Review: T-Mobile MDA
Internet Explorer for Windows Mobile is a full-featured HTML and WAP browser. Using GPRS or Wi-Fi, the browser can be used to access most sites whether they are formatted for mobile devices or not. Explorer has a number of page formatting options. It can render the page as it would appear on the desktop, which typically requires both horizontal and vertical scrolling. It also has a one-column view, which will display columns one after another in a single column view. This view also resizes text and images to best fit the screen size and orientation. A third mode tries to find some middle ground between the two extremes.
We already mentioned that the look of the home screen and menus can be changed with a theme. In addition to the home screen, the theme affects the color and style of the status bar and menu bar throughout all applications.
Because of the MDA's media capabilities, customizing ringtones is equally versatile. The phone can play any WAV, MP3 or WMA as a ringtone, including full length songs. It took a few tries to find where to set the ringtone. It is assigned from the phone application while the rest of the MDA's sound effects (including the new message alerts) are adjusted in the system settings.
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The file explorer on Pocket PC devices is an adaptation of the desktop version with a similar look and feel. It offers the same basic file management functions such as opening, moving, renaming and deleting files. The file explorer also offers more phone-specific functionality like sending or beaming files.
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