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iDon’t but DroidDoes? Let’s find out. iPhone vs Moto Droid.

Great review by phonedog!!
iDon’t but DroidDoes? Let’s find out. PhoneDog DogFight Part 1: iPhone vs Moto Droid. More Videos: http://www.phonedog.com/

PERSONALIZATION

* RINGTONE FORMATS AAC, AAC+, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, OGG
* RINGTONES3 Preloaded and downloadable
* WALLPAPERS3 Preloaded and downloadable

3.7"; WVGA (480 x 854 pixels); 16:9 widescreen
WEIGHT
6 oz.; 169 g

TECHNOLOGY
* ACCELEROMETER
Yes
* NETWORKS3
CDMA 1X 800/1900, EVDO rev A
* PROCESSOR SPEED
Arm® Cortex™ A8 processor 550 mHz
* REMOVABLE MEMORY7
16 GB microSD pre-installed; supports up to 32 GB microSD expandable
* SENSORS
Proximity, ambient light and eCompass

OS – Android™ 2.0
CDMA 1X 800/1900, EVDO rev. A

SLIDER

CAMERA
* Image stabilization, real-time color effects, scene modes, location
tagging
* MEGAPIXELS 5 MP
* DIGITAL ZOOM 4x
* FLASH Dual LED
* FOCUS Automatic
* IMAGE EDITING TOOLS Cropping, rotating, Geo Tagging

MUSIC VIDEO
* PLAYABLE FORMATS AAC, H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, OGG, AMR
WB, AMR NB, AAC+, MIDI
* STREAMING MEDIA Audio, Video
* VIDEO CAPTURE RATE DVD quality (720×480 resolution) up to 24 fps capture;
up to 30 fps playback

POWER battery up to 385 min.
* BATTERY TYPE 1400 mAh Li Ion
* STANDBY TIME2 up to 270 hrs.

MESSAGING
* EMAIL3
Corporate (Exchange 2003 and 2007), Gmail™, IMAP, POP3, Attachment and
browser document viewer (Microsoft Office® and pdf)
* MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING (MMS)3
* PREDICTIVE TEXT
* TEXT MESSAGING (SMS)3 Yes
* INSTANT MESSAGING (IM)3 Google Talk™
* IMAGE FILE FORMATS BMP, PNG, GIF, JPEG
* VOICE MAIL3 Standard voice mail, Verizon Visual Voice Mail™

CONNECTIVITY
Stereo Bluetooth® technology v2.1 + EDR (profiles supported: HFP, HSP, A2DP,
AVRCP, PBAP, and OPP for video/still images)
SYNCHRONIZATION
Support for Corporate calendar, email and contacts (Exchange 2003 and 2007),
Google contacts, calendar and Gmail™, Facebook™ contacts

WIFI 802.11 b,g DATA ACCESS5

USB 2.0 High Speed
GPS AND LOCATION SERVICES1

aGPS (assisted), sGPS (simultaneous), Google Maps™, Google Maps™ Navigation
(BETA), Google Latitude™, Google Maps Street View, eCompass

INTERNET AND GAMES
* WEB BROWSER Webkit HTML5 with geo location and multiple windows, Adobe
with Flash Player 10.1(TM) Ready (for release date see Adobe.com)
* WEB ACCESS

ACCESSORY COMPATIBILITY
* HEADSET JACK
3.5 mm
* HEARING AID COMPATIBLE
Rated for M3, T3; TalkBack, KickBack and SoundBack menu readout
* TEXT TELEPHONE (TTY) COMPATIBILITY


PRODUCTIVITY AND SOFTWARE
* CALCULATOR
* CALENDAR Calendar, Corporate (Exchange) calendar
* CLOCK Alarm clock
* FLIGHT MODE

Unified contact list (Gmail™, Exchange,
Facebook™)
SPEED DIAL

Testing WordPress for iPhone 2.0

The is the 2nd time I’m writing my first post from WordPress of iPhone 2.0. First time it errored out when saving.. “Connection lost”.

Over all so far I like the layout.. Had an issue when first setting up app. I was getting NSXMLParserErrorDomain error 40 when adding my site info. I was getting other parser errors with the old version, that’s why I’ve been waiting for version 2.0 to come out. I had to disable all wordpress plugins & set the theme to the default. Then I was able to add my site info to the app. After testing the app I have now re-enabled my plugings and enabled my favorite theme one by one. After re-enabling every thing the app is still working 🙂

The new version is not an upgrade, if you have an old version, remove it then look for “wordpress 2” in the app store. The app has a landscape keyboard mode for typing posts. One suggestion is that the app save a local copy on the iPhone when you are editing a post, so if you get an error when saving you can retry. I’m most likely going to hit save often… Being the nut I am when I hit save in excel 10 times a minute.

