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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Well as mentioned in the iPhone4 thread I ended up going for the Samsung Galaxy S instead.

    It arrived at lunchtime (right on schedule Mr Optus, thanks!) and Ive had a few moments to play.

    It looks more like an iPhone than anything else except it has a Google logo on the back.

    First impression is the amazing screen on it. 4 inches, bright, clear and easy to read. I tried web browsing on it, it works fine but like all phones is painful to use.

    I also setup my email (IMAP4) so I can read it while out and about. Email works well and apart from the keyboard (which is just ok for short replies) I can see me using it often on the road so now CSrs should get an even faster reply to queries. (faster than current near instant?) ;-)

    Widgets are funky, weather, AAP next snippets etc and I can see that having a few on a home page will be useful for information at a galance.

    Tonight Ill fiddle with some other apps after I get my contacts across from the Nokia and will see what I like.

    High on my shopping list now is a bluetooth keyboard for the car so when I have to write a longer email or post to the website I can use the phones little screen and a real keyboard to type.

    Any bluetooth keyboard recomendations for Andrid devices?

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    I managed to get a new folder up and add shortcuts to it in the HTC which is handy, although it seems you can only add a folder to a home screen. I like the idea of being able to throw programs from the "all programs" screen into folders.

    Great speed on the internet at home on the little baby.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1B343E235A0 link=1281426344/0#0 date=1281426344
    Tonight Ill fiddle with some other apps
    have a look at Launcher Pro, its probably my favourite app so far. Replaces the default launcher to give you up to 7 home screens and some other cool little features too.

    Ive been using a Google/HTC Nexus One since the start of the year and its the best phone Ive had in a long time. Certainly a better smartphone than any of the parade of Blackberry handsets Ive had. The biggest surprise is call quality - easily the best Ive had in a very long time.

    Best of all, its not an [s]iSheep[/s] iPhone ;)

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    I scored a HTC Desire back in May mainly because I can access the Telstra Staff plan. I couldnt be happier with the phone and, like hazchem I made a point of not getting an iPhone.

    The call and music quality is brilliant and love the screen. The only downside is that it chews up battery juice fairly quickly.

    Worthwhile Android apps are Advanced Task Killer and Wifi Analyzer but there are more apps than I can poke a forky stick at. One thing i dont like a is the Google data sharing and ads that come with free apps.

    Ill check the Launcher Pro. Have you compared with other desktops/launchers?

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    Re: Android Phones - Cybercrims turn to Smartphones

    An article about danger lurking in Android apps in todays SMH

    Download the wrong wallpaper application for your Google Android phone and you could get one that will harvest the phone and voicemail numbers, and data that can be used to disclose your location.

    Mobile security firm Lookout discovered 80 such Android web apps in late July, which have since been taken down by Google, said John Hering, Lookouts CEO.

    The information was being transmitted to a website based in China.

    The wallpapers, showing ponies, basketball scenes and other innocuous images, were downloaded more than a million times.

    Hering and other security experts attending the Black Hat and DefCon cybersecurity conferences in Las Vegas recently say such hacks underscore the potential for spreading malicious web apps on Android handsets, iPhones, BlackBerrys and Windows Mobile phones

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    With Android, the latest version is 2.2, so be wary of cheapo phones with 1.5 or 1.6.

    Not exactly a phone, but Ive been researching 7" tablet PCs from China with the Android OS, and the Rockchip chipset.

    Very light around 350 grams --- I want that instead of a 3 kg notebook sitting on my lap as I netsurf while watching tv.

    Unfortunately these are first or second generation, still on the superseded Android 1.5. Certainly cheap at under $200, but at this stage limited memory 128 mb, limited storage around 1 gb sd card, no 3g but wifi or usb modem instead.

    Tempting, but might be patient and wait for the next G. You know what its like with electronics: the next generation is twice as good for half the price :D

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    and released the week after you buy the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 627F726563647F100 link=1281426344/5#5 date=1281484391
    With Android, the latest version is 2.2, so be wary of cheapo phones with 1.5 or 1.6.

    Not exactly a phone, but Ive been researching *7" tablet PCs from China with the Android OS, and the Rockchip chipset. *

    Very light around 350 grams --- I want that instead of a 3 kg notebook sitting on my lap as I netsurf while watching tv.

    Unfortunately these are first or second generation, still on the superseded *Android 1.5. *Certainly cheap at under $200, but at this stage limited memory 128 mb, limited storage around 1 gb sd card, *no 3g but wifi or usb modem instead.

