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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mmiller2002, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member
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    Looking at the Aria as my first smartphone. I like the size compared to the larger smartphones. Is it a good phone for the nonexperienced user? I'd like to check yahoo[​IMG] email, browse the web now and then, get directions, etc.

    Does anyone know if android phones can enlarge the text messaging[​IMG] font like iphones can? iphones use the "accessibility" setting to select font size.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     



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  2. Mythic

    Mythic Newbie

    the stock text message app lacks settings for font change and size....i use handcent which lets you customize just about everything from styles,fonts,sizes etc...and showing message in a IM conversation style for each contact is very nice and quite handy... the directions works good... i don't use at&t's map due to it costs but you get google maps which is free and comes with google navigator which works pretty good... you can check all your email easily but for Yahoo you will have to get their app from the market... for some reason the email app does not support Yahoo...
     
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  3. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the reply. Is handscent free? Regarding yahoo email, are you saying i cannot just go to yahoo mail and sign-in like i do on my PC? do i have to buy a yahoo app?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  4. CartOverlord

    CartOverlord Newbie

    yes handscent is free. so is chomp sms which is almost the same thing. you can change the color size and even font style. if you think the samsung captivate is too big then that might be the only reason to get the aria.
     
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  5. backflipper

    backflipper Newbie

    Yeah you have to get a seperate app for yahoo mail and its nice and free
     
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  6. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks all! Yeah, right now I think that the Captivate is too big.
     
  7. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member
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    Got the Aria this past weekend. So far, a cool little phone.

    Anyone know if there's an app to put it into sleep mode, like pressing the power button, only on the screen?
     
  8. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member
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    And another few questions if its OK.

    When using the internet, is there a way to go "forward" to a page you visited once you go "back" using the fixed button at the bottom of the phone?

    Also, is there any way to set the phone to wake-up by pressing the optical joystick button?

    Finally, does the built-in keyboard have directional arrow keys to move the cursor to points within typed text for adding/deleting characters? My fat fingers sometimes have problems precisely putting the cursor between the letters i want.

    Thanks.

    PS, is there a better thread/subforum for these newbie usage questions?
     
  9. bikedogrun

    bikedogrun Member

    The "back" key will not do it, you'll need to use the browsers own capability to page forward/back.

    Using the optical joystick for wake would be nice, there is WidgetLocker which works great on my Droid, I've had mixed results on the Aria.

    For cursor movement, have you tried using the optical joystick? Works pretty well... ;)

    /BD :cool:
     
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  10. anika200

    anika200 Member

    Wow, I did not know that. I have been trying to figure that out forever. Thanks.
     
  11. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member
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    So, I'm trying handcent. How do i turn off the stock messaging app? Thanks

     
  12. Mythic

    Mythic Newbie


    easy... open the stock messenger app... hit menu/settings/ scroll down and un-check received notification ... that way you don't get the double notification
     
  13. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member
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    thanks :)

    is there good free app that tells you what's running in the background on the phone?
     
  14. CGG318

    CGG318 Newbie

    You may have already figured this out but ... pressing the fixed menu button brings up a forward button.
     
  15. Mythic

    Mythic Newbie

    systempanel lite on the market will give every ounce of info about your phone.... with live graphs of cpu usage ,memory, what apps are running system process, net work info, device info ...etc...
     
  16. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member
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    How do I get handcent to recognize email addresses? the regular messaging app does. Thanks
     
  17. Mythic

    Mythic Newbie


    when you open up handcent ...in the upper left hand corner hit the pen and paper icon ... just type in the email address to who you want to text ... type in your message and hit send... when they get the text via email it will show from your phone number's att email address ( in case no one knows... your phones email is like this xxxxxxxxxx@mms.att.net ( x= your number) and when they respond to number@mms.att.net it will come back to you as a text message or actually a mms ... hope that helps
     
  18. xraychick01

    xraychick01 Member

    Is handcent available through the android market or does the phone have to be rooted to use it?
     
  19. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member
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HTC Aria Forum

The HTC Aria release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 384GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1200mAh battery.

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