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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by human_error, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. human_error

    human_error

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    Welcome to the smartphone owners club!

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    I've noticed that there isn't a place to go and discuss smartphones in TPU at the moment, and since phones are becoming more and more powerful and more like PCs in regard to their capabilities I thought it would be good to create a club where people can come to ask questions/post tips and discuss smartphones in general.

    Things to talk about include:
    - Useful applications (including mini-reviews of really good applications)
    - Tips on how to use hidden/undocumented features
    - How to improve phone performance
    - Bugs found and how to fix/overcome them (if known)
    - User reviews/impressions (good for other people at TPU as it gives the views of other people who are pretty tech savvy)
    - Thoughts on features you think would be good to have
    - Modding (including overclocking/underclocking phone CPUs - yes it is becoming possible on some new handsets out this year :rockout:)

    Please avoid fanboy arguments (arguing over iphone/webos/android/winmo/symbian etc as it is not productive).

    Is my phone a smartphone? How can I tell?

    Well if your phone runs on any of the following phone operating systems it is a smartphone:
    - iPhone OS
    - Android
    - WebOs (palm phones)
    - Windows mobile (aka minmo)
    - Symbian (from 2007+)
    - Blackberry OS
    If it doesn't run on those operating systems then you can still join, just say what you're using at the moment and you can then learn how awesome smartphones can be :D

    When joining please say which smartphone you are using now, and list any smartphones you have owned in the past - this will help others direct any handset specific questions to the right users. Also list your favourite applications (upto 3 of them) if you have any :)

    Members:
    Username Current phone Previous phones Favourite applications
    1 1 Human_error Nexus One LG viewty, LG renoir Google maps/navigation, gameboid, shopsavvy (all on android)
    2 2 Naelex HTC Hero Aldiko, google skymaps, WaveSecure
    3 3 DaveK Nokia N95 8GB Nokia N93i Google maps, Ovi maps, Tweet60
    4 4 RX-7 Shadow
    5 5 warup89 HTC G1
    6 6 kurosagi01 LG Viewty Alarm clock :p
    7 7 a cheese danish HTC Touch pro
    8 8 Frick HTC Touch Duo & Qtek 9000 Magic button
    9 9 selway89 Nokia n900 Nokia 7610, N80, 6210 navigator, Sony Erricsson P990i
    10 10 HammerOn LG Incite
    11 11 MRCL Samsung M8800 Pixon & Sony Erricsson Xperia X1 HTC Touch HD Memo
    12 12 DanTheBanjoman HTY T3232 HTC Elf
    13 13 oily_17 Palm Pre
    14 14 lemode iPhone & Mototola Droid
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2010
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  2. Naelex

    Naelex New Member

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    Already joined the android user clubhouse, didn't see this post :p
    I'm using an HTC Hero, my first smartphone and i love it!

    my 3 fav apps would have to be:
    Aldiko (ebook reader)
    google sky maps
    WaveSecure :)
  3. DaveK

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    My current phone is a Nokia N95 8GB (It has 2 CPUs :D) pevious phone was a Nokia N93i (Also had 2 CPUs lol). Running Symbian OS 9.

    I guess my favourite apps would be Google Maps, Ovi Maps and Tweet60.
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    Shadow here with modded winmo 6.1
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    My current phone is an HTC G1 and couldn't be happier with it. I might root it [hack it] later today since i just found out you can OC this nifty lil thing =]
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    you can add me i got a LG Viewty and i love it,i mainly use its 5 megapixel camera because its really good and my all time..well if you count it as application the alarm clock that i use to wake me up for school.:laugh:
  7. A Cheese Danish

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    I got an HTC Touch Pro. Windows Mobile 6.1. When I'm done with school, I'm gonna try and crack it or something.
    Pretty bawls phone none-the-less. Phone bill is killer though.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I have a Qtek 9000, full qwerty and a VGA screen. It serves mostly as a web browser and mp3-player. Runs winmo 5.0

    My actual phone is a HTC Touch Duo. It's like a any other phone, but with a keypad. Very nice. Runs winmo 6.1.

    And here's must have program for winmo 5: Magic Button. It's an awesome task manager, much needed in 5 imo.

