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  1. #1
    C5 Driver
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    "Michael Diehr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1gg97xi.1mh28eobjxppgN%[email protected]
    > Just bought a T637 (Cingular), and am quite happy with it. But having
    > upgraded from a dead T39 (bless it's soul) I had a few questions:
    >
    > 1. On the T39 you could hit the volume key in standy mode and get a
    > status report that listed estimated talk/standby time remaining. I can
    > find nothing similar on the 637.


    They don't do that anymore...
    I think the T68 was the last to have that feature.

    >
    > 2. Is there a way to re-assign the default functions of the joystick on
    > the standby screen? I often accidentally hit UP instead of pressing IN,
    > which launches the Chat java app which takes a while to cancel.


    No

    >
    > 3. The "Screensaver" on my phone comes on for about 2 seconds then goes
    > to clock mode. Seems pointless. Is that how it's supposed to work?


    That's how the screensaver works... live with it. Pointless, like you said
    >
    > 4. Can you reassign the "Online" button on the right side of the phone?


    It will always go online. You can change the homepage, but that is probably
    not what you wanted.

    >
    > 5. Is there any way to get a repeating (or visible) indication that you
    > have voicemail or SMS?


    Nope...
    (None of my SE phones did that, my old 868 kept blinking, they don't now...)


    Sven





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  2. #2
    Jason Cothran
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    Re: T637 Questions


    "Michael Diehr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1gg97xi.1mh28eobjxppgN%[email protected]
    | Just bought a T637 (Cingular), and am quite happy with it. But having
    | upgraded from a dead T39 (bless it's soul) I had a few questions:
    |
    | 1. On the T39 you could hit the volume key in standy mode and get a
    | status report that listed estimated talk/standby time remaining. I can
    | find nothing similar on the 637.

    Nothing that I am aware of, but I may be wrong.

    |
    | 2. Is there a way to re-assign the default functions of the joystick on
    | the standby screen? I often accidentally hit UP instead of pressing IN,
    | which launches the Chat java app which takes a while to cancel.

    Only the left direction can be customized. It corresponds to the first
    shortcut listed in the "My Shortcuts" menu.

    |
    | 3. The "Screensaver" on my phone comes on for about 2 seconds then goes
    | to clock mode. Seems pointless. Is that how it's supposed to work?

    Unfortunately, yes. If you press "#" and hole it from the standby screen
    (main screen, not the clock screen), the screen saver will stay on for
    longer, but just for that particular time.

    |
    | 4. Can you reassign the "Online" button on the right side of the phone?

    Unfortunately again, no. It takes you to whatever your homepage is set for.

    |
    | 5. Is there any way to get a repeating (or visible) indication that you
    | have voicemail or SMS?

    Only the little envelope on the screen, nothing you can see without viewing
    the main screen. I wish they would make the led blink or something.





  3. #3
    Michael Diehr
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    Re: T637 Questions

    C5 Driver <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Michael Diehr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > 3. The "Screensaver" on my phone comes on for about 2 seconds then goes
    > > to clock mode. Seems pointless. Is that how it's supposed to work?

    >
    > That's how the screensaver works... live with it. Pointless, like you said


    Methinks that Sony Ericsson aren't quite clear on the meaning of the
    term "screen saver" :-)

    Thanks for the answers



  4. #4
    Jason Cothran
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    Re: T637 Questions


    "Michael Diehr" <[email protected]nvalid> wrote in message
    news:1ggakjs.p7d0iubg0tywN%[email protected]
    | C5 Driver <[email protected]> wrote:
    |
    | > "Michael Diehr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    | > > 3. The "Screensaver" on my phone comes on for about 2 seconds then
    goes
    | > > to clock mode. Seems pointless. Is that how it's supposed to work?
    | >
    | > That's how the screensaver works... live with it. Pointless, like you
    said
    |
    | Methinks that Sony Ericsson aren't quite clear on the meaning of the
    | term "screen saver" :-)
    |
    | Thanks for the answers

    Actually, screen savers are pointeless ever since the advent of non
    interlaced monitors anyway. There is no actual "screnn saving" done any more
    since the pixels aren't burned into the screen.





  5. #5
    Jer
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    Re: T637 Questions

    Michael Diehr wrote:

    > C5 Driver <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>"Michael Diehr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>
    >>>3. The "Screensaver" on my phone comes on for about 2 seconds then goes
    >>>to clock mode. Seems pointless. Is that how it's supposed to work?

    >>
    >>That's how the screensaver works... live with it. Pointless, like you said

    >
    >
    > Methinks that Sony Ericsson aren't quite clear on the meaning of the
    > term "screen saver" :-)
    >
    > Thanks for the answers


    I've never understood the point of a screen saver. Do LCD pixels come
    with a MTBF?

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  6. #6
    Michael Diehr
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    Re: T637 Questions

    Jer <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Michael Diehr wrote:
    >
    > > C5 Driver <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>"Michael Diehr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>
    > >>>3. The "Screensaver" on my phone comes on for about 2 seconds then goes
    > >>>to clock mode. Seems pointless. Is that how it's supposed to work?
    > >>
    > >>That's how the screensaver works... live with it. Pointless, like you said

    > >
    > >
    > > Methinks that Sony Ericsson aren't quite clear on the meaning of the
    > > term "screen saver" :-)
    > >
    > > Thanks for the answers

    >
    > I've never understood the point of a screen saver. Do LCD pixels come
    > with a MTBF?


    Screensavers have always served several purposes:
    1. Preventing burn-in
    2. Entertainment
    3. Security

    Most modern display devices (LCDs and newer CRTs) have made reason #1
    moot, leaving #2 and #3.

    The "screen saver" on my T637 seems to have missed all three points with
    the way it was designed.



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