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HTC Mogul Review

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Messaging:

HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review
Different message types are placed in a single menu - SMS, MMS and e-mails. There is nothing unexpected here. If you do not wish to use the built-in keyboard then entering text is done by one of the following touch display methods:

  • Block Recognizer
  • Keyboard
  • Letter Recognizer
  • Transcriber

We think that the on-screen keyboard is the fastest and most convenient way to do it, but if you train the other methods, they can also be quite handy! Combined with the T9 predictive system, entering text with the phone is really quick.

Just a few steps away is the option to add your e-mail account (POP3 or IMAP) and to use it on your mobile phone. Windows Mobile 6 already supports HTML formatted e-mails. The client is very similar to the Outlook on a computer, you can filter your inbox to see just some results, reply to message or forward it to other person. The support for attachments allows you to download or send one, in addition to the text body. The phone can be set to synchronize with your company Exchange Server.

As standard, Windows Mobile comes preloaded with the mobile version of Live! Messenger (MSN). Windows Live account will be added in Messaging when you add your e-mail account. You can also choose to use third party application such as AIM, Yahoo! Chat and ICQ.


HTC Mogul Review
Connectivity:


Mogul is a dual-band (800/1900) CDMA phone. Standard for a smartphone, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are available. Bluetooth is mainly used for connecting to other nearby devices, as accessories (earpieces, car-kits, multimedia devices) and for data transfer (transfer of files to/from another phone/PC). Like all other Windows phones, you need to have ActiveSync installed on the computer to connect to it. The program will let you easily synchronize the phone (contacts, emails, and organizer) with Outlook.

With Wi-Fi you can connect to a wireless LAN network covering you, use it as an Internet source and view the shared documents (input \\name-of-computer in Internet Explorer and you will see what is shared). There is also the possibility to use EV-DO REV.A to surf the web when a wireless network is not in range.

We did have a few issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks at times. If a username and password were required, the screen tended to disappear before we finished typing in the information. Also, connected to networks with any type of security caused headaches and though we were able to connect finally, this was only after much work.


Internet:

The mobile version of Internet Explorer is used for internet browsing; loading standard pages in full size is not a problem, because of the relatively high resolution (320x240 pixels) of such devices but you have to scroll horizontally as well as vertically almost all the time. If you want to read a text, it is almost sure you will not be able to fit the whole row in those 240 (or 320 if you put the phone in landscape mode) pixels. Full-screen usage is almost mandatory when the page has loaded.

HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review
HTC Mogul Review

There is also One Column View option which eliminates the need for horizontal scrolling but increases the need for vertical scrolling. The page is narrowed and thus it changes its initial look. As it is a Pocket PC, you can always use third party software to replace the original one.

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HTC P4000 Titan

HTC P4000 Titan

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.0
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm MSM7500, Single core, 384 MHz
64 MB RAM
Size4.33 x 2.32 x 0.72 inches
(110 x 59 x 18.5 mm)
5.82 oz  (165 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 3.33 hours talk time

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