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  1. #1
    Thunderbug
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    Is this phone known by another name, or does anyone have any information
    on it? I'm finding it hard to find out a great deal about it or what
    GPS systems could work with it.

    I've been toying with the idea of replacing my old Sony Clie and old
    mobile phone for a Windows powered handheld with GSM but have been put
    off by their size and cost - the MDA Compact II looks nice, small, and
    will sync with Outlook with a nice amount of data transfer on Web-n-walk
    for £13 for 9 mths, £28 for 5 mths, and £13 thereafter.



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  2. #2

    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II

    On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 16:43:25 GMT, Thunderbug
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Is this phone known by another name, or does anyone have any information
    >on it? I'm finding it hard to find out a great deal about it or what
    >GPS systems could work with it.


    Yes, it's an HTC and is available from nearly all the networks under
    different names.

    It is a standard PocketPC and runs loads of GPS, though I'd recommend
    Copilot 6.

    --

    Iain
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  3. #3

    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II

    Just bought one myself - it runs Windows 5.0 and is quad band - comes
    in pink or graphite.

    I have taken out exactly that plan - compared to what I'm having to pay
    on Orange for web access, it's unbelievably cheap.

    As well as Excel & Word, you can read pdf & powerpoint files. If it's
    not already on there, I would recommend spb software to keep a check of
    data used.

    Regards

    Simon Clark
    Business Telecoms




  4. #4
    Andy_Checker
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    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II

    > Is this phone known by another name, or does anyone have any information
    > on it? I'm finding it hard to find out a great deal about it or what
    > GPS systems could work with it.


    Hi

    I recently set up the following site that tells you all the best deals
    on these smart phones as well as their alias' on each network:
    http://www.mobilechecker.com/mobile_...tariff=0&adv=a

    I know you can get a gps nav kit as an add on but not sure on prices or
    effectiveness of these I'm afraid...

    Andy




  5. #5
    Thunderbug
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    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II

    [email protected] wrote:
    > As well as Excel & Word, you can read pdf & powerpoint files. If it's
    > not already on there, I would recommend spb software to keep a check of
    > data used.


    Thanks Simon and others for your help.

    Some sources refer to Windows Mobile 5 and others Windows Mobile 2003
    Second Edition. I haven't been able to find a definitive answer nor
    which is the newer - what did yours have, and do you have the MDA
    Compact or MDA Compact II ?



  6. #6

    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II

    I have had the Orange SPV M500 aka o2 xda mini aka mda compact aka
    imate jam etc (tri-band) running Windows 2003SE since August.

    I have also just acquired the pink Compact II which says on the box
    that it is quad band and runs Windows 5.0

    I have TomTom 5 on the SPV M500 (I got it free with a wifi card!) but
    haven't bothered getting a GPS receiver for it. As I travel by
    tube/train, I've now got the Greater London A-Z on it instead, which
    suits my needs better - the problem for me with TomTom was that the
    train stations, road names etc appear/disappear depending on scale plus
    I was unable to stop TomTom permanently searching for a receiver, which
    ran my battery down very quickly - neither of these would necessarily
    be problems for a car driver of course!

    I make full use of diary (you might find spb diary software useful),
    calendar, notes, tasks, excel, word, all of which sync automatically
    when connected to usb port for charging.

    Orange text alerts plus Orange email gives me almost instantaneous
    email.

    Also pdf viewer is very useful as I can now read faxes (bt bills etc)
    sent to me via fax to email (thanks, Inweb!)

    AFAIK only T-Mobile have released Compact II so far, but it sounds as
    if their tariff would suit your needs best anyway - I think they may
    have a special deal on Co-Pilot or some other SatNav also.

    Regards

    Simon Clark
    Business Telecoms




  7. #7

    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II

    On 18 Dec 2005 10:57:35 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

    >Just bought one myself - it runs Windows 5.0 and is quad band - comes
    >in pink or graphite.


    That's a relief. All the mentions of it I've seen have been that awful
    pink, so I decided I don't want one.

