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New to Android - A few questions

after ten years with Windows Mobile I had my fill and today I switched to the HTC Incredible. I've never used on before but I'm completely impressed with the speed of this device.

But, I do have a few questions that I hope can be answered here.

1) What is the best app to enable the Incredible to act as a wifi router?
2) Anyone here know how to sync this with MS Outlook? I talked to an engineer at Verizon and he said it is absolutely doable and is criticial for me. I suppose I could call support but figured that I could get the answer here.
3) What is the best weather radar app. Living in Kansas having weather radar is a must for me.
4) What is the best way to store music and to play it? Should it all just go on the SD? Is the built in music player at least adequate for playing music?

Is there anything else that I should know regarding making this device as useful as possible. I don't want to load it up with crap but I do like having the device running as smoothly and quickly as possible.

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Old 04-30-2010, 04:33 PM
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after ten years with Windows Mobile I had my fill and today I switched to the HTC Incredible. I've never used on before but I'm completely impressed with the speed of this device.

But, I do have a few questions that I hope can be answered here.

1) What is the best app to enable the Incredible to act as a wifi router?
2) Anyone here know how to sync this with MS Outlook? I talked to an engineer at Verizon and he said it is absolutely doable and is criticial for me. I suppose I could call support but figured that I could get the answer here.
3) What is the best weather radar app. Living in Kansas having weather radar is a must for me.
4) What is the best way to store music and to play it? Should it all just go on the SD? Is the built in music player at least adequate for playing music?

Is there anything else that I should know regarding making this device as useful as possible. I don't want to load it up with crap but I do like having the device running as smoothly and quickly as possible.

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to sync to Outlook. When you connect phone to PC select "Disk Drive" mine is removable H. Install HTC Sync to your PC. Drag it to desktop on PC and install, this will let you sync to Outlook, contact/cal. etc.
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Thanks for that info. I hit the thanks button also!

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Thanks for that info. I hit the thanks button also!

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Thanks for the thanks, give it a try let me know if you get Outlook to work
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Re: New to Android - A few questions

Regarding #4, yes, the built-in MP3 player is pretty good it seems .
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Re: New to Android - A few questions

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after ten years with Windows Mobile I had my fill and today I switched to the HTC Incredible. I've never used on before but I'm completely impressed with the speed of this device.

But, I do have a few questions that I hope can be answered here.

1) What is the best app to enable the Incredible to act as a wifi router?
2) Anyone here know how to sync this with MS Outlook? I talked to an engineer at Verizon and he said it is absolutely doable and is criticial for me. I suppose I could call support but figured that I could get the answer here.
3) What is the best weather radar app. Living in Kansas having weather radar is a must for me.
4) What is the best way to store music and to play it? Should it all just go on the SD? Is the built in music player at least adequate for playing music?

Is there anything else that I should know regarding making this device as useful as possible. I don't want to load it up with crap but I do like having the device running as smoothly and quickly as possible.

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Re: New to Android - A few questions

i would suggest throwing your music onto the internal memory. they gave us 8gb so might as well use it, haha. plus i think the internal mem runs faster than our sd cards. you could also try some of the great music widgets/apps that android has: like pandora, slacker radio, last.fm...etc. however those will probably eat your batt up quicker.

also as mentioned above, the stock music player is great. and it integrates with the lock screen. within the lock screen it allows play/pause, next and back, and shows album art...very nice
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yes i would like to know about the wifi router myself thats all the net i have as of now i have my imagio set up to do it and love it. i am thinking of going to the incredible if this STUPID buttons dont stop sticking on number 3 right now. but not if i cant do this.
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Re: New to Android - A few questions

Thanks for all the answers. Music on 8 gigs is a problem. I have about 100 gigs of music and even paring it down to 16 for the sd is always a problem. I'll store it on the sd.

Yes, I did get Outlook to sync using the method in this thread. Took a little tweaking and messing with settings but it works like a champ now.

I found another app for radar but its only ok at best. I'll go find the weather channel app and give it a try.

I have to say that I'm loving this phone. After ten years of windows I'm really having trouble getting used to a phone that works and moves quickly. Now I don't have enough time to get a few extra puffs on the cigs before the phone is already doing what I asked. That might be a good thing!

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Re: New to Android - A few questions

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Thanks for all the answers. Music on 8 gigs is a problem. I have about 100 gigs of music and even paring it down to 16 for the sd is always a problem. I'll store it on the sd.

Yes, I did get Outlook to sync using the method in this thread. Took a little tweaking and messing with settings but it works like a champ now.

I found another app for radar but its only ok at best. I'll go find the weather channel app and give it a try.

I have to say that I'm loving this phone. After ten years of windows I'm really having trouble getting used to a phone that works and moves quickly. Now I don't have enough time to get a few extra puffs on the cigs before the phone is already doing what I asked. That might be a good thing!

R
snap thats a lot of music, haha. i use a zune hd mainly for my tunes, but i like the phone for the radio streaming apps!

you know, i downloaded the USA Today app for news, which is nice btw, but it has a weather panel with a radar button. didn't try as my battery died while reading the news (on the charger right now) but check out that app. knock two birds out with one app, news/weather/radar all in one. (or would that be three birds?)

as far as wifi router goes, we have to wait for root access, which hopefully will be soon. you can pay for PDAnet, i believe $20 (one time), which allows you to "usb tether" your phone to your laptop/comp for internet. there are a couple other apps too, i recall something like easyTether ($15 i believe) and there may some others...but wifi will have to wait till root
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