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HTC home or SPB mobile shell?

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By chocodip, Member on 19th September 2007, 03:28 AM
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Hi all, i wanna ask if i should install mobile shell onto my kaiser? really luv the page of mobile shell but heard it drain out the battery and slow down the ram...is that true?

i want something to display my battery % without clicking in as well a clena calender on interface...pls let me know which software provide it.

thks alot!

p.s. the Kaiser really smooth runnign so far + the radio rom really much improved comapre to my previous Trinty.
 
 
19th September 2007, 04:44 AM |#2  
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Thumbs down Yes it's true!
From my experiences, everything you've heard about the SPB shell and other apps (Diary, Weather, etc.) do in fact drain the battery! There is also a noticeable slowdown in performance with these running.

With these installed and enabled on my Task Window, I go from 100% charge down to 60% in about 3 hours. I was obviously tethered to a power plug or car adapter.

I've opted to go with the native HTC Home plugin and will work this weekend to customize the weather, the CUBE, icons, and all the other goodies.

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19th September 2007, 05:04 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by chocodip

Hi all, i wanna ask if i should install mobile shell onto my kaiser? really luv the page of mobile shell but heard it drain out the battery and slow down the ram...is that true?

i want something to display my battery % without clicking in as well a clena calender on interface...pls let me know which software provide it.

thks alot!

p.s. the Kaiser really smooth runnign so far + the radio rom really much improved comapre to my previous Trinty.

I am in the same boat as you and I was just debating myself on the same thing.......

I had used many SPB software and had SPB MS/Backup/PhoneSuite on my P3600i prior to the Kaiser. But HTC Home gave me substantially similar functionality (except for SBP Backup which I installed on my Kaiser), I am very hesitant in installing SPB software if they are not needed, especially when the Kaiser is so stable without MS/PhoneSuite.......
19th September 2007, 06:57 AM |#4  
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I use HTC home plugin and the battery life is good.

For battery indicator, I suggest "batti"

http://pda.jasnapaka.com/batti/

It is very light, very small, works well, customizeable

For calendar, you may look Calendar+ or TodayAgenda.

Btw, do you use SPB GPRS Monitor as well?

I am considering of using it, but thinking of memory drain.
19th September 2007, 10:45 AM |#5  
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hey all,

thks for all da infos~~~i think i will keep my HTC instead. Since it's really smooth runnin dun wanna slow down by any softwares.

Kaiser is soooo much improved on speed .......previous i hv problem with mapking R12 (the speed , the reaction.....just so dead slow) now really kickin off!

i m luvin it!~~

ps. For the Batti software....seems it's similar to the preinstall one...anyone?
19th September 2007, 10:48 AM |#6  
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No, it is not the same

Batti gives you "line" indicator at the very top of your sceen.

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hey all,

thks for all da infos~~~i think i will keep my HTC instead. Since it's really smooth runnin dun wanna slow down by any softwares.

Kaiser is soooo much improved on speed .......previous i hv problem with mapking R12 (the speed , the reaction.....just so dead slow) now really kickin off!

i m luvin it!~~

ps. For the Batti software....seems it's similar to the preinstall one...anyone?

19th September 2007, 10:59 AM |#7  
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but i got the line indicator now as well.....hmm.......
19th September 2007, 12:08 PM |#8  
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I immediately switched back to Mobile Shell. Don't get me wrong; the default design of WM6 is fine but the clock is way to large and some tabs really bug me (like quick-choice for the sound profiles).

My phones need to have a clean interface so now I'm only running the default install of Mobile Shell, Owner and Calendar. Loads of room on screen to spare for new/cool apps.
19th September 2007, 01:41 PM |#9  
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SPB Shell is the way for me.
My experience is that with HTC Home plug-in battery drained faster than with SBP Shell. I also find Shell easier to use with fingers. An more configurable.

I have cLaunch with large iPhone icones attached to one of the Shell's tabs - works very nice.
19th September 2007, 02:42 PM |#10  
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Quick question for you Mobile Shell user

I like the PHOTO tab in the HTC Home where you can put 9 pictures for speed dial.

And I saw SpB shell can have that too.

But from the screenshot in the website, it displays about 5 pictures ...

Actually, how much can you have with Mobile Shell?

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Quick question for you Mobile Shell user

I like the PHOTO tab in the HTC Home where you can put 9 pictures for speed dial.

And I saw SpB shell can have that too.

But from the screenshot in the website, it displays about 5 pictures ...

Actually, how much can you have with Mobile Shell?

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Mobile Shell can have 3-4 contact tabs with 5 contacts each.......

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