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Any "happy" Windows Mobile 5.0 users here?

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    Be#

    I posted a rather long blog entry regarding my recent (negative) experience with Windows Mobile 5.0 here:

    http://www.24100.net/article/6/game-over-for-windows-mobile

    What's your opinion?

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    cescotto

    Be# wrote:
    I posted a rather long blog entry regarding my recent (negative) experience with Windows Mobile 5.0 here:

    http://www.24100.net/article/6/game-over-for-windows-mobile

    What's your opinion?


    Are you sure that the slowness and instability don't depend on the hardware?

    I'm actually an happy Qtek 9000 owner (in USA I think it's called i-mate jasjar or something like that). I have to reset it sometimes but trust me, I've had a lot worse experience on new symbian phones (and nokia takes at least 4-6 months to fix most of the bugs). However it's pretty fast and works great.

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    Be#

    cescotto wrote:
    
    Be# wrote: I posted a rather long blog entry regarding my recent (negative) experience with Windows Mobile 5.0 here:

    http://www.24100.net/article/6/game-over-for-windows-mobile

    What's your opinion?


    Are you sure that the slowness and instability don't depend on the hardware?



    It obviously does depend on hardware. The point I tried to make is that even running on the latest hardware offered by T-Mobile, it's extremely slow and unstable!

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    cescotto

    Be# wrote:
    

    It obviously does depend on hardware. The point I tried to make is that even running on the latest hardware offered by T-Mobile, it's extremely slow and unstable!


    It's strange I gave a look at the specs of the MDA you're talking about and it has a 400mhz cpu, it's very strange that it runs slow. Have you tried running some benchmarks for windows mobile to find out what slows it down?

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    Red5

    Be# wrote:
    I posted a rather long blog entry regarding my recent (negative) experience with Windows Mobile 5.0 here:

    http://www.24100.net/article/6/game-over-for-windows-mobile

    What's your opinion?


    My experience is different, but I have just a plain old PocketPC from HP.  Overall I am happy with it, but I occasionally have to soft reset it.  It is a Mobile 5.0 device.
    My previous 2003 device required about the same amount of soft resets.

    A co-worker of mine has a Dell Axim.  I cannot believe the difference in the screen resolution between his and mine.  The Dell device is far superior.

    It is a fun device to write .Net apps for.

    Did you ever get a chance to try that with your T-Mobile device?

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    PaoloM

    I have a JasJar and a Cingular 2125. While not exactly speed monsters, they are perfectly usable, as faster than my old Sanyo 8100.

    I can only conclude that either the Blackberry service horribly destroys the OS performance or you had a lemon hardware device.

    Do you still have it?

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    littleguru

    I have an i-mate SP5 with Windows Mobile 5.0 installed. I love it. It works great and I haven't had any problems with it.

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    Sven Groot

    I have a Dell Axim X51v and haven't had any complaints about performance, really.

    The Dutch translation of WM5 is absolutely terrible though. And we Dutchies get no handwriting recognition either.

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    Pace

    Ive rolled out a lot of smartphones to the sales team here. Were very happy with Mobile 5... much better improvement over 2003

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    andokai

    I do find my device slow after a reset but it quickly speeds up. I will agree with the lack of keys being annoying though.

    Are you tied to Blackberry Connect? I have been using Exchange push email and have been experiencing no problems with it.

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    Tensor

    I have a tmobile vario (not a II - yet), and at first I foundti was very slow and needed a lot of rebooting.. then I reflashed it to using the I mate firmware, and it was *much* better. Somehow t-mobile just dotn know how to set one of these devices up...

    The bad news is I believe i-mate do not yet offer a varient of the vario II so you are problably stuck with the t-mobile rom for now...

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    Sabot

    It's all about WM6 "Crossbow" now baby! Yeah! Big Smile

     

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    SubratamB

    I am using wm 5 in my Tmobile mda , and I am yet to find any problems like slowness / freeze etc.. Perplexed

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    sodapop

    The 'latest' hardware from carrier 'x' doesn't mean much as there are new devices being created using slower processors.  It is most likely some anti-virus software or something else that the carrier specifically installed that is slowing the phone down.

    Your phone is actually created by HTC.  It is the HTC Hermes..  I have the cingular version of the phone (Cingular 8525), which isn't slow at all.  Same hardware as you, but a different rom based on cingular customizations.  I have also used a cingular 8125, which is basically a 2.5G version of the hermes with a 200mhz processor, and the 8525 is definitely faster..  web browsing on a 3G network is about as fast as a PC on broadband.

    Here are some sites that have various tweaks and suggestions to speed up the phones. 
    http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=324
    http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index.php?pagename=HTC_Hermes
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=306

    The 'slowness' has nothing to do with WM5.. it has everything to do with the changes the carrier made to the phone before they delivered it to you.

    It is posts like this when I realize why Apple is locking down the iPhone.  Despite the ways a 3rd party can screw up a device or computer, somehow it is always Microsoft's fault.  Apple doesn't want to be blaimed for the mistakes of others...  I'm glad microsoft takes the risk, but they sure pay for it.


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    JeremyJ

    I have a Palm Treo 700w and I am very happy with it.  When I first started using it it had a few problems.  After the last update it works like a champ.

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    littleguru

    Sabot wrote:
    It's all about WM6 "Crossbow" now baby! Yeah!


    /me is waiting for that. But it isn't even announced yet.

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