Messaging:

Different message types are placed in a single menu - SMS, MMS and e-mails. There is nothing unexpected here. If you don’t want to use the hardware QWERTY (open the slider), entering text is done by one of the following touch display methods:

• Block Recognizer
• Keyboard
• Letter Recognizer
• Transcriber


According to us, the full virtual keyboard is the fastest way for text input, but the other methods can also be useful if you get used to them.

Connectivity:

Eten M810 is a quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) with a tri-band UMTS/HSDPA (850/1900/2100 MHz). These specifications make it a global phone, and the only 3G network you are not going to be able to take advantage of, is T-Mobile’s (1700 MHz).

Naturally, you have Bluetooth and WiFi at your disposal. The first one is used for pairing with accessories and short distance data transfers to other Bluetooth devices.

With WiFi, you can connect to a wireless LAN network covering your position, use it as an Internet source and view the shared information (input \\name-of-computer in Internet Explorer and you will see what is shared).

Like all other Windows Mobile phones, you need to have ActiveSync (Windows XP) or Windows Mobile Device Center (Windows Vista) installed on the computer to connect to it. The program will let you easily synchronize the phone (contacts, emails, and organizer) with Outlook.

Internet:

A phone, targeting the Internet audience is expected to be most reliable for web surfing and getting information. This however, is not the case with Eten M810. Here we have the mobile version of Internet Explorer, which is not a competition to Opera 9.5 or Safari but is more likely to fall in the “useless” class.

Its main drawbacks include incorrect page visualization (especially the larger ones); the content does not automatically rearrange itself, there’s no pan or zoom, all of which results in the need of continuous, annoying scrolling in all directions.



Overall, the browser is outdated and cannot satisfy the needs of the modern Internet user. Luckily, there are alternatives, although in beta versions (Opera Mobile 9.5, SkyFire, Deepfish).

The VoIP service keeps gaining popularity among the people.The already famous Skype application has been available for PPC now for a long time and it usually does a good job. In М810 the application is slow, but it is fully functional. We used a WiFi connection to find out if we can have a normal conversation. The only troubles we experienced were, some interruptions at times, but the overall performance was OK. By default, the loudspeaker is used for listening, but the phone comes with preset software, Skype Receiver Switch, which transfers the sound to the front earpiece. This allows you to make calls without being heard by the people around you. The idea of this application is very good, but is absolutely useless, because when it is active, the microphone is not functional.

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