobile shop in Leicester to show her the MDA Compact III. First impressions- nice small device! However, like most, very disappointed about the lack of WiFi (not to concerned about 3G as much). Decided to do some research about this and came across a the following forum: http://forum.xda-dev...p/t-282421.html

In summary, it suggests that WiFI was enabled on ARTE110 devices. Apparently, network providers can choose to have Wifi enabled or disabled!

T-Mobile (Germany) = Disabled
T-Mobile (Netherlands) = Enabled
T-Mobile (U.K.) = Disabled

Further reading into the forum says that one of the readers has had a reply from T-Mobile (U.K.) confirming that WiFi will definitely be disabled here. This is also confirmed on the processor manufacturer's link (Texas Instruments) - http://pdadb.net/ind...p?m=cpu&id=a850 (T-Mobile MDA Compact III).

Still, like all you guys here, they are equally determined to get both 3G and WiFi working on these devices. Keep up the good work. In the meantime, I'm off to do some more research before committing myself 100% to this!

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You may probably get 3G to work in the states which used the 850MHz frequency, but it aint gonna happen in europe

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It's not gonna happen i'm afraid :D

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This is a bit like the hermes GPS debate over at XDA-Dev's

The Hermes HAS the qualcomm 6275 chip, the same as the HTC trinity, they also share the same radio, so the Hermes DOES have GPS somewhere inside it.

However it looks like its missing bits, when in the radio bootloader via mtty.exe you can execute all the AT@startgps commands etc to the radio but it will always return that it can't see any satelites :D

rtask b
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AT-Command Interpreter ready
ate1
atv1
at@startgps
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
NMEA$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
NMEA$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66
NMEA$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
NMEA$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32
NMEA$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E
[WCDMA] GPS: END
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$GPGSV,1,1,00*79 = 0 Satellite Vechicles in view
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,,,,,,,,*66 = No GPS Fix data available
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53 = V in field 2 means navigation receiver warning (invalid position)
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*32 ==> Automatic mode (3D/2D) & Fix not available
$GPVTG,,T,,M,,N,,K*4E = NO GPS data available

more about GPS NMEA statements: http://www.werple.ne...b/gps/nmea.html

This leads me to believe it may be missing an RF amplifier allowing it to pick up GPS signals. Also some replacement DLL's in the windows folder are required to 'activate' COM9 (GPS port on trinity)

The same may be true for the Compact III on a few levels:

Idea 1: The Compact II HAS wifi hardware but is disabled in the radio/ '/windows'

Idea 2: Its missing the relevant chips much like the C600, you can actually open one up and see the space on the board for the chips.

If somebody sent me Compact III i could tell you which one :D :D

Phil

[EDIT: BTW sorry for the complete off topic-ness but its similar (kind of :))]

Edited by The Doctor, 26 January 2007 - 12:28 PM.

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