The AT&T Tilt phoneÂ I got almost a year ago is my first phone that has data and email on it, which I have itegrated more and more in my life.
This past weekend i took on the task of upgrading the ROM software from Windows Mobile 6 to 6.1. Worried that this was going to break my phone I did quiteÂ a bit of reading and online research but i couldn’t find anyone that had any problems doing this.
So i went out to the HTC site and downloaded the ROM version plugged my phone into the computer for anÂ ActiveSync connectionÂ and in about 10 minutes i was done! Completely painless!
The most time consuming part of the upgrade was getting my programs re-installed and getting the phone setting customized again.
There was no issue with data because i had it all on a 2GB micro SD card. (photos, music, program installs, ect…)
There was also no issue with contacts since I have Exchange Server at work… once i configured ActiveSnyc on the phone all my email, contacts, and calendar itemsÂ were pushed back to the phone from the server.
So on the next update I won’t be so worried!
I had a Sandisk Sansa c250 I got about a year ago and I had a problem where the sound only came out of one ear. Thinking this was a problem with the earbudsÂ I started looking for some new ones but wasn’t having much luck. I also used an FM transmitter to get sound in my truck but I also noticed it started happening on with it as well. I swapped out some other headphones I had at the house to see if that fixed it be it didn’t. Turns out the jack in the mp3 player was bad as well as the earbud I was using.Â Not wanting to spend the money on both I started thinking…. you know there is a lot of hype around the IPhone and all it does is serve as a mp3 player I wonder if i could use my phone for that since i use it for so much else. I came across an article about using your Tilt as your full time mp3 player.
If you don’t already know I have a Tilt from AT&T and I love this phone because i get email and can upload various things to the web over the data connection. I followed the above article and was able to setup my phone to play my mp3’s.Â The part that made my decision a definate yes was the Motorola HT820 headset… it’s a bluetooth stereo headset that runs both the voice and sound of the phone so not only can i listen to Netcast and Music on it, if I get a call the sound stops and i hit a button and can take the call. The sound of the call comes over both speakers even though i believe it’s monotone it still sounds better than a single ear sound.
Many phones have the ability to play mp3’s as well as support bluetooth so if you are thinking of getting a mp3Â (or replacing in my case)Â player give thought to getting a stereo headset instead and using your phone.
Well I finally got WordPress going for the new blog… i like it much better.
Easier to maintain than the old one!
Keep an eye out for future post.