    Tempting, but might be patient and wait for the next G. You know what its like with electronics: the next generation is twice as good for half the price *:D
    Robusto - I didnt think 2.2 had been released yet. It should be a free upgrade when it comes out.

    Mate Cnet has a write up of those cheap ipads from China - they hated them so much it was amusing. But im sure they will improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7B7269707B767E130 link=1281426344/2#2 date=1281476092
    Launcher Pro, its probably my favourite app so far. Replaces the default launcher to give you up to 7 home screens and some other cool little features too.
    I have read that Launcher Pro is good, the Samsung already has 7 home screens so it would have to offer more for me to run it. Ill have a look sometime though.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B7269707B767E130 link=1281426344/2#2 date=1281476092
    The biggest surprise is call quality - easily the best Ive had in a very long time
    The Nexus One has noise cancelling... it was nearly enough for me to get it. The Samsung has good voice quality... chalk n cheese comapred to the Nokia but I did find that the speaker phone is a little soft even on full volume.

    Quote Originally Posted by 617C716660677C130 link=1281426344/5#5 date=1281484391
    Not exactly a phone, but Ive been researching7" tablet PCs from China with the Android OS, and the Rockchip chipset.

    Very light around 350 grams --- I want that instead of a 3 kg notebook sitting on my lap as I netsurf while watching tv.
    As long as you are near a power point! I looked at those while in Shenzhen a couple of months ago and found the battery life was about 40 minutes... not quite the device for reading a book on the beach ;-)

    The 10" ones were about $100 so if you were to use them in the lounge room next to power point they would be fine.

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    TG, too true.... but its useless refusing to keep up with the technology -- the technology makes sure your old gadget becomes unusable or something out of the steam age, in the end.

    Ozscott, yes, Ive read a lot of reviews, made many comparisons. The tablets pretty much use the same chips as mobile phones. And unfortunately, they also use similar-sized batteries trying to illuminate a much bigger screen.

    I guess they are, at the moment, a more convenient way to surf than the mobile phone.

    Apple Ipads of course are no comparison, with their shmoooth capacitive screens (versus sluggish resistive for Chinese tablets), but they are 4 times the cost, and, significantly, dont support Flash, which most internet sites use.


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    I found a bug!
    Well after finding it I googled 100s of others with the same problem and it seems the google developers have known about it for a long time.

    The Android IMAP4 client doesnt do deletes very well (or at all actually).

    Read an email using IMAP4, hit delete, refresh and it appears again.

    So when I get home all the mail that I acted on during the day reappears and I have to delete it again.

    Hmmm... seems K9 mail client addresses this but I would have hopped that the native Google email client would have worked.

    Anyone else see this with IMAP?


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    Might be worth checking the mailbox settings (server-end if you can get to them) to see if there is a toggle-able setting to allow/disallow deletes from imap4 connected clients

    Straw grasp but could be worth looking into.

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    Nice tip AndrewG, Ill see if I can but the same mail server works fine with MS Outlook clients configured for IMAP4 on 3 different PCs so yeah, might be a straw grasp.

    I do some contacting work for the ISP so getting access wont be too hard.
    8-)

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    if it works with other imap4 connected outlook clients then I doubt it will be anything server side.

    was worth a shot tho.

    another possibility
    "Go to your mail account settings for the IMAP account and select incoming server settings. Change "Delete mail from server" from "Never" to "When I delete from inbox.""


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    Thanks but sadly, I dont get the options in the settings for anything to do with delete. A skim through the Android forums shows it is fairly common on a whole host of handsets from different companies.

    K9mail is the answer to everyone elses questions too so I think thats the next step.

    ...although I would like to see the IMAP mail server logs to see what the phone is actually trying to do. (Out of nerdy curiousity if nothing else.)

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    ah well - worth a go. let us know how you get on - looking at some android devices for a few people where I work. (I manage an IT and Communications dept for a 500 + user company)

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    Has anyone got a handle on how best to organise program files into folders? Can you do it using the Android system or can you do it downloading a program - ie like Iphone 4s hold and move into another file thus creating a folder and then being able to load more files into it.

    Cheers

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    A malicious application that can steal cash via phones running Googles Android operating system has been found.

    The program poses as a media player but once installed starts sending premium rate text messages.

    The service being sent messages is operated by the malicious apps creator, who scoops up the fees.

