The M1 3G Service

I think i’m getting hang of this new keyboard. Messaging is much easier now and i more or less press the right keys now. Just finished trying out the IM+ application that lets you connect to the various messenger services on the M600. Quite an interesting experience i guess since you are connected to the internet at nearly all the time. Does wonders to battery life too. Sure hope that they release a larger capacity battery soon.
The messenger app transfers very little and holding a connection for an hour will result in a transfer of about 13kb only. Of course when you are conversing to someone the data transfered will go up but i think its actually quite reasonably. More so than i had initially imagined.
I finally gave a call to M1 yesterday and found out how, as it was explained by the lady over the phone, the M1 3G service work. First of all, there are actually two addresses or access points that you need to use. One is called “miworld” and the other is “sunsurf”. The miworld address, as i figure it, is used when you want to do video streaming. Apparently the is some sort of encryption that is used so the settings are peculiar to 3G phones. The sursuft setting is not available on the phone as a default and you’ll have to key it in manually. The reason for needing to access the sunsurf point is because miworld doesn’t work with www websites and pop3/imap email accounts. Now so just when are you accessing the network at 3G speeds and when are you doing GPRS? The answer received is that depends only on whether or not you are in good 3G coverage and not which access point you are using. Interesting eh? Ha ha. All i wish though is someway to set the phone not to access GPRS in order to see if 3G is really fast but unfortunately i don’t think there is such a feature on the M600.
Speaking of which after spending some time with the phone i’m beginning to see some of it’s more apparent flaws. At the top of the list is no new message icon or missed call icon on the screen when the keypad is locked. Is in my opinion is a big flaw. At least for my K750i, any new messages or calls missed will result in the corresponding icon being displayed on the screen. Also, the phone is a touch laggy. Probably because of the complicated OS since it even has threading. Palm doesn’t have that. (at least not on os 5). But that is probably why Palm is more responsive. So this phone is not for those who are very particular fast menus when sms’ng. However since it does have the option for msn on the go, maybe it will appeal to some.

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