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    I am new to this thread, but am interested in the same concept. I have an HTC Tilt and would be interested in controlling it from a touch screen in the car. No sense having an all-purpose phone if we have to duplicate its GPS, internet, music playing on another device.

    It seems like getting a carputer and using something like Redfly Mobile to emulate it onto the display in the car would work best. I agree that to make that approach truly desireable, I would want to be able to control it using the touch screen. With the Tilt, the only problem I see is that there is not USB Host capability, which is the only way I see to get the touch screen commands back to the phone. Perhaps that is solved with the connection with Redfly, though. I am not familiar with how that really works. Does it use activsync to connect phone to pc? If so, then it seems like it would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myriad46 View Post
    I am new to this thread, but am interested in the same concept. I have an HTC Tilt and would be interested in controlling it from a touch screen in the car. No sense having an all-purpose phone if we have to duplicate its GPS, internet, music playing on another device.

    It seems like getting a carputer and using something like Redfly Mobile to emulate it onto the display in the car would work best. I agree that to make that approach truly desireable, I would want to be able to control it using the touch screen. With the Tilt, the only problem I see is that there is not USB Host capability, which is the only way I see to get the touch screen commands back to the phone. Perhaps that is solved with the connection with Redfly, though. I am not familiar with how that really works. Does it use activsync to connect phone to pc? If so, then it seems like it would work.
    Yea. I am working on replacing my aftermarket deck with a mobile phone/carpc setup. I want to get the samsung omnia which has tv-out, radio, accelerometer and the regular mobile office suite. I decided to wait for the samsung omnia HD due to be released in August this year. The only thing is I hope one day someone develops features or software that enable control of your mobile phone without depending on MyMobiler-like applications, because you still need a pc for that.

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    RedFly

    The software pretty much allows you to control your Pocket PC phone on the screen of the Computers Touch Panel. The computers keyboard can be used to type on the phone as well. You can run all apps. etc. It's pretty quick and the closest you might get to real time.

    The resolution and image quality exceeds any device with a TV Out!


    For those interested, here is a great docking station for TouchPro - i ordered one and it shold work with the TP even though it specifies Diamond. It's nice because you get charging and USB and sound all from the same dock!

    https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22025

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyv View Post
    The software pretty much allows you to control your Pocket PC phone on the screen of the Computers Touch Panel. The computers keyboard can be used to type on the phone as well. You can run all apps. etc. It's pretty quick and the closest you might get to real time.

    The resolution and image quality exceeds any device with a TV Out!


    For those interested, here is a great docking station for TouchPro - i ordered one and it shold work with the TP even though it specifies Diamond. It's nice because you get charging and USB and sound all from the same dock!

    https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22025


    I agree. I was looking into a setup like that docking station for my HTC Vogue. I wonder if it will work with it.

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    WM based 7' Din1 with DVd, GPS, BT, USB, SD Slot ?

    Hello,

    I also own an HTC HD2 which does not support video out (According to HTC Support).

    I was really hoping to be able to use this method because I was planning to buy 7' DVD GPS car player. I hoped to surf on this 7' touch screen via my unlimited Internet bundle on the HTC HD2.

    Since there is no video out, I am stuck

    I am actually now looking for a Windows Mobile 5/6 based device (Din 1) which has 7', DVD, GPS, BT, USB, SD slot capabilities on which I can install softwares (google maps, dictionnaries etc).

    I do not want to install an xp based netbook at the back of the car.


    I desperetely need your advices
    Thanks in advance

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    where did you find a 1DIN windows mobile device?

    Please provide a link? I have seen windows CE devices similar to what you describe but you cannot load applications on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyv View Post
    Please provide a link? I have seen windows CE devices similar to what you describe but you cannot load applications on them?
    I do not have any link because I am looking for such devices. If you have any please provide some links. Many thanks

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    You can buy a Windows CE 5.0 GPS module. Basically a headless CE unit that hooks up to a LCD screen. I've been thinking about this alot. I've seen a lot of hacks where people make SD bootloaders and run 4-5 different CE GPS apps, different media players.

    This is what I am referring to. $80.

    http://mp3playerstore.com/stuff_you_...sBox-E920.html

    They have different models. Basically, a CE box w/ SIRF chip. Much better than a WM phone.

    I just need to figure out how to do the controls. Since some of them have bluetooth, you can use a bluetooth remote.


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