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Guest Iteki

Hi!

I will soon receive the second-hand Qtek9100 that I have bought.

I have some questions right off, and I hope somone can help me answering them.

1) How much memory can I put in it? My nokias have always slowed down the bigger card I used, does this affect the Wizard? 1,2,4 gigs? Are these doable? SD or MiniSD, does it make a difference?

2) What is a good headset to use if you want to listen to music but also be able to answer calls?

3) What is the "must have" software? Can I watch videos? What formats, what software please. Can I do game emulation? What software do you use?

4) What else do I need to know as a new user coming from symbian based smartphones?

Thanks in advance, Iteki the newbie

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I will soon receive the second-hand Qtek9100 that I have bought.

I have some questions right off, and I hope somone can help me answering them.

Ill give it a shot

1) How much memory can I put in it? My nokias have always slowed down the bigger card I used, does this affect the Wizard? 1,2,4 gigs? Are these doable? SD or MiniSD, does it make a difference?
Mini SD, shouldnt affect the speed of the device, ust the read speed of the card may be affected depending on how much there is on it!

2) What is a good headset to use if you want to listen to music but also be able to answer calls?

Bluetooth or wired?

3) What is the "must have" software? Can I watch videos? What formats, what software please. Can I do game emulation? What software do you use?
Videos, can be played usin windows media player, and are to be in wmv format....as they would on your pc.

Game emulation...dont tend to do this so dont know, sorry.

Binarys smart explorer..better file manager for sure...

4) What else do I need to know as a new user coming from symbian based smartphones?

Dont know....what you want to know lol

Thanks in advance, Iteki the newbie

HTH

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Hi!

I will soon receive the second-hand Qtek9100 that I have bought.

I have some questions right off, and I hope somone can help me answering them.

1) How much memory can I put in it? My nokias have always slowed down the bigger card I used, does this affect the Wizard? 1,2,4 gigs? Are these doable? SD or MiniSD, does it make a difference?

2) What is a good headset to use if you want to listen to music but also be able to answer calls?

3) What is the "must have" software? Can I watch videos? What formats, what software please. Can I do game emulation? What software do you use?

4) What else do I need to know as a new user coming from symbian based smartphones?

Thanks in advance, Iteki the newbie

I also came from a symbian based phone, the Nokia 3650.

I don't think these phones are as limited in the memory usage as our Symbians were. I have a 1GB MiniSD and it works perfectly fine. It HAS to be MiniSD, though. A regular SD won't fit on it. You can find some pretty cheap online. The only thing that happens with SOME of the HTC Wizard roms is that the phone will deactivate the miniSD card to save power so you end up having to reinsert the card for it to be detected.

To listen to music, do you want something bluetooth or wired? I'd like to know the answer to this, too. I still have an old ROM that doesn't support bluetooth music, but I will be upgrading the ROM soon. What I would really love is a good pair of headphones, since the ones that it comes with are pretty crappy as far as sound goes and quite uncomfortable.

Must have software: Not sure... the ones that I was using ended up causing problems... There's a few that I still use, but I can't seem to be able to recall any names at the moment. The one I really like is the one that allows me to hold for a close and tap for a minimize as well as allowing me to slide the stylus down for a menu.

Symbian phones are different monsters. But the biggest difference to going with this phone is the lack of a hardware keypad that's easy to access. The keys on the dialer program are way too small for me. I need a new skin for it or a better dialer program.

What else? I can't think at the moment, sorry. lol

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Guest mandt

Hi,

For videos download The core pocket media player (TCPMP) from HERE, then get pocket Divx encoder from HERE. both are free and work like a charm!

For file managment you can get total commander for free from HERE, but it has no option to send files over Bluetooth, or Resco explorer (payware but excelent) from HERE. personally I use Resco and its great, and very quick at sending files over bluetooth

Essential software?

WM5torage from http://www.modaco.com/WM5torage-t238545.html lets you use the card in your phone as a removable storage device.

have a look at this thread http://www.modaco.com/Freeware-t205413.html for some freeware

Oh yeah and for dialler skins go HERE although the keys aren't much bigger they sure look better!

Hope that's answered some of your questions

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Wow! Great advice here, thanks folks!

ivanmmj, before the 7710 (which I have only had a few months) I used the 3650 for like 3 years or something, I love that weird little phone!

I don't make a lot of calls, so the dialler won't be too much of a problem.

Regarding video (not that I am obsessed, honest!) could I play regular divx/xvid through that TCPMP, or do I have to re-encode them with your second link mandt?

Also, when I am looking at all these pocket software sites, it talks about different processors and stuff? The Total Commander suggests I dl their "Win CE" build... was win ce not like a million years ago? Are there any good compatibility informations anywhere about this? I have no idea what versions of stuff I should be downloading.

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You can play regular divx/xvid files in TCPMP, however, if the dimensions of the file are very large, or are encoded in a higher bitrate, then there is a chance you will incur lag... A lot of lag, unless you either;

A. Overclock using OmapClock (which doesn't fix everything, but works for slight lag)

B. re-encode into a smaller file with a lower bitrate and smaller width/height :)

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Wow! Great advice here, thanks folks!

ivanmmj, before the 7710 (which I have only had a few months) I used the 3650 for like 3 years or something, I love that weird little phone!

I don't make a lot of calls, so the dialler won't be too much of a problem.

Regarding video (not that I am obsessed, honest!) could I play regular divx/xvid through that TCPMP, or do I have to re-encode them with your second link mandt?

