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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:31 pm 
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So I add a mini-SD card to my Q.
Sorry, don't know the brand of card (Christmas present {came late}, no box.)
Card (2GB) works fine in my camera (with adapter, of course.)
Card will not show up in the Q. :?
Have no functional card reader on my PC at the moment to check (or, possibly, format) the card against / in.
Suggestions? Prior experiences?

And, yes, I did try restarting the phone after I put the card in. Still no joy (memory manager shows only 'unknown' for the card, same as before I put the card in.)

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This may sound too simple but don't know if you have tried it. I found the same thing with my Q and then realized the SD card was not pushed in all the way. It should "click" and not have any push out on the rubber flap that holds it in place. That has been a common mistake on a bunch of the Q forums I hit up.


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NM. Turned out the card's f'ed up.
Bought a new card reader last weekend (my internal one had taked a poo on me, and no longer showed up in Windows at all), and the card, while I can open it, refuses to be formatted. Got another card, and it works just fine.
Wee! I can keep more pics on my phone!
Now, if only Motorola would let me move my contacts to the card (the thought of having the phone wipe itself if the battery dies.... {{shudders}} )


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Are you still happy with your Q?

I need to pick between a TREO W, P, and Moto Q.

I'm looking into the faults of each.


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Oh, I absolutely love it. It's my life on my belt. :)

No, I don't use the 'net or e-mail features (I don't need constant access to my mail THAT badly); but, the Outlook integration (calendar & contacts) is oh-so-helpful to me.
That, and the ability to carry some random document (.doc, .xls, etc) with me (say, a shopping list or compatibility sheet) without needing a paper note is great.


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Oh, I absolutely love it. It's my life on my belt. :)

No, I don't use the 'net or e-mail features (I don't need constant access to my mail THAT badly); but, the Outlook integration (calendar & contacts) is oh-so-helpful to me.
That, and the ability to carry some random document (.doc, .xls, etc) with me (say, a shopping list or compatibility sheet) without needing a paper note is great.


What does it take to save it to the disk for later use?

The Treo's on the Palm OS can't do it, so I am unable to test.

(Currently using a Treo 650)


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You're talking a word doc, spreadsheet, etc?
Just open the Q (either 'explore device' in ActiveSync, or 'mobile device' in My Computer), and paste the file into the Q's MyDocs folder.

It IS Windows, after all..... :)

You can't edit anything (I believe that there's a Mobile Office app that'll let you do that, though), but, it's still quite useful.


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So you have to have it physically connected to the computer?

That kinda makes things hard when you drag and drop from location A but need to get the document off at location B.....


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You actually have 3 choices for connecting it:
    1. Mini-USB cable (my method - also charges the phone, provided that the USB port can provide enough power. Works fine, unless the phone is completely dead. Then only a wall wart can get the phoen back up.)
    2. Bluetooth (provided, of course, that you have a Bluetooth adapter on the PC. But, those are pretty cheap these days.)
    3. IR. But, how many of us actually have an IR I/O adatper? :)


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I don't even know what IR is. lawl


I was kind of hoping that you could open an email and save the attachment to disk. You could do that with the old Pocket PC's.

In any event, it think I'm favoring the TREO 700wx over the Q now because side by side comparisions really suck for the Q when looking at battery life and talk time longevity


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I'm pretty sure that you can save an email attachment like you were at a PC. That said, I'd suggest sticking an SD card in the thing if you're planning on doing that (onboard memory is rather limited.) And, it's quite easy to move the MyDocs folder to the SD card - just drag & drop.

As for the battery life: I haven't had too much of a problem. Even under heavy phone & text usage, I can usually get thru a full day (maybe 2, sometimes more) on a full charge. If you're planning on more (moderate, or more, web / mail usage), I'd suggest getting the big battery for it. From coversations I've had with full-use-of-Q people, it's quite helpful.


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cup wrote:
You actually have 3 choices for connecting it:
    1. Mini-USB cable (my method - also charges the phone, provided that the USB port can provide enough power. Works fine, unless the phone is completely dead. Then only a wall wart can get the phoen back up.)
    2. Bluetooth (provided, of course, that you have a Bluetooth adapter on the PC. But, those are pretty cheap these days.)
    3. IR. But, how many of us actually have an IR I/O adatper? :)



I've got three laptops all with built in IR (IrDA + FIR) but no bluetooth :P

Never sync'd my Palm via IR, but it's great for transferring files back and forth.


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Which Palm you got Trap?


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Spider Monkey wrote:
Which Palm you got Trap?


Old ass Zire 21.

I was going to upgrade to a Palm T5/TX but I got pissed off at Palm because they refuse to build Palms with removable batteries because they know the battery only lasts about 2 or 3 years and the price to replace the battery is about half the price of a new Palm.

So my new plan was to get a Treo 680, so I'd get my goddamn removable battery and an expansion slot.


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Flytrap7 wrote:
So my new plan was to get a Treo 680, so I'd get my goddamn removable battery and an expansion slot.


...Not trying to pester...

Why the 680 and not the 700? The 700's have a removable battery and expansion slot.


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Bluetooth is awesome for mobile devices. Much faster than IR, don't need line of sight, and much longer range.

usb is still faster, but we're talking 10 seconds more or less for most syncs. If you are transferring larger files, like music or video the difference is larger, but when I want to do that I just pop out the SD card anyway.

Considering how cheap a bluetooth adapter is, and the convenience of syncing remotely from the couch without having to mess with more cables, I recommend it. There comes a point where I just start resenting the spaghetti on my desk.


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Urvile wrote:
Bluetooth is awesome for mobile devices. Much faster than IR, don't need line of sight, and much longer range.

usb is still faster, but we're talking 10 seconds more or less for most syncs. If you are transferring larger files, like music or video the difference is larger, but when I want to do that I just pop out the SD card anyway.

Considering how cheap a bluetooth adapter is, and the convenience of syncing remotely from the couch without having to mess with more cables, I recommend it. There comes a point where I just start resenting the spaghetti on my desk.


What are you recommending? They all have Bluetooth.


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I'm recomending a bluetooth adapter for computers that don't already have one! :D


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Urvile wrote:
I'm recomending a bluetooth adapter for computers that don't already have one! :D


Ohz. Got it. Thanks! :D


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Spider Monkey wrote:
Flytrap7 wrote:
So my new plan was to get a Treo 680, so I'd get my goddamn removable battery and an expansion slot.


...Not trying to pester...

Why the 680 and not the 700? The 700's have a removable battery and expansion slot.



because I prefer GSM based networks.


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