    Discovered by Kaspersky Labs, it is believed to be the first booby-trapped application for Android.

    In a security advisory Kaspersky said that the fake media player was most prevalent among Russian Android users. The risk to Android owners worldwide is believed to be low.
    Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10928070


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1A353F225B0 link=1281426344/0#0 date=1281426344
    Tonight Ill fiddle with some other apps after I get my contacts across from the Nokia and will see what I like.
    I dont know whether the Galaxy includes something like this already, but I can recommend Call Confirm as a useful app preventing accidental calls (especially while still learning about the phone) - ended up saving me a few times :)

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    Hey Andy,

    Im waiting for the Galaxy S to hit the other networks, but definitely Android over iPhone.

    Have you got the update to Froyo yet? Check out this voice to text - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DacVqGQVo0 -Im surprise by how accurate it is.

    Alternatively, on Eclair, you can download Vlingo from Samsung Apps, but I have found it to not be particularly accurate.

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    Im still running Eclair. Had a play with Vlingo for a few minutes.. I was excited and then letdown when it didnt work very well

    Froyo official on Samsung is later in the year (I thought). A good voice to text would be cool though... one that works with Aussie (not oss ie) accents and works with the background noise of a car would be really nice.

    The K9 mail rocks. Its a much better mail client and while I dont want to write "war and peace" on a phone the Galaxy is great for a couple of lines.

    The funniest/dumbest/shock-value app I have found so far is RoadSMS... you can type an SMS while driving as you can see the road via the phones camera. Sort of a pseudo heads up display.
    :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7A555F423B0 link=1281426344/20#20 date=1281969474
    Froyo official on Samsung is later in the year (I thought).A good voice to text would be cool though... one that works with Aussie (not oss ie) accents and works with the background noise of a car would be really nice.
    The voice to text is much improved with Froyo. I actually got a usable SMS out of it when I tried it for the first time last week. Its not perfect but certainly usable

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    Just about to enter the fray with a HTC desire, we just cannot get Ipones at work and its becoming stupid.
    Only issue is that its a real stopgap measure because in January we become a blackberry house because we have merged with a much larger company and will move onto some of their platforms.

    There is a new desire out but teat would have meant a wait, the screen is supposed to be better so will try that when back from TechED in September.

    Thanks for all the tips here, especially the IMAP issues as I collect multiple emails addresses with my phones.

    It will be my first time using android so I am looking forward to how diffent it is to the IPhone platform.

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    Re: Android Phones - Best Android apps

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35383B35570 link=1281426344/22#22 date=1282166597
    especially the IMAP issues *
    Ive got a way around this problem - most would consider it overkill - Im running MS Exchange 2010 at home on Win Server 2008 R2 - Activesyncd to my wifes HTC Desire and my HTC Touch Pro 2 (both awesome phones btw - TP2 hardware keyboard is better than iPhone or any other screen keyboard Ive used and great for regular emailing). *full wireless email/calendar sync between the phone and pc is good - syncs all my SMSs into Outlook as well. *My wife loves her Android phone, but Ill be waiting to see if Windows Phone 7 gives a decent capacitive screen + slide-out keyboard option before deciding what to get next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4C60607F6A7D39365C0F0 link=1281426344/24#24 date=1282796671
    running MS Exchange 2010 at home on Win Server 2008 R2
    Licenced? (dont answer)
    ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C60607F6A7D39365C0F0 link=1281426344/24#24 date=1282796671
    Windows Phone 7
    I think Windows Phone OS will always be in hte "but the brochure looked pretty" group. So many promises but rebooting all day when thy hang is another matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C60607F6A7D39365C0F0 link=1281426344/24#24 date=1282796671
    + slide-out keyboard
    If you get a chance, try Swype text input on the Samsung and Motorola phones. It is amazing to use, nearly faster than using a full sized keyboard!

    Quote Originally Posted by 69637661616E7A7C0F0 link=1281426344/23#23 date=1282613111
    Lifehacker Pack For Android
    I like the idea of some of those, ta. Pushnig stuff into the "cloud" makes sense. I seem to spend half my week forwarding emails between home and snobbery 1&2.

