Tag Archive: Omnia 7

Jun 08 2012

The Perils of SMS Boarding Passes

This had slipped my mind but remembered this after receiving an advisory notice to a change for a future flight. Jetstar offers the ability to receive your boarding pass on your phone which is then read by a scanner at the boarding gate. This is pretty handy as it reduces the amount of paper used …

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Jun 01 2012

Incoming Gadget – Samsung Galaxy S III

Yesterday, I picked myself up a new Samsung Galaxy S III upon its launch given that I had found myself in a bit of a dire smartphone situation. My Samsung Omnia 7 has had a repeated history of corrupting its memory after a couple of months and the only solution to get it working properly …

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May 23 2012

Spotify Arrives Down Under

This is already old news but I thought I’d write briefly about the arrival of Spotify in Australia yesterday. I did use this service myself a while ago by getting around the regional lockout but after some time it didn’t work properly. Now that the service is now available I am now turning off the …

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Mar 21 2012

Samsung Omnia 7 and Data Corruption Problems

Just an observation I have made when using my Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone since I have had it. After upgrading to Mango I have found that some time after adding my Twitter account my phone seems to become unstable and I eventually lose all of my mail account settings amongst intermittent crashes or lock …

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Jan 25 2012

Windows Phone – Disappearing Keyboard Fix Now Available

For the Windows Phone users out there just a heads up that a new update is on its way to your devices to correct the disappearing keyboard problem (where the on-screen keyboard vanishes either in the middle of typing or fails to appear at all when selecting a text field after upgrading to Mango). I’ve only …

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Nov 15 2011

Zune Music Pass Now Available in Australia

It’s a day early but you can now activate your Zune Music Pass in Australia by visiting http://www.zune.net/en-us/products/zunepass/default.htm and logging in with your Australian-based Windows Live ID. You can sign up for the 14 day free trial after which your credit card will be debited $11.99 on a monthly basis (or you can switch to the annual …

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Oct 29 2011

Zune Music Pass Finally Coming to Australia

I don’t know how I missed this but I am really excited that Microsoft is releasing its Zune Music Pass in Australia for $11.99 a month starting on Wednesday 16th November, 2011. At long last, this missing piece of the Windows Phone ecosystem is enabled for us users down under so that we can have …

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Oct 27 2011

Windows Phone 7 Gets Internet Sharing

Just a quick update for tonight. For owners of the Samsung Omnia 7 on Optus (at least) an update has been released today that enabled internet sharing on your Mango upgraded phone. It works as well as other wireless hotspot solutions on mobile phones. Once you have upgraded you will find the setting to enable internet …

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Oct 11 2011

Samsung Unveils its Music Hub Subscription Service

It looks like Aussies will start to get more of a taste of subscription music to go head to head with Sony’s offering, Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity. This comes in the absence of an offering from Microsoft and its Zune service and Google preventing people from outside the USA from signing up to its …

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Aug 13 2011

Windows Phone Mango is Go!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my desktop recording solution working the way I wanted this afternoon so I went ahead with putting Mango Beta 2 on my Samsung Omnia 7. I am currently testing rolling back to my backup just to make sure that works as expected before diving into any sort of usability …

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