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Old 22nd October 2007, 18:57   #16
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Skype is very much possible here ! check out fring mobile voip - make free mobile calls and IM to other fringsters, Skype, Google Talk, MSN, SIP & Twitter contacts
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Old 22nd October 2007, 19:03   #17
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Also, there is a school of thought that believes that the to-do apps, calendar and note making is much easier on windows based mobiles. Any truth to this? I would think that with wi mo phones which have only a stylus, it would not be easy to make too many notes and have a long list of to-do's
My 2 cents: This is very true.

If calendar & to-do are important to you, Wi-Mo phones are better. Even the native built-in app is better than the Symbian apps. You can get excellent 3rd party apps for Wi-Mo, for calendar and to-dos.

Even note-taking is better with Wi-Mo. Again the native app is good, but there are specialist note-taking apps that are really good (like PhatNotes).
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Old 22nd October 2007, 19:07   #18
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Have you actually tried this? I am wondering if its possible with the E61i and other such nokia biz phones?
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Old 22nd October 2007, 19:17   #19
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Have you actually tried this? I am wondering if its possible with the E61i and other such nokia biz phones?
I used it with my old N70 and Fring made it soooooooo slow I uninstalled it.

A friend used it with his E61i and found it to be moderately useful (He doesn't use voip that much). The GTALK app that comes bundled is pretty good. The E61i is not affected that much by the app, but my friend says it slows down startup considerably.

As with all apps, I personally follow the rule "unless you really need it, don't install it"
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Old 22nd October 2007, 19:53   #20
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Have you actually tried this? I am wondering if its possible with the E61i and other such nokia biz phones?
I am using Fring to be in touch with my contacts almost 3 - 4 hrs a day on Nokia E90...

And itz working without any problem...
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I use a Nokia E61 and here is a list of some of the things that I do.

* Make and Receive calls, set conference calls.
* Send and receive SMSs
* Send and receive emails (official as well as personal)
* Use it as a watch and an Alarm clock.
* Synchronize my office calendar.
* Synchronize my calendar, contacts and to do list over the Air with the company exchange server
* Browse (Google search, banking transactions, stock trading are all possible over GPRS)
* GPS navigation using Nokia Maps and mgmaps.
* Listen to Internet Radio
* Use Fring for skype, google talk and MSN. (I have used used the phone to make VoIP calls to India from abroad using a WiFi connection and talked to my wife for over 30 mins.)
* Use MSN chat client
* Check weather, exchange rates, and flight schedules using Worldmate
* Play games
* Moniter investments using a moneycontrol application
* Watch DivX movies
* Listen to mp3
* Read documents (doc, xls, pdf &, ppt) if required (while traveling for example)
* Run a Mobile Web Server,
* Use a GPS based sports tracker,
* Use it as a torch,
* Data store device (2 GB memory card).
* Voice and Phone conversation recorder.

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I may be the odd one here but I'm having an HP PDA since the last 4 years, and I use it intensively, but not for most applications I found in this thread.
I'm NOT using for making calls (this model is phoneless), listening to music or browsing the web, and certainly not to look cool.

I use it 80% of the time for GPS navigation, connected by bluetooth to a GPS receiver. It works fabulous.
Of course, some basic work had to be done: 4 years ago there was no GPS navigation in Sri Lanka ( and I believe neither in India). So I started out to make a decent background map myself. Based on topomaps (country side) and satellite images (for city areas), I mapped the whole of the island, and then refined the roads with actual tracklogs. I distributed the base map to some friends, and requested them to send me their tracklogs too. After 2.5 years we now have a decent navigation system in Sri Lanka. Accuracy is generally better than 25 m (in cities 10 m). Using the map (in about 20 pieces each individually calibrated) as a background image on the PDA and running an 'external' software (Ozi Explorer), the results are stunning.

Of course, India, compared to Sri Lanka, is much too large to do the same exercise, as everything depends on accuracy. Any scanned map is totally insufficient.

Could anyone fill me in on the current situation in India? I believe there are now digital maps available for most of the country, but severely lacking for the norther part (above Delhi). That's why I am currently doing the same thing again for the norther parts of Himachal Pradesh and the whole of Ladakh, preparing myself for a visit in a couple of months time.

If anybody would have tracklogs taken from visits to the north, I would be very grateful to receive a copy. They are an enormous help in calibrating the maps. I noticed recently that on the Khardung-La stretch and beginning of Nubra valley , the coordinates on the satellite images (google & wikimapia) CANNOT be trusted. I only have a tracklog going from Leh up to Khardung-La, but no further. Most of Rupshu and Chanthang area is also missing, as well as Zanskar. Any help here is most welcome.

Thanks! And hope this posting is of interest and use to other members.
Alfonso

PS - the other 20 % of my PDA use is private (I got some religious texts on it for my personal meditation)
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I am using Fring to be in touch with my contacts almost 3 - 4 hrs a day on Nokia E90...

And itz working without any problem...
Can you make a call as well. I mean a VOIP call skype to skype???
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