    ...of course Coopers exchange server would help that too.
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7758524F360 link=1281426344/25#25 date=1282828899
    If you get a chance, try Swype text input on the Samsung and Motorola phones.It is amazing to use, nearly faster than using a full sized keyboard!
    I was a sceptic when I first installed Swype and went back to the standard Android keyboard. Decided to give it another try a few weeks ago and this time im convinced. A much faster way to input text on touchscreen phones, thats for sure. Its a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59767C61180 link=1281426344/25#25 date=1282828899
    I seem to spend half my week forwarding emails between home and snobbery 1&2.
    you cant just run full imap on all machines/devices and always leave your emails on the server until you archive them to local email client storage??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 426D677A030 link=1281426344/25#25 date=1282828899
    Licenced?(dont answer)
    yes - Technet *;) - using Technet sw at home isnt necessarily in compliance with their t&c so isnt a cheap solution for everybody, but I figure its legit for me since Im halfway through the MS Enterprise Administrator certification atm and at some stage well be moving the old Ex2003 setup at work to Ex2010 so its my testing / development environment

    Quote Originally Posted by 426D677A030 link=1281426344/25#25 date=1282828899
    I think Windows Phone OS will always be in the "but the brochure looked pretty" group.So many promises but rebooting all day when thy hang is another matter.
    WinMo 6.5 is pretty stable and I didnt have any trouble with 6.1 either - Ive never had it hang and maybe a few times in the past 14 months Ive had it run a bit slow and a reboot fixed that, but at most that would once every couple of months. I like the HTC Sense UI too - never need the stylus. *Win phone 7 is getting some mixed reviews since it will be missing a few features at launch (similer to 1st gen iphone) that are supposed to be added through updates later. *some seem to reckon it will be a major flop, others reckon it has enough to potentially be a winner - esp with its xbox live gaming support. *Ill reserve judgement until I see it...

    Quote Originally Posted by 426D677A030 link=1281426344/25#25 date=1282828899
    If you get a chance, try Swype text input on the Samsung and Motorola phones.It is amazing to use, nearly faster than using a full sized keyboard!
    I havent heard of it but then Im very new to android - is it available for HTCs as well? *Ill try it out over the weekend on mrss Desire. *
    One thing I like about the keyboard on the TP2, aside from the fact that it was reviewed as the best implementation of a hardware keyboard on any phone to date, is that I still get a full screen when typing - no kb taking up half my screen real estate, but if swype is as good as you say Ill give it a try, it would be good to wean myself off the hw kb as it would vastly increase my choice of phones when it comes upgrade time

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    I too just got the Samsung Galaxy S and yes I am impressed, I think i must sound like a samsung sales agent to everyone I show the phone off to. I also got given on the weekend an iPad so last week end I was torn which one to play on first. So to solve this dilema I used both, side by side, downloading apps etc to boost my new toys functionalitlies. As Javaphile would say gotta love New Toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6E677C656E636B060 link=1281426344/26#26 date=1282856164
    Quote Originally Posted by 7758524F360 link=1281426344/25#25 date=1282828899
    If you get a chance, try Swype text input on the Samsung and Motorola phones.It is amazing to use, nearly faster than using a full sized keyboard!
    I was a sceptic when I first installed Swype and went back to the standard Android keyboard. Decided to give it another try a few weeks ago and this time im convinced. A much faster way to input text on touchscreen phones, thats for sure. Its a winner.
    I also love the Swype. I was pretty darn hopeless at texting on a normal keypad due to Shrek Style fingers so just running my mammoth paw over the keypad and only getting close to the letters was enough to get my texting speed and accuracy ;Dup to scratch with the younger generations bionic finger speed texting. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 000D0E00620 link=1281426344/27#27 date=1282856430
    you cant just run full imap on all machines/devices and always leave your emails on the server until you archive them to local email client storage?
    Until now I have run IMAP4 on everything except the PC at home, where I run POP3. It made sense at the time as at the end of the day only stuf left in the in inbox of other mail clients would be downloaded. But... my mail volume is so high these days that as soon as I open mail at home there is a pile of things that need to be "pushed" back to the Snobbery.

    IMAP4 at home could help fix that and then just run a POP3 client on demand or auto archive at home. I might shuffle it around to try now that Im doing so much more email at other places.

    Quote Originally Posted by 210D0D120710545B31620 link=1281426344/28#28 date=1282868644
    is it available for HTCs as well?
    I didnt think Swype was available (yet?!?!) but Hazchem said:

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A0318010A070F620 link=1281426344/26#26 date=1282856164
    when I first installed Swype
    So maybe it is?