Now that I have the WordPress iPhone app up and running I believe I’m going to love it!! 🙂   http://iphone.wordpress.org/

Microsoft SharedView

Microsoft SharedView is a fast, easy way to share documents and screen views with small groups of friends or coworkers; anytime, anywhere. Use SharedView to put your heads together and collaborate – create, convey, and communicate…across physical boundaries, through firewalls, and down to the smallest details. Also great as a Help Desk tpook to assist remote clients.  Oh & it’s free!!

http://www.connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=6415&SiteID=94

Moto Q9H Registry Hacks

Below are all the reg hacks I’ve located for my Moto Q9H for your reference – I’ve only used a few of them.  This website does not guarantee any of the info provided… use at your own risk.


The Q9h has a file size limit (307.2 KB) on ringtones that is embedded in the registry of the operating system (Windows Mobile 6). That is what is causing the problem for people of this forum wanting to use MP3s and other relatively large sound files.

1) Get a good registry editor (I recommend Resco Explorer’s “Resco Registry” tool. Then use it to change the file size limit, found in HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Sounds/. When you find the File Size Limit line at the end, click on it and replace the “307200” limit with whatever (reasonable) # you want. Click Done and you’re good to go.

2) Now you have to transfer your sound file from your laptop/desktop to your Q9h. Go ahead and Synchronize your Q9h. Once it finishes synchronizing, find your sound file on your laptop and copy it. Now click on the Explore option on your synchronize window. Go to My Device/Application Data/Sounds/ and paste your sound file. Also paste it into My Documents/My Ringtone.

3) Lastly, you need to change the Sounds settings on your Q9h to use your sound file for whichever events (phone, email, IM) you want. Go to Start…System Tools…Settings…Sounds and scroll through each event list until you find your desired sound.

Enable Network Selection Mode:
HKEY Current UserControlPanelPhoneNetSelMode
Set value “option” from 0 to 1
Restart your device.

Enable band selection:
By doing this you can pick automatic/North America 3G/GSM W850/W1900(3G) 850/1900(GSM) 900/1800 (GSM)
1. Go to Home Screen
2. Type *#1546792*# and then send
3. You will see new screen that indicates that Band
Selection was enabled
4. Now you can go to Settings/Phone/Network/Band
Selection

Enabling Search Frequency:
This hack will allow you to choose the speed at which your phone updates the signal strength icon. Please bear in mind that continuous will have a significant impact on your battery life. The default setting is Medium.
[HKLMSoftwareMotorolaSearchFreq] Change the Enable DWord string to 1. Done and done.

Tether With ICS:
1. Navigate to HKLMCommInternetSharingSettings
2. In here will be a value named “ForceCellConnection”
3. Change “ATT ICS” to “” (make it blank) and reboot your device.

ICS will now give you the option to choose either ATT ICS or MEdia Net. ATT ICS will not work without a tethering plan on your wireless account because of the fact that its set up to connect to a secure WAP network, but MEdia Net will work as long as you have the signal and the basic pay-as-you-go feature (definitely not recommended).

ATT ICS uses “isp.cingular” (Private IP address assigned) whereas MEdia Net uses “wap.cingular” (general internet).

Enable Editing of ATT ICS and Media Net settings:
1. Navigate to HKLMCommConnMgrProviders{7C4B7A38-5FF7-4…}Connections
2. There will be 2 keys in here. One for ATT ICS and MEdia Net. In those keys there will be a value of ReadOnly
3. Change “ReadOnly” from 1 to 0
4. Restart your device.
5. Upon restart, you may now delete or change the default information.

To restore the “Music” key launching Windows Media Player:
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERControlPanelKeybd
Change the APP2_path key to read: “windowswmplayer.exe”
Restart your device.

Enable editing of your Proxy:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINECommConnMgrProviders{EF097F4 C-DC4B-4c98-8FF6-AEF805DC0E8E}Cingular WAP
Change “ReadOnly” from 1 to 0, and restart your device Upon restart, you may now delete or change the proxy information.

Change ATT MMS Settings:
HKey_Local_MachineSoftwareMotorolaMMSProfiles AT&T MMS
Change the value of “Lock” from 1 to 0. Restart your device.

Google Latitude

Google Latitude

Google Maps now lets you track your friends location.  Great for meeting up or just knowing where everyone is.  Don’t worry you can turn the feature off when you wana hide.  Check it out..

Google Latitude is a feature of Google Maps for mobile on these phones:

  • Android-powered devices, such as the T-Mobile G1
  • iPhone and iPod touch devices (coming soon)
  • most color BlackBerry devices
  • most Windows Mobile 5.0+ devices
  • most Symbian S60 devices (Nokia smartphones)
  • many Java-enabled (J2ME) mobile phones, such as Sony Ericsson devices (coming soon)