Its been a while hasn't it?
Hi everyone, Berber here again.
Just thought I'd pop in and say hi and give y'all an update on my carputer if you are still interested.
Well as mentioned in my last post I have stayed with Windows 7 but went on to use Garmin Mobile PC instead of Destinator. That was the best decision I made with regards to keeping my carputer running nice and smooth. I like using GMPC as it is similar to using my Garmin Zumo 550, its such a shame that Garmin have stopped supporting GMPC. I have been happy with the performance of my carputer so far with only a minor problem with a free plug-in that is supposed to auto dim the screen but I can't get to work properly. I have uninstalled the plug-in but now the "dim" button in the CF system menu does nothing so I have to use the buttons on the Mini Touch 700 or it's remote to adjust the brightness.
I have just downloaded the trial version of CF 3.5 to my P4 desktop for evaluation so I have 30 days to see what has been fixed. One thing I have tried to do and failed is upload my mobile phone's address book to CF. I see a message pop up for a fraction of a second saying that it is importing the address book but there are no contacts within CF's phone screen when I go there. All my contacts are stored on the phone, not on the sim card so I'm wondering if they have to be on the sim card before CF can import them. I will have to figure out how to transfer my contacts from the phone to the sim card one day and see if that works. I like the fact that the headset icon to the right of the clock has been replaced by the actual bluetooth icon on the home screen. To me it makes the association between the signal bars to the left of the clock and the strength of the bluetooth signal more clear. The larger green status bar for the wifi connection is also a nice touch IMHO.
There are a couple of things that are preventing me from using CF 3.5 in my carputer however. The most important thing being the lack of a free plug-in for GMPC for 3.5. Yeah, I know that there is Rebellium 4 available from TempGP but I don't want to hand over more cash until I know that the improvements in CF 3.5 are worth it. I'm thinking that it may just be worth waiting for CF 4 to come out as I am fairly happy with my carputer running CF 3.1 and GMPC with the free plug-in. Its a pitty that the person who developed the free plug-in hasn't developed one for CF 3.5 as I'm sure it would work well.
Well thats all for now, cheers, Berber