    It is amazing to use, took all of 5 minutes to get used to and I would never buy another phone without it now. You can keep all the other apps and features... they are much the same on Apple and Android but Swype rocks and is the first time that input on a small device is really usable!

    Good voice control would come close... (as discussed above) and google voice is heading the right way but I have a month to wait for Android 2.2 (if the Samsung rumours are true.)

    Quote Originally Posted by 160A07050D0D060B0711620 link=1281426344/30#30 date=1282872004
    running my mammoth paw over the keypad and only getting close to the letters was enough to get my texting speed and accuracy
    It is amazing how "rough enough is good enough" with swype and the auto-learning of hen pecked words is cool too. "Coffeesnobs" works with Swype now on my phone with unky little squigles on the F and O to get double letters.

    Quote Originally Posted by 160A07050D0D060B0711620 link=1281426344/29#29 date=1282871605
    I think i must sound like a samsung sales agent
    Me too!
    ::)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 002F2538410 link=1281426344/31#31 date=1282886238
    I didnt think Swype was available (yet?!?!)
    yeah, I signed up for the beta download in June. You can still register, but I dont know if they are opening it up to more users in general yet.

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    I have the HTC Desire. I signed up for the Swype Beta as well, but I have heard that it is std now on some of the Samsung phones. I think chances are that they have signed off on a deal to keep it exclusive. It would be one of the only Apps out there that I would actually pay for on the Android market........ if it became available on there.

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    The two most recent world records for phone typing (still pending, according to the website) are Swipe, and (just a tad faster) iPhone4. 8-)

    Im still wandering back and forth between the QWERTY and Dvorak keyboards on the phone. While I use Dvorak for touch typing the facility doesnt always translate over the single finger work. I guess when I learned Dvorak my fingers did the work, not my eyes. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 62574042724A5748444941250 link=1281426344/34#34 date=1282966572
    The two most recent world records for phone typing (still pending, according to the website) are Swipe, and (just a tad faster) iPhone4.
    I thought Swype had the record? http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/melissa-thompson-smashes-worlds-fastest-texting-record/story-e6frf7jx-1225908660422

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    Copied from "The Unofficial Apple Weblog":

    "This just in from the "bragging about marginally useful skills" department. This week, Salford, UK-based Melissa Thompson set a "texting speed record" on her Samsung Galaxy S by typing two sentences in 25.94 seconds. The sentences in question were: "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human." Note that Melissa used a Swype keyboard on the Galaxy.

    Her record stood for hours until iPhone 4 owner Brian posted a video (above) of himself banging out the same pair of sentences on his stock iPhone 4 in just under 22 seconds."

    Newspapers are too slow these days. ;D

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    Melissa Thompson needs to visit...
    http://www.samsung.com/au/essendon/

    Its the same text and 2 tickets to the AFL Grand Final are up for grabs.

    The current leader board is:

    * 1. Josh McCarthy - 1:01.5mins Etihad Stadium
    * 2. Mark Foster - 1:01.68mins Etihad Stadium
    * 3. Andrew To - 1:03mins Melbourne Central
    * 4. Salah Omari - 1:09mins Melbourne Central
    * 5. Nicole Lewis - 1:12mins Melbourne Central
    * 6. Gary Wong - 1:12mins Melbourne Central

    8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7D6861717D6666120 link=1281426344/16#16 date=1281503397
    Has anyone got a handle on how best to organise program files into folders? *Can you do it using the Android system or can you do it downloading a program - ie like Iphone 4s hold and move into another file thus creating a folder and then being able to load more files into it.

    Cheers
    Yep - folders built into Android well before Apple thought of it.
    Slightly different mechanism though.
    Long press on a blank bit of screen and you have the popup allowing you to add an app, widget contact and FOLDER etc.
    Choose Folder and one will appear.
    Then do the same for various apps that you want in the folder (on blank sections of screen) and then drag them into the folder to populate it.
    When the folder is open - you can rename it by tapping in the top bar.

    Or - you can use apps like Apps Organiser - which are more flexible in that you can choose nice icons for each folder - making them stand out more.
    I have some nice ones for Games, Multimedia, tools etc.

    Oh - and Ill also jump on the "I LOVE SWYPE" bandwagon.
    I got into the beta and its awesome for quick emails and SMS. I still use the hardware keyboard on my Milestone for longer things though.

