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Old 05-06-2009, 01:59 PM
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Main gribes w/ touch pro (under wm65)

(err.. main gripes, I meant )

this phone is almost perfect.. My issues with it are -

1) It can be plugged into an outlet but still drain if you're doing something intensive like gps app or listening to internet radio - this is a BIG DEAL.
2) battery life could be better.. but this wouldn't be so bad if issue (1) above didn't exist.
3) still have quite a bit of lag going from portrait to landscape...

What's your thoughts? Does the touch pro 2 address any of these?

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Re: Main gribes w/ touch pro (under wm65)

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(err.. main gripes, I meant )

this phone is almost perfect.. My issues with it are -

1) It can be plugged into an outlet but still drain if you're doing something intensive like gps app or listening to internet radio - this is a BIG DEAL.
2) battery life could be better.. but this wouldn't be so bad if issue (1) above didn't exist.
3) still have quite a bit of lag going from portrait to landscape...

What's your thoughts? Does the touch pro 2 address any of these?

-mark
1) Try nueBattery [if you're using the HTC charger, it should easily provide 1A]
2) Try nueDynamicClock
3) Try GfxBoost
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:07 PM
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Re: Main gribes w/ touch pro (under wm65)

Your issues are pretty much on the mark. One charging issue is that charging via USB to computer is absurdly slow, and worse than previous models, making it useless. The phone discharges faster than it charges using this method. As for being plugged in, it's actually a heat issue. It can charge as fast if not faster than it's being used, but if it gets too hot, it stops charging, and then you're screwed. Has happened to me several times now.

Battery life's just plain terrible. I had to get an extended battery, and even with that it's pretty bad. I only make it through the day if I can keep my phone plugged in while at work.

And yes, transition's still slow. But I haven't seen any WM phones where it wasn't, honestly.

Touch Pro2, as far as has been stated, improved battery life, but by some unknown factor (they were more specific about the Diamond2). Nothing's been said about charge speed or overheating while charging, though. And based on videos and reality, I wouldn't have high hopes for notable rotation improvements.

I'm personally torn on whether I'll bother to upgrade. I'm Sprint Premier, so I qualify for the upgrade in November, which is probably shortly after it'll be released, but I'm not sure it's worth it. Camera's not upgraded (in fact it loses the flash), it has EVEN LESS buttons, I question whether the special microphones and back will make extended batteries harder to make, and all of its software innovations have already leaked and I've already moved past them to 6.5. All that's left for me (I don't travel out of the country, so GSM's not a selling factor) are the bigger widescreen, the tilt, and the nicer keyboard. At this point they won't justify spending an additional $250-300 to replace my current mostly awesome phone.

I may go ahead and skip it and see what's next. Maybe they'll release a model with one of those 1Ghz processors they've been playing with, or something based off of nVidia's Tegra chipset and THEN we'll see something worthwhile. Or maybe Android or WebOS-based phones will have enough of their gaps filled in that I'll be comfortable switching. Time will tell.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:13 PM
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Re: Main gribes w/ touch pro (under wm65)

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1) Try nueBattery [if you're using the HTC charger, it should easily provide 1A]
2) Try nueDynamicClock
3) Try GfxBoost
Can I use those with the the standad Rom when you get your Touch Pro?
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:14 PM
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Re: Main gribes w/ touch pro (under wm65)

I use the first two with the stock sprint rom.

Never used the 3rd but Im assuming so.
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Re: Main gribes w/ touch pro (under wm65)

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I use the first two with the stock sprint rom.

Never used the 3rd but Im assuming so.
The third suggests it won't work on a stock ROM.
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Re: Main gribes w/ touch pro (under wm65)

Ah I missed that in the text. Been a long day at work plus Im moving, my brain is fried
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Re: Main gribes w/ touch pro (under wm65)

I just tested it, appears to make no tangible difference in rotation speed. As bad as ever. I don't complain much about it, so I'm not especially upset, but would have been nice if it worked...
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Re: Main gribes w/ touch pro (under wm65)

What exactly does 1 and 2 do? I'm kind of stupid at this stuff and just learning.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:26 PM
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Re: Main gribes w/ touch pro (under wm65)

NueClock and Nuedynamicclock let you control the speed of the various parts of the phone in various instances. Like when the phone is off, inactivitity, etc..I just used the simple version of it called nueclockcontrol as dynamic gave me some issues coming out of suspend mode. Nueclockcontrol has been flawless for me though.

nuebattery allows your phone to draw the maximum power while charging so it charges quicker.
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