July 18th, 2010, 02:25 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device(s): SE Xperia X10 Mini E10i
Carrier: Not Provided
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The screen is too small to use for turn-by-turn navigation while driving in my and others opinion.
So, if you just need to use the GPS to see where you are and a few blocks around you I think google maps is ok.
But do keep track on how much data you're pulling from the net and I would've preferd a good data plan. (and the app called "Call Meter NG" to show you how much data you've used).
Another tip is to use XGPS, it downloads maps from google maps so you don't need to use the data connection (first to your pc, then transfer it to your phone).
This takes some time as the data files are HUGE (so you'll have to just download maps from a small area).
Not sure if TomTom works on this small screen? Anyone tried?
Regarding outlook, the phone comes with it own software for that.
(Roadsync Calendar and RoadSync Mail)
Most find that killing apps manually doesn't do any good.
I'm using Advanced Task Killer Free.
No, you can't install to SD, this is not the phones fault but a limitation of Android 1.6.
You'll have to wait for either a root hack or a firmware update from SE to fix this.
I'm no gamer, but Peggle which comes with the phone I find very amusing.
Labyrinth Lite and Abduction! is two other games I've installed but not using that much. What I find myself using most of the time is Klondike (Solitair card game).