    Anyway, anyone know of any good alarm clock app for Win Mobile?
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    I have the Nokia N900. Nokia don't like to call it a phone (i do :p).

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    Absolutely love it! I may do a bigger post on it with information etc.

    Previous smart phones include:

    Nokia 7610 (old symbian handset - first 1MP camera phone)
    Nokia N80 (loved that to bits that phone!)
    Sony Erricsson P990i (pretty good one although prefer nokias)
    Nokia 6210 Navigator (Symbian OS 9.3 handset)
  10. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    I have an LG Incite with Windows Mobile and all I can say is ~ don't get one!!!
    I should have waited a year to get a better smartphone.
    My contract with AT&T ends in June and I will update at that time. Don't know which smartphone I would like to get yet...
    Crunching for Team TPU
  11. human_error

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    Added everyone so far :) good to see a decent mix of phones here - seems symbian and android are very popular for TPUers.

    seems i'm finding a new bug with my nexus one every day at the moment - nothing which completely ruins the phone but they are getting annoying - htc/google had better come out with an update soon :banghead:

    @warup89 - if you do root it and overclock it then post back with your results - may even get some benchmarks going for the different OSes (if they are availavle - i know android has some, will dig them out later).
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    im not sure if this ever happened to anyone who owned a LG viewty does your screen flash at randomly like if you was thinking you receive a text message or phone call but nothing happens..? its creeping me out o_O
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    Using now a Samsung M8800 Pixon, yesyes its not considered a Samrtphone BUT I do have a Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, which is! I also owned a HTC Touch HD. I learned to hate WinMo tho...

    And most favourite app of all time: Memo function. Making short notes. This is an absolute must. I refuse to buy a phone that doesn't feature this (lol actually almost any phone does but still).
  14. human_error

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    I had that on my viewty when it was getting older - the screen would come on and nothing had happened - wasn't sure if it was something to do with battery levels/charger (happened more when it was plugged in for me) as my battery was in pretty poor shape after 14 months.
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    I currently use a HTY T3232 with WM 6.5, had a HTC elf before this.
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    mine happens when its not plugged in charged,it happened on my old battery but i replaced it for a new one i bought from ebay for £3 or something a unbranded.
    The old one died in like 10 minutes it won't even last 1 text message now the replacement last whole day of me texting which is great.

    But yeah it does it when it still indicate 4 bar on battery cell its quite creepy you think its showing its age?
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    Palm Pre owner here, had it about 3 months.

    It's my first smart phone and not that bad.

    Only gripes are that SMS functions are basic, the battery life is not great and sometimes the phone locks itself and wont function until you enter your PIN code (means you miss calls etc until you check it)
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    I’ve got an iPhone for Personal and Droid from work…the droid is the better phone but I still like my iPhone’s fluidity.
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    It could be showing its age, then again there are plenty of bugs in the firmware for the viewty, this could just be another one of those things you never noticed until more recently. As long as the phone itself is working fine i wouldn't worry about it.

    Added everyone else above to the list :)
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    Oooo ooo sign me up i got a 16 gig Iphone 3GS my previous phone was a non smart phone a crappy Nokia 6280. And my favorite apps Paper toss, Shazam, Google Earth and Wild West Pinball.
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    Hey, N95 8GB, not N95. There's a difference lol. Bigger screen, bigger battery, more built in memory, double the RAM and it's got a slick black colour :p
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    have an old school motorola mpx 220 now

    had an mpx 200 before that.

    They both suck. I'll blame motorola and not windows for that one though. had/have WM5 on both and like the features and the media player at least. That and I love playing the old school doom on that too
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    I was just thinking we needed a smartphone discussion thread. :)

    I rock the T-Mobile G1. Great droid phone with full keyboard when flipped out.

    Favorite apps:
    Google Maps(must have)
    Weather Bug(must have)
    Shot savvy(compare prices with barcode scanning)
    Star Wars Lightsaber app
    Zedge(wallpaper/ringtone sharing)
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    I have iphone. Fav app has to be Lexi Comp (medical app). Give me everything from diseases, diagnosis, treatment,s drugs, etc. I sound like a genius on morning round.
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    nokia 6120c symbian, many great apps

    next one will be 5800xm, and dreaming with n900 with maemo 5 os

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