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I’m sitting at a local coffee shop where shortly I’ll be visiting with reader Mike Whalen. Mike wants to see the HTC Advantage up close and personal so I’m blogging this from the HTC as we speak, er, write, er, read. Whatever. I’m using the iGo […]

I’m sitting at a local coffee shop where shortly I’ll be visiting with reader Mike Whalen. Mike wants to see the HTC Advantage up close and personal so I’m blogging this from the HTC as we speak, er, write, er, read. Whatever. I’m using the iGo Stowaway Bluetooth keyboard for some full-sized typing goodness and it works very well with the HTC. I am also enjoying HSDPA speeds since I pulled the trigger on ATT service for 3G connectivity. If it works OK I will cancel my T-Mobile service since it’s just poky EDGE.So far it’s working great, internet works, interfacing with my Exchange Server works too but I can’t work with my two POP email accounts. As soon as it starts to connect to one of them it errors out and tells me it can’t connect with my current settings, meaning my ATT settings. Must be a proxy thing but I can’t figure it out.

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  1. Jose R. Ortiz Friday, August 10, 2007

    James,

    If you think your settings aren’t right, check out the proxy and settings info for AT&T here:

    https://www.wireless.att.com/support/deviceConfig.do?content=KB72585.html

    These are the settings that I use on my HTC Excalibur with AT&T and my POP3 accounts work fine as well as my exchange server and internet browsing. It’s for WM5 Smartphone edition but I’m thinking it should be the same right?

  2. Is the Advantage a telephone too? Does it have GPS (I think you answered this already, but I doeth forget). It seems great… Is OQO crying in their beer (an old Milwaukee expression)?

  3. @ Al: Advantage is a telephone indeed and quite a good one, too. And yes, it does have a built-in GPS also!

  4. James Kendrick Saturday, August 11, 2007

    Update on the POP email problem I mentioned. The HTC Network Setup wizard creates two connections- MediaNET and Cingular GPRS. By default it sets the device to auto-pick between the two but I noticed that it was always picking the MediaNET connection. This connection apparently doesn’t allow POP connections so I set the device to always use the GPRS connection and all works as it should.

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