few questions about Capitvate


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  1. symp el

    symp el Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am thinking of moving from a BB 9700 to the captivate and I have afew questions.


    1. I am going to access Gmail via IMAP. How fast is it and is it true IMAP?
    2. Does the calendar and contacts sync with Google instantly?
    3. What is the real life expectation of the battery after without streaming of video or audio?
    4. Does it offer the free turn by turn GPS from google? Same as the Droid? If not, how is ATT's branded GPS on it?
    5. Can the icons on the bottom dock be customized?
    Is there anything I need to know coming from a BB?
     

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    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

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    1. Yes, you can use IMAP via Samsung's built-in email app, but why not just use the Gmail app which does instantaneous push?
    2. Yes, as soon as you enter your account info & from then on
    3. subjective, I'll let someone else take this one
    4. Yep, same as Droid, plus a cool Car Home app
    5. Yep.
     
  3. symp el

    symp el Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    4- So, it does offer free audible turn by turn directions? (I just want to be sure)

    5- I can remove the standard email icon and replace it with the GMail icon on the bottom dock? I was told by a rep that the UI doesn't allow it. I don't want to root the phone just yet.
     
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    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

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    Yes, & yes. Without rooting, even ;)

    Answer to your #5 can be found in this forum via search. Plenty of info on it.
     
  5. MrTony

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    Technically, the rep is right - you can't change that right out of the box. However, get a custom launcher ( I suggest ADW.Launcher though LauncherPro is good also) and you can customize that and more, without rooting. ;)
     
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    symp el Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I found this solution. Can someone try it and confirm that it works or not please?
     

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    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that's correct. You can definitely change them via that method. MrTony is mistaken in this case ;)
     
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    I don't think that applies to TouchWiz. I've never seen it and I don't have those options when I launch TouchWiz.
     
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    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

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    Don't make me go lookin' for the video now... :p
     
  10. symp el

    symp el Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I hope it works. Believe it or not, but this would be a deal killer for me. How do YOU do it?
     
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    :D HAHAHAHA! I guess I need to go diggin' a little more myself then! Still, I do like ADW.Launcher as it's a little faster and easier on the battery than TouchWiz. But hey, looks like it'll do what you asked for :)
     
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    symp el Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Great discovery! I have been wondering this myself. I tried it and it works. I just moved the default e-mail icon off the dock and placed K-9 Mail there in it's place.
    Here's how to do it. Click on the Applications icon. Click on menu key. Choose View Type. Change to Customizable grid. Hit Menu key after the choice window closes. Click Edit. Now click and hold the icon you want to move. Drag it to the area you want to store it. Click and hold the icon you want to put on the dock. Drag it to the dock. It's that simple.
    I just moved from the Bold 9700 last week to the Captivate. At first I missed my Blackberry....but I'm over it and LOVE the Captivate!
     
  15. MrTony

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    I'll be damned! I didn't know you could do that! Maybe I need to RTFM? :rolleyes:
     
  16. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

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    lol... that's why I just requested to sticky the reviews thread. LOTS of info in those videos that's easier than reading a ton of threads to find.
     
  17. symp el

    symp el Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anything that you miss about the 9700?
     
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    Wait, so you can use the actual gps with google maps with out paying for the gps service?
     
  19. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

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    Correctemundo.
     
  20. symp el

    symp el Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I love the fact that it does this. Now I can't wait for Thursday to get it.
     
  21. BretR574

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    Initially I missed how well it pushed my emails to me, but I found the app K-9 Mail today and now I'm getting my e-mails just as quick as on my BB. I'm looking at the apps now to set up "profiles" for different ringtones and notifications sounds like the BB had. Some sounds aren't appropriate for the workplace and BB made it easy to change the sounds. Other than that, I'm very happy!
     
  22. Simba501

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    This definitely works. I've done it myself, and I'm not rooted.
     

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