    Other recommended apps are:
    Android Agenda for calendar
    Beautiful Widgets - weather/time - skinnable - but is a paid app.
    Mario live wallpaper
    Gameboid/SNESoid/Gensoid/PSX4Droid - emulators for Gameboy, SNES, Sega Genesis, PSOne - Console gaming in the palm of your hand.

    Hey Andy -
    Have you tried Brut Maps - a hacked version of Google maps that gives you full voice guided turn-by-turn nav in Australia?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4B561E1C58582C0 link=1281426344/38#38 date=1284097724
    Hey Andy -
    Have you tried Brut Maps
    Not till now! *I just installed it (in between roast batches) and it rocks! *Nice lead, ta. *Ill give it a run on the road when Ive finished roasting.

    For others interested...

    Brut download and discussion:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=630887

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    I got an HTC Desire a few weeks back. Loving it. Couple of apps I recommend is Layar - best in built up areas - Google Sky Maps, and the Vignette app for the camera. Ive got a blog with photos from that, but I dont know if I can pimp it here. The weather radar is helpful too.

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    For all the HTC Desire users, Android 2.2 is now available from Telstra. I did the OTA update using the Wi-Fi at home. Took about 15 mins all up with no dramas. Just follow the instructions and dont be impatient.

    Link here: http://exchange.telstra.com.au/2010/10/29/android-2-2-froyo-and-telstras-htc-desire-ota-now-available/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 535158540F0F390 link=1281426344/41#41 date=1289288956
    For all the HTC Desire users, Android 2.2 is now available from Telstra
    Did this update last week - smooth as and well worthwhile.

    Use the phone-based update feature as mentioned on the blog in the previous post and connect via Wifi. Backup your important data just in case.

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    still hard to beat the crackberry for business use....looking at a HTC Mozart at the moment....be interesting to see how active sync goes on that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2E262F213636312D430 link=1281426344/43#43 date=1289300789
    still hard to beat the crackberry for business use....looking at a HTC Mozart at the moment....be interesting to see how active sync goes on that one
    I dont know about that, it might just be our IT dept, but weve never been able to get out crackberry handsets and servers to understand what daylight savings it. Makes it impossible to book or reschedule meetings using your handset. Mine has a habit of jumping from +10GMT to -12GMT too. Drives me crazy!

    Is the HTC mozart one of the new windows handsets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7E767F716666617D130 link=1281426344/43#43 date=1289300789
    still hard to beat the crackberry for business use
    This is an Android thread so how the Blackberry performs is not relevant.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B7269707B767E130 link=1281426344/44#44 date=1289419222
    Is the HTC mozart one of the new windows handsets?
    Yes, only available from Telstra.

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    Any one using or had any experience with the HTC Wildfire unit ?

    Can not afford to go the High end and on the basic specs the HTC Wildfire looks OK. But always ready to hear more first hand info...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7D525B594E715D525D5B59515952483C0 link=1281426344/46#46 date=1293352532
    Any one using or had any experience with the HTC Wildfire unit ?

    Can not afford to go the High end and on the basic specs the HTC Wildfire *looks OK. *But always ready to hear more first hand info...
    My daughter just last month got a HTC desire HD (High Def)

    All I can say is that she cant stop talking up its praises

    And she is good at angry birds

    The main thing she like is the HD screen
    It is so crystal clear

    KK

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    Quote Originally Posted by 456A63617649656A65636169616A70040 link=1281426344/46#46 date=1293352532
    Any one using or had any experience with the HTC Wildfire unit ?
    My younger sister nearly went that direction (until a non-phone opportunity turned up, which demanded the funds). From what I hear, it isnt too bad if you dont expect the world from it. Only thing to check is what the screen is like - some people dont mind it while others (presumably those used to the full-size, full-res screens) complain its too fuzzy/not sharp enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0700540 link=1281426344/48#48 date=1293529992
    Quote Originally Posted by 456A63617649656A65636169616A70040 link=1281426344/46#46 date=1293352532
    Any one using or had any experience with the HTC Wildfire unit ?
    My younger sister nearly went that direction (until a non-phone opportunity turned up, which demanded the funds). *From what I hear, it isnt too bad if you dont expect the world from it. *Only thing to check is what the screen is like - some people dont mind it while others (presumably those used to the full-size, full-res screens) complain its too fuzzy/not sharp enough.
    Thanks..

    Want to read and edit doc etc on teh move and read PDfd with the ability to get mail and do some minor web work...

    Not into Hi Res games or Videos... Work Phone ;)



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