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  1. #1
    Salty Dawg
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    I am brand new to the whole Pocket PC thing, and know next to nothing about
    them. I bought a Hitachi G1000 from Sprint, and it is also (obviously)
    serviced through Sprint.What I need to know is:
    1: What is the difference between Arm, XDA, etc? What do I have?
    2: Are there any good apps that anyone suggests I get?
    3: Does anyone know how to send SMS (text messages) messages with this? I
    called Sprint and they said I had to install a third party software to send
    SMS, and they couldn't suggest one.
    4: How do I check my firmware version? Is there a way to know what the
    latest firmware is?
    5: Is it possible to upgrade this to Windows Mobile (Pocket PC) 2003? How
    would I do that?
    I hate to sound like an idiot here. I'm pretty familiar with PC's, but the
    first time I ever used a Pocket PC (or any handheld) was when I bought my
    G1000 a couple days ago. If anyone can shed some light on these questions,
    or has any other suggestions for me (configurations,software or accessories
    to get, places to get themes or ringtones, etc.) I would greatly appreciate
    it.





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  2. #2
    O/Siris
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    Re: Hitachi G1000

    In article <[email protected]_s02>, Salty=20
    [email protected] says...
    > I am brand new to the whole Pocket PC thing, and know next to nothing abo=

    ut
    > them. I bought a Hitachi G1000 from Sprint, and it is also (obviously)
    > serviced through Sprint.What I need to know is:
    > 1: What is the difference between Arm, XDA, etc? What do I have?


    Those are kinds of processors. I believe the the G1000=20
    uses a MIPS processor, but I'll try to look it up.

    > 2: Are there any good apps that anyone suggests I get?


    Not enough experience to know for sure. This one grabbed=20
    my attention, though:

    http://tinyurl.com/26fe7

    "Watch DVD's on your Pocket PC in full screen with stereo=20
    sound. This software squeezes a feature film onto a 128 Mb=20
    memory card."

    And it gets a fairly high rating at Handango, so it would=20
    appear to do what it claims.

    > 3: Does anyone know how to send SMS (text messages) messages with this? I
    > called Sprint and they said I had to install a third party software to se=

    nd
    > SMS, and they couldn't suggest one.


    That's because our text messaging systems don't support the=20
    G1000. Sorry. Personally, I consider that a shortcoming=20
    of the G1000. It's up to you to decide how big or small=20
    that is.

    > 4: How do I check my firmware version? Is there a way to know what the
    > latest firmware is?


    I'll have to get back to you on this. I've done it maybe=20
    once since the phone was released.

    > 5: Is it possible to upgrade this to Windows Mobile (Pocket PC) 2003? How
    > would I do that?


    No, you cannot upgrade the PocketPC operating system.

    > I hate to sound like an idiot here. I'm pretty familiar with PC's, but th=

    e
    > first time I ever used a Pocket PC (or any handheld) was when I bought my
    > G1000 a couple days ago. If anyone can shed some light on these questions=

    ,
    > or has any other suggestions for me (configurations,software or accessori=

    es
    > to get, places to get themes or ringtones, etc.) I would greatly apprecia=

    te
    > it.


    The device's browser includes a link to the Handango=20
    software store. While answering some questions for a=20
    customer, I saw quite a few ringers there. A site I use a=20
    lot, http://www.3gupload.com, says it supports ringers (and=20
    I think that's all) for the G1000. I'm sure they're not=20
    alone.

    3GUpload wants you to donate, and I think it's worth the=20
    donation, but it's not required. Handango will charge you=20
    per ringer (I think they offer packs of ringers, too).

    Hope that helps.

    --=20
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    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



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