Also, when I am looking at all these pocket software sites, it talks about different processors and stuff? The Total Commander suggests I dl their "Win CE" build... was win ce not like a million years ago? Are there any good compatibility informations anywhere about this? I have no idea what versions of stuff I should be downloading.

Ok I'll make it easy for you!

Click HERE for Total commander, Download the top one in the grey box. its really up to you whether or not you want the Windows installer or the CAB file. personally I'd go with the CAB (simply copy the CAB to your device in ActiveSync and click on it with the file explorer)

Like Laser_ICE says, yes you can play regular Divx files in TCPMP, but its far better to recode/shrink them in pocket divx encoder, due to the small size of the screen you can compress video files a fair bit. I've got a thirty minute Simpsons file on my card and it only takes up 46MB of space, from a 180MB original file!

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Wow! Great advice here, thanks folks!

ivanmmj, before the 7710 (which I have only had a few months) I used the 3650 for like 3 years or something, I love that weird little phone!

I don't make a lot of calls, so the dialler won't be too much of a problem.

Regarding video (not that I am obsessed, honest!) could I play regular divx/xvid through that TCPMP, or do I have to re-encode them with your second link mandt?

Also, when I am looking at all these pocket software sites, it talks about different processors and stuff? The Total Commander suggests I dl their "Win CE" build... was win ce not like a million years ago? Are there any good compatibility informations anywhere about this? I have no idea what versions of stuff I should be downloading.

It's an Omap processor, it's basically a pair of ARM processors.

WinCE is technically the name of the windows mobile, isn't it?

Yea, I also loves that weirld little phone. It was different... lol Too bad it died on me because of a software issue that wouldn't allow me to get far enough to do a hard restore... It's still sitting on my desk at home. The only thing that degraded BADLY over the years was the sound quality.

Like they said, it's possible to play large files, but for space reasons and for performance reasons I think you should re-encode them.

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It came!!! It is beauuuuutiful :) I am charging as we speak!

I think I will encode, you are right lads. I used to have to encode to real medai and had my futurama eps at 13 meg a pop on the auld 3650, so I guess I can do it here too :)

Now, if I install that usb-drive software, I don't have to do any of that faffing about with activesynch right?

Or do I have to install Activesynch on my computer anyhow? Was hoping to avoid it if possible I think?

Also, do I have to use outlook and internet explorer? Can I not install my own mobile broswer, such as opera which I understand is much better? Is there a good email program like thunderbird or similar?

Sorry to be such a girl :D I am pretty with it when it comes to Symbian smartphones and regular computers, but this is somewhere in between and is confucing the hell out of me ;)

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Okay, one question at a time;

If all you want to do is simply transfer files purely to your storage card, then yes, all you need is WM5torage... However;

If you want to sync your contacts, emails, files, favourites, etc. etc. then yes, you are going to need to use Active Sync. Active Sync DOES have a built in explorer, and as previously stated (I think), WM5torage, from what I recall, uses USB1.1, so is some-what slower than using, say, a card reader.

You can use Opera or whatever as an alternative to IE, however, as for emails, I'm not quite sure. The built in functions for emails is quite good, as it is simple to flick between your Outlook emails and your SMS messages in the same application.

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Yep, I was quite impressed with the mails actually :)

Problem is that at home, I have a win98 machine, so activesynch isn't even an option. I need it for installing programs though as well as synching contacts yeh? I think I would prefer to IMAP my mails anyhow.

The start-up guide said that I should allow the battery to discharge completely for the first few cycles, thought that was ancient history, but I guess I better :)

At the same time, it warns me about running out of batterys, saying if I am about to run out of batterys I need to save my work (ok that isn't strange) and synch with my PC as soon as possible. What the heck? Synch to my PC? Will my data dissapear (apart from on sd-card) if I let the battries die? That can't make any sense, can it?

Forgot to add my actual question, and that was, do I not need drivers etc on my win98 machine to transfer files using the WM5Storage thingy?

Also, can I just boot the wee SD card in and out without thinking about it? And I should turn off the puter part when I amn't using it, right?

God, I feel like such a noob! Is there any chat-room for this system? If not, that would be very cool, I might start one ;)

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Problem is that at home, I have a win98 machine

Yeah that is a bit of a problem, If you're using a CAB installer then you can transfer the CAB to your storage card using WM5torage (assuming it works on WIN98) and execute it from there. I have seen some PC installers where you can extract the CAB using WinRAR or similar, but not all

At the same time, it warns me about running out of batterys, saying if I am about to run out of batterys I need to save my work

I guess the warning is a bit over the top!! Its fine if you let the batt run down all the way til the phone turns off, I do it with mine all the time

Forgot to add my actual question, and that was, do I not need drivers etc on my win98 machine to transfer files using the WM5Storage thingy?

not sure

Also, can I just boot the wee SD card in and out without thinking about it? And I should turn off the puter part when I amn't using it, right?

do you mean taking the card in and out of the phone? its fine you don't need to switch off first

HTH

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If in Win98 you can hook up any other USB drive to the computer without having to install drivers, then yes, whenrunning WM5torage, this will be exactly the same.

When you want to use your storage card on your phone (perhaps you installed an application on your storage card and you want to run it), then you are required to deactivate WM5torage, otherwise it'll be as if the storage card wasn't even inserted.

Oh, and in regards to the battery running out thing, it says to save whatever if you have them open, like, say if you're working on a document on your phone, and if the battery runs out and you didn't save it before hand, then yes, you will lose it... However, I think the backup battery will keep it there for 48 hrs, but after that, it's gone for good :)

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