    People with the almost-identical previous model tell me it's not great
    as a mobile because it's hard to dial one-handed. But it's a great
    little PDA. If only it had wi-fi as well...


    --

    Iain
    the out-of-date hairydog guide to mobile phones
    http://www.hairydog.co.uk/cell1.html
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  8. #8
    Marc Goldman
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    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On 18 Dec 2005 10:57:35 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >>Just bought one myself - it runs Windows 5.0 and is quad band - comes
    >>in pink or graphite.

    >
    > That's a relief. All the mentions of it I've seen have been that awful
    > pink, so I decided I don't want one.
    >
    > People with the almost-identical previous model tell me it's not great
    > as a mobile because it's hard to dial one-handed. But it's a great
    > little PDA. If only it had wi-fi as well...


    It is a great little PDA and Windows Mobile 5 is much better for one handed
    use than 2003SE. So it is improved as a phone.

    Microsoft's voice control software that you can buy is also surprisingly
    good.

    If you want wifi then you need the HTC Wizard (MDA Vario, imate K-Jam etc
    etc). That is practically the same size but has wifi and a slide-out full
    QWERTY keyboard. It's very nice!

    Cheers
    Marc





  9. #9

    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II

    On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 23:34:12 GMT, "Marc Goldman"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >If you want wifi then you need the HTC Wizard (MDA Vario, imate K-Jam etc
    >etc). That is practically the same size but has wifi and a slide-out full
    >QWERTY keyboard. It's very nice!


    Looks much the same size, but thicker (as you'd expect, I suppose).

    Unfortunately, the 2.5mm headphone socket and mini-SD socket are also
    both disadvantages, and combined with the 33% extra thickness, they
    make it that much less desirable.

    As far as I can make out the Mini II still has a proper SDIO slot.
    Does it have a 3.5mm headphones socket?

    --

    Iain
    the out-of-date hairydog guide to mobile phones
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  10. #10
    Si
    Guest

    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 23:34:12 GMT, "Marc Goldman"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>If you want wifi then you need the HTC Wizard (MDA Vario, imate K-Jam etc
    >>etc). That is practically the same size but has wifi and a slide-out full
    >>QWERTY keyboard. It's very nice!

    >
    > Looks much the same size, but thicker (as you'd expect, I suppose).
    >
    > Unfortunately, the 2.5mm headphone socket and mini-SD socket are also
    > both disadvantages, and combined with the 33% extra thickness, they
    > make it that much less desirable.


    That and the slower processor.

    Si.





  11. #11
    PJB
    Guest

    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On 18 Dec 2005 10:57:35 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > >Just bought one myself - it runs Windows 5.0 and is quad band - comes
    > >in pink or graphite.

    >
    > That's a relief. All the mentions of it I've seen have been that awful
    > pink, so I decided I don't want one.
    >
    > People with the almost-identical previous model tell me it's not great
    > as a mobile because it's hard to dial one-handed. But it's a great
    > little PDA. If only it had wi-fi as well...


    you might want to look at the MDA III, just being released by T-Mobile, My
    company is switching to these, got mine yesterday, and it has Wifi,
    Bluetooth, GSM & GPRS.
    Comes with WinPC 2003, Pocket Outlook 2002, and other bits. Seems quite
    nice, not tried it with GPS yet, though I might transfer my Navman from the
    Ipaq to try it.

    P.





  12. #12

    Re: T-Mobile MDA Compact II

    On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 07:18:35 -0000, "PJB" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >you might want to look at the MDA III, just being released by T-Mobile, My
    >company is switching to these, got mine yesterday, and it has Wifi,
    >Bluetooth, GSM & GPRS.
    >Comes with WinPC 2003, Pocket Outlook 2002, and other bits. Seems quite
    >nice, not tried it with GPS yet, though I might transfer my Navman from the
    >Ipaq to try it.


    I'm not interested if it is any bigger than the Compact: that's as big
    a phone as I want to carry.

    --

    Iain
    the out-of-date hairydog guide to mobile phones
    http://www.hairydog.co.uk/cell1.html
    Browse now while stocks last!