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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by silvertwister09, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. silvertwister09

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    Hey Guys just switched from an iPhone to a htc desire and I don't regret it yet one bit. The only thing that's frustrating is that the battery life isn't great but i love the interface etc and how smoothly it runs. Think google are going to be big competition in the near future. I loved my iPhone but felt i needed a change from the iPhone after having the lather iPhones for around 3 years. The new one just was not for me.

    Any apps you would recommend that are free for the moment I haven't started customising it yet still trying to suss out a lot of things after using iphonr for so long my brain turned to mush lol

    Thanks
     

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  2. silvertwister09

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    Oh by the way my contacts are all messed up I cant suss out hose to sort it all I just want my contacts from sim to the phone and not be linked to Facebook etc how do i disable this at the moment my contacts just are messed up cos of it
     
  3. judg3

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    The desire was my first proper smart phone but it does everything I want plus more.

    My battery got significantly better after a couple of weeks with a few complete cycles of full to empty... then after that have just stuck it on charge every night or every other night.

    You'll find that when it switches from being a toy to a tool you should get sufficiant time out of the battery.

    Apps i've put on include:
    ASTRO File Manager
    WiFi Analyzer
    Gesture Search
    Google search by voice
    SMS Popup - for repeating text alerts
    Barcode scanner - for looking up products
    BatteryTime: Classic - puts a nice battery on the home screen for keeping an eye on usage


    Regards
    Steve
     
  4. judg3

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    In the contacts list I think you can filter the returned results...

    Menu - View and deselect which contact sources you don't want to show.

    Is that what you're after?
     
  5. silvertwister09

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    nope i got some help from a buddy and it was cause facebook contacts was synced so got all messy....now i just cant suss out for the life of me why i cant edit contact info and add photos to a contact in contact book if its located on sim card?
     
  6. CarsnGadgets

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    The best way to sync contacts is to export them from outlook or livemail as a csv file and import that into googlemail. Then sync the desire with googlemail.

    The battery gets better with time, but see some of the many battery threads on here for tips.

    As for apps, I'd recommend:
    Astro file manager
    Extended controls widget
    Rockplayer arm7 divx media player
    Mini info widget
    Gameboid gameboy advance emulator
    Spare parts
    Agenda widget
    My backup pro
    Barcode scanner
    SwiftKey keyboard
     
  7. Phenomenological

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  8. silvertwister09

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    Aww thank you guys the members on here seem to be much more friendly than some other boards <3 my desire
     
  9. WozzaTT

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  10. DCFC79

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    i cant seem to find batterytime classic, i found battery time lite
     
  11. KanedAndUnable

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    i got my desire and few weeks ago but only just discovered this forum!
    wasn't sure at first about the desire but i had a play about with it in the shop and had a play with my mates iPhone and there was only one winner.
    i think this forum will be an invaluable source for all things Desire!
     
  12. nacatomi

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    You can't do much with sim card contacts they are very basic. All you get really is a name (up to 12 chars I think) and a single number. Any other phones you have used that provide more fields to store things (picture, emaill address etc) will have been saving them as phone contacts.
     
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