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(I sent this a few hours ago -- didn't post -- I cut links down and
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Hugh Ashton wrote:
> On 08/11/2006 0:05, "Stuart Woodward" <stuartcw_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> The SoftBank X01HT looks really nice. It is even wifi capable.
>> What's the catch? :-)
> It uses a Micro$oft operating system?
> It's hacked so no third-party apps can be installed?
> It won't sync with Macintoshes?
No third-party apps can be installed? Are you sure? That would seem to
violate license requirements for Windows Mobile 5.0. At least I hope
such a move would be in violation.
There is at least one thread on unlocking and flashing the X01HT
somewhere . . . oh, http://tinyurl.com/y3pth5 and http://tinyurl.com/y3zjqd
> And as they say, it won't send MMS, so any non-SB messages have to go
> through an ISP (packet charges)
I'm seriously thinking about:
- buying one
- keeping the Japanese OS (and the missing modem application)
- adding some English apps
- generally using keitai for e-mail
- mostly using various wifi hotspots for webby stuff.
I have checked several times, though, and I have not been able to find a
large source of low-priced or free applications for Windows Mobile. The
Zaurus and the Palm have a *lot* of nearly free apps available. Have I
just missed a good source somewhere, or is Windows Mobile avoided by
open source programmers?
Received on Thu Nov 9 02:23:12 2006