Just got a new M700 to replace my old phone (Motorola MPx220) and PDA (iPaq 3900). On first impression, this is a great convergence device but its takes some time getting used to. The Eten Users Forum was a big help in working out the kinks and getting everything setup.
- Static Navigation: The GPS receiver has static navigation turned on by default. This limits position changes to about every 50 meters and makes the device unusable for navigating on foot. Use SirfTech to disable this option (be careful). Refer to the following thread for details.
- Battery Indicator: The battery seems to continue charging indefinitely (even when the indicator shows 100%). The charging light does turn off an hour later… this is “normal.”
- ETEN software: For lack of a better word, the ETEN software sucks. Replace it with another vendor’s version if you need that functionality. The device runs faster and with less “hick-ups” once the ETEN software is removed.
- TomTom Navigator – This is the best navigation software that I found. Just copy the maps to your SD card and you are ready to go. (make sure to get at least a 1GB card)
- GPS Tuner – Great for off road navigation and making custom maps.
- Tube II – Transit maps and city reference.
- Resco Explorer – Powerful file explorer, registry editor, network browser.
- Resco Photo Viewer
- SPB Pocket Plus, Diary, and Weather – Convenient today screen plug-in and task manager. Great for one handed navigation of PIM data. Note that the current version has a problem with the Glofiish which causes stray lines to be drawn on the today screen tabs.
- Pocket Informant – Comprehensive PIM manager.
- HiCalc – Comprehensive calculator
- Lexisgoo – Great dictionary.
- Windows Live Search (still in Beta)
- SK Tools – I didn’t believe the hype at first but it actually does make the device run faster.