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Hands on with the HTC Monet (formerly Trilogy)

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I'd love to know what's behind HTC's naming scheme - it seems Magician, Wizard etc style naming convention denotes a 'powerful device' capable of many things..

With smartphones, Hurricane, Typhoon, Tornado etc - maybe they mean to refer to them as Smartphones that can put up with many weather conditions and are more heavy-wearing than the PPCs?

and now Monet - maybe this is their take on the sector of the industry for 'viewing pleasures' - art, etc?

God knows :|

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Why do you think they've gone for microSD rather than miniSD? (Assuming Babelfish does not get the two confused)?

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Hmm, another fugly phone from HTC

fwiw, sky are using drm encoded wmv files. Their install program makes it rather difficult to *fix* the files so they can be re-encoded for smartphone viewing.

Its not just sky that are putting out these files.

The BBC film network has lots of lovely hi-res short films for download (also DRM'ed but easier to *fix*)

Channel 4 have some nice short films too which can all be converted straight to the phone

I'd much rather watch something that is pre-recorded that I know isn't going to cut out on me mid-way. With the price of memory cards these days I can fit hours and hours of recordings on the phone and loads of music. Not that bothered about radio and tv, especially if I have to pay for the privilege

looeee

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Damn!!!! Thats the Frank Ribery of mobile phones lol

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Hey paul,

i really need some help, just got the XDA Atom and i really want to change the apearance of it, i love to customize all my things, so thi is my new chalange, i want to make it look like yours, please let me know what i can do?

Im a newbe and dont understand much, but very eager to learn, please let me know how i can change my theme to make it more intersting and filled with gadgets.

thanX!

Big C

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But what's the general broadcast reception quality like. Does it steam smoothly or is it full of dropouts?

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But what's the general broadcast reception quality like. Does it steam smoothly or is it full of dropouts?

its not a stream in the internet fashion - it doesnt matter how many people are connected, its coverage that is important not bandwidth.

I don't think its gone beyond a very small sample test, so not many know what the quality is like. DAB coverage is quite ropey on a local level, but my in car DAB radio is perfect both locally and especially nationally (including Digital1 which is broadcasting the TV stuff).

If you get a digital radio and can receive Virgin Radio on it, this means you can get the Digital1 multiplex, and therefore the TV

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Hi all,

I was in BT Tower for a meeting today and I had my hands on the Monet, its just going through the final testing for release on Virgin.

Spent most of the meeting watching E4!!!!

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On a side note, why is this device named after an artist? Surely HTC could have come up with something a bit more TV-orientated? (or Magician/Wizard/etc obsqure!) :)

HTC Potter perhaps?

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[i was in BT Tower for a meeting today and I had my hands on the Monet, its just going through the final testing for release on Virgin.

Spent most of the meeting watching E4!!!!

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I think I've still got one somewhere but I doubt if anyone is still actually using one.

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I want ony, any backup bootloader etc... and search official firmware

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