I love my phone, it does everything I want it to, meaning I can run the business, play games and even find where I am when I’m lost with TomTom. I do however have a few annoyances so have gone on the hunt for fixes or software that will help me with those.
The first annoyance is that the phone always vibrates when it sends an SMS. It probably makes a noise as well if you have the sound on (but I don’t normally have sound on), after a quick scan on The XDA-Developers Forum, where Tinity Hacks is suggested, a great little tool with allsorts of little extra’s that saves you going into the registry to play with them!
Backups, I’m on a bit of a backups binge at the minute both at work and at home – PPC PIM Backup
can backup your SMS as well (a failing of most phones now solved!).
MyMobiler, I’ve been looking for something that means I can control my PDA from my desktop for a long while, all the old software I had for my SPV M2000 / HTC BlueAngel wouldn’t work. This didn’t initially – my first thoughts were – here we go again… After a little (read that as a lot!) of digging I found the way to get it working was this:
Start -> Settings -> Connections -> USB to PC, if you have enabled advanced network functionality then untick the box!
I installed SPB Keyboard a while back on a trial – didn’t get on with it as well as I’d hoped and deleted it, but ever since I’ve not been able to set a new keyboard other than the built in ones! I quite liked the look of one of the skinnable ones in this thread – so installed HappyTappingKeyboard and still it didn’t work. So reading through this mile long thread I found out for WM5 I might need IM Selector (also to be found deep in the depths of this thread), this seemed to solve the problem and I can get a different keyboard now! Now I need to find a skin I like!
When I get more time I’ll explore some more apps!
Sweet looking phone! I wish I had found this before I bought an Iphone. Iphone has it’s imitations too, I am hoping that they make some improvements this year to the OS and apps so I don’t have to get rid of it and get something else. My two biggest annoyances: 1. Can’t SSH into a webserver with the Iphone. 2. GPS should be built in. (I hear that is coming however.) It looks like the Orange SPV M700 does both of these form what I can tell. I do love the touch screen part, no keyboard needed.
I have an idea for a post for you, can you do a side by side comparison of the Iphone and and the Orange SPV M700?
It’s a fantastic phone, and just recently has proved to be worth it’s weight in gold (not that it weighs very much!!).
One of the interesting comparison I read recently said one of the biggest differences was the fact that a windows based OS can only accept a single touch at a time, where the iPhone can accept multiple clicks simultaneously – probably makes it better for gaming – but not much else!
Don’t have an iPhone so no can do on the comparison – of course you could loan me yours to play with?!!?
I think the iPhone is great if you’re all about music and video. But windows mobile is a much better tool for business and email (in my opinion)
I have the HTC Touch currently. SPB Keyboard is nice but I just don’t prefer it. Have you tried TouchPal? That’s the keyboard I’m using right now and I’m liking it. It’s at cootek.com
Have you seen the previews for windows mobile 7 yet? It looks very promising but last I read it’s not expected until Sept 2009
I had a play with a friend’s HTC Touch at the weekend, nice but I’d miss the GPS functionality on the SPV M700. Why is there never a perfect phone for me?!?!
I agree about the iPhone, I’ll stick to having an iPod and and a phone as two different devices?
Haven’t seen mobile 7, still running 5 on this device obviously!